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  • What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

    What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

    April 12, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

    In 2016, the European Union passed new legislation with regard to the processing of personal data, which came into force in May 2018. The new rules would replace provisions that dated back to the 1990s and were rendered largely obsolete by rapid technological...

  • MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

    MTN highlight company’s efforts to deepen digital and financial inclusion

    April 1, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on MTN highlight company’s efforts to deepen digital and financial inclusion

    MTN Group has released its integrated and sustainability reports for the period ending 31 December 2018, setting out how the group creates value and highlights the six distinct growth opportunities the company is pursuing across the voice, data, digital,...

  • CoGrammar launches free IT Careers Program

    The digital skills of the future

    September 18, 2018 • EducationComments Off on The digital skills of the future

    We are all too aware about the challenges of adapting to continuously evolving technology. From business practices to solution development; organisations of all shapes and sizes need to keep abreast of the digital world. But, how is this impacting on the...

  • Cathy Smith appointed as Managing Director of SAP Africa

    The future of work in a digital world

    September 18, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The future of work in a digital world

    The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What if my job gets...

  • Jason Hart, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Data Protection at Gemalto

    Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

    August 21, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect almost two months ago. Leading the way to a new era of data protection, the long-awaited GDPR has emphasized the importance of data security more than ever before. Besides...

  • 6 tech trends and predictions for 2019

    Using technology to upgrade your small business

    April 9, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Using technology to upgrade your small business

    Technophobia is a phenomenon that can be exaggerated. There are very few people today who completely disavow all electronics and choose to live a life cut off from the digital world. Instead, It usually manifests in more subtle ways: an aversion to...

  • Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    Business growth necessitates eliminating planned downtime

    February 27, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Business growth necessitates eliminating planned downtime

    While it might sound counter-intuitive, there is a perception that technology often works best when compromises are made. Users might have to put up with an irritating side-effect but do so knowing that the overriding advantage brings many benefits. Planned...

  • Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility

    Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility

    February 20, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility

    Technology is constantly changing the way we do business, improving efficiencies by automating processes to eliminate the possibility of human mistake and transforming industries by empowering organisations with the tools they need to succeed in a digital...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    January 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    The most recent global cyber-attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have led to renewed focus on cybersecurity for business, worldwide. The risks remain rife as many boards still struggle to set the challenge in a business context, demystify the complexities and, move...

  • Unlock opportunities with data-driven services

    Improving Business Intelligence in insurance

    October 13, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Improving Business Intelligence in insurance

    Despite advances in business intelligence (BI), insurers are finding it difficult to reconcile numerous data repositories and gain a unified view of the customer. A recent Dresner Advisory Services study has found that reporting, dashboards, advanced...

  • IT spending projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018

    Essential cyber-safety tips amidst escalating cyber-attacks

    October 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Essential cyber-safety tips amidst escalating cyber-attacks

    Fortinet cybersecurity solutions has warned companies and individuals in South Africa to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape Report...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    Can addictive apps rob us of our reality?

    August 29, 2017 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Can addictive apps rob us of our reality?

    The increasing apprehension surrounding consumers becoming detached from the ‘real world’ due to ‘mixed reality’ technology is a growing concern. Many commentators have cited social media for encouraging unrealistic expectations. A good example is a...

  • South Africa: TransUnion launches identity theft solution

    6 steps to achieving cyber resilience

    June 7, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 steps to achieving cyber resilience

    Security should be the enabler of the digital world. The ability to detect, protect, remediate and recover from a cyber threat is critical. Cyber resilience has become an elevated topic of discussion at board level. This has received further attention as a...

  • By Johan Scheepers, Systems Engineering Director at Commvault for Middle East, South Africa and Turkey

    Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

    April 4, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

    In an increasingly digital world where it is no longer only time that is money, but information as well, data has become the equivalent of a new currency. Protecting this data is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, in tandem with the growing...

  • The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

    Is technology transforming us into better people?

    October 1, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Is technology transforming us into better people?

    It’s a busy Friday night in October 2000. A time before budget airlines, mobile apps, smartphones and the Gautrain. I’m rushing to Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) for a flight to Cape Town. With no GPS or real-time traffic information to rely on,...