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Cloud Security: Ask these questions...

How would you react if someone said, “Cloud is so secure you don’t need to do anything else to protect your data?" Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET SA says questionable advice like this is becoming quite popular...

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AI: Delivering value to the IoT strategy

AI allows the IoT system to respond that much quicker, and with far fewer errors than in a passive IoT scenario., says Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, the Jasco Group.

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Digital skills development lags in Africa

“The millennials making up most of our current classrooms are vastly different to the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers who generally make up our teaching staff. " ~ Riaan van der Bergh, FEDSAS

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Unconscious queues, subconscious clues

What does every shop, restaurant, cinema and even parking pay station have in common? Credit card notices. Signs on the windows, doors and at cash registers, conveniently indicate which types of credit cards the shop accepts.

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Workplace 2020

Hunt for qualified IT security talent is on

Contestants can participate in groups of up to three and hand in their applications before 25 October at https://securitynextgen.com. A jury will choose those to be invited to the contest finals in Prague on 5, 6 December.

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Cybersecurity: Advanced threat detection key

Professionals make it known that they don’t always have the right skills to keep up with security analytics and operations – a problem more pronounced today than it was just two years ago. Arbor Network's Bryan Hamman explains.

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Sustainability

Is another tech bubble brewing?

“The returns being produced in the technology sector are based on real organic growth that is occurring right now; not on the prospect of future growth, which was the case during the dot.com bubble of 1997 to 2001.” ~ Gerrit Smit, Stonehage Fleming

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Future proofing ICT strategies

In the digital age users want access to services, data and information on demand wherever they are. According to Wayne D’Sa, Managing Director at Cipherwave, data centres rely heavily on internet connectivity. Are you future-proofed?

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Security & Legal

The future of the connected car

The driverless car revolution is closer than you might think. Martin Walshaw, Senior Systems Engineer at F5 Networks, discusses the security challenges which must be overcome in order for this future to become a reality.

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Five steps to e-waste compliance

National Environmental Management: Waste Act of 2008 requires the proper disposal of hazardous materials, including electronic goods. Then, there's POPI . . .

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IT Service Management

Lynchpin for success in mobile banking wars

Developing mobile solutions is often fraught with complexities - the problems often encountered relate to the diverse nature of the mobile landscape.

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Impact of always-on connectivity

Always-on connectivity and a proliferation of mobile devices has had an unprecedented impact on the world says Edward Carbutt, executive director at Marval Africa.

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Report-back

SUSE and the Africa success story

In just six years, SUSE has gone from just about nowhere to being an enterprise platform leader in South Africa. Kathy Gibson got the full story at SUSEcon, Prague.

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SUSEcon: Multimodal OS to bridge gap

SUSE is readying a multimodal operating system that will help CIOs bridge the growing gap between Mode 1 and Mode 2 IT operations. Kathy Gibson reported from SUSEcon, Prague.

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Innovation

Digitisation of nature: Opportunities, risks

Studies show some 700 000 people die every year because of antimicrobial resistance. By 2050, this could grow to 10 million deaths and cost the global economy as much as $100 trillion. Can digitisation be a solution?

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Smart technology builds smart businesses

Delivering valuable, viable internal communications drives business success: Analytics company Gallup has found that actively disengaged employees cost the US up to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.

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