PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH

PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH

        Today, as much as ever before, people are “price sensitive”. As a matter of fact I might consider myself to be price oversensitive as I skimp on certain goods and services in favour of the cheaper alternative. Now, despite my wife’s advice, this often leads to trouble. As I am sure

Defense Force thinking on Information Security Risk

Defense Force thinking on Information Security Risk

          Pfortner was honored to be part of The Military Information and Communications Symposium of South Africa | 14 – 18 May 2018 (http://www.micssa.co.za/). Together with our partner ANSYS (http://www.ansys.co.za/), we presented innovative emerging technologies as well as a paper on A PKI BASED CRYPTOGRAPHIC TOKEN SOLUTION FOR UNIFIED SECURE COMMUNICATION.

The Pioneer of Industry 4.0

The Pioneer of Industry 4.0

            Let us take a minute and recognize the man who in the early 1980s brought us Industry 4.0 technology: KNIGHT RIDER!   1st          Autonomous vehicle 1st          Artificial intelligence & self aware system 1st          Smart watch / wearable tech 1st          Mobile big data analytics center (in

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)   In business as much as in life, your reputation precedes you. Whether good or bad it seems that people find out what kind of person or company you are. We we’re pleasantly surprised

As goes the Girl Scouts … so goes the world

As goes the Girl Scouts … so goes the world

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of just about everything… how much of everything? Well enough for the Girl Scouts to be handing our badges.. Here’s an excerpt from the article: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 13, 2017)– Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced that

Innovation… with a hint of partner and an extra serving of customer.

Innovation… with a hint of partner and an extra serving of customer.

Everyone is talking about innovation and disruption and looking for the next big thing that’s gonna solve everyone’s problems. Nowadays, this must be catchy, have a simple yet sustainable business model and unique competitive advantage ….                Really? We recently shared this article (https://hbr.org/2017/06/the-4-types-of-innovation-and-the-problems-they-solve ) by Greg Satell on The 4 Types of Innovation and the

CYBERSECURITY ABOUT TO GO BOOM!

CYBERSECURITY ABOUT TO GO BOOM!

If you haven’t invested in the Cybersecurity space yet – you WANNACRY   After the breakout of this ransomware attack, CYBER is the flavour of the year. My mother’s neighbour is asking about malware and worms and not the usual type that affected her prize winning roses…   Previously, IT Security guys were not well

Six Degrees of Seperation

Six Degrees of Seperation

Partnering for success. Growing a business requires access to market. Market means people and to be successful it helps to meet and talk to the decision makers. For a start-up or micro enterprise this is challenging at best. But, there is a hope. Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and

MARA SOCIAL MEDIA goes messaging!

MARA SOCIAL MEDIA goes messaging!

Mara Social Media acquires global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz. Source: http://africabusinesscommunities.com/news/mara-social-media-acquires-global-instant-messaging-and-communications-platform-nimbuzz/ Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform

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