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Gartner says by 2020 AI will create more jobs than it eliminates

2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator. The number of jobs affected by AI will vary by industry; through 2019, healthcare, the public sector and education will see continuously growing job demand while manufacturing will be hit the […]

Africa’s telcos should invest in tech to counter stalled revenue growth

Although Africa’s largest telco operators are generally showing growth in their customer bases, revenue growth has somewhat stalled to as little as 1% year-on-year, says Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa. This means that despite attracting an increased number of customers, the amount each of these customers spend is decreasing. “In the wake […]

Sophos 2017 malware trends and predictions for the year ahead

Article by Harish Chib, Vice President, Sophos, Middle East & Africa From online gaming to mobile apps and wearable tech, technology is used at almost every touch point in people’s day-to-day lives. However, the downside of living in this hyper-connected society means that people are also extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks. This year’s Malware Report from […]

Looking at the availability landscape for the upcoming year

Article by Danny Allan, Vice President for Product Strategy, Veeam Cloud replication hits an up-turn Business continuity for digital services has been a significant focus for every executive over the past decade. Enterprises no longer just offer digital services, they ARE the digital services which they provide. Downtime is not acceptable. This recognition has led […]

Increasing regulations see a shift in data analytics

An increasingly complex regulatory environment is putting the spotlight on organisations to be compliant. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager, and Angelique Strumpher, Administration Manager for Business Process Outsourcing at SilverBridge, explore how this impacts on the data analytic capabilities of a business. In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on […]

IDC analyses its 2017 ICT predictions for South Africa

South Africa’s economy continues to feel the pressure of recent credit rating downgrades and further potential downgrades looming in the future. “We spoke about how tough this year was going to be at the 2017 IDC Predictions event we hosted at the end of 2016, looking back this has definitely become a reality for South […]

Could planned downtime be costing you business?

Article by Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam Software One of the rarely spoken about aspects of technology is the level of compromise it requires. Most articles tend to focus on benefits; how whatever the innovation is will make life easier, faster or smarter. Instead of the fact that users will have […]

Securing your enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Article by: Morten Illum, VP EMEA, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Artificial intelligence (AI), often throws up visions of a futuristic earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It’s clear that an AI future is already here, with chat bots and home […]

You’ve been digitally transforming for longer than you think

Article by Heath Huxtable, Consulting and Integration at Vox Digital transformation as a concept is something we liken to the Y2K phenomenon, brought about by the IT industry as a way of creating and driving new business opportunities, but it isn’t actually something new. The reality is that businesses like ours, that deliver ERP solutions […]

Gartner finds Chief Data Officers are enabling digital transformation

As the role of chief data officer (CDO) continues to gain traction within organisations, a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. found that these data and analytics leaders are proving to be a linchpin of digital business transformation. The third annual Gartner Chief Data Officer survey was conducted July through September 2017 with 287 CDOs, chief […]

Exchanging threat intelligence strengthens security posture

In a world of increasingly stealthy and sophisticated cybercriminals, it is difficult, costly and ineffective for companies to defend themselves against these threats alone. As revealed in The Third Annual Study on Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way, more companies are reaching out to their peers and other sources for […]

‘Tis the season for predictions: The 2018 cybersecurity landscape

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is […]

Middle East and Africa TV market to reach over $15 billion by 2021

The TV market outlook for Africa and the Middle East, published by IDATE Digiworld, has forecast that the television market in Africa and the Middle East is set to grow by 30% from 2016 to 2021. This is an increase of almost US$3.5 billion, making the MEA region one of the fastest growing global markets. […]

Five ways for finance professionals to seize the technology opportunity

African finance professionals must not miss the golden opportunity technology offers to enhance their ability to compete successfully in the continent’s growing business sector, says Theuns Holtshousen, Divisional Business Leader, CaseWare Africa. “As Africans we are using technology freely in our private lives, but as finance professionals, we are not yet capitalising on the opportunities […]

Gemalto: companies face losing 70% of consumers following a data breach

A majority (70%) of consumers would stop doing business with a company if it experienced a data breach, according to a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide conducted on behalf of Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. In addition, seven in ten consumers (69%) feel businesses don’t take the security of customer data […]

Two-factor authentication should be a staple for security today

The tools for two-factor authentication have been available for about a decade and in an era of increasing cybercrime, fraud and identity theft, two layers of authentication at least should be a staple for security. But it is not. While some are already graduating to multi-factor authentication, an alarming number of companies rely exclusively on […]

Four character traits all successful CIOs share

As the digital leaders of an organisation, the CIO needs to build solid relationships with other business leaders, go the extra mile to foster digital learning, know what they’re talking about and be open to teaching others. There’s no denying that the role of the CIO has changed, and continues to change as business and […]

McAfee Labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch for in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications […]

Cloud-based archiving: an effortless way to centralise data management

Data management and specifically data archiving is critical to businesses in their quest to gain better control over their IT environments. There are two distinct ways to do this: tape archiving or cloud archiving, and the latter is gaining more prominence says Redstor, an international data management and security specialist firm. The company defines data […]

The future of fake news and how to lessen the risk for your business

Article by Rick Holland, VP Strategy, Digital Shadows Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue […]