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Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring sustainability is at the core of the data centre industry

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]


Five technology trends expected in 2020 and beyond

David McMurdo, Regional Director, South Africa, Veritas Technologies, looks at five technology trends that he expects will happen in 2020 and beyond. In 2019 the South African technological landscape saw tremendous changes. However, unlike in previous years, terms such as 5G, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics were no longer just concepts at […]


Improve your data centre operation with lithium-ion batteries

Mark Hurley, Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, acknowledges UPS batteries are one of the most critical components in any data centre operation; however, they can still be the weakest link.


Seven ways cyber criminals steal your passwords

One way or another, passwords are always in the news. They’re either being stolen in data breaches, or mocked for being too simple; derided as pointless, or lamented for being technologically backward. However, one thing is indisputable: we’re going to be using them today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. Unlike touch or facial recognition […]


Arcserve issues top three data protection predictions to watch out for in 2020

Arcserve has released its top three data predictions to be on the alert for in 2020. Over the past year, the data protection space faced a swath of challenges, compelling vendors to organically and inorganically evolve to meet rapidly transforming business needs. Ransomware attacks soared, with all sectors experiencing a 118% increase in attacks, data […]


Mimecast expert gives his cybersecurity trends predictions for 2020

The realities of the negative impact of modern cyber threats arguably hit home for South Africans in 2019 more than any other year in memory. Brian Pinnock, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast, reviews the past year and gives his cybersecurity trends predictions for 2020. The country fell victim to several high-profile breaches, including a successful ransomware […]


Expert discusses importance of a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure

Firas Jadalla, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Genetec, explains how the company’s solution helps to provide security benefits and drives accuracy in data aggregation. Why is a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure so important? Selecting an IP surveillance solution is about more than just picking a camera and a VMS. […]


Becoming digitally empowered in 2020

Digital Transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised. Bringing with it a year of decision-making and profound change, Grant Phillips, e4 Group CEO, says that 2019 was the year where businesses recognised that Digital Transformation is now a prerequisite for not only success, but […]


Vocational training a viable alternative to Matric

This week saw the release of the Matric results. And just like every year, there has been controversy surrounding what many refer to as the pass rate versus the ‘real’ pass rate. But as Gideon Potgieter, CEO of Resolution Circle says, South Africans may need to change their mindsets that getting your Grade 12 qualification […]


Automation Anywhere: RPA predictions for 2020 (and beyond)

Milan Sheth, Executive Vice President for India, Middle East and Africa East Region at Automation Anywhere, has released his global 2020 RPA predictions. He believes that 2020 will be the breakout year for intelligent automation as it continues to bring enormous potential to automate end-to-end business processes. Here are his top five: 1) The near […]


Enter the era of smart building automation

There are various reasons why business leaders choose to establish so-called ‘smart’ buildings or those that reflect the intelligent combination of technology and automation to facilitate intuitive interaction – but many would consider smart access control or security to be the main reason. Paul Chari, Principal Consultant, EDC Solutions at access control and security specialist […]


A single security recommendation to solve an age-old problem

Password management is undoubtedly one of the most basic security practices yet it is one that people struggle with the most when it comes to operating securely. Morey Haber, CTO & CISO, BeyondTrust, offers his advice to ensuring a best practice approach to password security. In the cyber world, we’re exposed to an onslaught of […]


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