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Deletion deadline looms for org.za domains

ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has confirmed that some 12 677 org.za domain names are set for potential deletion on 1 September 2017. This is after 15 420 org.za domain names were suspended on 01 September 2016 following an extensive pre-deletion public awareness campaign by ZACR. Deletions are taking place because only 2 394 org.za domain owners have heeded ZACR's many requests to prevent their eventual deletion by migrating to ZACR-Accredited Registrars.

Artificial Intelligence – how can it benefit AFRICA?

As AI gains traction, concerns loom over the future of jobs in numerous industries. Can we offset these risks, and is it worth it to even try? The rise of the robot, widely considered the next industrial revolution, is a global talking point with the fate of Africa forming a large question mark.

African Fears for the Rise of the Machine

Many African businesses are grappling with the challenges posed by digitalisation as fears mount of the "rise of the machine” and its consequent impact on jobs and growth. However, this myopic view of the future comes with a significant risk as it overlooks the real economic value that digitally driven industry initiatives will bring to growth, development, jobs and society at large.

Securing software-defined technology

"The SDDC is the IT infrastructure of tomorrow,” says Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Software Distribution. "For really innovative businesses, it’s already here, bringing compelling benefits such as lower costs, and increased productivity and agility, as it has been designed to offer faster speeds and flexibility by enabling IT services to be provisioned more quickly to users.”

Customer service advantage through analytics

Advancements in cloud, mobile technology and Wi-Fi systems have enabled bricks-and-mortar venues to become more competitive by better understanding the needs of their diverse types of visitors. Today, every smartphone is a chatterbox of information.

Automation – better service delivery?

Automation continues to have a positive impact on the private sector locally and abroad, increasing productivity, customer and supplier satisfaction, and revenue as a result of massive cost savings and efficiencies gained across many industries.

Finance industry getting to grips with innovation

A large majority of global banks, insurers and investment managers intend to increase their partnerships with FinTech companies over the next 3 - 5 years and expect an average return on investment of 20% on their innovation projects, according to a new PwC report Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services.

Companies must review critical security controls

Recent incidents have highlighted the need for all companies and organisations to review the safety and security of their data and their IT systems, as standard approaches no longer protect against myriad vulnerabilities.

Secure your dotAfrica domain!

Trademark owners failing to register dotAfrica (.africa) domain names matching their brand names during the 4 April to 2 June Sunrise phase could find themselves incurring significant legal costs.

Next-generation enterprises to encourage collaboration

The effective next-generation digital workplace is not just a traditional workplace enabled by digital technologies. In order to perform as a fully-fledged digital enterprise, organisations need a complete mind-set shift in terms of operations and culture.
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