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A buyer’s market in the global economics of DDoS attacks

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It’s a buyer’s market in the local property arena at the moment, according to certain industry experts. This is largely as a result of the slower economy, which has seen a rise in the number of properties for sale. But did you know that globally, it’s a buyer’s market as well when we look at […]


Outwitting cyber opponents with integrated threat intelligence

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“Even though cybersecurity has been put under the microscope, and in spite of years of experience and cybersecurity investments, organisations continue to struggle with security analytics and operations,” states Arbor Network’s Territory Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman. He is referring to the ESG Survey, titled Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations in Transition (April 2017), which […]


Cyber insurance and availability make for good bedfellows

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Article by Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam With attacks like WannaCry and Petya infecting hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, many are calling this the Year of Ransomware. Its increased level of threat sophistication and maturity clearly show that even though traditional methods of data protection are essential, they are no longer […]


Could the blockchain enforce PoPI in South Africa?

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Article by Vishal Barapatre – Chief Technical Officer at In2IT Technologies The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is looming on our horizon. South African organisations are busily preparing for it despite there still being much debate about what the real impact will be and whether or not it will be truly effective. However, one […]


Local data centres: crucial in the fight against unemployment

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Article by Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of T-Systems South Africa’s IT Portfolio and Solution Sales South Africa’s sluggish economic growth continues to be roundly outpaced by our population growth, as business confidence remains uncertain and job creation falters. One of the effects is a rising unemployment level, which according to Stats SA, has now reached a […]


Are your employees inviting cyberthreats into your organisation?

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Article by Andrew Wilson, CEO at LucidView In today’s always-connected world, companies face a new wave of threats as cybercrime continues to escalate. Cybersecurity is becoming more challenging as businesses are having a tough time trying to address growing threats while maintaining focus on their core business. These evolving threats are more and more frequently […]


Enhancing user experience through perfect partnerships

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By Kirsten Cox, Vice President Marketing, EMEA, VMware Creating outstanding experiences for customers and employees, whose expectations have changed, is the new transformation battleground. This was a prominent theme emerging from VMworld Europe this year, as was the news that industry reshaping technologies – like cloud, mobile and security – are very much making this […]


Your virtual office – three ways the cloud works for your business

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An office that can’t be taken with you isn’t just stuck geographically, it’s stuck in the past. Cloud computing is transforming the business landscape, and it’s time you took the leap and digitised your office. Rob Lith, Telviva’s Business Development Director, gives three simple but powerful reasons the cloud will transform your business. Work on […]


Cloud lets you innovate without disruption

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Article by Cameron Beveridge, Director: Cloud at SAP Africa For decades, a CIO’s responsibility was to reduce costs and keep a company’s IT infrastructure running. Now, CIOs and IT departments are tasked with driving business innovation. Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity […]


Harness the Internet of Things to protect and track your assets

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Article by Reinhardt van Rooyen, Innovation Strategist at Jasco As more devices, assets and ‘things’ become connected, businesses are exploring the opportunity to harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to protect and track their assets – everything from livestock to plant equipment, shipping containers and vehicles. It’s a valuable new way to manage risk and […]


Business rescue pressures are not unique to South Africa

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Despite the distress in which the South African economy finds itself in, it is not unique to this country. Global uncertainty is putting organisations around the world across industry sectors under immense pressure to survive. This is according to the Turnaround Management Association – Southern Africa (TMA-SA) which recently hosted its Inaugural National Turnaround Conference […]


Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers

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The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options. According to Craig Leppan, Business Development Manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4 company, digital document solutions will be fundamental to reaching tomorrow’s customers. “The majority of large enterprises are […]


Availability of data in the age of security risk

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Article by Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam With ransomware attacks becoming increasingly prevalent, companies are more aware than ever for the need for effective cybersecurity measures. But despite this, not enough is being done to ensure the availability of data in the event of systems being compromised. Enterprises are spending millions on […]


AI – delivering value to the Internet of Things strategy

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Article by Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, the Jasco Group The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the latest technology buzzwords, promising to deliver many benefits by connecting devices with sensors that transmit data via the Internet to a platform where this data is stored. The real value in IoT, however, is the […]


The importance of enterprise content management

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Data has become a mission-critical asset with companies investing significantly in analytics platforms to derive value from it. However, this often sees enterprise content management (ECM) fall by the wayside and yet it is an indispensable tool to properly manage and maintain data beyond the traditional automated processes. ECM therefore must re-emerge in the hearts […]


Fortinet offers cyber safety tips amidst escalating cyberattacks

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Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, warns businesses and individuals to brace for escalating cyberattacks as cybercriminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape report for Q2 2017 revealed that 90% of organisations recorded attacks targeting system and device vulnerabilities that were at least 3 […]


What my trip to the Rainbow Nation tells me about our future

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Article by Steve Tzikakis, SAP President EMEA South We all face an exciting – but uncertain – time ahead. The disruption of the fourth Industrial Revolution will change every facet of work and life over the coming decades. We will need to confront global challenges such as the socio-economic effects of workplace automation, climate change […]


Wireless wayfinding: roadmap for the aspiring smart city

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Article by Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President, InfiNet Wireless We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily commute, is being […]


Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

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Article by Neil Herbert, Director: Business Analytics at SAP Africa With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked […]


Preventing and mitigating ransomware with cyber situational awareness

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Article by Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-founder of Digital Shadows If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before The Godfather or Goodfellas. Even cyber extortion, which extends this criminal activity into […]