Can an enterprise mobility strategy empower the workforce?

September 15, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As smartphone adoption in South Africa continues to accelerate beyond all expectation, enterprises are increasingly focussing on how to capitalise on a ‘mobile-enabled’ workforce. The fact that so many employees now have smartphones is a massive boon for companies – enabling them to surface core enterprise services and extend them into the hands of...

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Demystifying Long Term Evolution

September 10, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth....

Jos Floor (medres)

Protect data availability to comply with POPI

September 8, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Protecting customers’ personal information against loss or damage is just as important for companies considering the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act as protecting it against theft and unauthorised access. Section 19 of the Act says companies...


Building smart cities through ICT Innovation

September 5, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term to describe a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges. However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology – it is about ICT innovation and transformation...

Meryl Malcomess

Africa’s growing – are you waiting for change?

September 3, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

It’s an exciting time to be in Africa. According to the Institute of Security Studies, Southern Africa (excluding South Africa) is projected to have the highest growth rate of any region in the world over the next 15-20 years. Technology is undoubtedly a...


Real-time business becomes a reality

September 3, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

For the past 20 years, readers and viewers of business and technology publications have repeatedly been told how business is increasingly looking to technology to drive the modern business transformation agenda, and not simply implement it. The good news is...

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5 trends that will shape the future of ERP

September 1, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a world where IT is evolving at such a rapid pace and where trends such as the consumerisation of IT are undermining the CIO’s ability to regulate which technologies are used alongside the corporate network. But IT organisations should be embracing...

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Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

August 27, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in the exponential increase of real-time data. But data on its own means very little if proper analytics does not take place. Frank Rizzo, data and analytics leader for KPMG South Africa, discusses the...

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Cloud is setting the scene for a new digital era

August 27, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Electronic commerce, initially a consumer market phenomenon, is becoming firmly entrenched in the corporate space. The emergence of cloud-based treasury solutions and the digitisation of trade flows represent step changes in treasury and trade finance....

Karen Tegan Padir

Is consumerisation forcing businesses to rethink IT?

August 26, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology has forever altered the way we interact in our business and personal lives. The consumerisation of IT is forcing businesses to rethink how they run IT, and making them forge better, more collaborative relationships with their users. Karen Tegan...