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How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforcesArticle

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Marina Constas, director, BBM Law
Residential developments not PoPI Act compliant could be fined up to R10mArticle

Community housing schemes like sectional title complexes, apartment blocks, residential estates and retirement villages must comply with the PoPI Act...

Marina Constas 3 May 2021

Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer
Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information OfficerArticle

The digital representation of data or personal information, has brought many challenges to protecting privacy rights and thereby protecting individuals...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Dimakatso Khumalo 28 Apr 2021

11 digital trends in the insurance industry
11 digital trends in the insurance industryArticle

Most all players in the insurance sector are digitising - some more seamlessly than others. This phygital (meeting of the physical and digital worlds) trend is becoming omnipotent...

Kevin Wright 16 Apr 2021

PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do
PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to doArticle

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for PoPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

Anna Collard 12 Apr 2021

Countdown for compliance with PoPIA
Countdown for compliance with PoPIAArticle

With less than 100 days for public and private bodies to be compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)...

25 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

3 data safe work-from-home habits CIOs should consider
3 data safe work-from-home habits CIOs should considerArticle

To help organisations set priorities and make decisions that better protect the safety of organisational data, devices and personal information, organisations can empower employees to navigate the change in a way that balances a need for convenience and security by considering habits relating to these three themes...

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 4 Feb 2021

SANParks boosts digital transformation strategy
SANParks boosts digital transformation strategyArticle

Datacentrix has been working on a number of projects to support SANParks in its digital transformation journey. This includes the national rollout of software-defined networking technology...

26 Jan 2021

Top tech tools for entrepreneurs
Top tech tools for entrepreneursArticle

When the world shut down due to the pandemic, everything changed, especially for small businesses. Suddenly, the ability to connect to customers became even more critical, and the safe way to do so is through technology...

28 Dec 2020

How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond
How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyondArticle

We have learned this year the true meaning of digital transformation across every industry. That is, reimagining businesses to better serve customers and understand their needs, and having the agility to respond to changing circumstance...

Robin Fisher 23 Dec 2020

3 tips for balancing personal information while maintaining that personalised marketing edge
3 tips for balancing personal information while maintaining that personalised marketing edgeArticle

What happens when the age of big data collides with the age of personal information protection? With just over six months left for organisations to prepare for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA), this trajectory need not change. Instead it can merge, as long as marketers embrace their role in protecting their customers' voices...

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 26 Nov 2020

Top things to look out for at 2020 Africa Tech Festival
Top things to look out for at 2020 Africa Tech FestivalArticle

The virtual Africa Tech Festival is upon us with the AfricaCom Awards kickstarting the 2020 edition of AfricaCom...

10 Nov 2020

How the CIO rose to the occasion in 2020
How the CIO rose to the occasion in 2020Article

Is digital transformation upending the C-suite? Do the new corporate titles and functions such as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer threaten the existence of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)?...

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 27 Oct 2020

CIOs need to save...and lead
CIOs need to save...and leadArticle

In times of crisis, it's critical that IT leaders take on more responsibility both for cost savings now and building revenues back up for tomorrow...

Andrew Brinded 28 Sep 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessArticle

Watch as senior IAB SA executive board members Claire Cobbledick, Avani Singh and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee have a female powerhouse discussion focused on pivoting to digital: audiences, privacy and access...

31 Aug 2020

POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationship
POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationshipArticle

When shopping online the right to the protection of how one's 'details' is collected and processed is something consumers should be aware of...

12 Aug 2020

Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills
Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tillsArticle

Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa.

8 Jul 2020

Enabling business development with cloud technology
Enabling business development with cloud technologyArticle

Cloud connectivity allows us to approach business activities differently. From managing data and operational processes more effectively to providing access to all areas of the business...

Marius Burger 6 Jul 2020

Tourism resumes limited operations in June
Tourism resumes limited operations in JuneArticle

South Africans, who have been confined to their homes, will now be allowed to venture out for hikes...

1 Jun 2020

Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costs
Governance is the most powerful tool for optimising IT costsArticle

South African companies are increasingly looking to reduce costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Information Technology (IT) amongst the areas being targeted in their cost-cutting drives...

22 May 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?
Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?Article

The cloud has long been cited as a means of achieving multiple business benefits, however, are South African businesses seeing the real benefits?

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

Technology developments outlook for 2020
Technology developments outlook for 2020Article

2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models...

Brendan McAravey 3 Feb 2020

10 resolutions for CIOs in 2020
10 resolutions for CIOs in 2020Article

January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables, but what should be on a CIO's list?

13 Jan 2020

Simon Dingle, in action at Catalyst Africa.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st centuryArticle

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

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Arabsat to offer streaming service with TooliArticle

Tooli will offer Arabsat's free-to-air channels and is in talks with pay-TV content owners and platforms to offer their content as well onto the platform with the objective of rolling out a paid service in the future...

8 Oct 2019

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10 Government technology trends for 2019-2020Article

Gartner has identified 10 government technology trends for 2019-2020 that have the potential to optimise or transform public services and suggests Government Chief Information Officers (CIOs) take these into consideration when planning for the next 12 to 18 months.

7 Oct 2019

Reasons for pursuing a career in ICT
Reasons for pursuing a career in ICTArticle

Today's world is a digital one, where technology touches every aspect of our business and personal lives...

20 Sep 2019

Techquilibrium, as explained at Gartner Symposium 2019. Image via Hypertext Africa on .
#GartnerSYM: Avoid disruption, reach 'techquilibrium' in any industryArticle

The opening keynote of Gartner Symposium 2019 was a comprehensive session on 'winning in the turns' through leadership in a digital society. See key outtakes from Gartner senior vice president Valentin Sribar on reaching 'techquilibrium' below...

Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

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Rebuilding health systems from the bottom up: a South African case studyArticle

The recent publication of the National Health Insurance Bill in South Africa has provoked vigorous debate...

Helen Schneider 12 Sep 2019

Why no robot could fill an executive assistant's shoes
Why no robot could fill an executive assistant's shoesArticle

In a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly taking over jobs and making them redundant, good executive assistants need not worry: it is unlikely that there will be a robot that can be a perfect executive assistant...

Auguste Coetzer 11 Sep 2019

6 Steps to pain-free digital migration
6 Steps to pain-free digital migrationArticle

People are reluctant to try new things. At companies, particularly larger organisations, decision-makers are naturally risk-averse...

Kevin South 10 Sep 2019

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#HASA2019: Keeping hackers out of healthcareArticle

While technology has tremendous potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce cost, it also has a dark side...

28 Aug 2019

Elasticsearch Meetup to make Durban debut
Elasticsearch Meetup to make Durban debutArticle

Durban tech and legal professionals can look forward to the first-ever Elastic Durban Meetup to be hosted by open source search and analytics company, Elastic...

Issued by LexisNexis 27 Aug 2019

Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is one of the first South African CIOs to receive Professional CIO (Pr.CIO) designation
Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is one of the first South African CIOs to receive Professional CIO (Pr.CIO) designationArticle

Barloworld Automotive & Logistics' Tshifhiwa Ramuthaga is amongst the first six CIOs in South Africa to be certified by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 27 Aug 2019

All set for annual SABOA Conference
All set for annual SABOA ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting its annual conference from 31 July to 1 August 2019...

19 Jul 2019

The all-new conference for the rapidly evolving data science industry
The all-new conference for the rapidly evolving data science industryArticle

Data Science Africa is the first forum in Africa established for the data science community to get together and learn from peers, discuss challenges, solutions, new ideas and the future of data science...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 24 Jun 2019

Helping chief marketing officers earn the right to disrupt
Helping chief marketing officers earn the right to disruptArticle

Branding agency HKLM has launched the Digital CMO Lab to empower chief marketing officers with a playbook...

Jonathan Houston, Issued by HKLM 6 Jun 2019

Legal Tech Meetups launched
Legal Tech Meetups launchedArticle

An exciting new series of meetups has been launched on how to practically explore the sheer number of opportunities which legal technology enablement and new design thinking can bring to the industry...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 May 2019

SaaS implementation is key to business survival
SaaS implementation is key to business survivalArticle

According to Gartner research, by 2020 all new entrants and 80% of historical vendors will offer subscription-based business models...

23 May 2019

Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!
Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!Article

I've previously written about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and I will continue to do so, as I believe it provides the solution to uplift Namibia and Africa as a continent...

Llewellyn le Hané 3 May 2019

Dr Lohyd Terrier, Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
VR in Education: the new age of learningArticle

In the wake of what might be the pinnacle of learning from experience, behold: Experiential Training is coming and here stay...

Dr Lohyd Terrier 2 May 2019

RSSC deploys IoT solution with SAP Leonardo to improve logistics, water management
RSSC deploys IoT solution with SAP Leonardo to improve logistics, water managementArticle

The SA sugar cane industry has been under extended pressure due to falling global prices and escalating fuel, labour and other input costs. To be better placed to meet these challenges, The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation has...

2 Apr 2019

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