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Moving beyond the Digital Transformation (DX) buzz

As more people are becoming connected, digital devices are becoming cheaper, data volumes are increasing and digitization is becoming mainstreamed into our everyday activities...

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Is your business ready for the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act?

Recently, Liberty Holdings became a victim of a cyber attack which resulted in personal information being compromised. If POPI was fully operational Liberty Holdings would have been subjected to a ...

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Revisiting the Biodiversity Information Management value proposition

 and Amazon has transformed the global economy through the use of intangible data. Data is their currency. They are expanding their data centres to accommodate the zettabytes (21 zeros) of data that is generated annually. Data and data analytics are therefore the...

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Iconic South African Scene

Africa Rising

Economic growth in Africa is not always viewed as a threat to conservation. It is also viewed as an opportunity to build conservation action through increased funding and exposure. The privilege of working with many partners in Africa has been an invaluable learning experience in understanding how to involve ordinary people (urban & rural) in conservation action. It is from this perspective that meaningful...

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Piloting SMART in the Philippines

Refleqt Information Management Services was contracted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to identify and pilot a feasible software solution to support biodiversity monitoring activities in the Philippines. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) was identified as the most suitable software solution.

GIZ, in...

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Knowledge Management – By Design

Our collective digital knowledge reservoir has grown exponentially over the last two decades. We are in hyper-record state! We are becoming more accustomed to recording all our engagements, interactions and communications, in both our personal and professional lives. This recorded data holds valuable information which can be constructed and concatenated to tell stories of the collective digitally active citizenry. This is indeed valuable...

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First United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town

First United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town

I recently attended the United Nations World Data Forum, held in Cape Town. The aim of the Forum was to identify how data can be used to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was a rare opportunity for data specialists from various disciplines to gather and discuss how to share and apply data. The gathering was opened Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister in the South African Presidency for Planning, Performance...

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