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SA SMEs face fines of up to R300m for poor customer data management processes

Overhead view of young entrepreneurs working in their start-up home office. They are coding on laptops.

by TRACY BOLTON  On 25 May this year, a new piece of legislation comes into effect in Europe that could have severe consequences for non-compliant South African businesses. The General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR for short – is a regulation under European Union law that aims to give control over personal data back to […]

Trust and compliance: challenges for financial services providers

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By DARREL ORSMOND WHEN the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25th, financial services firms will face a new potential threat to the iron-going challenges with building strong customer relationships. The regulation – dubbed GDPR for short – is aimed at giving European citizens control back over their personal data. Any firm that […]

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

South Africa Cloud migration

By MATTHEW BARKER  CLOUD computing is reaching ubiquitous adoption among enterprises in Africa. Shrinking IT budgets and increasing pressure to ‘do more with less’ is making cloud computing an attractive option for businesses that want to scale their operations and digitally transform their infrastructure. As the cloud is more affordable and accessible than ever before, […]

Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

SAP Africa’s Head of Innovation and South Africa’s Mars One candidate, Dr Adriana Marais

by ADRIANA MARAIS  WE are bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time: how do we represent ourselves in this digital world that we are creating? And more importantly, how do we secure our identity in a digital world? We’ve heard about blockchain for currencies […]

Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

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By HANNES VENTER SUSTAINABLE energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving their quality of life through fully digitised processes that give them complete control over every aspect of their lives. According […]

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