Power of partnerships delivers value in a world of data complexity

The power of partnerships has become very clear in the digitally disrupted world. By Lisa Strydom, channel manager lead at Veeam Businesses in a whole host of sectors are busily working with technology providers to create innovative and exciting propositions, using...

Exports crucial for SA’s economic growth

While trade is an important engine of economic growth, many African countries have still not realised their full potential. This is according to Ina Cronjé, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Board chairperson, She says  TIKZN remains committed to assisting...

Helping to foster greater economic growth through tech-empowered SMEs

Technology that was once too expensive for small businesses such as business intelligence and cloud-based solutions, is now accessible to most SMEs. By Maureen Mansour-Khoury, senior product manager: Dynamics 365 at Microsoft MEA Services like these now assist SMEs in...

App security a top concern for businesses

Businesses across the world still struggle to understand, optimise, and protect their rapidly expanding application environments, according to new F5 sponsored research from the Ponemon Institute. A survey of 3 135 IT and security practitioners from businesses across...

Business unprepared for possibly-catastrophic IoT attacks

Businesses are most concerned about losing customer trust in the event of an Internet of Things (IoT) related cyber attack – but they remain unprepared for such an attack. A Trend Micro indicates major discrepancy between the investment in IoT systems and the security...

Pro tips for identity and access management success

Identity and access management (IDAM) is an essential aspect of an organisation’s overall security posture – both from a physical access perspective (office premises, laptops, documents and so on) as well as from a digital viewpoint (data, systems and applications)....

Is AI the silver bullet for cybersecurity challenges?

The recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers (75%) into believing the technologies are the silver bullet to solving their cybersecurity challenges. The hype, according to new research...

Mobile banking Trojans reach all-time high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018, with the number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaking at over 61 000. This...

What your VAT hike admin headache is warning you about …

If the 1 April VAT increase gave you a massive administration headache, you may well be experiencing symptoms of a more sinister IT illness, says Stephen Corrigan, MD of Palladium Many businesses are still suffering from the admin blow delivered by the 1% VAT increase...

The low-down on cryptocurrency

The digital coin has revolutionised the world of finance. Designed to be transferred digitally between counterparties, cryptocurrencies are well suited to investors who are keen on technology and the currency markets. But what about the ‘lay person’?  Many of us don’t...

Build a sustainable channel for the future

Businesses today are under immense pressure to implement some form of digital transformation. By Val Moodley, head of strategic partnerships at BT in Africa In fact, those who don’t transform their organisations successfully in the digital era risk becoming redundant....

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