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

What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

April 19, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

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 follow a safe and cost efficient path to innovation. The right enterprise application [&hellip...

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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...

Thomas Lee, GM of Wingu.

Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

March 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

Wingu, Africa’s first Ubuntu-certified public cloud computing platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group, has revamped its cloud service to cater for 18 months of operational experience in meeting customer expectations....

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...

The 3-in-1 Seamless Half SIM along with the all-in-one pack is designed to reduce costs for the operators without diluting the brand experience.

Seamless SIM card solution launched for mobile operators

March 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Seamless SIM card solution launched for mobile operators

Workz Group, a telecoms subscriber products manufacturer, and serialized software company has, officially launched its optimal SIM solution for mobile network operators. The solution aims to allow operators significantly reduce the cost of subscriber...

Left: Intervate Head, Peter Reid. Right: Craig Heckrath, Head of Products at Intervate.

Beyond the chatter: how chatbots will evolve into practical tools

March 3, 2017 • General, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the chatter: how chatbots will evolve into practical tools

With research showing that the number of new app downloads is slowing down, it’s clear that customers are becoming pickier about the apps on their phones and tablets. The slowdown also points to a phenomenon of ‘app fatigue’ – we’re getting tired of...

Allan Saffy, Director EPM Solutions at Decision Inc.

Driving success with EPM

March 3, 2017 • General, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Driving success with EPM

Consistent, profitable growth – these are the words which define one of the biggest challenges facing the enterprise today. They form the mantra of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and underscore the inordinate pressure on the enterprise as it seeks to...

Automation is far superior to manual testing, but it needs to be developed and used in the right way.

Using automation to unleash faster, continuous application delivery

March 2, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Using automation to unleash faster, continuous application delivery

  Automated software testing is emerging as one of the most important aspects of one’s DevOps approach, becoming vital in the quest to better manage the lifecycle of applications. Consider that the vast majority of the man-hours (and the costs) of...