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Betting the farm on untested tech
Betting the farm on untested tech

While a plethora of new payment solutions are coming to market, businesses should be cautious about moving to new solutions just for the sake of it...

By Jonas Thulin 25 May 2015 10:33

Don't make boardroom decisions without inviting the data scientist
Don't make boardroom decisions without inviting the data scientist

Big Data is fast becoming the biggest buzz phrase in business...

By Francois Swanepoel 21 May 2015 13:58

Why your P@s$word is a fail
Why your P@s$word is a fail

Passwords have become practically useless as the sole security measure protecting your personal information...

By Jonas Thulin 21 May 2015 07:30

Improve cash flow with easy online billing
Improve cash flow with easy online billing

Electronic invoicing can now allow even the smallest of companies to take payments online - without needing e-commerce capability on their websites...

By Brendon Williamson 20 May 2015 09:15

Thoughts from a female leader in the tech industry
Thoughts from a female leader in the tech industry

The burning question that any female in tech is being asked at the moment is: "How have you managed to cope as a female in tech?"

By Lynette Hundermark 18 May 2015 12:15

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[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14

Lutz Blaeser
The dangers of a connected world

The problem is that the IoT is connecting places that were never originally designed to be connected to the internet...

By Lutz Blaeser 8 May 2015 15:36

How to rethink security to beat tomorrow's threats
How to rethink security to beat tomorrow's threats

The transformation of enterprise IT can seem like one of the biggest challenges for security professionals as there is a whole new skill set required today to protect data. It's no longer about providing employees an all access pass to the network, it's about cohesively managing networking, virtualisation and containerisation technologies to give employees the flexibility to work from anywhere and feel confident their work and personal data are secure and separate...

By Brendan Mc Aravey 7 May 2015 14:50

Cloud computing predictions
Cloud computing predictions

In the past 18 months we have seen cloud computing enabling great innovations, both in consumer and enterprise products, as it has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes. Cloud is now the engine room for inventions by young businesses as well as transforming established companies into lean, fast-moving innovators. It is safe to say cloud computing is already having a broad impact...

By Werner Vogels 7 May 2015 09:30

The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...
The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge. Internet-connected devices are growing exponentially. The number of devices that the typical enterprise worker uses sometimes outnumbers the user 8:1, with the average non-enterprise consumer not far behind. Because of this paradigm, organisations are investing heavily in an effort to leverage IoT and bring new productivity tools and solutions to market...

By Peter Melerud 6 May 2015 08:40

Anton Vukic
Fighting the insider threat

In the past, security efforts were largely focused on preventing cyber criminals from gaining access to the company network. Today, although this threat continues to be a real danger, there has been a growing focus on the threats posed by insiders...

By Anton Vukic 24 Apr 2015 13:45

Bryan Balfe
IT security is not secure if you aren't considering your data

Security is one of the foremost concerns when it comes to IT infrastructure. However, protecting organisational data has become as important, if not more so, especially when one considers the critical nature of data to the majority of businesses today...

By Bryan Balfe 23 Apr 2015 12:01

Mitchell Barker
Fibre optic broadband boosts businesses

Fibre optic broadband is one of the most significant advances and improvements in broadband technology...

By Mitchell Barker 22 Apr 2015 14:17

Bruce von Maltitz
Is your call centre a take-away joint or a fine-dining experience?

It doesn't really matter whether you position your business as a 'McDonald's' or a 'Michelin star restaurant'. Both models are successful because, while they meet different needs...

By Bruce von Maltitz 20 Apr 2015 10:02

Aaron Thornton
Three security issues to consider when using public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays - and while it's convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about...

By Aaron Thornton 20 Apr 2015 07:01

Saurabh Kumar
Protecting the enterprise from evolving cybercrime attacks

High-profile cyber-attacks on blue-chip global companies have sent shockwaves around the technology industry. It's clear that threats in the digital era are morphing - becoming ever more sophisticated and destructive...

By Saurabh Kumar 17 Apr 2015 07:57

Daryl Blundell
SME survival guide for loadshedding

Loadshedding is here to stay, so every small business needs to take steps to protect its systems and data when the lights go out as well as from power surges when electricity is restored after an outage...

By Daryl Blundell 16 Apr 2015 14:21

Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure
Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure

It seems like every time you turn on the news lately, there are more stories of companies having their data stolen or corporate networks being hacked into...

By Aaron Thornton 14 Apr 2015 15:52

Bryan Balfe
Disaster recovery: past, present, and future

It's become almost trite to talk about how the cloud is transformative across a range of IT markets and business functions. Disaster recovery has been around for decades, but typically fallen 'below the line' on many IT departments' priorities lists due to lack of budget, time, or know-how.

By Bryan Balfe 14 Apr 2015 13:46

Sufyan Mkwanda
Why virtualisation you may ask?

Virtualisation is a proven software technology that's rapidly transforming the IT landscape and practically changing the way that users compute today...

By Sufyan Mkwanda 14 Apr 2015 09:12

Saurabh Kumar
SOA remains critical to business agility and transformation

The term service-oriented architecture (SOA) has fallen out of the everyday IT lexicon in recent years and has been replaced by the more on-trend buzzwords of cloud computing, big data, mobile-first, and the social enterprise...

By Saurabh Kumar 10 Apr 2015 09:42

Neil Cameron
One security platform to rule them all?

Each type of facility is different so it needs a different security solution...

By Neil Cameron 9 Apr 2015 10:22

Carey van Vlaanderen
What is a botnet and how does it spread?

A botnet is a network of computers infected with malware that responds to an attacker to perform any activity they want...

By Carey van Vlaanderen 8 Apr 2015 07:11

Paul Fick
An effective digital strategy is the key to competitiveness in a changing world

The world as we know it is being shaped and changed by a set of megatrends that leading analyst firm Gartner calls the 'Nexus of Forces'...

By Paul Fick 7 Apr 2015 16:25

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

Gary Allemann
Geocoding is vital to understanding your customer

Geocoding is not new to the South African market; however its use has historically been relegated to the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) team and had limited use within mainstream business...

By Gary Allemann 1 Apr 2015 12:26

Anamika Budree
Consider all the variables when deciding on storage

For those in the market for storage for their home or Small and Medium Business (SMB), the discussion of the moment is deciding between local or cloud-based storage...

By Anamika Budree 31 Mar 2015 07:13

Steven Cohen
10 tips for keeping your data safe in the cloud

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will host your accounting or payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology...

By Steven Cohen 30 Mar 2015 09:15

Jayson O’Reilly
Next-generation firewalls demand built-in intelligence

Firewalls are the first line of any organisation's defences...

By Jayson O’Reilly 27 Mar 2015 10:36

Eckart Zollner
The OTT debate - challenging operators to remain relevant in the market

Over-the-Top (OTT) services delivered via the internet have become part and parcel of the lives of consumers today...

By Eckart Zollner 24 Mar 2015 06:39

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