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INDUSTRYUPDATE

27 September 2020

Passwords: South Africans putting online security at risk?

Kaspersky says almost a third of South African users admit to writing their passwords down in a notepad to help remember them.



VMworld 2020: Much to experience, free to attend

September 22, 2020

The iconic VMworld conference and exhibition is going virtual this year – but it offers attendees as much if not more than they would experience at the physical event.



How remaining sections of PoPIA will impact the way we work

September 22, 2020

As many companies are trying to come to terms with operating within the COVID-19 parameters, the announcement by the Presidency in June 2020 regarding several of the remaining sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) becoming enforced, may have gone amiss.



Remote working: Is your firm insured for all eventualities?

September 22, 2020

With millions of people around the globe working from home during the novel coronavirus (Covuid-19) pandemic, many organisations had to delve head-first into online working models, stress testing their effectiveness and adopting new working platforms.



We’re not educating our youth properly for future employment…

September 21, 2020

Our youth unemployment crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, writes Visagan Naidoo, Head of Consulting at Mindworx.  But this is not news. High unemployment has been the status quo for so long that it seems to have become acceptable.



It’s not just a box-ticker: 5 Tips to enhance resilience

September 21, 2020

2020 has seen more people speaking of “resilience” than ever before. While some organisations are well underway on their resilience journeys, others still ponder what resilience really means and how to start building it, says Padma Naidoo, GM: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA.



Could UK Supreme Court decision cause demise of global FRAND licensing?

September 21, 2020

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court on FRAND licences may initially appear to favour owners of standards essential patents and stimulate global FRAND licensing, but could in the longer term have the opposite effect, writes Tim Ball, Consultant at Webber Wentzel.



Transforming cybersecurity in financial services

September 21, 2020

All organisations are vulnerable to insider threats. The latest data shows that the number of insider incidents has increased by 47% over the past two years, now affecting more than 34% of businesses. Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Manager at Fortinet weighs in on the risks the financial industry is facing and what you can do.



Technology pushes through cracks of traditional work practices

September 21, 2020

Long before the COVID-19 outbreak organisations were rumbling about the future of work, trying to establish the foundations and boundaries that would define how they engaged with employees and productivity.



Sizable downswing in take-home pay for South Africans

September 21, 2020

South Africa’s take-home pay took a sizable downswing in July 2020, following on from June 2020’s figures and, to some extent, mirroring the movements in the economy.



Stimulating free trade in Africa: What will it take?

September 20, 2020

As Africa works towards negotiating and ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) next year, Standard Bank Head of Trade Product Management Kevin Holmes highlights some of the challenges around the practical implementation of the agreement.