Bypassing the cost of compliance for the SME

Small to medium enterprises, micro enterprises and startups are as liable to the laws of regulatory compliance as the big companies and the costs are high. The small business in South Africa is under unnecessary pressure. The red tape is extensive, complex and time...

Black Friday: The cost of 77 minutes of downtime

Enormous amounts of data are being created and managed by organisations all over the world. As you read this, you may not even be aware of how much of your own data has been collected, stored and used today, this week or this month. By Kate Mollett, regional manager...

The tall ‘POPIA’ syndrome …

The Protection of Public Information Act (POPIA) is not yet in effect, but the final POPIA regulations were signed into law in November 2018, with all indications that the Act will shortly become effective. Although there is a 12 month grace period for compliance once...

Manage GRC needs now and into the future

Resilience, flexibility and adaptability are all buzz words bandied about when referring to how businesses can hope to survive, if not thrive, in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and beyond. But the average organisation will continue to face unprecedented...

The time to prepare data for PoPI is now

Now is the time for companies to ensure their data is compliant with the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, writes Hayden Sadler, country manager: South Africa at Infinidat. Although, South African businesses have been slow on the uptake when preparing for...

New corporate policies for data storage required

Data at end-of-life is a massive challenge for most companies, especially with uncontrolled data growth that has resulted in new corporate policies for data storage and retention. This is largely as a result of new global legislations and regulations such as GDPR and...