Data security: from protection to POPI

It's been some time since we tackled developments in both the POPI act's enactment as well as data security. Moreover, the issue of data quality remains prevalent. We attended the recent Cape Town leg of the ESET Security Day, which inspired a fresh look at the topics.   Data security: no small matter Organisations face [...]

By |2018-11-16T08:39:20+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Security Info|

Building the right induction training

We would all like new additions to our organisations to be effective and efficient as soon as possible. Unless you've employed that person previously, no matter how much they research, they won't have intimate knowledge of your workings. Yet, induction training is a tool that we often overlook when creating better processes. This practice needs [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:48:29+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, General|

Data quality matters

When you process large amounts of data, it's the quality thereof that has the greatest impact on your organisation. It is thus imperative to train yourself and your staff to care about data quality. Do this from the first step, and prevent adverse effects from poor information.   Get your data right from the beginning [...]

By |2018-06-19T11:55:16+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

2018: With increased growth comes increased responsibility

The modern Internet has become the literal fibre that connects businesses and society. What's more, this inter-dependence is increasingly on the rise. With the exponential growth of Internet users to 3.8 billion, we have seen our lives drastically improve. With this, however, comes an increased sense of responsibility. Gartner estimates more than 8.4 billion "Things" [...]

By |2018-01-15T10:15:19+00:00January 12th, 2018|Blog, Security Info|

Forward strategy: the next level

You've laid the foundation, set the bar and let everyone know what the organisation is in store for. What's left is your forward strategy - building continuity and achieving your vision, one step at a time.   What is forward strategy? At its most basic, forward strategy refers to the second ongoing part of the [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:13:31+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, General, Industry Trends|

Hosted services, mobility and time – lessons in efficiency

Making best use of hosted services means not only being able to work remotely, but managing your time better. The idea is to maximise available time for productive outputs. Working from anywhere via reliable connectivity is only the start. You also need to consider the most applicable tools for your requirements.   Hosted services are [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:47:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|

Firewall for the win

If you're not yet familiar with a firewall, you could be forgiven for thinking that having strong passwords and changing them often is enough to protect you and your organisation. Or could you?   A firewall is... The inconvenient truth, however, is this: you need a good mix of human behaviour and technology to guard [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:48:23+00:00October 8th, 2017|Blog, Service Info|

Office etiquette still means plenty

Mention the words "office etiquette" to someone random. You'll most likely receive either a raised eyebrow or the rolling back of eyeballs. Yet consider that it's about politeness, manners and tolerance. Thus, it isn't hard to see why it's both easy and desirable.   Office etiquette is simple "Do unto others as you would have [...]

By |2017-09-08T08:28:40+00:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

Creating a harmonious workload balance

What is balance, and why should you aim for it? Suppose for a moment you are standing in a square room, with tables in each of the four corners. On each table sits one of your goals: something that you want to achieve, acquire or reach. With this scenario in mind, how would you know [...]

By |2017-08-10T12:35:05+00:00August 10th, 2017|Blog, General|

Managed Services creates partners

It's a tricky proposition to enlist a Managed Services provider, but most businesses aren't fully understanding why this is so. Furthermore, there is still a bit of uncertainty as to what it is all about. What Managed Services isn't really about It is far easier to begin with this, as it involves concepts most professionals [...]

By |2017-07-10T07:20:17+00:00July 7th, 2017|Industry Trends|
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