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PBT Group expert on the importance of data analytics in business

Yolanda Smit, Regional (Gauteng) Director at PBT Group, says becoming data-driven is a key priority for organisations and has fast become ‘the new oil’ in business. Undoubtedly, businesses that have already invested in data analytics have begun to reap the benefits, especially those wanting to make far more accurate forecasts and examine ways to become […]

IBM expert on how AI technology is shaping the modern workforce

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – is on the rise in the 21st Century and has become an essential part of IT. But even though AI can solve complex problems that are beyond human ability, is there still room for the human brain in the modern workforce? Andrew Quixley, Data Science & AI Leader at IBM, shared […]

VMware expert talks about Information Technology in Kenya

Mark Reynolds, Commercial Business Executive – Sub Saharan Africa at VMware, talks to Intelligent CIO Africa about Information Technology in Kenya. 1. What is the IT infrastructure currently like in Kenya? Amongst the best in Africa. There is fibre connectivity to each county and the government has recognised IT as a key investment industry. 2. How […]

There is more to cyber risk than security, says thryve expert

Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager at thryve, which provides risk and governance management technologies, says cyber risk isn’t just about security; it has become a serious issue of business continuity and is the core responsibility of executives of businesses of any size to protect shareholder value. Risk experts hold no doubts. The changes technology is […]

Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]

Vox expert on the value of adopting Internet of Things technology

The addressable market opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa is predicted to grow to R24.5 billion by 2021 according the IDC and although businesses understand the value it offers, some still tend to view it as a concept rather than a business solution. However, Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud at Vox explains […]

Insight into the career of Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa’s CEO

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have had to turn a number of businesses around. It never gets any easier to do but it is always worth it in the end, and it is something tangible as you can see where you as an individual make a difference. […]

Focus on Information and Communications Technology in Angola

Prior to gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola had a rich tradition of family-based farming and was self-sufficient in all major food crops, except wheat. But by the early 1990s, the Southern Africa country produced less than 1% of the volume it had produced two decades previously, while production of cotton, tobacco and sugar […]

Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, BBD (Africa) at Corning International

Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, Business Development Director, Africa at Corning International. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Seeing the colleagues in the industry that I have mentored from a junior level rise all the way to C-level positions. I find this very rewarding and a meaningful process of adding value on […]

SUSE expert on what CISOs should be prioritising in 2019

Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, on what CISOs should be prioritising in 2019. Cybersecurity has proven to be a ‘problem child’ in 2018 and 2019 will be no different.  Given we are well entrenched in the technology era and businesses are revamping their business strategies to include a host […]

Get to Know Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Get to Know: Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa   What would you describe as your most memorable achievement/s? Representing IBM as the managing and lead lawyer for Sub-Saharan Africa looking after 24 countries. I was involved in […]

DigiBlu CEO on the increase in Software-as-a-Service solutions

The Software-as-a-Service market is certainly on the rise and is expected to reach US$185.8 billion by 2024. Intelligent CIO explores why many industries are adopting it and how it is being implemented in Africa. SaaS is a model in which software and other associated data is hosted centrally and accessed with the help of a […]

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