Key technology trends for the future enterprise

Actual market performance has been stronger than suggested by survey and market indicators, due largely to cloud and remote work support. Service provider investments to meet demand for cloud and digital services are stable compared to other sectors and remote...

Digital maturity key to surviving Covid-19

IDC’s recent report, titled Empathy During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Becoming an Empathetic Enterprise in the Next Normal, details how the most digitally mature organizsations adapted quicker to challenges brought by the pandemic. The crisis has accelerated the shift of...

Directors expect Covid to change business models

Digital transformation has received a boost in the wake of global Covid-19 disruption. A new survey from Gartner finds that 69% of boards of directors (BoDs) accelerated their digital business initiatives, and almost half anticipate changing their organisations’...

African data centre trends driven by the edge

Today, we are re-inventing ourselves to work from home. This year has seen many companies rush to become acclimatised to all things digital as physical distancing became a necessity. By Natalya Makarochkina As Schneider Electric, we faced our own changes. We built a...

Spending on edge computing set for surge

The concept of edge computing most often refers to intermediating infrastructure and critical services between core datacentres and intelligent end points. Proliferating enterprise and consumer devices benefit from a digitally transformed technology world through edge...

Double-digit growth forecast for 3rd Platform tech

Internet of Things (IoT) is set to enjoy increased spend after the pandemic, along with other 3rd Platform technologies that are expected to see double-digit growth. To bring more insight to technology spending across and within industries, International Data...

Rampant social engineering hinders security efforts

According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, even though hacking is reportedly down, social engineering accounts for more than two thirds of attacks. Of those attacks, 96% of them arrive via phishing. Attackers are using increasingly sophisticated...

Towards an unhackable future …

It seems that nothing can stop the onslaught of cybercrime, which continues to grow and expand into new markets month after month and year after year. As cybercrime becomes more formalised, the cyber-security industry has to constantly innovate to stay on top of their...

POPIA: Dark cloud or ray of sunshine?

While South African businesses have had the opportunity to mull over the various sections and regulations contained in the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) bill since 2013, the signing of it into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa in June this year meant they...

Dealing with personal information in the POPIA era

It is incumbent upon organisations to take control of the manner in which personal information is disposed of and to ensure that appropriate mechanisms within the organisation are established to address potential risks. By Marco Schepers, director: corporate, mergers...

POPIA: what employers need to know

POPIA places several obligations on employers in terms of managing employees personal information; it also gives certain rights to privacy to employees, write Kirsten Eiser, partner, and Shane Johnson, professional support lawyer at Webber Wentzel Employers need to be...