The Unlimited, a financial services sector company, recently hosted a round-table discussion to look at the impact the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) will have on socio-economic development in South Africa. The Act was created to protect the privacy of South Africans' personal information when it comes to electronic communication exchange by means of SMS, fax, email, Twitter and the like.
9 Oct 2015 09:08
The ability to attract and keep good employees means that companies must be competitive. Sure, you can offer a 401k and health insurance, or even profit-sharing, and those these benefits are desirable, what a lot of companies are finding is that increasingly, employees value work-life balance. Included in their idea of the perfect company is the ability to work from home.
By Peter Davidson 9 Oct 2015 08:09
The era of the 'Always-On' business has emerged, thanks to a rise in improved connectivity and devices that allow easy and affordable access to the internet. Our agile mobile workforce and demanding consumer expectations have created a world where constant access to products and services across time zones is a norm that we take for granted.
By Rick Vanover 8 Oct 2015 12:54
Following the acquisition of iFACTORY in August, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa has announced that it has acquired the remaining 60% stake of Britehouse from a consortium made up of Remgro, Convergence Partners, and Britehouse management. The company has held a 40% equity in Britehouse since it was established in 2007. The purchase price for both transactions has not been disclosed.
8 Oct 2015 09:45
The wearable technology market is growing exponentially. By 2019 it is predicted that there will be more than 148 million units shipped annually, up from 33 million shipped this year. At the same time, there is increasing movement of wearables from consumer niche interest to the enterprise.
By Sebastian Isaac 8 Oct 2015 09:27
Although the case for developing mobile apps is clear cut, the route to successfully developing and maintaining an app is less so because of hidden complexities that are masked by the misconception that apps are small and, therefore, simple, says Mornay Leander, user experience consultant at ThoughtWorks.
8 Oct 2015 09:06
As cybercriminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime worldwide. According to PwC's latest Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2015-2019 report, theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive information, amongst others, is identified as one of the biggest concerns for entertainment and media companies, with far reaching consequences such as impaired reputations, profitability and undermining business models.
7 Oct 2015 11:41
Commodities such as water and electricity are often in very short supply when traveling across sub-Saharan Africa, but even in the remotest of villages you will regularly encounter plenty of people using mobile phones and mobile cell towers are continually popping up all over the continent at a staggering rate.
By Tomas Rahkonen 7 Oct 2015 10:20
Security has become an innovation enabler offering a competitive advantage for financial institutions. What we see at the moment is that development and business teams in many organisations are under pressure to create innovative ways to engage with their clients, business partners and employees in order to remain competitive.
By Kevin McKerr 7 Oct 2015 09:18
Technology often progresses in ways that can surprise us. Just eight years ago, many people thought of the then-new Apple iPhone as an expensive toy of little interest to the workaday world or the average consumer. The idea that nearly everyone would own such a gadget sounded like crazy talk to some.
By Johan Botes 7 Oct 2015 08:32
VIENNA: Operators of nuclear power plants worldwide are "struggling" to adapt to the increasing and potentially dangerous threat of cyber attacks, a report warned on Monday, 5 October.
7 Oct 2015 05:58
NEW YORK: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear.
6 Oct 2015 14:33
VMware announced research that debunks the 'millennial myth' and reveals that employees of all ages across the organisation have significant influence within businesses to drive digital transformation, as they realise the importance of digital skills in delivering business growth and competitive advantage.
6 Oct 2015 13:41