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Disaster recovery is dead

Disaster recovery is dead

We live in fast times. So fast in fact that a recent Google study showed that over half of users will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Any online business knows if the website goes down, users will simply check out the competition and get the product/service they want elsewhere. This fast pace of business is exactly what is driving the revolution in IT architecture. Dis... »

digital transformation

From ​​operator to ​digital ​service ​​provider – ​Critical ​success ​f​actors for ​​successful​ ​transformation

Digital Transformation―we are all a part of it: governments, companies and consumers. But while some feel like they are on the back of a runaway train, others have taken control of their destinies. Manufacturers are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable predictive maintenance and servitisation business models. Retailers are generating 360-degree views of customers to forge agile, individual... »

Samsung plans to replace packaging with environmentally sustainable materials

Samsung goes green with new packaging

Samsung Electronics has rvealed that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements. From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be substituted with environmentally sustainable materia... »

BT becomes first global telco to receive domestic telecoms licences in China

BT becomes first global telco to receive domestic telecoms licences in China

BT (British Telecom) has announced that it has become the first international telecommunications company to receive nationwide licences from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The two ‘value added licences’, China nationwide Domestic IP-VPN licence and China nationwide Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence, enable BT China Communications Limited to contract directly with ... »

financial crime trends

Discussing the top financial crime trends for 2019

The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events continues to be financial gain. Cybercriminals increasingly target online banking and mobile apps According to Fortinet’s Threat Landscape Report, over one-quarter of organisations experienced a mobile ma... »

Axiz announces partnership with DataVoice

Chris de Bruyn takes lead as Gabsten Technologies’ new Operations Director

Gabsten Technologies, has announced the appointment of Chris de Bruyn as their new Operations Director. De Bruyn has over fifteen years of experience within the IT industry and two years of experience within Gabsten Technologies’ own operational team, moving swiftly from Project Manager, to Service Delivery Manager and Department Head before accepting this new challenge. Currently completing his B... »

Your business may be battling to compete because of this common misperception

Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control. To thrive this year, focus on what you can control by optimising your operations and enhancing productivity. Growing your business is all abou... »

GDPR

GDPR: What does it really mean?

While the GDPR seems to have “snuck up” on the average user, as well as the typical organization, the impact of what it was supposed to do was very much brought to the forefront just before the May 25, 2018 effective data by the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook incident, where 87 million Facebook users personal data was secretly harvested for political purposes in 2016. Although unfortunate, here ... »

Internet of Things

What happens after all the devices are connected to the Internet of Things?

Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to the Internet of Things? Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can sim... »

Cyber Security

The criminals have a roadmap in place, do you?

Organisations that do not have a clear longer-term security roadmap in place are putting themselves at risk of being compromised. It is the companies that are already investing in tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s problems that will survive the ongoing onslaught to circumvent security solutions. This is the view of Jon Tullett, research manager – IT Services for Sub-Saharan Africa at International... »

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