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Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

  • Don’t forget about physical security in the digital age of banking

    All eyes on human trafficking with visible public CCTV surveillance

    November 20, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on All eyes on human trafficking with visible public CCTV surveillance

    With a recent wave of highly publicised attempted child snatchings, panic levels in South Africa are at an all-time high. Human trafficking is a terrifying global problem that goes beyond gender, race and socio-economic circumstances. It can happen anywhere,...

  • The dangers of not upgrading ageing infrastructure

    Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    November 20, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    The dark, foreboding presence of shadow IT inspires fear in most IT departments, sneaking into businesses undetected as people download their own, unapproved applications, software and even devices. However, is shadow IT as ominous as it sounds? And, if so,...

  • What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    Cybercrime is on the rise and virtually every industry is being affected in some way. However, some industries appear to be more susceptible than others. Let’s take a look at the industries believed to be the most attractive to cybercriminals, why, and what...

  • Telcos are the real Media Giants in Africa

    Telcos are the real Media Giants in Africa

    November 5, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telcos are the real Media Giants in Africa

    Google and Facebook own the most popular media platforms online. As the two most dominant players in the online advertising space globally, they both have the largest amount of data on online audiences. The more insights gained on consumer behaviour, the...

  • Will we really only have three clouds?

    Will we really only have three clouds?

    October 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Will we really only have three clouds?

      Currently, there are three large global cloud solution providers: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.   “Assuming two more providers invest heavily into this market, we may have five large cloud providers,” explains Peter Scheffel,...

  • Don’t forget about physical security in the digital age of banking

    The short-sightedness of out-dated body worn cameras

    October 25, 2018 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on The short-sightedness of out-dated body worn cameras

    When body worn cameras first appeared on the market there was a great deal of enthusiasm from both the private security and public protection sectors. It was hoped that this technology would allow control room operators – whether police or private...

  • How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    October 19, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    FinTech remains to be the most appealing industry for investors as African start-ups look to bridge the financial gap An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all...

  • What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century.

    The future won’t have stop signs

    October 14, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The future won’t have stop signs

    What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century. Those four octagon-encased letters spell out a powerful and...

  • Synology showcases all-around data management solutions

    Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

    October 12, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

    The business value of data is unquestionable. The Economist went so far, last year, as to claim that data has overtaken oil as the world’s most valuable commodity. Despite controversy surrounding how to define the value of data, and whether it truly is more...

  • Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

  • Don’t forget about physical security in the digital age of banking

    CCTV and PoPI – What’s the big deal?

    October 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on CCTV and PoPI – What’s the big deal?

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act can only come into play once the Information Regulator that the Act envisions as its enforcer is fully operational. This could be anywhere between now and the 1st December 2018, which is fairly soon if all...

  • Better life decisions with AI

    Better life decisions with AI

    September 26, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Better life decisions with AI

    When you think about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your car, home, TV and your life?...

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    A king’s ransom: avoiding the high cost of poor cyber resilience

    September 19, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on A king’s ransom: avoiding the high cost of poor cyber resilience

    Ransomware attacks are increasing, both in frequency and cost to businesses. They are expected to impact one business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, up from every 40 seconds this year. This makes it hard to know how much an attack will cost businesses...

  • The time has come for digital transformation

    The time has come for digital transformation

    September 17, 2018 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on The time has come for digital transformation

    Using technology to drive business transformation is hardly a new thing. In fact, reducing paper and automating processes are goals many organisations share. Yet, change has been slow in coming with some decision-makers even resisting digitalisation. This...

  • LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

    AI TVs on the rise and research shows you’ll love them

    September 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on AI TVs on the rise and research shows you’ll love them

    The television set has come a long way from small black and white screens embedded in wooden cabinets. Today’s sets are ultra-high definition and smart, complete with artificial intelligence features that ask what you would like to watch and even suggest...

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    September 11, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics...