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Gartner says global smartphone sales declined 6.8% in third quarter of 2021

Global smartphone sales to end-users declined 6.8% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to Gartner Inc. The research firm cited component shortages as the main cause that disrupted production schedules, leading to lower inventory and delayed product availability, which eventually impacted sales to end-users. “Despite strong consumer […]

Editor’s Question: How much of a concern is protecting critical infrastructure and how should organisations go about doing this pragmatically?

By 2025, 30% of critical infrastructure organisations will experience a security breach that will result in the halting of an operations system or mission-critical cyber-physical system, according to Gartner.  Critical infrastructure security has become a primary concern for governments around the world, with the US, UK, EU, Canada and Australia each identifying sectors deemed ‘critical […]

Oracle opens first cloud region in Africa

New cloud region in Johannesburg delivers superior performance, built-in security, and high availability. Oracle now has 37 cloud regions globally and plans to open an additional seven cloud regions by the end of 2022. Tech giant Oracle has announced the availability of its first cloud region in Africa to meet the rapidly growing demand for […]

Nutanix study shows multi-cloud is here to stay but complexity and challenges remain

A recent study conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Nutanix, a hybrid multi-cloud computing solutions vendor, has revealed that multi-cloud deployments are on the rise, but enterprises looking to hybrid multi-cloud still face challenges and complexity. Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing solutions, has announced the findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud […]

Kodak Alaris wins BLI 2022 ‘Scanner Line of the Year Award’

Keypoint Intelligence, an independent tester of document imaging products, has honoured Kodak Alaris with the ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022 Scanner Line of the Year Award’. The global information capture specialist has claimed this prestigious accolade six times in the past seven years. The BLI Line of the Year Awards recognise companies that provide a broad […]

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes UK

Machine Learning can solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges

From better healthcare access to improved food security, Machine Learning could tackle a wide range of challenges in developing countries. In 2020, a study published in Nature showed that Google’s Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence programme, DeepMind AI, outperformed radiologists in detecting breast cancer. After being trained on thousands of mammograms, the system was able to […]

Remote working and cybersecurity in Africa

In 2021, KnowBe4, Lynchpin and ITWeb conducted surveys across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya to unpack how remote working was influencing the security paradigm for organisations. The survey found that a significant percentage of companies will very likely continue leveraging remote working. At the time of writing the report, 57% of organisations in South Africa, […]

Google Cloud collaborates with Comair to provide seamless travel experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Google Cloud has announced it is teaming up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand and the Kulula budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration will accelerate the aviation group’s Digital Transformation plans in line with its mission to deliver seamless travel experiences for customers and help the travel industry regain momentum. Comair completed […]

DAC Systems assists Two Mountains in migrating to Office 365

Two Mountains, a South African group of companies operating in both the financial and burial services industries since 1999, has contracted Microsoft Gold Certified systems integrator DAC Systems to migrate the organisation to Office 365 as it was looking for a more cost-effective and integrated productivity suite that could also deliver telephony features. “Our emails […]

Vertiv joins the RISE Partnership Programme to develop sustainable data centre technologies

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced a new partnership with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a leading research institute and innovation partner. Vertiv has entered the partnership programme for data centre systems technologies at platinum level, joining founding partners that include Facebook, Ericsson, Vattenfall, ABB, LTU and the […]

Politics of cloud and the containerised future dominate Pure Storage’s 2022 predictions

A hot topic of conversation across boardrooms far and wide is what’s on the horizon for 2022 in the technology space. Patrick Smith, CTO EMEA, Pure Storage, pulls back the curtain on the next 12 months and forecasts three core developments for which every CIO should prepare. Pure Storage has unveiled its technology predictions for […]

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