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GSMA issues report on Ghana’s mobile-enabled digital transformation

At a high-level round-table between the Government of Ghana and mobile industry leaders, the GSMA launched a report in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), examining the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital services in Ghana. The meeting, held in partnership with DFID, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications and the United Nations […]

A buyer’s market in the global economics of DDoS attacks

It’s a buyer’s market in the local property arena at the moment, according to certain industry experts. This is largely as a result of the slower economy, which has seen a rise in the number of properties for sale. But did you know that globally, it’s a buyer’s market as well when we look at […]

Local data centres: crucial in the fight against unemployment

Article by Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of T-Systems South Africa’s IT Portfolio and Solution Sales South Africa’s sluggish economic growth continues to be roundly outpaced by our population growth, as business confidence remains uncertain and job creation falters. One of the effects is a rising unemployment level, which according to Stats SA, has now reached a […]

Critical considerations for effective security awareness training

Article by Morey Haber, Vice President of Technology at BeyondTrust One of my favourite spam emails are the ones from cybersecurity companies soliciting security awareness training for your employees. Think about it. You are receiving spam email, potentially a phishing attack, from a company offering services on how not to fall for a fraudulent email […]

ServiceNow survey shows CIOs delivering real value from machine learning

A new survey from ServiceNow finds that machine learning has arrived in the enterprise, making material contributions to everyday work. To realise its full value, technology leaders must find skilled talent to work side-by-side with machines in addition to redesigning their organisations and processes. For The Global CIO Point of View, ServiceNow surveyed 500 CIOs […]

Enhancing user experience through perfect partnerships

By Kirsten Cox, Vice President Marketing, EMEA, VMware Creating outstanding experiences for customers and employees, whose expectations have changed, is the new transformation battleground. This was a prominent theme emerging from VMworld Europe this year, as was the news that industry reshaping technologies – like cloud, mobile and security – are very much making this […]

Vodafone research shows SA is optimistic about business outcomes of IoT

Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things. The IoT Barometer research surveyed 1,278 respondents in 13 countries: the US, Brazil, Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, China, India, Japan, Australia […]

Can effective data management drive efficiency in African government?

South Africa’s public sector faces constant turbulence, with widespread corruption, local inefficiencies and infighting across government. Last week, this culminated in the Democratic Alliance petitioning for an emergency election, with the belief that the majority of South Africans have lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma. While the public sector has a long way to go, […]

New global survey finds companies are unprepared for DNS attacks

Infoblox has released results of a global survey finding that DNS security is often overlooked when it comes to cybersecurity strategy, with most companies inadequately prepared to defend against DNS attacks. Surveying over 1,000 security and IT professionals worldwide and conducted by Dimensional Research, the study found that 86% of DNS solutions failed to first […]

Your virtual office – three ways the cloud works for your business

An office that can’t be taken with you isn’t just stuck geographically, it’s stuck in the past. Cloud computing is transforming the business landscape, and it’s time you took the leap and digitised your office. Rob Lith, Telviva’s Business Development Director, gives three simple but powerful reasons the cloud will transform your business. Work on […]

Cloud lets you innovate without disruption

Article by Cameron Beveridge, Director: Cloud at SAP Africa For decades, a CIO’s responsibility was to reduce costs and keep a company’s IT infrastructure running. Now, CIOs and IT departments are tasked with driving business innovation. Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity […]

Harness the Internet of Things to protect and track your assets

Article by Reinhardt van Rooyen, Innovation Strategist at Jasco As more devices, assets and ‘things’ become connected, businesses are exploring the opportunity to harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to protect and track their assets – everything from livestock to plant equipment, shipping containers and vehicles. It’s a valuable new way to manage risk and […]

Business rescue pressures are not unique to South Africa

Despite the distress in which the South African economy finds itself in, it is not unique to this country. Global uncertainty is putting organisations around the world across industry sectors under immense pressure to survive. This is according to the Turnaround Management Association – Southern Africa (TMA-SA) which recently hosted its Inaugural National Turnaround Conference […]

Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers

The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options. According to Craig Leppan, Business Development Manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4 company, digital document solutions will be fundamental to reaching tomorrow’s customers. “The majority of large enterprises are […]

MEA enterprise infrastructure hardware market continues to decline

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise infrastructure hardware market, which includes servers and external storage, suffered a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 8% in the first half on 2017 to total $1.1 billion, according to the latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting […]

Availability of data in the age of security risk

Article by Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam With ransomware attacks becoming increasingly prevalent, companies are more aware than ever for the need for effective cybersecurity measures. But despite this, not enough is being done to ensure the availability of data in the event of systems being compromised. Enterprises are spending millions on […]

Gartner reveals top predictions for IT organisations and users in 2018

Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for 2018 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions will enable organisations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the issues that surround what it really means to be human in the digital world. “Technology-based innovation is arriving faster than most organisations can keep […]

AI – delivering value to the Internet of Things strategy

Article by Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, the Jasco Group The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the latest technology buzzwords, promising to deliver many benefits by connecting devices with sensors that transmit data via the Internet to a platform where this data is stored. The real value in IoT, however, is the […]

Gartner survey confirms the changing role of the CIO

Digitalisation and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO. Leaders are rapidly scaling their digital businesses, making the remainder of this year and 2018 a defining moment for CIOs who don’t want to be left behind. Gartner, Inc.’s annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning […]

Jargon is holding businesses back from new tech investment, says Epicor

With technology jargon constantly changing, business professionals around the world are struggling to gain a proper understanding of the technologies they need to embrace, to shape the future of their businesses. This is one of the findings of a study from Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth. […]