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IoT offers ‘fast, effective control of every business resource’

Internet of Things (IoT) continues to make inroads into South African industries, ensuring that businesses will always know where everything is and able to keep track of even more data. Kabelo Ngwane, Customer Success Manager at CRS Technologies, tells us more. Challenges associated with IoT, like security, connectivity and a sound business plan, are largely […]


The effect of innovative technology on investigations industry

Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector. Today, the private investigations and risk management sectors are led by businesses that have […]


Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]


Forcepoint expert on resolving disruptions in the financial industry

Gregg Brans, from Forcepoint SA, looks as how to resolve potential disruptions in the financial industry.  In the current digital era, customers regularly share their personal information with organisations and as a result, expect companies to safeguard their personal data as prime priority. This has never been more apparent than with financial institutions, as customers […]


Vox expert on the value of adopting Internet of Things technology

The addressable market opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa is predicted to grow to R24.5 billion by 2021 according the IDC and although businesses understand the value it offers, some still tend to view it as a concept rather than a business solution. However, Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud at Vox explains […]


Epicor expert says you can use data in order to make better decisions

Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI), Epicor Software, looks at the role data plays in the modern workplace. There are vast amounts of data being created, mined and managed every day – and, according to an executive summary by Cisco, global IP traffic will experience an almost threefold increase […]


The ​critical ​​f​actors needed for ​a ​successful​ ​transformation

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, MEA at Nexign, looks at what is needed to make the transition from communication to digital service provider. We are all part of Digital Transformation – governments, companies and consumers. But while some feel like they are on the back of a runaway train, others have taken control of their destinies. Manufacturers […]


SilverBridge COO on the practical disruption in insurance

While there is much talk about the disruption of insurance through cutting-edge technology that will fundamentally transform the way the industry works, the focus should instead be on how it will improve the customer experience. That is according to Lee Kuyper, COO at SilverBridge, who says insurers need to capitalise on existing advancements for a […]


Security spend and priorities – is your business getting it right?

Bernice Binet, F5 Brand Executive at South African based IT service management company EOH, analyses why organisations spend 90% of their security budget securing the perimeter of their systems when 77% of cyberattacks happen through apps.  Organisations locally and abroad do seem to be taking cybersecurity a lot more seriously. This is especially true in […]


IFS expert predicts what will happen in aviation industry this year

In 2019, global fleet and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets will see dynamic growth as the demand for air travel rises. Mark Martin, Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit, IFS, targets three developments that will enable operators and MRO commercial aviation companies to take advantage of these growth opportunities. Prediction 1: Reliability analysis becomes […]


Integrated HCM system ’empowers businesses to master African tax’

HR and HCM specialist CRS Technologies says a single integrated system allows for centralisation, locality and globalisation. Amid constant changes to tax and labour legislation, the firm says that businesses must keep ahead of developments affecting the progressive work environment. “This is why an integrated HCM system makes sense,” said Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS […]


Cloud vital for insurance growth, says SilverBridge Managing Executive

With the number of insurers using cloud computing services tripling over the last few years, those still undecided as to its relevance need to start making a serious investment into strategically understanding the impact on their businesses. Research from Novarica reveals that 70% of surveyed global insurers are using cloud computing to a lesser or […]


Decision Inc expert on the trends that you can’t ignore this year

Value in the form of quality interactions and ethics are the biggest priority for consumers in 2019, and this will shape how companies design solutions, deliver services and communicate. Leigh Whiting, Experience Design Lead at Decision Inc, tells us more.  Value over noise One of our core design principles at Design Inc. is ‘impactful – […]


Old IoT vulnerabilities: A botnet gift that ‘keeps on giving’

Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, warns that it’s not only obvious IoT devices like fitness wearables and watches that are at risk; so are commonly overlooked devices like IP cameras and cable modems. Here tells us more here… New research from Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) reveals that while […]


Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]


Oracle expert on how Enterprise Resource Planning changed last year

Oludare Ogunlade, Sales Director, West Africa Applications at Oracle, looks at how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has changed in the past year. The ability to keep up with the unprecedented pace of business change, such as implementing the latest best practices and innovations on a regular basis, is something that is fairly new to the […]


EDC Solutions expert on the transformation of workforce management

By Paul Chari, Principal Consultant of EDC Solutions at dormakaba Many organisations are realising that workforce management can be used as a resource to improve business efficiencies. By integrating the likes of access and production data control, further value can be unlocked to drive organisational improvements. Evolving technology and innovations happening in connectivity solutions (think […]


Akamai director on how to prevent rise in cryptocurrency mining attacks

Opinion piece from Richard Meeus, Security Technology and Strategy Director at Akamai Coin-mining malware isn’t a new threat. Although it has received increased attention over recent months following the fluctuations in the value of bitcoin and other digital currencies, it has roots dating back to 2011. The term ‘coin-mining malware’ is used to refer to malware […]


Data to provide new opportunities for HR and payroll departments

This year, data will become an enabling resource for Human Resources (HR) and payroll departments to fundamentally change how these critically important components operate inside a business. The result will be more engaged employees that help drive organisational growth. Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies, says that even though many companies consider HR and […]


One Channel CEO on five reasons to upgrade to a modern business system

Upgrading to modern business systems and services is not just a step up. It’s a watershed for how companies can run their affairs. One Channel CEO Bernard Ford tells us more. But not anymore. Forget for a moment the risks of accruing too much technical debt through legacy systems. Changes are sweeping across the IT […]