Misconceptions About Big Data

South Africa is rich with incredible entrepreneurial minds. Consider Rupert Bryant (Web Africa) or Adii Pienaar (WooThemes); both highly successful technical and entrepreneurial people who haven’t even seen their 30th birthdays yet. South Africa is also the most well-connected country in Africa. This powerful combination of infrastructure and talent gives us the potential to make incredible technical and financial advancements, especially if coupled with the unrivalled insight provided by tapping into big data – but there may still be a few stumbling blocks on the road to success, namely stakeholder’s perceptions and regulation with regard to big data.

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Cloud Computing – The Next Internet Boom?

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In the early 1990’s the internet was the world’s most proliferative and optimum tool for commercial success which simply put led to the .com bubble or more accurately termed “the internet boom”. Why? Because websites provided a cost-effective and time-saving tool for capitalising on potential business. The internet also had the potential to reach a previously untapped global market.

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