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Security: Exploiting data breaches

Understanding the most commonly exploited software, and the most frequently targeted vulnerabilities, can aid in mitigating the threat posed by exploit kits and prioritising their patching.

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Cognitive computing and African digital transformation

Demand is growing for infrastructure systems choices capable of delivering cognitive workloads. However, the requirements of different industries or government entities varies, and there is no one-size fits all.

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KPMG: No one should get away with fraud

Even information that is carefully hidden or deleted can be identified and disclosed; and adequate measures must be in place and appropriate provisions must be made to discipline guilty parties accordingly.

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The future of IoT? Life-changing . . .

The reality of IoT: Soon every device you own – and nearly every object you can imagine – will be connected to the Internet, whether it’s through your phone, wearable tech or everyday household object. Are you ready?

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Workplace 2020

Futurewave BusinessIT brief July/August 2017

In Futurewaves BusinessIT July/August edition, we cover Sustainable Solutions to the massive cost of electricity in South Africa; Ask if mobility really sets us free; and note that future of networking is in the software . . .

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Reduce road traffic with cloud control

As traffic continues to worsen and employees continue to demand more workplace flexibility, enterprises will be forced to seek out solutions, many of which are to be found in the cloud.

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Sustainability

Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership

“Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration of President Trump, turned its back on those who needed its leadership, ambition and compassion." ~ Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi.

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Africa tackles global warming a tree at a time

Global climate change is at Africa's door step. What can we do to assuage its effects, asks Jung Hyun Park, Vice President and Managing Director of Samsung Electronics East Africa.

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Security & Legal

WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg

WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual impact could have been so much worse.

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PandaLabs advice on protection against WannaCry

The far reaching and devastating attack WannaCrypt or WannaCry as it has become known highlights the necessity for organisations to acknowledge a new paradigm in cyber-security, and move away from commoditised AV products.

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IT Service Management

AI: Heading for the Cloud(s)

With companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM leading the charge, many Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions have started incorporating AI into their solutions.

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Fiji Airways implements EAM RFID across fleet

Fiji Airways is integrating RFID to improve in-cabin inspections for onboard emergency equipment such as life vests, life rafts, oxygen bottles, fire extinguishers, extension seat belts, earmuffs, flashlights, survival kits as well as oxygen generators.

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Report-back

Pick 'n Pay cuts costs with personalised loyalty

Iconic retailer Pick 'n Pay collaborated with the SAP product owners and SAP loyalty development team to enable central processing with acceptable response times; simpler for customers and better customer service.

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Analytics tells a compelling HR story

To unlock people value, there are four critical elements: Ensuring the company has the right leaders, that it employs the best people, that it has a facilitating and energising environment; and a culture of operational excellence in HR.

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Innovation

iLearn pioneers blended IT learnership in SA

Over the past years, and with the rise of online learning, the blended learning methodology has evolved into a quality pedagogy, with research studies showing that it is a better way to teach and learn.

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Industrie 4.0/IIoT is revolution, not evolution

The Industrie 4.0/IIoT era presents both significant opportunities and significant threats. Suppliers and customers are becoming part of a holistic network, within which products can be customised and produced at the same cost as mass production.

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