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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 […]


Expert says 2019 is the year of the mainframe renaissance

Bill Miller, President, ZSolutions at BMC Software, believes businesses and organisations are going to transform the way they run their operations by taking a more automated approach. Technologies such as AI and ML are all the hype and are only going to become more popular as the modern workforce continues to evolve. At a time […]


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 […]


Africonology CEO Mandla Mbonambi on gaining traction with automation

Automation continues to gain traction across industry and vertical. According to the Deloitte Global RPA Survey, the benefits of Robot Process Automation (RPA) are significant with payback at less than 12 months alongside improved compliance (92%), improved quality and accuracy (90%) and cost reduction (59%). Automation is increasingly being adopted, or considered for adoption, by […]


Enterprise software development underpinned by transparency

Like any long-term relationship, Ross McLaren, COO of redPanda Software, says communication and honesty is key to enterprise software development. South Africa is on par with the rest of the world when it comes to enterprise software development. The business demands are similar to the rest of the world and software development companies have the […]


Veeam expert on creating an integrated data management strategy

Businesses are progressively embracing a multi-cloud strategy to drive increased innovation, speed to market and to optimise cost. However, Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager for Southern Africa at Veeam, says the new challenge for organisations is creating an integrated data management strategy. The cloud is being used as a second home for data, as […]


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