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Equinix expert on how organisations can best secure their data

There is always the threat that losing your company’s data will bring your business to a close. Not only is the cyberattack landscape increasing in frequency, scale and complexity but the cost of trying to recover from an attack is growing astronomically as well. A recent IBM Security and Ponemon Institute global study showed the […]


Redstor expert on what firms should have to safeguard their data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Heidi Weyers, General manager for Sales at Redstor in SA. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing threat of sophisticated cyberattacks, there is absolutely no doubt that a secure backup is essential to any credible data management strategy. Backup is required to […]


Why African businesses need to move to intelligent data management

Kate Mollett, the new Regional Manager for South Africa at Veeam, says changing regulatory requirements necessitate a more considered approach to ensure data is securely maintained, stored and accessed in an increasingly connected environment. In May this year, we unveiled our vision for the hyper-available enterprise and our strategy to guide enterprise customers on their […]


AppCentrix expert on importance of safeguarding your data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Omar Sati, Executive Board Member at AppCentrix International When thinking about their data, organisations primarily concern themselves with data management and processing, but the scope extends well beyond this and should now include specific requirements such as data security and transparency. Especially considering […]


Integrated security ensures peace of mind, says NewTelco expert

Security threats can come from anywhere, be it cybercriminals looking to attack your business’ data, intruders targeting physical hardware or even internal employees haplessly giving away company secrets or letting unauthorised people into your environment. While security technologies are evolving rapidly, traditional intruder detection systems, alarm panels and access control technologies can no longer operate […]


Oracle expert on importance of privacy of data and how to protect it

Article by Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle.  Privacy of data remains one of the most vulnerable resources and the requirement to protect personal data is only intensifying with the likes of the GDPR and PoPI Act coming into effect. We are likely to see steep fines being imposed during the second half […]


World Cup scams: how to avoid an own goal

Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, says that, whether travelling to enjoy the matches in person, or watching from home, fans should be on the lookout for foul play when it comes to the FIFA World Cup. Have you been looking forward to the 2018 FIFA World Cup? So have scammers and they’re kicking it […]


The ‘quick win’ that can kick-start your cloud migration journey

As more vendors push their clients to adopt cloud services, Abrie Joubert, DSM Expert: End User Services at T-Systems South Africa, says there’s a logical first step that that can provide the impetus for full-scale cloud transformation. ‘Slowly and then all at once’. This eloquent line from author John Green aptly describes the nature of […]


Public cloud presents unique challenges, says Securicom

South African businesses are increasingly shifting applications, services and infrastructure to the cloud where they are more accessible and available. However, Securicom says companies are discovering that the public cloud presents some unique challenges. “South African businesses switching to the public cloud need to consider that their data could be located anywhere on the globe,” […]


Steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern Africa at Fortinet, says businesses cannot afford to wait five or more years for security engineers to hone high-end skills – new skills development models must be introduced now as the Fourth Industrial Revolution sweeps the continent. Specialised IT skills are in short supply worldwide and African businesses have […]


Huawei expert on what will drive Africa’s digital economy

Article by Dr. Mohamed Madkour, Vice President of Huawei Global Wireless Network Marketing Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life. Universal access to Internet connectivity is even being punted as a basic human right. Huawei’s recently released GIV (Global Industry Vision) predicts […]


Creating lasting success for your technology initiatives

Article  by Mpumi Nhlapo, Sales & Service Management Head: Demand Management at T-Systems SA. A mere decade ago, the world’s biggest companies were the likes of General Electric, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and CitiGroup. Today, that list is dominated by technology players such as Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and China Mobile. Wowed by […]


J2 Software cautious about free and easy access to IP

The growth in cyberattacks is all too familiar.  Hackers use their devious skills to acquire financial and personal information with the unwitting victim’s data either being sold or used to commit fraud or make purchases. John McLoughlin, MD, J2 Software, says that the growth in rewards programme’s fraud has provided a new method for criminals […]


How disruptive technologies are reshaping traditional business models

Datacentrix is fostering discussions on the possibilities that the digital age brings to South Africa and how disruptive technologies are reshaping traditional business models. Dr. Dennis Mwansa, an expert with both local and international experience in the field of stock traders and their related technologies, has contributed to the theme, ‘trading billions in nanoseconds – […]


GDPR: What is the impact around the globe?

Article by: Marianne Calder, VP & MD EMEA, Puppet The countdown to the official implementation of the GDPR is now over. It took a while to get the message of its importance across but by now most, if not all, organisations are creating policies to maintain compliance and avoid the fines looming over those who […]


South Africa needs specialists to fully realise cloud technology

The race to the cloud continues as South Africa is slowly transforming into a digital economy. Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider, says that South Africa’s cloud maturity levels are still lower than other countries, but the market looks promising. “From a data centre perspective, we have seen the market double in the […]


‘AI is redefining connectivity and a new cycle of economic growth’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving a paradigm shift in how nations prepare for the digital economy and could almost double the value of the global digital economy to US$23 trillion by 2025 from $12.9 trillion in 2017 when it accounted for 17.1% of global GDP. However, a scarcity of AI talent worldwide threatens this growth, […]


Oracle expert on shaping the economy with service

Adnan Theba, CX Sales Consulting Lead, Oracle South Africa, says that, as a small ripple can create a wave, so can a company culture focused on service delivery transform an economy. The past few years have been categorised by significant changes in the technology landscape across the globe. From emerging technologies to the refinement of entrenched […]


Commscope expert on how the MEA can embrace the changing status quo

Ehab Kanary, Managing Director with Commscope, shares his insight on how the data centre industry can prepare for the future with constant change becoming the new status quo. In places like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government is reimagining what transportation and education will look like in the future. They’ve appointed the world’s first […]


Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neutral networks

While a number of cities are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, Kameshwar Rao Sorda, Solutions Director at Huawei Enterprise Southern Africa, says the future lies in harnessing artificial neural networks to automate and continually improve many of these operations. […]