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The impact of compliance on cloud and the payroll

At a time when so much attention is placed on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa, companies must consider a plethora of permutations when it comes to the hosting of their data. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR (human resources) […]


Digital business runs off smarter teamwork

Businesses that want to compete in the digital economy have a central goal – to use Digital Transformation to secure and drive competitive advantage. And, according to Muggie van Staden, MD of open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems, says to achieve this, there must be an obvious connectedness among employees and a clear […]


Stand to lose everything through lack of awareness

There are a growing number of attacks and almost all of the successful ones have come from an insider being compromised through deception, negligence or a lack of awareness. J2 Software CEO John McLoughin says companies need to attack or face being attacked themselves and stand to lose everything. The common response to a cyberattack […]


CNet Training: Educating workforces to futureproof infrastructure

Even though the successful installation of network cable infrastructure is vital for the effective operation of critical organisations, Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training, says its importance is not fully recognised.  He tells us about the vital role of training to ensure customers can feel totally confident about the quality of installation. Can you […]


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, […]


Kubernetes takes centre stage in 2019: Why should CIOs care?

Joe Baguley, VP & CTO EMEA, VMware, looks at the rise of Kubernetes. Make no mistake that the businesses that survive and thrive today will be those that continuously experiment. Think Jeff Bezos advocating the need for ‘high-quality, high velocity decisions’ – speed matters in business, and new ideas, new products and new strategies require […]


VMware expert: Consumer confidence is halting the digital frontier

Opinion piece by Lorna Hardie, Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa at VMware As we march headlong into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is important to reflect that history favours the brave. As much as we would like to believe that new disruptive technologies will change the future as we know it, we must look back at […]


Africa’s digital hospitality transforms the guest experience

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace Digital Transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer? From guestroom automation to location-based interactions, mobile engagement, hyper personalisation, APIs and integration – the goal is excellent customer service. But is Africa ready for the ‘Digital Hotel’? EOH Infor Services recently launched the Infor Hospitality suite of […]


Check yourself before you recommend yourself

Capturing and storing biometrics as proof of identification is becoming increasingly commonplace, especially in the digital age we live in today. Pine Pienaar, Managing Director at Afiswitch, analyses why many organisations are adopting this type of technology. Have you ever done a Google search on yourself? Most people have and if your friends and family […]


Nutanix expert on how firms can prevent cloud application attacks

Andrew Senior, Customer Success Manager, Nutanix, on what organisations can do to prevent cloud application attacks. Cloud has become the first choice for modernised applications, which we now term cloud-native applications. These dynamic applications are designed with high scalability and elasticity in mind to meet the requirements of a highly competitive and digitally transforming world. With […]


VMware expert on how firms can prevent cloud application attacks

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Engineer, tells Intelligent CIO Africa how organisations can prevent cloud application attacks. Recent advances in cloud and mobile computing now make it possible to simplify and more fully automate security. There are two fundamental steps to take – implement cyber hygiene and focus on protecting the crown jewels […]


Altron Karabina expert on how to prevent cloud application attacks

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina, looks at what organisations can do to prevent cloud application attacks. Broadly speaking, cloud-based applications typically consist of one or more of the following platforms: web and mobile application services; storage; and databases. Each of these platforms have their own unique challenges when it comes […]


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