TCS+

TechCentral's TCS+ is a business technology show that brings you interviews with leaders in South Africa's technology industry - and further afield. It showcases the latest products and services available to businesses large and small. In short, it offers in a window into what's possible. Episodes of TCS+ are sponsored.
Occasionally English South Africa Technology · Business
52 Episodes
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Calybre: a new-age consultancy for ‘data people’

South Africa has a new data consultancy. Called Calybre, it’s headed by CEO Alexa Bisschops and is positioned as “the best partner for any company’s data people”. Bisschops joins TechCentral’s TCS+ show to chat about the launch of the company, its co-founders and their backgrounds, and why the company believes…
20 Feb 20 min

TechCentral announces TCS Legends

TechCentral, the publisher of South Africa’s leading business technology podcasts, is thrilled to announce the launch of TCS Legends. The new show will feature interviews with (and about) some of the leading figures who helped shape South Africa’s technology industry into what it is today. As the show’s name implies,…
4 Feb 1 min

TCS+ | A look at the future of networking, with NTT Data and Cisco

Big changes are coming to the way companies build and manage their network infrastructure. This is a key discussion point in the latest episode of TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show, featuring subject matter experts from Dimension Data – soon to be NTT Data – and Cisco. NTT’s 2022/2023 Global Network Report…
26 Jan 47 min

Guardian Eye’s AVA brings affordable telemedicine to the workplace

As South Africa experiences tough economic times, employers and workforces alike can benefit from solutions like telemedicine. In a nutshell, telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by using ICT. This allows an individual to seek a doctor’s advice about non-emergency situations that don’t require an in-person visit…
12 Dec 2023 27 min

KnowBe4 looks at cybersecurity trends for 2024

As we approach 2024, KnowBe4’s content strategy vice president Anna Collard joins TechCentral’s TCS+ show to unpack reflections drawn from the world’s leading security events, as well as dialogues with industry leaders, academics and government representatives.
7 Dec 2023 26 min

OneTrust’s Joseph Byrne: privacy risk management done right

Joseph Byrne, principal solutions engineer at OneTrust, knows a lot about the topic of risk management. He joins Duncan McLeod on TechCentral’s business technology podcast, TCS+, to unpack the topic in greater detail and to discuss what it means for South African organisations. Byrne kicks off the discussion with an…
29 Nov 2023 30 min

Ricoh – safe and secure role in today’s digital ecosystems

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+, Jaydev Chiba engages in a comprehensive discussion with Marcell Otto, digital services product manager for Ricoh South Africa, shedding light on Ricoh’s pivotal role in today’s digital ecosystems, particularly in the realm of governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The conversation delves into the dynamic…
27 Nov 2023 24 min

NEC XON on going toe to toe with cybercriminals

Companies may be surprised to learn that the profile of the typical cybercriminal in 2023 does not match the stereotype of tech-savvy youngsters in hoodies. Rather, modern cybercriminals are often employed by criminal syndicates and even keep office hours, according to Armand Kruger, head of cybersecurity at NEC XON, who…
22 Nov 2023 45 min

SOC-as-a-service: CYBER1 SOC and the future of cybersecurity

A robust security operations centre (SOC) that is well run and equipped with the latest technologies and expertise can help bolster the security posture of any organisation. CYBER1 executives Simon Perry and Gerald Naude tell TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show about the investment and what it means for businesses. Perry, who…
13 Nov 2023 32 min

Why your company needs Arctic Wolf to stay secure

In this episode of TCS+, TechCentral speaks to Jason Oehley and Andre den Hond, both with Arctic Wolf, to unpack the security posture of businesses in South Africa, and to learn more about what Arctic Wolf has to offer. Over the course of his career, Oehley has worked at many…
9 Nov 2023 38 min

Kiv Moodley on Workday's big plans for South Africa

Fast-expanding Nasdaq-listed enterprise cloud software specialist Workday has big plans for its South African unit. In this episode of TCS+, Workday South Africa MD Kiv Moodley tells TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod about Workday, its history and its areas of focus, and how the company works with clients, including those in…
2 Nov 2023 28 min

Getting sassy with SASE

Secure access service edge, or SASE – pronounced “sassy”, this emerging network security concept, first described four years ago by Gartner, has huge benefits for organisations, provided it’s done right. To discuss what SASE is and how South African organisations can take advantage of it, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod is…
31 Oct 2023 34 min

Fortinet, and the invisible tech that powers our lives

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+, Fortinet’s Matthew Taljaard, subject matter expert in operational technology (OT) for Africa at Fortinet, demystifies OT, explaining what it is, how it differs from IT, the industries it powers, and much more. Watch or listen to the interview below. The distinction between OT and…
30 Oct 2023 22 min

How MiWay uses conversation analytics

MiWay has deployed advanced “conversation analytics” technology in its contact centre environment to improve the performance of customer-facing agents. In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+ show, the insurer, which worked closely with CallMiner – a specialist in speech and interaction analytics – unpacks what the technology has done for its…
16 Oct 2023 34 min

The story behind MTN SuperFlex

Imagine truly unlimited phone calls and texts to any local network and a large allocation of monthly mobile data for just R299/month. That’s what MTN South Africa unveiled last month when it launched SuperFlex, a mobile tariff plan that allows consumers to choose how much data they want, coupled with…
13 Oct 2023 24 min

IDPs vital in streamlining software development: LSD, Red Hat

In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show, Jaydev Chiba speaks to the chief technology officer of LSD Open Julian Gericke and senior solutions architect at Red Hat Chris Mulder about the concept of platform engineering and internal developer platforms (IDPs) and their pivotal role in modern software development. IDPs…
3 Oct 2023 46 min

Generative AI in cybersecurity: Next DLP on what to know

Executives from data loss prevention specialists Next DLP believe generative artificial intelligence will have both positive and negative impacts on the IT security landscape. In this episode of TCS+, TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod is joined by Next DLP’s chief security officer, Chris Denbigh-White, and Fallon Steyn, the company’s regional sales head,…
27 Sep 2023 36 min

Online scams in Africa: how cybercriminals trick victims

Nearly half of 800 African survey participants have fallen victim to an online scam at least once, losing thousands of dollars in the process and compromising their personal data. Alarmingly, more than half (53%) of the respondents who fell victim were convinced the offer was legitimate because the website looked…
21 Sep 2023 25 min

Altron’s Caryn Vos on why, in security, encryption is king

Cryptography and encryption are pivotal in modern cybersecurity operations. Altron Systems Integration senior manager for cryptography Caryn Vos tells TechCentral’s TCS+ technology show about key reasons why this is the case. Vos tells TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod about why organisations need to get encryption right if they’re serious about protecting…
12 Sep 2023 32 min

Why more isn't always better in IT security

It’s easy to keep layering security solutions on top of a company’s IT systems, but this can lead to complexity, high costs and other unnecessary headaches. This is where security control validation can play a big role, according to information security specialists CYBER1 Solutions. In this episode of TechCentral’s TCS+,…
15 Aug 2023 56 min
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