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Centrify expert on being proactive in cybersecurity hygiene measures

Threat actors are relentlessly targeting end users for their credentials to penetrate corporate networks and businesses must be proactive in their cybersecurity hygiene measures. That is according to Kamel Heus, Regional Director, Northern, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Centrify. The recent Intersec 2019 held in Dubai had an interesting participant – an American company […]

LanDynamix MD on how organisations can prevent security breaches

Peter Clarke, Managing Director, LanDynamix  – leading cybersecurity and managed services specialists – expands on the question:  What steps can organisations take to prevent security breaches? Digital Transformation may have changed the way we work and live, with the proliferation of the Internet of everything and all that comes with it but the caveat is […]

Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]

Biometrics is the future for 2019 General Elections, according to Ideco

With the upcoming elections set to cost hundreds of millions of rands, Marius Coetzee, CEO of South African Identity management experts Ideco, says South Africa needs to look to a future-proof, automated and digitised election. The 2019 general elections, set to go ahead in May this year, will once again cost the country hundreds of […]

Re-thinking DDoS defences for encryption technology TLS1.3

According to NETSCOUT Arbor, the arrival of TLS1.3, the latest advance in encryption technology, is going to require a re-think of certain mechanisms for detecting and mitigating some forms of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer, NETSCOUT Arbor, says certain advances in encryption technology, including the latest version of the […]

Tech support scams are a growing threat, according to Trend Micro

Hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to make more money. Cybercriminals have an impressive arsenal of tools to use in order to retrieve data or money from someone’s network. One of the methods that they are using far more often is the tech support scam Microsoft received over 150,000 reports globally in […]

Smart Media say in-store digital experience will change local retail

From in-store advertising innovators Smart Media With the South African e-commerce market expected to top US$4.7 billion by 2023 (up from US$2.5 billion in 2017), many would be forgiven to think that traditional retail is dwindling. However, there remains significant opportunities for merchants to drive in-store shopping for a more integrated consumer experience. Many retailers […]

How quickly could a cyberattack take down critical infrastructure?

With crucial national infrastructure like power systems and manufacturing currently in the spotlight, Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at security specialist Fortinet, says stakeholders need to consider the impacts of unseen risks, such as cyberattacks, on Operational Technology networks. The recent national infrastructure challenges have thrown into sharp relief the impacts down time can have […]

IFS expert on the benefits of integrated EAM and ERP solution

Mohamed Cassoojee, MD and Country Manager, IFS South Africa and Africa, says a single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future. Most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software originated in the manufacturing sector as Materials Resource Planning (MRP) solutions for organisations that needed to manage a lot of inventory. From […]

Change management still lacking in Digital Transformation projects

Top implementers of Digital Transformation projects are in the minority, according to a global study entitled How the implementation of organisational change is evolving, conducted by McKinsey. It was revealed that the ability to successfully manage change has declined since 2014, with leaders failing to own and commit to the change being made, role modelling […]

IBM expert on how AI technology is shaping the modern workforce

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – is on the rise in the 21st Century and has become an essential part of IT. But even though AI can solve complex problems that are beyond human ability, is there still room for the human brain in the modern workforce? Andrew Quixley, Data Science & AI Leader at IBM, shared […]

Migration ‘is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach’

The cloud-first approach made popular last year is no longer hailed as the answer to cloud domination. Instead, Christian Mahncke, Routed Enterprise Business Development, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that migration in 2019 will be more carefully considered and measured.   A forced approach towards cloud is not idea. While insight into […]

Build testing models aligned with your business, says Africonology CEO

Digital Transformation is packed with exciting technology and is powered by the latest in innovation and ground-breaking solutions that can change the face of the business. However, according to Mandla Mbonamibi, CEO of Africonology, organisations need to change the way they change the way they approach emerging technologies. There is an appetite for change and […]

Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]

Oracle expert on cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Andrew Sordam, Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle, looks at how cloud computing is having an impact in Africa. Africa is a continent pulsating with energy, and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. […]

VMware expert talks about Information Technology in Kenya

Mark Reynolds, Commercial Business Executive – Sub Saharan Africa at VMware, talks to Intelligent CIO Africa about Information Technology in Kenya. 1. What is the IT infrastructure currently like in Kenya? Amongst the best in Africa. There is fibre connectivity to each county and the government has recognised IT as a key investment industry. 2. How […]

There is more to cyber risk than security, says thryve expert

Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve, which provides risk and governance management technologies, says cyber risk isn’t just about security; it has become a serious issue of business continuity and is the core responsibility of executives of businesses of any size to protect shareholder value. Risk experts hold no doubts. The changes technology is […]

IoT offers ‘fast, effective control of every business resource’

Internet of Things (IoT) continues to make inroads into South African industries, ensuring that businesses will always know where everything is and able to keep track of even more data. Kabelo Ngwane, Customer Success Manager at CRS Technologies, tells us more. Challenges associated with IoT, like security, connectivity and a sound business plan, are largely […]

The effect of innovative technology on investigations industry

Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector. Today, the private investigations and risk management sectors are led by businesses that have […]

Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]