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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 […]


Successfully managing risk in today’s digital environment

Business agility has become a critical enabler in today’s digital environment, and yet outages can take it away with one snap of the fingers. Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, looks at what you can do to ensure you have an effective disaster recovery plan in place.   In an age governed by […]


It’s time to move to the cloud with Azure, says Bluegrass Digital CEO

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Bluegrass Digital believes the new Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will reshape the cloud environment in Africa and will now provide the necessary infrastructure for rapid cloud adoption. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help businesses compete on a global stage. It offers the freedom […]


Possibilities for Botswanan businesses embracing digital initiatives

Digital Transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. Ricardo Flores, Senior Regional Manager of SADC Applications at Oracle, discusses the possibilities for the Botswanan government and firms who are embracing digital initiatives. […]


One Channel CEO on choosing the right business management system

Selecting a business management system is a decision that will affect any company for many years. And as One Channel CEO Bernard Ford says, most products offer the same or similar features, meaning that it could be very confusing to decide what features are important. He says there should be a checklist to compare the […]


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