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Gareth Tudor
Metadata - playing a vital role in back-up and recovery

Metadata is data about data. It tells us who authored a document, when, what the document contains and where the file 'fits' in relation to other data. Metadata is important because it is a key enabler of data storage, retrieval and/or restoration - a vital requirement for any business in this era of exponential data growth.

By Gareth Tudor 3 Sep 2014 10:43

Technology to improve service delivery
Technology to improve service delivery

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services says government will use technology more effectively to improve service delivery in the country.

3 Sep 2014 09:17

Comply proactively with PoPI, says the PBT Group
Comply proactively with PoPI, says the PBT Group

The industry remains abuzz with talk about the recently Gazetted Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, yet the compliance rate of South Africa's enterprises varies significantly. For Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) the pace to become compliant is considerably slower, according to the opinion of information management company, the PBT Group.

3 Sep 2014 09:06

Drive-by downloads attack where least expected
Drive-by downloads attack where least expected

The web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. Attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, in which malware is downloaded and executed without the user even realising.

2 Sep 2014 13:09

The fundamentals for unbreakable business bonds
The fundamentals for unbreakable business bonds

Forming long-lasting business partnerships is a task that requires the building of strong and trusting bonds between IT and business. There are some fundamental tips IT needs to follow if it is going to form strong business partnerships that last.

By Kerry Evans 2 Sep 2014 11:54

Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn
Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn

Morvest, a JSE-listed support services provider reported revenue growth of 15% to R1.1bn for the year to May.

2 Sep 2014 09:49

Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA
Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA

Net1 UEPS Technologies reported a rise in earnings for the year to June‚ boosted by a $26.6m recovery for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contract it lost in a court dispute.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 Sep 2014 09:24

Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs
Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications, such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, said Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).

1 Sep 2014 10:49

Aptronics recognised for its empowerment of women in business
Aptronics recognised for its empowerment of women in business

Aptronics, South Africa's foremost BEE-empowered IT solutions provider, has been recognised for its contributions to the empowerment of women in business.

1 Sep 2014 10:11

Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business
Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business

If you're a South African business there's every chance that you're stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with your telco.

By Dave Meintjies 1 Sep 2014 09:07

Gary Allemann
Big data highlights need for data management education and skills

Big data is currently one of the most talked about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Not only have these trends created a resurging interest in data, they have also underscored the requirement for strong data management skills - and this has highlighted a definite skills gap.

By Gary Allemann 29 Aug 2014 13:31

Data cannot work in isolation of analytics
Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in the exponential increase of real-time data, but data on its own means very little if proper analytics does not take place. Frank Rizzo, Data and Analytics Leader of KPMG South Africa, discusses the importance of data and analytics.

29 Aug 2014 13:21

Paul Fick
Consolidating ICT infrastructure following mergers, acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.

By Paul Fick 29 Aug 2014 11:21