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‘Preventing network breaches is of highest importance’: Trend Micro expert

South Africa has had its share of high profile security breaches. Cybercriminals have targeted prominent businesses such as Ster Kinekor and Master Deeds in 2017, and most recently, Liberty Holdings earlier this year. With GDPR now in effect, companies with international reach could stand to lose huge amounts of money in fines if they fail […]

SilverBridge expert on unlocking new markets through digital innovation

African insurance providers who adopt a digital mindset can leverage innovative technologies to develop new business models and services that position them for growth. That is according to Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge. “According to Deloitte, South Africa accounts for more than 80% of Africa’s total gross insurance premiums,” said Preston. “So, even […]

Eseye expert: Make data the centre of your IT infrastructure strategy

It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart devices has seen IoT becoming vertically focused, coining on several focused […]

South African retailers buck global trend, according to Vend

During the past year, South Africa’s independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend. Vend’s Retail Benchmark Report for 2018, which compared data from over 13,000 retailers, shows that the average independent retail store makes US$22,300 per month, with a gross margin of […]

Staying ahead of data breaches in a hyper-available world

By Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa South at Veeam Security breaches are an ongoing threat in the digital landscape. The impact they pose on a data-driven business can be catastrophic. Being able to access sensitive personal or corporate data, compromise it and take parts of your business offline while it is held to ransom, […]

Redstor announced as sponsor at 2018 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

Next generation data management specialist, Redstor has confirmed its attendance at the Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo 2018 from September 17 to 19 in Cape Town, as a sponsor. This event is widely acknowledged to be the premier conference for CIOs and senior IT executives. It is the ‘go-to’ event for business leaders and industry influencers who are […]

Forcepoint Regional Manager on when cybercriminals go to work

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa Phishing, spear phishing and ransomware represent serious threats to any organisation. They can be used to steal money, extort ransom payments, exfiltrate intellectual property, disrupt business operations and, in extreme cases, actually put a company out […]

SkyGroup appointed official Barco ClickShare Training Centre

SkyGroup Communications has been appointed by Barco, a global leader in enterprise collaboration technology, as an official ClickShare training centre in South Africa. As a result of the appointment, SkyGroup is able to provide its resellers with customised training sessions on how to best use, deploy and support Barco’s ClickShare .Not only will this aid […]

NetDragon powers African education industry with leading technology

A ten-member delegation including NetDragon Websoft Inc’s management team led by founder and chairman Liu Dejian, hosted several events in Nigeria and Kenya where they investigated the local education environment and provided exchange opportunities to support the development of a smart education industry and ecosystem in the two countries. Prior to the company’s Nigerian visit, […]

EIB support to help unlock Great North Road’s potential for Zambians

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (ZMK 1.27 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), which will be followed by the signature of an EU grant of €72.45m that will complement EIB financing. Support for a regional project The overall project, […]

Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

Article by: Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, INFINIDAT We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately 75 billion connected devices expected to be in use globally by 2025, according to Statista. Organisations are recognising the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, which is driven by the […]

The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

Adebayo Sanni, Oracle Nigeria’s MD stresses that the significance of GDPR isn’t only for global companies, a small start-up in downtown Lagos serving a customer in Europe isn’t exempt from compliance.   The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come and gone. And while it happened without too much fanfare in Nigeria, […]

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