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INDUSTRYUPDATE

20 June 2021

Five things you’ll want to consider before moving into e-commerce

The rapid growth of e-commerce in South Africa due to Covid-19 has likely changed shopping behaviour for good.



Utilities companies to embrace service, remain relevant to customer needs

June 17, 2021

Utilities companies should be used to the occasional existential threat, writes Claudia Johnston, Sales Director at IFS Africa. It happened when monolithic phone companies had to adapt globally to the arrival of the internet, smartphones and competition from digital-first competitors.



Pay up: The true cost to business of ransomware

June 17, 2021

More than half of all organisations have been the victim of a ransomware attack – and 80% of businesses that chose to pay a ransom demand suffered a second ransomware attack, often at the hands of the same threat actor group.



Why good corporate governance goes beyond mere compliance

June 17, 2021

Rapid technological adoption offers possibilities alongside the responsibility to ensure that it is inclusive, not manipulated by bad actors and that it is used for the greater good of society, writes Zellah Fuphe, Chief Corporate Governance Officer at Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.



Nokia Deepfield research shows DDoS attacks doubled during Covid19

June 15, 2021

Distributed denial of services (DDoS) traffic has more than doubled in volume between January 2020 and May 2021, according to the Nokia Deepfield’s DDoS traffic analysis, which examined service provider network traffic encompassing thousands of routers on the internet.



Biometrics make for a more intuitive authentication experience

June 15, 2021

Just as the number of ways to transact online grows, so too, do the types of devices we use to connect to our transactional accounts, writes Simon Armstrong, VP of Products at authentication and mobile app security provider, Entersekt.



Training and skills key to bridging the digital divide, facilitating 4IR

June 15, 2021

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will never happen in South Africa unless literally millions of the country’s people can cross the digital divide before it becomes impossibly wide.



Staying ahead of the competition: The business of the hybrid cloud

June 15, 2021

In recent years, financial services firms have had to make some challenging strategic decisions to remain competitive in their marketplaces, writes Monica Sasso, EMEA FSI chief technologist, Red Hat. A major pivot point is whether to commit to manufacturing financial products or distributing them, or both.



Signed, sealed, delivered: Access Bank’s South African division open for business

June 15, 2021

14 June 2021 –  Johannesburg, South Africa: Today marks the official launch of Access Bank South Africa Limited, and another step in engraving Access Bank Plc into the continent’s history.



Injecting new talent into the factory of the future as Millennials head for retirement

June 14, 2021

There has been a heightened interest in attracting Millennials to manufacturing. Besides the need to attract young, digitally-savvy talent to the industry, baby boomers are starting to retire in masses, writes Terence Moolman, Chief Human Resources Officer at SYSPRO.



Highest Court decision implications for all loyalty programme providers

June 14, 2021

The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgment on the Clicks Retailers (Pty) Ltd v CSARS case, which has wide ramifications for all loyalty programme providers, writes Joon Chong, a Partner at Webber Wentzel.