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What will the energy utilities of the future look like?

Over the lockdown period, utilities have stepped up, keeping hospitals running and laptops charged. Energy has not been top of mind for consumers during the current pandemic, but in this new operating environment, we cannot ignore what may soon follow and must ensure we continue to work toward sustainable solutions.

Four statistics that illustrate the business value of SAP HANA

The events of 2020 have placed renewed importance on organisations’ ability to deal with widespread uncertainty, disruption and change. Modern organisations are faced with the daunting task of collecting, storing and analysing vast amounts of data and deriving insights from that data that inform decisions and lead to improved business outcomes.

Combating gender equality through complementing, not competing

Gender equality in the workplace tends to be a very heated discussion. This usually overcompensates to either end of the spectrum. The constant competitive nature of this topic leaves a gap for growth, success, and collaboration.

Are insurers staying ahead of growing cybersecurity risks?

Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled (from 240 to 519 attacks, on average), illustrating the current cyber climate for insurers: It’s volatile. This number is more than twice as much as the cross-industry cyber resilience leaders in the survey and over three times more than their banking peers.

Responsible AI – a framework for building trust

Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing rapidly as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless application. It has demonstrated its ability to automate routine tasks, such as our daily commute, while also augmenting human capacity with new insight.

Driving value through innovation during COVID-19 and beyond

When we published our 2020 Technology Vision trends report in February, COVID-19 was not yet a global pandemic. Now, everything has changed. This pandemic is the greatest challenge the world has faced in decades, yet rather than slowing innovation, it is amplifying it to historic levels.

Massive data breach in SA – did Experian do enough?

In mid-August 2020, approximately 23.4 million South Africans' personal information was compromised. The data breach was announced by Experian South Africa on 19 August 2020. Correctly, Experian issued a notification to the Information Regulator, but is this enough? Experian stated that 'no consumer credit or consumer financial information was obtained', but what information was then the subject of the breach?

Making the move from ADSL: connectivity matters for BC

If you haven’t made the switch yet from ADSL, you might be feeling a little lost with all the options on the market. Fibre infrastructure and development is booming in South Africa with more and more areas coming online every week and an ever-increasing pool of internet service providers (ISPs). With this in mind, fibre is probably at the top of your list, and for good reason.

SME Friday: ways a website can help weather the COVID-19 crisis

Our 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Survey found that entrepreneurs who had a website were less likely to close their businesses during COVID-19 lockdowns than those without one. We also discovered that those with a website were more optimistic about future growth, with 31 percent projecting growth of at least 50 percent versus only 23 percent of those without a website.

All data is important: BC equates protection and backup

In the modern world, data is regarded as the lifeblood of an organisation. Consequently, cyber threats have taught us that a reactive response to a data breach, regardless of the magnitude of the event, is no longer adequate. All data is important, therefore a more modern and innovative approach needs to be adopted to keeping it safe yet available.



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