Cloud-Based Access Control Systems: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Migrate

When it comes to the vital matter of access control, most companies have been operating with on-premises systems using Linux machines or from their IT departments using Windows. But hey, the future of enterprise has arrived – a while ago, in fact. Before you start to panic about the costs of migrating over to cyber excellence, be reassured that the costs saved with Cloud-based systems, will make you glad you did. We’re talking the ultimate business axiom here –...

The Importance Of Finding The Right Security Solutions For Your Business

All businesses are different – even those that do the same thing. One printing company, for example, might have 10 employees, own a single printing machine, and occupy the downstairs floor of a small, two-storey building. Another might employ 250 people, have 12 machines and take up an entire office block. Naturally, the security needs of these two businesses will be different, but the importance of them each finding the correct security solution for their business is exactly the...

Millennial Home Buyers Want A Good Foundation Of Home Security

Millennials-those born between 1981 and 1996 – are probably the most-studied generation since studies into this kind of thing began! They are, without doubt, one of the most influential generations to date. Their habits and behaviours have long fascinated economists, researchers and businesses, and everyone wants to understand their attitudes to social and environmental issues, work and technology. The housing market is no exception. And when South African millennials – particularly first time buyers – look for property, a strong...

With Business Intelligence, It’s Okay To Have Your Head In The Cloud(s)

The more we learn about the cloud, the more, it seems, there is to learn about the cloud! But no matter how much we do or don’t understand about it, there’s no escaping one simple fact: As a business, moving your computing from a terrestrial server to the Cloud has so many advantages it’s getting to the point where it’s not really a decision about which you have to think too hard. Reduced IT costs, infinite scalability, business continuity,...

Cloud-Based Solutions – The Sky’s The Limit

The Cloud. We read about it all the time, we talk about it in slightly reverent tones, and we’ve more than likely got more than a bit of stuff stored in it. But do we actually know what it is? And do we understand how cloud-based solutions can help us in both our business and personal lives? The Cloud isn’t a physical location. We might think of it as a slightly nebulous place “somewhere up there in cyberspace,” but it...

How To Find The Right Security Solutions For Your Buildings, Assets And Staff

Buildings come in all shapes and sizes – just like the businesses they house. This is just one of the reasons why one-size-fits-all safety and security solutions simply don’t work. Think, for example, of large corporations, hospitals or universities. How much data and equipment do they contain? How many people? This all needs to be kept safe, and the systems used to do so must integrate seamlessly with your existing technologies - while still being completely scalable to keep...

When It Comes To Perimeter Security, You Can’t Afford To Be On The Fence

South Africans are security conscious people. We put burglar bars on our windows and gates across our doors. We have alarm systems and panic buttons. At work, we have multi-layered access control systems – biometric scanners, video cameras and access cards. Yet still, at times, these security measures are not enough, and our homes and offices are breached. This is why perimeter security is so important: it keeps the bad guys further away from your door – and your...

Data Security – How Well Are You Protecting Your Company’s Greatest Asset?

It used to be said that people were a company’s greatest assets, but that may no longer be true. In today’s world, where more and more connected things are transmitting data, and larger and larger parts of the world are covered by 3, 4 and 5G, data is the new people. At least as far as business profitability is concerned. Understanding data is the only way companies gain a competitive edge over each other. As their digital footprint increases, it...

Don’t Let Theft Shrink Your Business! Here’s How Technology Can Help Reduce Shrinkage

Theft is not something from which businesses can afford to, well, shrink away. Shrinkage – particularly in the retail industry – costs companies heavily every year. In the US alone, retailers lost over $42 billion in 2017 – half of all the money lost to shrinkage worldwide that year. Defined simply as “a loss of physical inventory,” shrinkage affects the bottom line of every single business. Essentially, it’s the difference between what your accounting records say you should have –...