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VMware expert on how firms can prevent cloud application attacks

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Engineer, tells Intelligent CIO Africa how organisations can prevent cloud application attacks. Recent advances in cloud and mobile computing now make it possible to simplify and more fully automate security. There are two fundamental steps to take – implement cyber hygiene and focus on protecting the crown jewels […]


Altron Karabina expert on how to prevent cloud application attacks

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina, looks at what organisations can do to prevent cloud application attacks. Broadly speaking, cloud-based applications typically consist of one or more of the following platforms: web and mobile application services; storage; and databases. Each of these platforms have their own unique challenges when it comes […]


Successfully managing risk in today’s digital environment

Business agility has become a critical enabler in today’s digital environment, and yet outages can take it away with one snap of the fingers. Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, looks at what you can do to ensure you have an effective disaster recovery plan in place.   In an age governed by […]


It’s time to move to the cloud with Azure, says Bluegrass Digital CEO

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Bluegrass Digital believes the new Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will reshape the cloud environment in Africa and will now provide the necessary infrastructure for rapid cloud adoption. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help businesses compete on a global stage. It offers the freedom […]


Possibilities for Botswanan businesses embracing digital initiatives

Digital Transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. Ricardo Flores, Senior Regional Manager of SADC Applications at Oracle, discusses the possibilities for the Botswanan government and firms who are embracing digital initiatives. […]


One Channel CEO on choosing the right business management system

Selecting a business management system is a decision that will affect any company for many years. And as One Channel CEO Bernard Ford says, most products offer the same or similar features, meaning that it could be very confusing to decide what features are important. He says there should be a checklist to compare the […]


Next-gen access control tech offers hospitality critical holistic view

With its high customer volume, the cash-and labour-intensive hospitality industry needs advanced security technology to ensure a safe environment.  The typical environment is generally characterised by many access points, often manned by security personnel who oversee ‘stop-and-check’ stations – effective for security, but vulnerable because of having multiple points of entry. That is why it […]


Afiswitch MD says biometrics is the future of healthcare

Pine Pienaar, Managing Director at Afiswitch, looks at how biometrics is being used in the healthcare profession. The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn’t been explored or exploited to its full potential. A biometrics-based project was first piloted by health workers in three South […]


Oracle’s Derek Bose on realising the full value of IT innovation

By better aligning the goals and strategies of business and technology, Derek Bose, Applications Country Leader, Oracle SA & SADC, says CIOs and their decision-making counterparts can realise the full value of IT innovation. Over the past year, some of the technology news dominating the headlines in South Africa relates to the rise in adoption […]


IDC Research Manager Kieran Frost on the disruption of automation

The next two years will see organisation and infrastructure impacted by large-scale automation. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics alongside exponential change in the business landscape and emergent technology will shake foundations and shift perceptions. Automation, by its very nature, is disruptive and this will be felt across individual, organisation and industry, bringing with it change, […]


Redstor says World Backup Day was a reminder to liberate your backup

Redstor, a global data management SaaS specialist, says there was a good reason why World Backup Day was on March 31 – to emphasise that, if you don’t get it right on that date, you risk being made to look a fool when the time comes to recover data on April 1. “Monitoring and managing […]


Pinnacle Dell EMC expert on how HCI is causing a stir in the enterprise

Ricky Pereira, Dell Enterprise Business Unit Manager at Pinnacle ICT, looks at the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and what VxRail brings to the market. Aligning IT with business objectives has been top of the CIO’s agenda for many years, and in an era of disruption, HCI has become more crucial than ever. In today’s […]


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