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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

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

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

T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition
T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition

Frost & Sullivan has recognised T-Systems with the 2014 South African Company of the Year Award. T-Systems is an outsourcing service provider that offers end-to-end solutions across ICT operations and systems integration, and is particularly strong in the data centre and enterprise resource planning markets.

29 Aug 2014 11:09

5 tips to identify and combat data loss threats
5 tips to identify and combat data loss threats

There are regularly stories in the media about companies that accidentally lose data, whether in printout or digital form. Usually, the security focus is on the prevention of external threats, such as viruses and hackers.

28 Aug 2014 14:35

Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs
Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs

MTN has defended its retrenchment plans‚ which has been criticised by the trade union Solidarity and says the process was partly to review the cost structure of operations in South Africa‚ and allow the company to deliver on strategic investments and product innovation.

By Samuel Mungadze 27 Aug 2014 10:01

Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards
Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards

The Tech Awards has nominated the FunDza Literacy Trust for the 'Microsoft Education Award', for providing 50,000 young South Africans with access to reading material on their cellphones.

27 Aug 2014 15:00

Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service
Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service

As part of its on-going commitment to enhancing customer service while ensuring business sustainability and critical mass, Jasco Enterprise has announced the consolidation of its various coastal offices into a single Coastal division which will span the Western and Eastern Capes as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

27 Aug 2014 10:28

Datacentrix wins M&G study recognition
Datacentrix wins M&G study recognition

Datacentrix has been named as South Africa's most empowered company within the ICT services sector in two categories, by the Mail & Guardian's "Most empowered companies" study.

27 Aug 2014 09:07

CIOs need to embrace digital ethics
CIOs need to embrace digital ethics

The need for CIOs to consider digital ethics has become paramount as the pace of technology change accelerates, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts are set to discuss the Role of Ethics in Digital Business at the Gartner Africa Symposium/ITxpo 2014, taking place in Cape Town from 10-12 September 2014.

27 Aug 2014 11:16

Sentech to test digital radio pilot
Sentech to test digital radio pilot

The state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech will test digital radio technologies from October...

26 Aug 2014 09:00

Forget where you parked? There's an app for that
Forget where you parked? There's an app for that

Dude, where did I park my car? Apple is apparently trying to answer that question with a new app that will work even when GPS reception is poor...

By TJ Strydom 26 Aug 2014 10:51

MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation
MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation

MTN Group has added about R54bn to its market capitalisation since its well-received interim results early this month, leaving both the top-40 and all-share indices trailing in the distance.

26 Aug 2014 10:28

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat
Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat

David Jacoby, security analyst at Kaspersky Lab, conducted a research experiment in his living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security. He inspected home entertainment devices such as network-attached storages (NAS), smart TVs, router, Blu-ray player, etc. to find out if they are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

26 Aug 2014 16:19

Myth busted: Biometrics under the science spotlight
Myth busted: Biometrics under the science spotlight

Biometrics is often thought of as an almost mythical solution, something coming in the future but not here now. However, there are many biometric solutions implemented in financial institutions and hospitals around the world today.

By John Eigelaar 26 Aug 2014 17:16

Questions to ask potential data centre providers
Questions to ask potential data centre providers

All businesses that are looking to outsource their data needs instead of buying, maintaining and hosting their own servers in their own server rooms or data centres, need to do their homework first.

26 Aug 2014 16:37

IT company helps graduates to become productive employees
IT company helps graduates to become productive employees

Durban-based IT company, 2Cana Solutions has a high demand for talented IT professionals and has a unique formula to deliver results and assist graduates to cross the bridge between graduation and productive employee.

25 Aug 2014 12:44

Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014
Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014

At this year's Tech4Africa Cape Town and Johannesburg the charismatic Andy Hadfield will be presenting the lessons he learnt as a failed start-up...

Issued by Tech4Africa 25 Aug 2014 10:41

Choose your bricks with new mobile app
Choose your bricks with new mobile app

After months in development, Corobrik have become one of the first building materials suppliers in South Africa to launch a dedicated app for the specification and application of its bricks and pavers. The interactive Corobrik app allows users to access the expertise of Corobrik at their fingertips.

25 Aug 2014 10:37

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