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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 consumerisation and the related Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend as an opportunity ...

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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...

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CIOs Need to Embrace Digital Ethics

August 25, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

The need for CIOs to consider digital ethics has become paramount as the pace of technology change accelerates. This is according to Gartner. Digital business has dramatically shifted the impact of corporate IT. Corporate IT now affects people’s work...

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The IoT is already here – Will you be secure?

August 21, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

With 2014 being dubbed as the year of the ´Internet of Things´ (IoT), there are major concerns regarding the security & privacy issues that consumers face now, and potential problems they could have in the future. Trevor Coetzee, Regional Director,...

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Going remote produces the best work

August 21, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Remote working describes the arrangement by which employees work mainly from home and telecommunicate with their company. The practice is becoming increasingly popular with mainstream organisations as the link between flexibility, freedom and worker...

Mark McCallum

Shrinking the size of the business world in the Middle East & Africa

August 19, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

For the thousands of international and domestic businesses operating in Middle East and Africa (MEA), the region has moved from an emerging market to that of a high-growth market. Certainly from a telecoms perspective and according to new research from...

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Bringing the human touch to big data analytics

August 18, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a crowded market place where differentiation is difficult, average revenue per user is low and price wars are not uncommon, African operators face a tri-fold challenge. They must find new ways to attract new more marginal customers, retain existing...

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Does SSL enable surveillance?

August 14, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millennials grew up with the internet and expect the internet to be there all the time. In addition to this, they expect all of their activity online to be secured and private and they commonly use encryption protocols like secure socket layers (SSL) to ward...