In an article published on Fin24.com earlier this year, it was reported that, according to a study done by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, malware attacks in South Africa had increased by 22% in the first quarter of 2019 alone.
Most companies are subject to some form of regulatory obligation, whether you’re building a product, or providing a service, you have to operate within a certain set of rules which have been created to ensure that your product or service is not only safe for use, but also provides value to your customers. Compliance at its core is being able to prove that you are doing what is expected according to this prescribed set of rules.
Big Data has become a popular buzzword within the IT industry. It may have you thinking: Is this something I should be paying more attention to? First, let’s start with the definition. Big Data is not just a lot of data, it refers specifically to data sets that are so large it’s impossible to capture, store, process and analyse using traditional software and database solutions.
In the cut-throat world of project delivery, it can be easy to lose sight of the real reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. With immense pressure for projects to hit their planned go live date, it’s easy to understand how teams may be eager to claim success as soon as they’ve crossed that finishing line without taking a step back to compare the project results to the original project goals.
In this new world of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), there’s certainly no shortage of data to be analysed in order to identify opportunities for business improvement. That said, organisations need to be clear about two things:
There are many ways in which companies tackle performance management today. While some still prefer an annual review process, others have started to adopt more regular performance assessment methods, but method or process aside, there are a few basic techniques which ensure maximum effectiveness.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff only movie plots are made of, today it has become a key component of computer science research & development which is providing very real solutions for changing the way companies do business. Facebook, Netflix, Google, Tesla Motors and Apple are only some of the big companies out there who have embraced AI with great success. But what does AI mean for those companies who may not be in the position to transform their entire business or invest…
As industries and customer needs change, the way we manage our projects need to change along with it. What used to work 10 years ago unfortunately cannot guarantee success today. If we’re not flexible in the way we approach project management, we will get left behind in a world where continuous improvement has become a necessity to survive. For a very long time the Waterfall method dominated the world of project management as everyone adopted the understanding that a project consisted
Systems and networks are only as strong as their weakest links. Humans have long been identified as the leading cause of network breaches. With “5 new cyber threat samples being identified every second in Q1 of 2018” (McAfee), the human factor cannot and should not be underestimated…
In any transformation journey it is important have a clear vision, strategy, road-map and goals to unite everybody and help drive the organisational change required. With these in place, digital transformation has the potential to unlock value in many areas of your business. Let’s explore five of these in more detail. Decision making Data is all around us, and everything we do generates more. Physical objects…