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IBM expert on how AI technology is shaping the modern workforce

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – is on the rise in the 21st Century and has become an essential part of IT. But even though AI can solve complex problems that are beyond human ability, is there still room for the human brain in the modern workforce? Andrew Quixley, Data Science & AI Leader at IBM, shared […]

Oracle expert on cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Andrew Sordam, Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle, looks at how cloud computing is having an impact in Africa. Africa is a continent pulsating with energy, and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. […]

Qualys releases Global IT Asset Inventory (AI) Cloud App

Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced general availability of its groundbreaking global IT Asset Inventory (AI) Cloud App, which provides security and IT teams with a single source of truth to analyse their complex and interconnected global IT environments, and collaborate on critical security remediation efforts. Digital […]

Avaya introduces private cloud delivery of OneCloud UC and CC solutions

Avaya Holdings Corp has introduced a new private cloud delivery model of its Avaya OneCloud solutions for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS), providing enterprise organisations with a fast, convenient and automated path to the benefits of cloud communications. Available in South Africa, the new offerings feature preconfigured, per-seat consumption and standard bundles of both UCaaS and CCaaS solutions, reducing risk, cost and complexity from the transition to a cloud platform from on-premise solutions. It is being introduced as […]

TransUnion CEO on five trends set to dominate technology this year

As technology disruptions become the norm, Lee Naik, tech expert and TransUnion CEO, says five trends will dominate the year. Technologies converge as 5G lands Biometrics, robotics, AI, augmented and mixed reality. none of these technologies are new – NASA has been using a digital twin framework as far back as the Apollo 13 mission. […]

Elingo Chief Solutions Officer on the customer’s journey to the cloud

Karl Reed, Chief Solutions Officer at South African-based ICT company Elingo, gives his thoughts about how you can migrate to the cloud. Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premise environment can be done much more efficiently than before. Even […]

Three key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

In South Africa, savvy business leaders are looking to embrace leading edge technology to drive growth and innovation, which requires a fresh and brave approach to traditional processes – with investment into new solutions. Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software, looks at the key shifts taking place and consider what C-Suite executives and other […]

Nutanix Country Manager on the cloud opportunities in Africa

Even though there are still challenges to overcome, the cloud provides an ideal platform to channel this growth. Paul Ruinaard, Country Manager at Nutanix Sub-Saharan Africa, tells us more. Such are the opportunities offered by the cloud, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index 2018 Report shows that instances of the hybrid cloud in South Africa are […]

African technology to be showcased at International CES in Las Vegas

The African entrepreneurship ecosystem is to be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health and connected cars, International CES is aimed at innovative companies around the world. Called AfricaTech Now, the African event at CES […]

Hospitality group turns to Veeam for round-the-clock availability

Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is an award-winning hospitality and entertainment company which operates 12 properties located across South Africa, Botswana, and Malawi. Renowned for its excellence in design, development, management, ownership, and operation of multifaceted hospitality and gaming facilities, guests partake in fine dining, relaxing hotel stays, exciting casino action, live entertainment, soothing spa […]

Symantec and Fortinet partner to deliver robust cloud security service

Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, […]

A Dedicated Hybrid Approach needed for Effective Cloud Security

Technology adoption in the modern world can be a daunting process – especially for smaller sized businesses. Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Africa, says there is a myriad of options available and this, coupled with technical jargon, can make things feel a little complex, inflexible and all too often tied to, and limited by, […]

Elingo expert says contact centres must embrace the cloud

The digital business environment highlights how much technological disruption is impacting on organisations. Paul McIntyre, Chief Sales Officer at Elingo, says it now about having ‘to adapt or die’ and this is particularly evident when it comes to the use of the cloud in telephony. Fifty years ago, telephony platforms were completely hardware-based. Fast forward […]

Z Services and McAfee to transform cloud-based security offering

Z Services, an innovative cloud-based cybersecurity solutions provider in the MENA region and McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, will bring the first in-country cloud security solution to organisations across the Middle East and North Africa. The solution, powered by McAfee’s MVISION Cloud, will be available through Z Services’ in-country multi-tenant cloud security infrastructure. With the […]

Internet of Things is disrupting the cloud, according to Eseye expert

It is no longer enough to simply offer a cloud solution as emerging technologies start to not only dominate but provide much needed competitive advantage to business. Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional Head, Eseye, says that the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) alongside the prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics, are disrupting business […]

DigiBlu CEO on the increase in Software-as-a-Service solutions

The Software-as-a-Service market is certainly on the rise and is expected to reach US$185.8 billion by 2024. Intelligent CIO explores why many industries are adopting it and how it is being implemented in Africa. SaaS is a model in which software and other associated data is hosted centrally and accessed with the help of a […]

Nutanix announces findings of annual global Enterprise Cloud Index

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its first annual global Enterprise Cloud Index, measuring enterprise plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they […]

What is on offer at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest TMT event

As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday. Headliners (formerly the keynotes) AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  The content is free to all registered visitors, […]

Oracle accelerates Digital Transformation in SA with new Innovation Hub

Reinforcing its commitment to South Africa, Oracle has announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for the company in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia. In line with South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) 2030, Oracle’s Innovation Hub is […]

BT in Africa expert on adopting Artificial Intelligence in the workplace

What are the benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the workplace? By Rob Hudson, Chief Technology Officer, BT in Africa Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a bigger revolution than the Internet. Current research shows that the global AI market is expected to grow by around 150% from 2016 and by 2018, this market is expected […]