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Bluegrass expert on the challenges of shopping online

Gone are the days of travelling vast distances to find a specific product and no more standing in long queues to pay. Online shopping has certainly changed the way we shop, but it doesn’t come without its own challenges, as Bluegrass Digital Managing Director Nick Durrant explains. Consumers make split-second decisions about whether to stay […]


Connected intelligence and 5G to impact how industrial sector approaches quality control

The research that surrounds Artificial Intelligence (AI) is plentiful and varied. There are reports from Gartner that highlight how it is critical for an organisation to build foundations for AI and Machine Learning to ensure it is futureproofed. PWC’s research talks about the human factor and the jobs that these technologies will create or remove […]


Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

The cloud, IoT and even hyperconverged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the data centre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections, which is why Netshield South Africa is offering businesses an alternative, to […]


Changing the banking industry’s landscape in the digital era

The face of the banking industry worldwide has undergone and is still undergoing a dramatic transformation as a result of the disruptive effects of mind-blowing digital advancements that have dominated the 21st century. Shady Aziz, A2P Manager, ArpuPlus, says Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of these major disruptive and impactful technologies with a powerful, game-changing […]


Digital business runs off smarter teamwork

Businesses that want to compete in the digital economy have a central goal – to use Digital Transformation to secure and drive competitive advantage. And, according to Muggie van Staden, MD of open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems, says to achieve this, there must be an obvious connectedness among employees and a clear […]


Local Azure data centres to drive cloud growth

Earlier this year saw the launch of Microsoft data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, this world-class cloud infrastructure that will power emerging cloud, AI and edge computing innovations across the continent. Azure is the first of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services to be delivered from the new data centres, with  Office […]


Blockchain helps assure consumers their food is ethically sourced

Opinion piece by Craig Nel, Mobile & Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Ensuring ethical sourcing is a major focus area for many companies as they start to understand just how important it is to their buyers. Increasingly, brands are understanding they must show they’re thinking about the wider impact […]


Stand to lose everything through lack of awareness

There are a growing number of attacks and almost all of the successful ones have come from an insider being compromised through deception, negligence or a lack of awareness. J2 Software CEO John McLoughin says companies need to attack or face being attacked themselves and stand to lose everything. The common response to a cyberattack […]


Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Online identity theft syndicates are dealt a significant blow as proven remote digital identity technology platform goes mainstream. Fraud costs trillions of dollars to world economies annually and, for consumers whose identity data has been stolen, the impact on their lives can vary from being a nuisance to financial and emotional trauma. Worldwide, around 40% […]


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 […]


VMware expert: Consumer confidence is halting the digital frontier

Opinion piece by Lorna Hardie, Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa at VMware As we march headlong into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is important to reflect that history favours the brave. As much as we would like to believe that new disruptive technologies will change the future as we know it, we must look back at […]


Altron Karabina expert on how to prevent cloud application attacks

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina, looks at what organisations can do to prevent cloud application attacks. Broadly speaking, cloud-based applications typically consist of one or more of the following platforms: web and mobile application services; storage; and databases. Each of these platforms have their own unique challenges when it comes […]


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