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Fortinet SA expert looks at the financial cybercrime trends for 2019

Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director for Fortinet in South Africa, looks at the cybercrime trends in the financial services industry. The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the financial services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events […]


CIO challenges 2019: The biggest obstacles and how to overcome them

Andy Mack, Software Services Director at Echo Managed Services, creator of multi-utility billing software, Aptumo, talks to us about facing the biggest challenges of the coming year head on and how software vendors can support CIOs to excel. Given the speed at which technology is transforming our business landscape, it’s vital that global and UK […]


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. […]


Expert opinion: Why software needs to eat your business

Sanjiv Gossain, Head of Cognizant Digital Business, Europe, talks to us about how software is being heavily utilised throughout organisations to place them at the top spot when it comes to their Digital Transformation. Those that do not adapt and reap its benefits will fall behind. When Marc Andreessen wrote the now-famous piece ‘Why Software […]


ServiceNow Vice President on how to understand digital technology

While Digital Transformation is all the rage these days, Chris Pope, VP of Innovation at ServiceNow, says that understanding the subject is a prerequisite if firms are going to fully appreciate where new and emerging technology will have an impact. There are college degrees in computer science and software engineering that feature different programming languages […]


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 […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]


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 […]


South Africa urged to invest in high-performance computing skills

South Africa has been urged to invest heavily in the development of a skilled high-performance computing generation to avoid missing out on the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town, the Director-General of Science and Technology, Dr Phil […]


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, […]


Dimension Data reveal digital business trends to look out for in 2019

The focus of many Digital Transformation efforts has been on the adoption of new technologies, but what does a successful organisation restructure look like? Dimension Data’s Technology Trends 2019 report explores key areas of focus for companies, with digital business playing a key role. Scott Gibson, Group Executive of Digital Business Solutions at Dimension Data, […]


Forcepoint reveals cybersecurity predictions for 2019

Forcepoint, a leading global cybersecurity provider, has launched its 2019 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report, with security specialists, behavioural intelligence researchers and data scientists providing guidance on the sophisticated threats facing organisations in the months to come. The report examines seven areas where risks will increase in 2019, with Forcepoint experts taking a deep dive into technology […]


PPS leading the pack through Enterprise Architecture as a Service

Knotion has supported the implementation of an Enterprise Architecture solution to ensure financial services company PPS achieves its 2020 vision. In the modern world, the journey to Digital Transformation is both exciting and daunting. Astute businesses are forming smart Information Technology (IT) strategies to drive better operations and greater customer experience. For PPS, it became […]


Fortinet releases latest Global Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organisations. “Cyberthreats are growing rapidly and […]


First Brick Holdings announces data centre investments in Africa

First Brick Holdings, a Roha Group company, has announced plans for multiple investments to boost the digitalisation of East and Southern Africa with the funding and development of several data centres across the region. These data centres will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) by addressing their […]


These six trends will impact your 2019 Digital Transformation journey

Digital moonshots, apps at the edge and information enlightenment will be among the enterprise digital trends to watch in 2019, according to new predictions by DXC Technology, a leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. The company laid out six predictions that will define the IT shifts organisations will need to think about to drive their […]


Autodesk helps Atkins provide access to project and design data

An Autodesk Enterprise customer since 2013, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a frequent user of Autodesk technologies, including Autodesk, AutoCAD, BIM tools and a mix of 2D/3D solutions. But as the company seeks to raise its profile in Africa’s competitive design and construction market, Atkins has initiated a company-wide Digital Transformation to […]


Future-proofing your business with multi-cloud models

Tristan Liverpool, Systems Engineering Director, F5 Networks, discusses the benefits of operating your system in a multi-cloud environment and embracing the benefits. The world is becoming increasingly security conscious, with applications and technologies being developed faster than ever. Architects need to rethink current cloud strategies, embedding security into application development, and embracing new work practices […]