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SaaS implementation key to business survival

According to Gartner research, by 2020 all new entrants and 80% of historical vendors will offer subscription-based business models. The challenge, says Ryan Barlow, Chief Information Officer at e4, is navigating the change management challenge for effective deployment of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) within organisations. He says that e4 recently completed its own migration to Microsoft Office […]


Consider the security implications for payroll when adopting cloud solutions

The recent launch of two multinational data centres in South Africa has placed renewed focus on the benefits that the cloud can provide businesses. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR at payroll specialists CRS Technologies South Africa, believes that when it comes to sensitive payroll data, there are caveats to be aware of when migrating […]


Expedite application adoption in government

Dave Reber, Cybersecurity Director at Nutanix, talks about the benefits of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and how it helps government agencies quickly deploy applications.


Six ways CIOs can help organisations in a digital age

Matthew Kibby, Vice-President, Enterprise, Africa & Middle East at Sage, on what companies should do when looking to adopt Digital Transformation. CIOs need to take a more strategic role in driving innovation within their organisations if they are to keep up with the rapid pace of digital change. No longer should IT be a cost-centre, […]


Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange offers direct connection to leading global cloud services

Cloud investment into Africa has increased sharply as the continent sees the establishment of its first cloud regions. Through extensive investment by multiple international operators, cloud strategies are now becoming a key element within every enterprise’s infrastructure investment. Teraco, Africa’s largest and most interconnected vendor neutral data centre, says its African cloud exchange, located in […]


Kubernetes takes centre stage in 2019: Why should CIOs care?

Joe Baguley, VP & CTO EMEA, VMware, looks at the rise of Kubernetes. Make no mistake that the businesses that survive and thrive today will be those that continuously experiment. Think Jeff Bezos advocating the need for ‘high-quality, high velocity decisions’ – speed matters in business, and new ideas, new products and new strategies require […]


Five critical steps for a successful BI implementation

Gavin Sheehan, Executive: Business Intelligence & Data Management at Decision Inc, looks at the five critical steps that are needed for a successful Business Intelligence (BI) implementation. Decision-makers understand that data drives the digital business. And one of the most efficient ways to extract value out of this is through BI. But in a real-time […]


A changing African consumer branding environment

Opinion piece from in-store advertising innovators Smart Media. In Africa, household consumption is expected to reach US$2.5 trillion by 2030 with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa accounting for nearly half that. This presents exciting opportunities for brands that want to grow in retail. But how do they approach this in an increasingly cluttered and competitive […]


The rise of the new-age digital assistant experience

Craig Nel, Mobile & Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey, looks at the rise of the new-age digital assistant experience. We have all had experiences with chatbots or digital assistants and automated phone services. From product and support issues to scheduling and ordering information, these automated platforms have become commonplace […]


Troye upbeat about next-gen networking solutions on Google Cloud Platform

Managed IT services provider Troye is upbeat about next-generation networking solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Citrix recently announced that Citrix SD-WAN and Citrix ADC will soon be available on GCP, enabling experience-driven application performance and delivery across modern networks. This move enables companies to extend their networks to the cloud and deliver applications in […]


Tips for companies looking to adopt Digital Transformation

Dave Ives, Chief Customer Officer at Altron Karabina, gives his tips to companies who are looking to adopt Digital Transformation.   Does your business have a clear Target Operating Model and defined way of working in this new world? If not, try and build a simple model of the business and how you intend to operate […]


A snapshot of Digital Transformation in South Africa

Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, explains what companies need to do as they look to adopt Digital Transformation. The distorting of the physical and virtual world is reshaping businesses, industries and sectors and while it’s one thing to recognise it, making Digital Transformation a reality is another and many […]


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