Thought leadership

7 July 2021

Have you considered an AI powered business?

If you were wondering why Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a popular topic among digital transformation strategies across the industry spectrum, then you may be missing the boat on the tech world’s latest reason to make your business a more profitable and more responsive to your customer base. Vaughn Naidoo, Chief Digital & Technology Officer at Altron Systems Integration believes AI is the future of efficiency and many organisations...
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7 July 2021

Secrets to making your IT systems pre-emptive instead of reactive, from an industry expert

Digital transformation is a business imperative, yet many industries have struggled to put this into practical effect. Thanks to Covid-19, lockdown and forced work from home (WFH) restrictions, remote employees and clients’ expectations needed to be met in an unrestrained, highly competitive environment. Successful industries who invested in Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) in 2020 will most certainly have seen a return on their...
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21 January 2021

Cyber security: The top takeaways from Cyber in the City event

Acting practice lead, Enterprise Security Solution at Altron Systems Integration, Doctor Mafuwafuwane, shared his top four takeaways from the Cyber in the City event held November 2020. 1. Automation of policy controls The upcoming enforcement of POPIA in South Africa is only one of the reasons why businesses need a strong handle on their data, but it has shone a light on the requirement for data privacy and created an increased sense of urgency...
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12 January 2021

Rethink cyber security with privileged access management

Privileged access management (PAM) is the hot button cyber security topic for Mark de Simone, vice president of international sales and business development at WALLIX Group. De Simone participated in Altron Systems Integration’s Cyber in the City virtual event in November 2020, and he noted that while the concept is still only gaining traction in the South African market, it is an important new approach in tackling modern day compliance, cyber...
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12 January 2021

The enduring urgency of cyber security

Is cyber security considered an IT problem in your organisation? Or is it seen as a business challenge? If the former, you need to know about what Ben van Niekerk, brand manager for RSA Security at First Distribution, calls business-driven security. There are a number of reasons why this shift in the way you think about security is essential to protecting your organisation, your data, your people and your customers. First, cyber criminals...
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9 November 2020

Two cyber security trends you need to know about

2020 will go down in the history books for many reasons, but one may very well be that it was a watershed year for cyber security. Several technology trajectories, including the massive growth in data, the rise in endpoints, and the industrialisation of cybercrime, converged and were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and a global, almost overnight shift to remote working. This, including headline-making data breaches here and abroad, have...
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9 November 2020

Data protection: It’s just good business

South African companies that are taking a compliance-based, check box approach to information security and the protection of personal information are not only doing it wrong, but are missing out on a golden business opportunity. This is according to information attorney and information security consultant, Mark Heyink. Heyink argues that organisations of all sizes should pay careful attention to the competitive advantage that lies in baking the...
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