How do businesses feel about Managed Security Services?

What if the business’ security systems go down – and there isn’t the right internal knowledge or staff member to get things back up and running? This could become a worrying reality or concern for organisations across the board, as the threat landscape continues to...

What you can do to mitigate cybersecurity risks

Cybercrime will cost the global economy $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to the Cybersecurity Ventures’ 2017 Annual Cybercrime Report. That kind of value can be difficult to visualise, but it is the combined wealth of every billionaire on earth. It is...

Data centres and the shift to commodity

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled with data...

Do healthy office buildings equal healthy employees?

Associate Professor Sanchen Henning at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) reflects on whether the drive for sustainable and optimal workspaces might overshadow a greater issue of staff wellness. A famous chiro-practitioner, BJ Palmer, stated that...

How to survive a SARS audit

The recent developments at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) promises to cause a shake-up for many unsuspecting taxpayers. They are short on budget and the general perception is that there has been a lapse in taxpayer morale. By Natasha Wilkinson, attorney at...

Is there more to PoPI compliance than just backup and recovery?

Never before have South African businesses been more aware of the need to properly protect and store their data, under the looming enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. By Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault for South...

How tech will shape the world in 2018

A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it...

Data centre management and the drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity – possibly as much as 2% of the world’s energy – and it often means water. As our demand for data, and the infrastructure in which to store...

Visibility from warehouse floor to store

Distribution chain Massdiscounters has adopted Trackmatic’s Driver-Led Visibility solution. The solution, paired with Trackmatic’s detailed business analytics, has transformed key performance indicators, with objective, empirically-based driver performance KPIs...

Fibre uptake delivers SME benefits

The massive technology shift from dial-up to ADSL as the most common form of connectivity among small and medium enterprises is about to be repeated. Except that, this time, the shift will be from ADSL to fibre. This is one of the major early indications of SME Survey...

Get ready for the VAT increase in April

The Minister of Finance announced in his recent Budget Speech that the VAT rate would be increased from 14% to 15% with effect from 1 April 2018.  by Chetan Vanmali and Des Kruger at Webber Wentzel While the necessary legislative provisions to give effect to the...

Gold recycling turns e-waste into art

Dell has announced what it believes to be an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the Latitude 5285 2-in-1s. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The...

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