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The Top 5 BIG & BAD Security Threats to Watch Out for in 2015

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Dec 16, 2014


At the end of each year, we look at the top security threats that companies, and individuals, should watch out for in the new coming year. This year it was the HeartBleed Bug and Ransomware; 2015 sees new threats as technology continues to advance and the BYOD and Internet of Things (IOT) changes the way businesses store and access their information. 

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Tags: Technology, Trends, Security

Tutorial: 3 Ways Google can kickstart your 2015 Business Model    

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Dec 09, 2014


KICKSTART YOUR 2015 BUSINESS MODEL WITH THESE THREE GOOGLE TRICKS:

With 2014 coming to a fast close, many companies are beginning to prepare their business strategies for the new year. Earlier this year, we discussed the 10 Things Innovative Companies Cannot Do Without. Using some of the key strategies we highlighted in this tutorial, we believe that there are 3 main ways that Google is the best platform from which to launch your 2015 business model: 

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Tags: Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Google Drive

2015 is about IoT, Smart Washing Machines and Context-Aware Technology

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Dec 02, 2014


WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE NEW YEAR

2015 sees a rise in the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, Context-aware technology, Analytics as the invisible guiding force, the User experience, Google, Facebook and Amazon as the “best practice” examples, Mass integration of technology, Software-defined and configurable infrastructure, and Multifaceted risk self-protection. 

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Tags: Technology, Trends, Security, Social

3 Ways to Get Serious About Protecting Your Email Environment

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Nov 25, 2014


ARE YOU EXPOSING YOUR COMPANY DATA AND INFORMATION TO RISK?

Security threats are still a reality for any business. In our opinion, Phishing, Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud are some of the greatest risks for companies today. Often companies can be exposing their data and information to security threats without realising it. Using the Mimecast Unified Email Management Platform, there are three ways that you can better protect yourself from these risks:

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Tags: Security, Email Security, Unified Email Management, Mimecast

Mobile Innovation: Apps Against Ebola

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Nov 18, 2014


APPS AGAINST EBOLA:

Last week we published a press release on the Ebola Care App, created by Journey co-founders, Philip and Malan Joubert, South African brothers from Stellenbosch. There has been a lot of hype around this app in the last few days, with many organisations, both international and local, donating funding for the purchasing and distribution of mobile phones in Ebola-affected areas in order to enable access to this app by Ebola healthcare workers, particularly those in remote areas. 

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Tags: Mobile App, Innovation

The 21st Century Backpack: 3 Ways Google is Transforming Education

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Nov 11, 2014


Over the last few months, Google has been on the forefront of some very exciting developments within the education sphere, creating what many are calling the ultimate 21st century backpack for education. Let’s face it, technology is filtering into every corner, be it business, innovation, or even fighting Ebola. In my mind, Google is fast on the way to transforming how education is done by marrying it almost entirely to innovative technology.

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Tags: Google Apps, Google Apps Facts, Google Drive

8 Steps the Medical Industry are taking to ensure a healthy email environment

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Email security and availability are essential within the medical industry. Often, medical institutions face three challenges:

  1. Medical organisations are highly regulated with complex administrative and information management regulations,
  2. Email availability needs to be immediate and easily accessible,
  3. Organisations are working with confidential patient information and so email security is critical.

Read how Mediclinic used the Mimecast unfied email management platform to better optimise their email security, accessibility and continuity here.

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Tags: Security, Email Security, Unified Email Management

4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Digitisation

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Oct 28, 2014


Digitisation is happening, and happening fast. Gartner, Inc (2014), recommends that businesses need to develop a Digital Business Model that is multifunctional, reconfigurable and in staged commitments in order to survive. At Grove, we believe that this is done through four steps.

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Tags: Business, Mobile Business App, business mobility, Cloud Computing, Security, business security, App Development

Tutorial: Native Mobile App Build vs HTML5 - 5 Pro's & Con's

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Oct 21, 2014


NATIVE OR HTML5?

There has been a lot of debate lately about whether you should build your apps using HTML5 or if you should go native. Recently, companies, such as Facebook and startup Xero, have been announcing the fact that they were moving over to native app build, after Html5 proved unsuccessful.  

Based on our mobile app development knowledge and expertise, as well as a certain amount of research into the two options, here are my 5 Pro’s and Con’s of HTML5 vs. Native Mobile App build. 

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Tags: Mobile Business App, Mobile, Mobile App, App Development, HTML5, Native App

Tutorial: How to Mobilise Your Business Processes in 3 Steps

Posted by Abigail Ornellas on Tue, Oct 14, 2014


Recently, at Media 24’s annual gala awards dinner on Friday August 1st 2014, the KNUP team, a division of On the Dot, won the Digital & Innovation Award for their mobile app which was developed off of the Grove Mobile App Development Platform. This app enabled KNUP to move away from paper-based business processes to an entirely mobilised system. Using their case study as an example, we have identified three steps involved in mobilising your business processes.

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Tags: Mobile Business App, business mobility, Mobile

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