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Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

October 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alongside buzzwords like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of Things” and “Cloud”, digital transformation is the catch-all umbrella term that covers anything that is considered “disruptive” enough to transform an industry. Most organisations are rapidly exploring how to implement new and emerging technologies to digitally transform and...

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Companies who fail to innovate will not survive digital disruption

Companies who fail to innovate will not survive digital disruption

October 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

We are in the midst of a major technology revolution. Digital now dominates every sector of the economy – it is reshaping industries, disrupting businesses and introducing new operating models. It is also opening up new opportunities to create jobs and...

Could the blockchain enforce PoPI?

Could the blockchain enforce PoPI?

October 19, 2017 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is looming on our horizon. South African organisations are busily preparing for it despite there still being much debate about what the real impact will be and whether or not it will be truly effective....

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cybersecurity threats continue to spiral out of control, putting more companies across the globe at risk of falling victim to data theft and enduring reputational damage that could be the death stroke of the business itself. We are seeing cyber threats like...

Digital banks are becoming a reality

Digital banks are becoming a reality

October 19, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The services offered by traditional banks are too restrictive for what smaller retailers require and many of them are looking for alternative solutions. Disruption in the financial space is inevitable and company heavyweights such as Discovery and Outsurance...

Fintech innovators reveal four core challenges

Fintech innovators reveal top 4 core challenges

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, organised by Nomanini and the Bankable Frontiers Association with the support of the Mastercard Foundation, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to...

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Decision-makers are increasingly aware of the term DevOps (development operations) and the potential impact it can have on enhancing business operations. This signifies a shift in how business and technology will more effectively work together in the years to...

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

October 18, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task. While analysts, business leaders and policymakers have certainly made wise predictions,...

PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

October 18, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

South African businesses are busily preparing for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, undergoing audits and testing compliancy. This is a large task on its own, however many organisations are simultaneously busy with...

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments (0)

With availability driving much of the corporate agenda in the path towards digital transformation, it is becoming essential for South African technology companies to invest in the ongoing skills development of employees. Given how the always-on environment...

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact & innovation

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact and innovation

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments (0)

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it...

Narrowing the Mobile Gender Divide Will Bolster Emerging Economies

Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The telecommunications sector plays an important role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the greatest challenges the world faces in achieving these goals is narrowing down the gender gap and ensuring that the SDG Agenda...

Why business fibre is at a premium?

Why business fibre is at a premium?

October 17, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

In the world of business, you get what you pay for. There are, in fact, a number of ways to get fairly inexpensive internet connectivity. Businesses can still use FTTH lines if they wanted to, but those lines will be congested, contested, shaped and not ideal...

The challenges facing IT leaders

What are the real challenges that IT leaders face?

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African CIOs must master the difficult balance between managing the risks of deploying immature technologies and those of being left behind by emerging, disruptive trends if they are to help their businesses drive profitable growth in the years to come....

E-waste

Top 5 steps to become legally compliant to dispose of e-waste

October 17, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Whether you’re running a small enterprise or manage a large organisation, responsible disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) should be high on your agenda. Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment, it is also necessary to comply with a range...

Digitalisation – a true marriage of technology

Digitalisation – A true marriage of technology

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Smaller channel businesses can improve their own internal processes thanks to digital transformation, but it is important to have a plan and start with communication warns Chris Daffy, CCO at MobileData, a South African technology service provider focused on...