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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 […]


Increased cloud adoption highlights need for improved cyber resilience

Microsoft’s announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centres in Africa – one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg – has been a cause for celebration among South Africa’s business sector. And as Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast South Africa explains, as we hurtle into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, access to cloud […]


Integration in the healthcare industry requires the right tools

Although there has been a widespread adoption of electronic health records, the integration of healthcare data remains a crucial challenge for the healthcare industry as it endeavours to achieve interoperability. In addition, healthcare entities need to understand that real data integration means working with the right technology partners to ensure that all challenges are met. […]


PBT Group expert on the importance of data analytics in business

Yolanda Smit, Regional (Gauteng) Director at PBT Group, says becoming data-driven is a key priority for organisations and has fast become ‘the new oil’ in business. Undoubtedly, businesses that have already invested in data analytics have begun to reap the benefits, especially those wanting to make far more accurate forecasts and examine ways to become […]


Re-thinking DDoS defences for encryption technology TLS1.3

According to NETSCOUT Arbor, the arrival of TLS1.3, the latest advance in encryption technology, is going to require a re-think of certain mechanisms for detecting and mitigating some forms of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer, NETSCOUT Arbor, says certain advances in encryption technology, including the latest version of the […]


Insight into the career of Mimecast Sales Director Steve Herridge

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? There have been so many memorable moments, but I would say that one of my highlights were the four years I spent as Managing Director of of Internet Solutions Nigeria.  What first made you think of a career in technology? I was in my mid-twenties and […]


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 […]


Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]


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. […]


VMware expert talks about Information Technology in Kenya

Mark Reynolds, Commercial Business Executive – Sub Saharan Africa at VMware, talks to Intelligent CIO Africa about Information Technology in Kenya. 1. What is the IT infrastructure currently like in Kenya? Amongst the best in Africa. There is fibre connectivity to each county and the government has recognised IT as a key investment industry. 2. How […]


There is more to cyber risk than security, says thryve expert

Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve, which provides risk and governance management technologies, says cyber risk isn’t just about security; it has become a serious issue of business continuity and is the core responsibility of executives of businesses of any size to protect shareholder value. Risk experts hold no doubts. The changes technology is […]


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. […]


Kenyan investment bank migrates 100% to the cloud in one day

When Genghis Capital, a leading investment bank in Kenya, took the decision to modernise its technology organisation, it opted to think out of the box. Part of a strategic new direction, the bank wanted to explore the digital and productivity freedom the cloud could offer and move away from archaic systems that were proving to […]


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 […]


Focus on Information and Communications Technology in Angola

Prior to gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola had a rich tradition of family-based farming and was self-sufficient in all major food crops, except wheat. But by the early 1990s, the Southern Africa country produced less than 1% of the volume it had produced two decades previously, while production of cotton, tobacco and sugar […]


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

Experts talk to us about facing the biggest challenges of the coming year head on and how CIOs can excel in 2019 with advances in technology.  Andy Mack, Software Services Director at Echo Managed Services, creator of multi-utility billing software, Aptumo: Given the speed at which technology is transforming our business landscape, it’s vital that […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]