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The impact of compliance on cloud and the payroll

At a time when so much attention is placed on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa, companies must consider a plethora of permutations when it comes to the hosting of their data. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR (human resources) […]


Driving Digital Transformation within financial services

With the pace at which the financial services industry is transforming, how can you match this momentum and drive ahead of the competition? Fujitsu say that you can do it by integrating multi-cloud into your existing tech infrastructure and using new-found flexibility and speed to counter the pressure from market disruptors.


The make-or-break challenges CIOs need to address

The vision of highly efficient, connected and safe factories is a reality in manufacturing, but how do CIOs overcome the challenges and seize opportunities in Industry 4.0? This video from Cisco aims to explain this.


Poor data mastery impacting ability to drive value from data

On average, less than 40% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are confident they can master their data – that is manage, secure and gain insight from data, and use it responsibly. Capabilities in these four areas aren’t projected to increase in the next three years, according to a new study […]


Engineering a new method for data destruction

Xperien is now able to professionally erase data on retired IT assets in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA). It offers safe and secure data destruction services and all its methods are accompanied by certificates that will be required for an audit trail. Xperien Senior Business Development Manager Bridgette Vermaak says data […]


Get to Know: Neil Buckley, Managing Director at Apex BI

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have had many memorable achievements, some big and many small. There are, however, also a few great moments that stand out for me. The first was being awarded Employee of the Year and then quickly following that up by becoming the youngest manager at arguably […]


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 […]


FortiGuard Labs Operational Technology Trends Report

As organisations make their operations more agile in response to a quickly evolving marketplace, many operational technology (OT) systems are being connected to the outside world for the first time. This trend promises great benefits for organisations, but also exposes OT systems to advanced persistent threats. The ‘air gap’ that protected OT systems from hackers […]


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 […]


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% […]


How AI can help anticipate users’ needs and wishes in real time

Stephen Spellicy, VP of Marketing and Products at Thales, talks about how AI can help anticipate users’ needs and wishes in real time.


Hot topics in AI infrastructure

AI doesn’t have to be scary. NVIDIA’s Tony Paikeday and Pure Storage’s Colin Gallagher talk about what it takes to get started with Artificial Intelligence.


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