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80% of businesses already use IoT platforms despite security risks


04 Mar 2020


A new Kaspersky report — With superpower comes super responsibility: benefits and challenges of IoT in business — has revealed that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) business platforms is growing year-on-year in almost all industries.

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SA companies must prepare for the new age of privacy regulation


18 Feb 2020


New laws and regulations around the world have put data privacy on the agenda for every organisation – and enterprises that have not yet prepared themselves for this change in the data protection and information security landscape are exposing their businesses to reputational, security and legal risks.

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2020: A year of living dangerously for the South African channel


10 Feb 2020


There are few signs that 2020 is going to be an easier year for South African technology resellers than 2019 was. In fact, we can expect to see demand for traditional IT products and services continue to slow, in turn, leading to further consolidation among value-added resellers and systems integrators.

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5 signs that your business is ready to start migrating storage to the cloud


31 Jan 2020


South African enterprises have lagged their international counterparts in migrating data centre infrastructure to the public cloud – often because of concerns about latency, bandwidth and data sovereignty. But that picture is changing rapidly following Microsoft launching its enterprise-class South African Azure data centres this year, with Amazon expected to follow with a local AWS data centre in 2020.

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Questions to ask before choosing your anti-malware solution


06 Jan 2020


Security vendors such as Kaspersky Lab report that they process as many as 360,000 new malicious file variants a day, making it clear that everyone who uses a computer for personal tasks and work still needs robust protection against viruses and malware. This is according to Alan Hawkins, security and enterprise sales director at Tarsus Distribution.

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Six questions to ask before choosing your anti-malware solution


17 Dec 2019


Security vendors such as Kaspersky Lab report that they process as many as 360,000 new malicious file variants a day, making it clear that everyone who uses a computer for personal tasks and work still needs robust protection against viruses and malware. What’s more, malware attacks are growing ever more debilitating and sophisticated as cyber-criminals continue to up their game.

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The enterprise move to global IaaS providers will squeeze the South African channel


06 Dec 2019


South African enterprises are beginning to accelerate their move to the cloud, as international cloud providers start to go live with their local data centres. This trend is likely to bring profound disruption to the South African service provider and IT integrator landscape over the next 18 months.

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Look beyond the news cycle when selling cybersecurity solutions


26 Nov 2019


Cybersecurity can be a tough sell at the best of times – like insurance, it’s a grudge purchase for most organisations. Much of the momentum in the market comes from the news cycle, with companies spurred into action when an exotic strain of malware or a massive data breach dominates the headlines for a few weeks. Think back to 2017 when ransomware variants such as WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya dramatically brought a range of large organisations around the world to their knees. For a few months, there was a flurry of market activity as organisations scrambled to put solutions in place to protect themselves from the most newsworthy threat of the day—and then resumed business as usual when the news stories died down.

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African IT market to remain under pressure throughout 2020


22 Nov 2019


The IT market in sub-Saharan Africa looks set to remain under pressure throughout 2020 as enterprise customers trim their spending in the face of market uncertainty. Resellers that want to drive growth in this market will need to focus on the emerging opportunities in the cloud space.

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