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Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]


Skills, culture, leadership, limiting govt digital transformation

Despite the disruptive impact that digital transformation is having on organisations globally, it is still at the embryonic stage of maturity in government, according to the 2016 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner. Analytics, infrastructure and cloud computing continue to be the top three technology priorities for government CIOs, but shortages of skilled workers and rigid […]


Cloud management, cloud security, fastest growing across MENA

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region is projected to grow 18.1% in 2016 to total $864.2 million, up from an estimated $731.6 million in 2015, according to Gartner. Business process as a service, the largest segment of the cloud services market by revenue in MENA, is expected to […]


Gartner revises worldwide IT spending downwards, projects -0.5% contraction

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5% over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner. This is a reduction from the last forecast of 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations. “There is an undercurrent of economic uncertainty that is […]


African enterprise hardware spending dips by 5% in 2015 says IDC

A new research report released by International Data Corporation shows that the Middle East and Africa enterprise hardware market comprising servers and external storage remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm announced that enterprise […]


South Africa amongst top four mobile countries in META says IDC

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa, and UAE together accounted for approximately 38.7% of the entire mobility opportunity within the META region in 2015. Saudi Arabia is the single largest mobility market in META, followed by Turkey. However, the rest of the META region is expected to grow at faster CAGR of 5.1% over the 2014 […]


Why are PC shipments still declining

Shipments of PC units into Africa have slumped to their lowest ever decline. In Q2 2015, Kenya experienced a decline of PC unit shipments at close to -55% YOY, followed by Ghana and Algeria at close to -41%. The outlook for PC shipments continues to call for eventual stabilisation as competition from other devices eases, […]


Oppo, Vivo smartphone vendors enter global marketplace, IDC

The biggest recent change to the global smartphone market, was the addition of lesser known Chinese brands Oppo and Vivo, which pushed out previous fourth and fifth place players Lenovo and Xiaomi, respectively, according to International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. As the China market matures, the appetite for smartphones has slowed dramatically […]


PC shipments to decline further in 2016 says IDC

As market sentiment remains low in 2016, IDC expects to see a delay in the recovery of PC demand. Overall, 2016 will experience a further decline on 2015, as growth is only expected to occur in the second half of the year. A slightly stronger recovery is expected during 2017, after which the region will […]


ICT spending in South Africa to top $26.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

IT spending in South Africa will top $26.6 billion in 2016 as organisations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. This is according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which yesterday hosted an event at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, […]


Dimension Data certified amongst top global employers second time

Dimension Data announced it has been certified as one of the top employers in the world for outstanding employee offerings for the second consecutive year. The stringent criteria of the annual independent research carried out by Top Employers Institute include talent management, leadership, training and development and initiatives to attract, retain and engage employee talent. […]


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