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VeeamON Forum Africa: cloud and availability a strategic South African priority

At the recent VeeamON Forum Africa event, Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, found that over 80% of South African IT workers believe that local businesses are ready to deliver 24.7.365 availability and service delivery to customers and colleagues by 2018, making the next twelve months a […]


Gartner highlights eight critical components of a digital workplace

Digital workplace programmes often lose their way, or fail, due to a fragmented approach that prioritises a few technology ‘fixes’ over business strategy, said Gartner, Inc. To combat this, digital workplace leaders need to employ a framework to ensure their digital workplace initiatives address all of the eight critical components required for a successful implementation. […]


Gartner identifies three megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade

The emerging technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next 5-10 years. Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the trends that will provide unrivalled intelligence, create profoundly new […]


SANS finds unprotected devices and ransomware are top threats to industrial control systems

SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organisations face in securing critical infrastructure. In addition, 69% of respondents stated that the level of threats to control systems is now high or severely […]


Why SCV is important to the success of digital transformation in the insurance sector

Article by: Swapnil Yemde, New Business Development Manager, Argility Single customer view (SCV) is a ‘holistic’ representation of an organisation’s key assets. These assets can be customer, product, account, policy, supplier, inventory, equipment etc. For B2C industries such as insurance, retail and banking, SCV is crucial to understanding their market. For B2B industries such as […]


How advanced targeted attacks evolved in Q2, 2017

The months from April to end June witnessed significant developments in targeted attacks by, among others, Russian-, English-, Korean-, and Chinese-speaking threat actors. These developments have far-reaching implications for business IT security: sophisticated malicious activity is happening continuously almost everywhere in the world, increasing the risk of companies and non-commercial organisations becoming collateral damage in […]


African telcos should leverage consumers’ increasing demand for mobile data

Article by Hrusostomos Vicatos, Business Development Executive for the Telco Sector at Wipro Limited and Gavin Holme, Country Manager, Africa, Wipro Limited Africa is witnessing rapid growth in the telecommunications sector, and the use of mobile phones is at the forefront of this surge. While it was initially voice communication that drove the interest in […]


AI is more important to IoT than big data insights, says GlobalData

For enterprise software, operational efficiency trumps superfluous features. When it comes to optimising these applications, however, particularly for the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprises need to focus their efforts on the basics of business optimisation rather than insight driven innovation. A recent GlobalData survey of 1,000 IoT professionals revealed a heavy reliance on traditional business […]


Gartner reveals how communications technologies are setting the ICT agenda in Africa

Technologies and services associated with communications, commerce and payments, and government are among the most transformational featured in the Gartner, Inc. 2017 Hype Cycle for information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa. The Hype Cycle identifies 35 key technologies and describes how they will impact business performance over the next 10 years. Of the technologies […]


Data risks give no rewards, Kaspersky Lab warns

Users are putting their precious and sensitive data in danger, by the way they share both their information, and their physical devices containing this information with others. Kaspersky Lab’s My Precious Data: Stranger Danger report lifts the lid on data sharing habits and reveals that people who share their data and devices, live digital lives […]


Enterprise Strategy Group reports ‘The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management’

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, has unveiled a new report called: ‘The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management’ from top analysts at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) looking at the growing importance and rates of adoption of digital risk management in business today. The report recognises that most CEOs and corporate […]


Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to Internet access in Africa

Compelling Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to Internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the Internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. Knowing that affordability […]


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