In honour of Mandela Day

“If you talk Data to business, it goes to their head. If you talk to business about empowering and enabling them to make informed business decisions based on accurate and trustworthy data that will give them the competitive advantage, it goes to their heart.” Neil Gage, Data Governance at Standard Bank This quote was inspired…

information privacy

PoPIA needs attention now!

A typical response to questions around PoPIA compliance is “we don’t need to worry about PoPIA (the South African Protection of Personal Information Act) until it’s fully implemented”. I’ve heard similar comments at several conferences.  It seems that South African companies are waiting until the last minute and assuming that they will have enough time…

Are you making the most of your mainframe data?

When most people think of legacy software, we think of software that is outdated and due for replacement. Yet, an alternative definition of legacy, particularly when it comes to mainframe application, is, simply, software that works. This is a definition that our partner, Syncsort, is proud of. The legacy DMX Sort product has been helping…

Monkeys, bananas and machine learning

There is an old story about an experiment involving nine monkeys. Four monkeys are placed in a cage. Every day, a plate of fresh fruit is placed into the cage. As the monkeys reach for the food the keepers come in and beat them. Over the course of a few weeks the monkeys learn not…