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SaaS implementation key to business survival

According to Gartner research, by 2020 all new entrants and 80% of historical vendors will offer subscription-based business models. The challenge, says Ryan Barlow, Chief Information Officer at e4, is navigating the change management challenge for effective deployment of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) within organisations. He says that e4 recently completed its own migration to Microsoft Office […]

Consider the security implications for payroll when adopting cloud solutions

The recent launch of two multinational data centres in South Africa has placed renewed focus on the benefits that the cloud can provide businesses. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR at payroll specialists CRS Technologies South Africa, believes that when it comes to sensitive payroll data, there are caveats to be aware of when migrating […]

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, […]

Get to Know: Philippe Kubbinga, Regional Director at Axis Communications

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Building and leaving a legacy behind at Axis, not simply because of securing large orders and deals, but through building the organisation and laying a foundation of success within the EMEA region. In my time as Regional Director, we have established trusted relationships with partners and […]

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 […]

Five critical steps for a successful BI implementation

Gavin Sheehan, Executive: Business Intelligence & Data Management at Decision Inc, looks at the five critical steps that are needed for a successful Business Intelligence (BI) implementation. Decision-makers understand that data drives the digital business. And one of the most efficient ways to extract value out of this is through BI. But in a real-time […]

A changing African consumer branding environment

Opinion piece from in-store advertising innovators Smart Media. In Africa, household consumption is expected to reach US$2.5 trillion by 2030 with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa accounting for nearly half that. This presents exciting opportunities for brands that want to grow in retail. But how do they approach this in an increasingly cluttered and competitive […]

A snapshot of Digital Transformation in South Africa

Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, explains what companies need to do as they look to adopt Digital Transformation. The distorting of the physical and virtual world is reshaping businesses, industries and sectors and while it’s one thing to recognise it, making Digital Transformation a reality is another and many […]

Energy sector must embrace innovation

South Africa is experiencing an energy crisis that requires the public and private sectors, along with households to work together. Riaan Graham, Sales Director for Ruckus Networks, says that embracing innovative technology that provides efficient ways of managing the country’s energy is fundamental to this. “With the number of connected devices expected to top more […]

Loyalty programmes are satisfying consumer convenience in South Africa

Loyalty programmes have become a popular value add and customer experience enhancer, but until recently, they have been the domain of mainly the largest brands and retailers. Kobus du Plooy, CEO of transactional software platform Celbux, says this is due to the huge cost and complexity that rolling out and managing such programmes has entailed. […]

How digital assistants will change the way finance works

Sarah George, ERP/EPM Cloud Applications Business Development Manager and Product Leader at Oracle, looks at the role digital assistants play. How many times have you visited a company’s web site, only to be greeted by a small pop-up window asking, ‘How can I help?’ Such a greeting is becoming more and more common. Often, it’s […]

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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