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IQbusiness publishes 2019 State of Agile SA Report

Independent management consulting firm IQbusiness has released its 2019 State of Agile SA Report. The 2019 report doubled as a call to action for companies to adopt a more agile approach across the value chain, to challenge leadership to enable better ways of working in all areas, and, most importantly, to solidify the customer as […]

CIOs confirm workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across functions

CIOs confirm that workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across critical business functions but a study from ServiceNow reveals weaknesses in people and process are holding back Digital Transformation results. CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion […]

ICT skills survey shows that 4IR is still waiting in the wings in South Africa

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), has released their findings of a survey of skills trends in the South African ICT sector. The survey sketches a mixed future for the ICT landscape in South Africa should current trends persist. “Although many […]

Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]

Used drives on eBay still contain sensitive personal data

Xperien has warned that 42% of hard drives purchased on eBay still contain sensitive data and 15% hold personal information on them, from financial records to birth certificates, passport numbers and photos. This is according to a study from Ontrack and the Blancco Technology Group.Some of the findings of the report, which looks at residual […]

South Africa among top 20 countries targeted in new phishing influx

Fortinet researchers studying phishing domains have found that South Africa was among the top 20 countries targeted in a large influx of recent phishing attacks.  FortiGuard Labs observed a large influx of phishing domains being registered in batches by a phishing threat actor or group.  They immediately launched an investigation to uncover additional indicators of […]

McAfee report shows cloud-native breaches differ from malware attacks of the past

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released Cloud-Native: The Infrastructure-as-a-Service Adoption and Risk Report, covering new research on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) incidents in the cloud. According to industry analysts, IaaS is now the fastest growing area of the cloud due to the speed, cost and reliability with which organisations can create and deploy applications. The results of […]

The reality of the cybersecurity landscape in Africa

There is a misplaced confidence in existing cybersecurity solutions and the beleaguered IT department that is leaving corporate doors wide open for attack.  The World Wide Worx State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019 report found that 99% of IT departments feel confident that they can protect the company and yet 45% say they […]

Three in four CIOs say enterprise cloud complexity makes IT performance challenging

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which reveals that Digital Transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands are creating a surge in IT complexity and the associated costs of managing it. Technical leaders around the world are concerned about the effect this […]

EMEA identified as global hotspot for brute force access attacks

EMEA is a global hotspot for brute force access attacks, according to research from F5 Labs. The analysis forms part of the Application Protection Report 2019, which explores the fact that most applications are attacked at the access tier, circumventing legitimate processes of authentication and authorisation. Brute force attacks are typically defined as either 10 […]

Business success linked to digital employee experience, according to VMware study

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, has released its annual report into the state of digital workspace technologies and its impact on businesses. The study reveals that high growth companies that invest more in the digital employee experience are more likely to achieve business growth, have a progressive culture, retain talent and be rated […]

Three technologies that will transform business in Africa within 10 years

Analysts are to discuss the business impact of strategic technologies at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, which will be held from September 16 to 18 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Hyper Cycle for ICT in Africa features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They […]

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