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Peter McKay, co-CEO and President at Veeam.

VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

May 17, 2017 • Events, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Partner Day opening keynote address of VeeamON2017, which is currently taking place in New Orleans from 16-18 May, Veeam unveiled several partner-centric initiatives and offerings to help drive revenue growth and leverage business opportunities. Peter McKay who has recently been promoted to Co-CEO said, “With these new solutions, Veeam is...

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Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

May 11, 2017 • Big Data, Software, SponsoredComments (0)

  Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its global SAP roll-out has been completed and the company is running live on the...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

8 Android Apps To Help Your Small Business

May 10, 2017 • General, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Starting a small business can be a challenging and difficult path that not many people can walk. Okay, lets say starting a small businesses is like walking on a narrow path, in the dark, in the middle of a forest, and not many people come out on the other...

Blockchain for supply chains

May 10, 2017 • Finance, Software, SponsoredComments (0)

Blockchain is widely known for its most famous application, Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies. However, it is the conviction of many that in the fullness of time blockchain will make its biggest mark as a game changer for supply chains. Blockchain’s...

82 percent of enterprises are facing a gap between user demand and what IT can deliver.

Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

The Veeam Availability report released late last month revealed that organisations lost an average of $21.8 million due to unplanned downtime. The 2017 Veeam Availability Report surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders from 24 countries and shows that 69...

BSA found that South African businesses paid more than 3.64 million in fines for using unlicensed software. (image: Shutterstock)

South African firms cough up R3.64m for using unlicensed software

May 3, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (2)

South African companies paid more than R3.64 million for using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to data from BSA | The Software Alliance, a non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry and its...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

April 19, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

No matter if you develop business software, cars or washing machines, companies face relentless pressure to enable new business opportunities and user experiences. But as important as it is to keep pace with the demands of a changing market, companies need to...

The software industry is well-positioned to buck this trend, to create jobs through learning opportunities. (image: official GDC)

How software communities can create jobs and stimulate the economy

April 6, 2017 • General, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on How software communities can create jobs and stimulate the economy

The South African economy is at a tipping point. Slow economic growth and the recent downgrading of the sovereign rating has dire consequences for job creation and business growth. In times like these, businesses start looking at where they can cut costs and...

Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval Africa

Unlock business value with intelligent ITSM platforms

April 5, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Unlock business value with intelligent ITSM platforms

There are many Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) platforms available on the market today that promise transformative results. It goes without saying – these platforms may be redundant and ineffective without having the proper policies and...

Amritesh Anand, Practice Lead - Unified Communication, In2IT

Digital whacks the benefits of unified communications into a new league

March 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Digital whacks the benefits of unified communications into a new league

With the arrival of digital everything, there’s been a step change in the benefits that a unified communications (UC) strategy can deliver, yet companies in the public and private sector still appear reluctant to step into the future. As cloud solutions...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

March 30, 2017 • Big Data, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

As new software innovations continue to improve and transform the way we do business, keeping abreast with the latest developments is vital if your business is going to continue to thrive in this ever changing landscape. Various industries who used to be...

Allan Paton, Regional Vice President for UK, Ireland and Sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology

Simplify your operations with SD-WAN

March 29, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Simplify your operations with SD-WAN

For the past twenty years, the hardware-centric and Command Line Interface (CLI) driven approach to architecting and managing an enterprise network has remained unchanged. This wasn’t a problem when the network was predictable, had one egress to the...

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The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

On Wednesday the 22nd March, at a Robotics Event hosted by Deloitte at their offices in Johannesburg, Morne Fischer, an Associate Director of Deloitte who leads the robotics and automation practice for the company, eloquently illustrated exactly what Robotic...

By: Chris Burnet, Cloud Services and Software Solutions Manager at NetApp

The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

March 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...

AI has the potential to double annual economic growth rates by 2035.

What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

March 23, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

Last year was a hugely significant year for artificial intelligence. It was a year of spectacular achievement. For the first time a system was created with the ability to defeat a human at the impossibly strategic game of Go (a feat that has been 20 years in...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

March 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Internet of Things, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

Most organisations are coming under growing pressure to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, deliver more value to customers and other stakeholders, and respond quickly to a fast-changing business environment. The key to meeting these business goals lies in...