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Obama Foundation selects Tshimologong’s CEO Lesley Williams

Johannesburg’s leading digital innovation hub, Tshimologong Precinct, has announced that its CEO, Lesley Williams, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. “Through Tshimologong Precinct and other initiatives, South Africa has made impressive progress to not only improve our country, but to build much needed skills,” […]


Secure access control to be demonstrated by dormakaba at trade show

Smart and secure access solutions partner dormakaba South Africa has confirmed it will participate in the next Hotel Show Africa trade show at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 24 to 26. Hotel Show Africa is an opportunity for dormakaba to display its best-of-breed smart access and workforce management solutions. The company has established […]


Five key areas where AI and automation could impact your business

Niral Patel, Managing Director Oracle South Africa, looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding a place at the heart of the enterprise. Enabling better-informed decisions by augmenting human intelligence with powerful computing and precise data analysis and then automating the tasks that follow, AI and automation – like an AA battery – have the power […]


Digitalisation: The unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, Juane Peacock, Managing Director: Coastal Region and Enterprise Information Management at Datacentrix, says there is a growing imperative to act now. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings vast and untapped data sources, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-to-machine […]


Hollard Namibia embraces real-time data analytics with SilverBridge

Hollard Namibia, the largest privately-owned insurance group in the country, has contracted SilverBridge Holdings to implement a Microsoft-based business intelligence (BI) solution and enable it to extract meaningful insights from its data to help drive business strategy. “Previously, Hollard did not have access to dynamic information despite the wealth of data at its disposal,” said […]


Epicor payroll MEA solution launched to meet employment regulations

Epicor has launched a flexible and responsive payroll solution that has been custom built to meet the country-specific employment regulations and business needs of HR departments across the MEA region. Built on the Epicor ERP platform, and recommended for any organisation using Epicor ERP version 10 or above, Epicor Payroll MEA helps improve employee experience […]


‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]


SilverBridge expert: Insurance model requires digital innovation

Insurers must adapt to the new digital environment and provide customers with the same degree of customisation they receive in other industries. That is according to SilverBridge director Stuart Blyth, who says the traditional insurance model is required to make way for strategies that incorporate a lifestyle-centric approach. With pressure coming from more agile insurtechs, […]


Decision Inc expert on revitalising strategic planning

With South African companies finding it challenging to put an effective business strategy in place, Alistair Maxwell, Head of Strategic Planning at Decision Inc, asks what can done to address this need for planning? An effective strategy requires executives to identify areas of business improvement and assess the current capabilities of the organisation to deliver […]


Zaydtex chooses SAP Business One to enable future growth

The curtain textile business is responsible for manufacturing right from the yarn stage through to the ready-made article, complete with packaging and supplying to national chain stores and independent suppliers with curtains and material by the meter. From a positive start in 1997, Zaydtex has captured a large market share over the last 20 years […]


Limelight Networks opens new Point-of-Presence in South Africa

Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, has announced the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa. It is situated at vendor neutral data centre Teraco, alongside Africa’s largest Internet Exchange (IXP), NAPAfrica Johannesburg. Limelight’s expansion into Africa follows positive signs of online traffic growth within the continent.  According reports, the […]


‘ICT outsourcing is not dead’ says T-Systems South Africa expert

As an increasing number of organisations become more ambitious with their cloud migration strategies, Sonja Weber, Lead Delivery Solution Manager at T-Systems South Africa, says that ICT outsourcing is certainly not dead, although technology players are being forced to add value in new ways. While hyperscale cloud OEMs provide many of the essential infrastructure and […]


Businesses need to Re-Imagine IT, says MANXit expert Hannes Botes

Hannes Botes, Chief Technology Officer, MANXiT, unpacks the issues and fears surrounding the outsourcing of IT Management as a service (ITMaaS) and directs businesses to Re-Imagine IT. ITMaaS may be defined as outsourcing the management of a company’s IT – a concept that can either strike fear into the heart of every CIO but if examined […]


Infoblox appoints new Senior Vice President for International Business

Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that Cherif Sleiman has been appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) International Business, responsible for driving business growth in international markets. In this expanded role, he will lead all businesses outside the Americas and continue to report to Bill McCarthy, Executive Vice President, […]


Three myths Nigerian firms should bust to drive innovation in 2018

According to the Global Innovation Index 2017 Report, Nigeria is ranked in 119th place in terms of innovation and is performing below its level of development. Adebayo Sanni, Managing Director for Oracle Nigeria, unpacks the three key myths that stand in the way of innovation.  Today, every business knows that just keeping the lights on, is not enough. […]


What the online rhetoric doesn’t tell you about business growth

Terri Hiskey, Vice-President, Manufacturing Product Marketing, Epicor Software Corporation, looks at how business growth can put a strain on resources. You don’t have to search far on LinkedIn before you come across phrases like ‘I’m a results-driven go-getter’, ‘I thrive in a fast-paced environment’, ‘I’m a best-of-breed strategic thinker’ and ‘I have a track-record for […]


Securex South Africa exhibitors reveal plans for the 2018 show

Exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new products and services to the thousands of visitors expected to attend Africa’s biggest security and fire focused trade exhibition, to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from May 22 to 24. New Teltron (stand F21) is launching the Fargo DTC1500 direct-to-card printer at […]


GE supports Ghana’s digitisation drive at Silicon Valley delegation

GE, the world’s premier Digital Industrial Company, recently joined a delegation to Silicon Valley led by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who is currently spearheading the country’s digital transformation project. The VP’s focus is to accelerate the digitisation of the Ghanaian economy and move Ghana beyond aid dependence.  The delegation aimed to explore the […]


Deadline for South African employers to submit their WSP and ATRs

South African employers have until April 30 to submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) to their respective Skills Education Training Authority (SETA). HR and HCM solutions market leader CRS Technologies explains that employers with a total salary bill of R500 000 plus over a 12 month period are required to […]


Veeam expert: Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, unpacks the need for an evolved approach to ensure compliance. Let’s face it, data compliance is hardly a new thing. But given the extent at which the reliance of organisations on data has grown in recent years, its level of importance has increased exponentially. Simply put, fall […]