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Top three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

Viresh Harduth, Vice-President, New Customer Acquisition (Startup and Small Businesses) for Sage Africa and Middle East, looks at the three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019. 2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face […]


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 […]


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 […]


How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way, explains Islam Zeidan, General Manager UAE and MEA, Teradata. In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is […]


Powerful data is shared data – conquering the silo sprawl

James Petter, VP, EMEA at Pure Storage argues that, if organisations are to innovate and survive in a business environment that is increasingly data-driven, they must design their IT infrastructure with data in mind and have complete, real-time access to that data. According to IDC, spending on data-intensive AI systems in the Middle East and […]


FarEye expert: Helping businesses go green with digital logistics

The logistics industry is using digital solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.Kushal Nahata, CEO and Co-founder, FarEye, tells us how the industry is using digital logistics, including advanced analytics and Machine Learning algorithms, to help enterprises decrease their impact on the environment.  Ever since the industrial revolution, there has been significant changes in […]


SAS survey finds analytics makes organisations more innovative

Nearly three-quarters of organisations (72%) claim that analytics help them generate valuable insight and 60% say their analytics resources have made them more innovative, according to research commissioned by SAS, a leader in analytics. That is despite only four in 10 (39%) saying that analytics is core to their business strategy. A third of respondents […]


How real-time visibility is driving intelligent enterprises

IoT solutions are delivering new found visibility across all sectors of industry which is key to ensuring seamless production processes. Hozefa Saylawala, Sales Director Middle East at Zebra Technologies, tells us how any industry can benefit from IoT. Labelled as hyperbole for a long time, the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed into a real […]


Cisco expert on building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will create new risks. And according to Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, the security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach. Every new generation […]


Prevent your network from being attacked by a Botnet

Not having enough network protection may allow your organisation’s devices to be part of the next cyberattack, according to Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Sophos. Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken […]