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What will frame the CIO’s agenda?

With the IT world rapidly evolving with new technologies entering the market, we ask leading experts in the industry what should be the Chief Information Officer’s priorities for 2020. Niral Patel, Oracle South Africa MD There are fundamentally no new areas for CIOs to focus on in 2020. Instead, it’s a case of maintaining a […]

Altron Karabina expert on what the ICT skills priorities are for South African companies

Kerry De Mendonca, Talent Acquisition Lead at Altron Karabina, analyses what the ICT skills priorities are for companies operating in South Africa. There are multiple ICT skills that are prioritised in companies across South Africa and they vary dependent on the organisation’s maturity, size and focus. A common ICT skill focus across companies in South […]

SAP expert looks at the ICT skills priorities for companies operating in South Africa

Johann Pretorius, Director Training, SAP Training and Development Institute, analyses what the ICT skills priorities are for companies operating in South Africa. Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than 450 million according to UNDP. The first […]

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

Trent Odgers, Cloud & Hosting Manager, Africa at Veeam, analyses what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider. Following the launch of two multi-national data centres in South Africa earlier this year, adopting cloud-based solutions feeling like the first step into some brave new world are well and truly behind us. However, this […]

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 […]

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