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Vox expert on how to ensure you have robust email security systems in place

Jurgen Sorton, Senior Product Manager for Security at Vox on what What can organisations do to ensure they have robust email security systems in place? Before we attempt to answer this question, it is important to note that having a robust email security solution in place is paramount. According to Mimecast, research shows that 91% […]


Oracle SA expert asks: What is in it for organisations to go autonomous?

It is a challenging time to be a CIO. Not just tasked with keeping the technology backbone functioning, they now must help their organisation make sense of mountains of data and become more agile so as to support a digital strategy. Niral Patel, MD Oracle SA, therefore asks, what is in it for organisations if […]


SANParks CIO Kamal Pillay on connectivity challenges

Being responsible for South Africa’s 19 national parks takes a lot of hard work, especially because there are severe connectivity problems in the country. Kamal Pillay, Chief Information and Technology Officer of SANParks, tells Intelligent CIO how is looking to overcome this. Could you provide some background details about your current position at SANParks and […]


Trend Micro expert on how to ensure you have robust email security systems in place

Russell Young, Tech Lead at Trend Micro in South Africa, talks about what organisations need to do to ensure they have robust email security systems in place. As corporate environments become progressively interconnected, threats become increasingly complicated. In fact, of all infection vectors, email remains one of the most consistently used platforms in cybercrime because of […]


Experts discuss what is fuelling the adoption of cloud-first strategies in South Africa

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina Cloud computing is taking off in South Africa in a big way, and as organisations recognise and leverage the services available to benefit how they conduct business, more and more are aligning with cloud first strategies. Up to now, there have been two very big […]


Skills development crucial to economic success

Despite having a youth unemployment rate of more than 50% South Africa has a skills shortage in many areas of commerce, one of which is in technology. Therefore, Michael Shapiro, CEO at Synthesis, explains why skills development is crucial to economic success. What exacerbates the problem is that South African banks have understood the need […]


AI to change contact centre customer experience

With investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) related technologies expected to triple by 2020, local companies are looking at ways to integrate it into all aspects of their business. Karl Reed, Chief Solutions Officer at Elingo, says that it is especially true in the contact centre industry where it can be used to greatly enhance the […]


Understanding what makes software enterprise-ready

Enterprises require solutions that meet their unique requirements. Irrespective of whether it is enterprise application software (EAS) or software-as-a-service (SaaS), Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, says that an enterprise-focused approach is fundamental to business success in the digital world. Contrary to software for small to medium businesses, EAS is used to satisfy the […]


Nokia expert on how to ensure your digital clutter does not cloud data security practices

Thought leadership piece from Moiz Baig, Head of Cybersecurity Solutions at Nokia MEA As organisations embark on their Digital Transformation journey with an ambition to improve their internal processes as well as to be able to serve their customers in the digital age, an often-overlooked aspect is security. With telcos holding vast amounts of Personal […]


Six ways CIOs can help organisations in a digital age

Matthew Kibby, Vice-President, Enterprise, Africa & Middle East at Sage, on what companies should do when looking to adopt Digital Transformation. CIOs need to take a more strategic role in driving innovation within their organisations if they are to keep up with the rapid pace of digital change. No longer should IT be a cost-centre, […]


Tips for companies looking to adopt Digital Transformation

Dave Ives, Chief Customer Officer at Altron Karabina, gives his tips to companies who are looking to adopt Digital Transformation.   Does your business have a clear Target Operating Model and defined way of working in this new world? If not, try and build a simple model of the business and how you intend to operate […]


Altron Karabina expert on the having an effective BCDR strategy

Corne du Preez, Technology Solutions Professional: Apps and Infra, Altron Karabina, looks at how organisations can implement an effective BCDR strategy. When speaking to customers, I always ask what their BCDR strategies are. Sometimes I get good information from customers around their understanding of BCDR, but in most cases it seems that customers have given […]


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