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What business are we truly in?

In today’s constantly transforming digital landscape, particularly within telecommunications and internet services, it’s crucial to step back and reconsider: What business are we truly in? Drawing inspiration from the insights of Theodore Levitt, a distinguished economist and Harvard Business School professor, we need to address potential myopia in our business approaches. Levitt’s paper, “Marketing Myopia”, […]

The Evolution of Web Security: Unpacking TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3

Introduction Numbers often paint a clearer picture than words. In September 2023, out of 135,583 sites surveyed, an intriguing 64.8% supported TLS v1.3, marking a 0.6% increase from just a month prior. On the other hand, a staggering 99.9% still supported TLS v1.2. These statistics caught my eye and prompted me to explore the underlying […]

The Pillars of Cybersecurity. A Home Construction Analogy.

I recently had the pleasure of joining an old friend and his beautiful family for dinner and a few too many drinks back in Johannesburg. As the evening unwound and conversations deepened, an analogy struck me. The process of building a house is surprisingly similar to strengthening our digital world, particularly in terms of cybersecurity. […]

Honeypots – The Unsung Heroes in Mitigating Lateral Movement in Networks

Cyber attackers are increasingly sophisticated, and they often lurk on networks for extended periods before they actually exfiltrate any data. This stealthy approach allows them to move laterally across the network, escalating privileges and searching for valuable assets. To combat this, organisations must deploy defensive measures that can detect and prevent lateral movement. One such [...]

Enhancing PCI Compliance and Security with Private APNs

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a crucial regulatory framework that ensures the security and privacy of credit card transactions across various industries. With an increasing number of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, it is essential for businesses that process credit card transactions to stay updated with the latest security practices. One [...]

7 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Private Cloud Company Over a Public Cloud Hyperscaler

Cloud computing has become an indispensable part of modern business operations. With the rise of public cloud hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, organisations have been quick to jump on the bandwagon, leveraging these platforms for their various cloud needs. However, the debate over the benefits of public cloud hyperscalers [...]

Unlocking the business benefits of APN technology

Many South African companies had a knee-jerk reaction during COVID and started using whatever connectivity was available to ensure operations could continue while employees worked from home. But what was initially only going to be a 21-day hard lockdown period got extended with varying levels of restrictions, which only ended recently, more than two years [...]

Transitioning to true hybrid work collaboration

Most employees would still like to work remotely at least some of the time, reinforcing the sentiment that we will never return to the fully office-based environment of the past. Embracing the tools and platforms that enable hybrid work will be critical. But these need to balance security and bandwidth concerns with a willingness to [...]

5 Ways the right VoIP platform sets your business up for success

Since its introduction in the market, more and more companies have switched from using regular phone lines to Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP).  In South Africa, the ageing copper infrastructure and limited capabilities of traditional fixed line telephony make for compelling reasons to look at VoIP as a more scalable, flexible and agile telephony [...]

The phone is dead, long live the (digital) phone

In the not too distant future, half of the world’s connected population will be using collaboration tools. As part of this shift towards an integrated, digital way of working, how we view the phone will also change. Thanks to the growth of Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and Zoom, this has already started to happen. Considering [...]

8 Benefits of Mobile APN for Businesses

You might have heard about a mobile APN before, but what really is it and how does it benefit businesses?  We’ll give you the rundown on exactly what to expect from a mobile APN solution and how it can streamline your business’ communications.  Let’s find out a little bit more about APN below In this [...]

Too big to fail. Too large to care – why small tech means business

Too Big to Fail (TBTF) is a theory that over time has become synonymous in banking and finance industries. It is built on the tenet, that certain corporations, particularly financial institutions, become so large and so interconnected that their failure would be disastrous to the greater economic system and that they, therefore, must be supported [...]
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