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Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. (Image credit: Outsystems)

Managing the cost and the risk of change

February 5, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Speed of reaction to market needs is becoming crucial to competitiveness, but gaining speed means managing the cost and the risk of change The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefits of bartering goods in a rough form of trade. Modern business owners still use this model: [&hellip...

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Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. (Image credit: Outsystems)

Business at the speed of change

February 3, 2016 • Company News, OpinionComments (0)

How will you keep up in an environment where speed is the key to unlocking competitive advantage? The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefits of bartering goods in a rough form of trade....

"The biggest trend in 2016 will be the balancing act that companies face: to optimise core processes, while simultaneously building innovation capabilities that generate competitive advantage."
Gavin Holme, Country Head, Africa - Wipro Technologies.

2016 enterprise IT predictions

February 2, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The biggest trend in 2016 will be the balancing act that companies face: to optimise core processes, while simultaneously building innovation capabilities that generate competitive advantage. This dynamic has been spoken about for the past couple of years...

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Are you prepared for Digital Transformation?

January 28, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Are you prepared for Digital Transformation?

As IT technologies continue to evolve to support the inevitable Digital Transformation, 2015 was a year of significant change in the market, driven mainly by customers. Over the past year, the technologies that are fundamentally changing businesses, Cloud,...

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2016 Technology Trends: Which way is the wind blowing?

January 26, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016 Technology Trends: Which way is the wind blowing?

Talk of market disruption is generally characterised in terms of David toppling Goliath: agility and flight of foot trump sheer heft.  While the analogy has some appeal it misses the point that these ‘disruptors’ are probably winning because they are...

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Teachers need sufficient training to deploy tech in African schools

January 26, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teachers need sufficient training to deploy tech in African schools

I’ve spoken a lot about the importance of technology in education, and how it can help to facilitate sufficient learning and bring effective teaching to learners in the more remote areas. How it can be harnessed in a variety of ways to improve the quality...

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Are African cities adopting the Smart City concept?

January 21, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Are African cities adopting the Smart City concept?

Africa is moving toward Smart City Technology in order to enhance the performance and quality of urban services.  This transformation aims to achieve tangible benefits at municipal, provincial and national levels. The demand of the inner-city population is...

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BYOD: The big why around using different devices

January 19, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on BYOD: The big why around using different devices

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) responsive, and multi-device are just some words that today are part of our lives. Multi-device strategies are devised and policies are prepared for BYOD. The use of different devices has led to a whole new way of working. Gartner...

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“OTT Regulation will protect Profits, not Customers” – Cell C CEO

January 19, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on “OTT Regulation will protect Profits, not Customers” – Cell C CEO

MTN and Vodacom have declared war on consumer interests. The infamous duopoly wants to limit how we use Internet services like WhatsApp – and it has nothing to do with fairness, competition or the future of South Africa. To the contrary, it is all about...

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What developed nations can learn from banking in emerging markets

January 19, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on What developed nations can learn from banking in emerging markets

Technology assists innovation leaders in developing nations to create their own solutions on demand, instead of waiting for a solution from the developed world and then adapting it to their own situation. In the banking industry, the developing world is now...

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Top 5 Big Data trends for 2016

January 18, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big...

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Companies must embrace BYOD strategically

January 15, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Companies must embrace BYOD strategically

Research shows that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is not only here to stay, but will, in fact, grow in significance in next few years. Human Capital Management and HR experts at CRS Technologies believe that businesses ought to conduct a thorough...

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2016: The Year the Branch Router will R.I.P

January 12, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016: The Year the Branch Router will R.I.P

2015 will likely be seen as the year when enterprises pushed aside their fears of cloud computing. Over 70 per cent of companies now utilise cloud-based applications and services, according to Gartner and the Harvard Business Review, although these companies...

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Rapid transformation awaits technology channel in 2016

January 11, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Rapid transformation awaits technology channel in 2016

Against a backdrop of structural change and technological progress, the technology infrastructure channel is about to go through a period of rapid transformation. Philippe Fosse, Vice President of EMEA Channels for EMC, gives his predictions for just what...

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Desktop analytics set to soar in 2016?

January 11, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Desktop analytics set to soar in 2016?

“Desktop analytics is booming,” states Ebrahim Dinat, COO at South African contact centre solutions provider, Ocular Technologies. “So much so that it will be a game changer in 2016.” Saddletree Research estimates that in 2015, about 23,000 contact...

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What’s next for disaster recovery?

January 11, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on What’s next for disaster recovery?

When it comes to modern data protection, not all data should be treated the same way. Long gone are the days of just dumping a bunch of files onto a tape overnight and sending it to the vault. Today’s organisations are less concerned about data backup...