Wynand Smit
Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft

Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft
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[Wynand Smit] A recent data breach exposed the personal information of 30-million South Africans, including emails, ID numbers, addresses and contact numbers, and, in some cases, even passwords...

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Arno Hattingh
Managing a property from afar - Smartlink

Managing a property from afar[Arno Hattingh] In South Africa the air B&B market has surpassed all other forms of rental accommodation online booking sites and many South Africans have latched onto the idea of letting their homes over peak holiday periods for a good income...

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Ilse van den Berg
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem[Ilse van den Berg] Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

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Arno Hattingh
How to protect your commercial property - Smartlink

How to protect your commercial property[Arno Hattingh] Securing a home is easy because there's always only a couple of people that work with the security system. Securing a commercial property is another story...

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Ilse van den Berg
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa[Ilse van den Berg] Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

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Ilse van den Berg
#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage

#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage
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[Ilse van den Berg] AfricaCom 2017 is once again abuzz with delegates from all over the world and is even bigger and better than ever before - as is customary for events like these...

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Ilse van den Berg
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice[Ilse van den Berg] Mark Hosking from Juniper shared some thoughts on the journey from automation to autonomy in his presentation, 'The self-driving network: From automation to autonomy', at the sixth annual NEC/XON Summit...

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Ilse van den Berg
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer[Ilse van den Berg] The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe...

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Colin Thornton
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
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[Colin Thornton] More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

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Colin Thornton
Why cloud hosting can transform your business today

Why cloud hosting can transform your business today
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[Colin Thornton] In the midst of an excruciatingly tough economic year, SMMEs are undoubtedly in survival mode. No matter their size or sector, South African businesses have to scrutinise their balance sheets and find any cost savings - and efficiencies - that they possibly can.

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Claude Schuck
PoPI requires effective data management structures

PoPI requires effective data management structures
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[Claude Schuck] The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) will fundamentally change how companies store, process and use personal customer data. And even though it has not yet officially been implemented, organisations have been steadily working on ensuring their compliance...

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Rob Lith
Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?

Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?
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[Rob Lith] We live in a text-first society. If one of your customers has a problem, your website is generally the first place they'll go. A customer resorting to a voice call should be a warning that their patience is really running thin...

Posted 21 days ago | Like
Ilse van den Berg
Explore Data Science Academy launches in Cape Town

Founders of the newly launched Explore Data Science Academy (LTR): Shaun Dippnall, Aidan Helmbold, and Dave Strugnell.
Founders of the newly launched Explore Data Science Academy (LTR): Shaun Dippnall, Aidan Helmbold, and Dave Strugnell.
[Ilse van den Berg] The burgeoning demand for data analytics in the digital economy far exceeds current supply. The Explore Data Science Academy, which recently launched in Cape Town, aims to meet this demand...

Posted 21 days ago | Like
Arno Hattingh
IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity adds value to your property - Smartlink

IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity adds value to your property[Arno Hattingh] Love it or hate it, we live in a connected world. We need to embrace IoT connectivity as an enabler that simplifies and adds value to our lives...

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Arno Hattingh
Secure in ignorance - Smartlink

Secure in ignorance[Arno Hattingh] It is estimated that South Africans are spending R45bn annually on private security. That is R15bn more than the SAPS annual budget, totaling an annual R75bn spend in crime prevention...

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Tom Jackson
Cape Town drone company UAV Industries raises $499k

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
[Tom Jackson] Cape Town-based drone operator UAV Industries has raised R6.84m ($499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, the first direct investment made by Glenheim's Section 12J fund...

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Ilse van den Berg
#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love

#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love[Ilse van den Berg] A startup born in a dorm room in 2007 is now a successful business with 36 stores around the country. To date, weFix has expertly repaired smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and DJI drones for over 700,000 customers...

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Ilse van den Berg
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
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[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

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Arno Hattingh
Connected homes - your smart home questions answered - Smartlink

Connected homes - your smart home questions answered[Arno Hattingh] As the Internet of Things (IOT) gains momentum we are bombarded with new terms like "smart home", "home control" "connected home", "home automation" and others...

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Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Alan Knott-Craig
Alan Knott-Craig
[Alan Knott-Craig] Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

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