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Embracing the changing network landscape with SDN

From less than half a billion dollars in 2013 to an expected US$14 billion by 2021, the global market for Software-defined Networking (SDN) is currently one of the fastest-growing in the ICT sector. But unlike more appealing technology such as Artificial Intelligence and data analysis, Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware, says […]


Reclaiming the cloud: How CISOs can ensure security in cloud initiatives

Cloud services now play a central role in the digital operation of modern enterprises. But security teams are often being left out in the cold, increasing the level of risk an organisation is facing. Gidi Cohen, CEO and Founder, Skybox Security, tells us how CISOs can be part of the conversation on securely adopting cloud […]


Popcorn Training MD’s 12 cybersecurity tips for consumers

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. To help users out this Cyber Security Awareness Month, Anna Collard, Managing Director of Popcorn Training, a KnowBe4 company, compiled a list of things […]


Datacentrix expert on what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider?

Mark Chadwick, Head of Cloud Services, Datacentrix, looks at what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider. The term ‘Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)’ has become practically synonymous with ‘cloud’. The difference? Cloud can be looked at as a location and on-demand consumption model, while IaaS delivers the actual cloud computing infrastructure, facilitating […]


Picup CEO looks at how you can can offer faster deliveries

Free delivery has been the most powerful drawcard for retailers to attract customers to their online stores and undoubtedly, the most successful online marketing tool ever devised for ecommerce. However, this is changing, and retailers are starting to offer faster deliveries to attract customers to their online store, which poses a different set of cost […]


Four ways to ensure your IT integration delivers business value

With so much hype surrounding new technology such as Big Data, Cloud Computing and AI, it is easy to miss the point of integrating them into your business operations, enhancing the performance of employees, and ultimately the business. Jan Kühn, Director at INOVO, offers four steps to translate integration into enhanced business performance. In contact […]


From the dot-com bubble to today’s yo-yoing workforce – how to shrink the technology skills gap

Jamie Jefferies, Vice President and General Manager of EMEA at Ciena, discusses the need for an agile, skilled and prepared workforce in today’s digital age. He talks about the importance of attraction and retainment of millennial employees and the need to ensure staff feel valued with room for progressional growth within the business. The mention […]


‘Effective enterprise security relies on culture, not just IT’

Hack the human. This is a growing trend understood very clearly by the well-funded and organised cybercrime landscape.  The cyber-syndicate and criminal know that it is far easier to access systems through people than it is to go through the technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started […]


Get to Know: Wayne Human, Executive Partner at IQbusiness

On the lighter side of things, we ask leading experts what makes them tick. Here, we ‘get to know’ Wayne Human, Executive Partner at IQbusiness. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? The most memorable achievement to date is the growth we as an executive team have driven for the past number of […]


NU Africa and Indegy discuss threats to industrial control systems

Cybercriminals have proven that they are more than ready to strike critical infrastructure, with potential examples of cyberattacks ranging from power facilities, transport systems and manufacturing plants, to water treatment facilities and defence systems, coming to the fore. It is clear that the chances of a cyber-related operational breakdown are higher than ever before, meaning […]


‘Robotic Process Automation is the answer to Digital Transformation’

Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’. This is evident in the recent proliferation of the adjective ‘Digital’ in most C-suite titles and businesses either being ‘born-in-the-cloud’ or traditional businesses undergoing some form of Digital Transformation. However, there is no consensus as what ‘going […]


‘Location data can transform South Africa’s transport system’

Location technology can transform South Africa’s transport system – but don’t expect to see self-driving cars on our roads any time soon. What’s more relevant is the need for the public and private sectors to work together more closely to unlock the significant social and economic benefits that more efficient transport and mobility systems would […]


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