Britehouse CEO discusses key observations affecting businesses globally

August 4, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the Digital economy begins to dominate, it is imperative that businesses exemplify agility, coherence, and market edge in order to establish themselves as relevant and competitive. This is now, more than ever, important given that the marketplace is still fighting to emerge from recession. Gartner uses an interesting phrase in many of their Digital...

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Richard Stand

Cloud backups: The difference between life and death of data

July 31, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Over the past two years the uptake of pure cloud backup by smaller businesses has burgeoned as the idea of saving company data to the cloud has become easier for companies to digest, and bandwidth has become faster and cheaper. Securicom’s Richard Broeke...

Ambarish Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowlarity.

Is Cloud technology key for SA businesses to compete globally?

July 30, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The US Deloitte 2014 Report on Technology, conducted among mid-market business executives, revealed that 39% of the respondents believed that cloud technology has the potential to produce the greatest productivity gains for their business. The same is true in...

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You’ve invested in SAP, but where’s the business value?

July 30, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

It is a truth universally known that many companies find it difficult to keep up with the ever-changing needs and demands of today’s consumer, to say nothing of the challenges that lie in innovating ways to remain at the forefront of success. This has,...

Top mobile apps

Why South Africa will rapidly adopt mobile money

July 29, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

There’s an understanding by some that mobile money has no place in the developed world and only those countries that are far less advanced can this be of use. South Africa is, evidently so, a developing country as we carry the title of being the most...

Paul Divall Jasco Group

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

July 28, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The concept of the ‘smart city’ is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart city is one in which the municipal authority is able to properly measure and...

Yannick Decaux – Country Manager, South Africa; Sales Director, sub-Saharan Africa, Orange Business Services.

Collaborative technology solutions are breaking down cultural borders

July 28, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The attraction of high-growth markets is strong, and companies of all sizes are looking to develop in new regions that are full of potential. However the rules of the game have changed. There are regulatory, political, infrastructure and cultural...

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Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

July 27, 2015 • OpinionComments (0)

The business world has become increasingly digital, and email is the most prevalent means of communication in many organisations. While email offers many benefits, such as improved efficiency and overall productivity, it can also prove to be the single...

Tal Nathan

Effectively harnessing unstructured data for business benefit

July 22, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The effective use of unstructured data offers organisations a genuine competitive advantage, however, it is extremely difficult to take full advantage of the enormous volumes of unstructured data out there. This is because in a typical business, only around...

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How data changes the natural resources game

July 20, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mining is a challenging and forever evolving business, one tied to numerous internal and external forces. This could be said for many business sectors, but mining’s particular financial girth makes it stand out. It’s an industry that generates capital so...

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Can technology drive the future of mining?

July 17, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are...


Top 10 SAP implementation mistakes to avoid

July 16, 2015 • Lists, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Implementing effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP is fundamental to any company’s efficient operation and underpins its growth strategy. If not delivered effectively, these implementations can be very expensive, take a long...

Warren Olivier

Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

July 15, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software – as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud...

Mark Warren - Gemalto

Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things?

July 13, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Research conducted by Telecom Intelligence has revealed that information security remains the biggest inhibitor of the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), with 42% of respondents identifying security as one of the top two challenges for widespread...


“Mobile is changing everything” – Qualcomm VP

July 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In many developing regions, including large parts of Africa, mobile connectivity is more prevalent than electricity or running water. According to the GSMA Mobile Economy sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) report, in the last five years SSA has been the fastest growing...

Neil Cosser - Gemalto

Developing a mature enterprise mobility strategy for organisations

July 8, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Once every 20 – 25 years the information and communication technology (ICT) industry shifts to a new technology platform for growth and innovation. The International Data Corporation (IDC) calls it the 3rd Platform, built on mobile devices and apps, cloud...