Posts Tagged ‘CIO’

  • dv1492008

    Leadership workshop aims to create IT leaders of tomorrow

    October 7, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Heads of IT can rejoice as the Principles of IT Leadership Workshop is coming up this November. The workshop has been designed for anyone who has responsibility for managing an IT support organisation… or who is being positioned to manage such an...

  • Leadership workshop, a must-attend for IT managers

    September 21, 2014 • EventsComments (0)

    Heads of IT have one of the most difficult management roles in a company and are generally unprepared to move from their technology roles to management. In order to break through into these roles, heads of IT need to step up their game and not only become...

  • Frank Buytendijk_v2

    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...

  • Christo Briedenhann, Regional Director at Riverbed Technology

    6 top tips for CIOs

    May 16, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

    Here are 6 top tips on how CIOs can transform their IT infrastructure amidst the fast-paced change of the technology landscape- Embrace change (or it will embrace you) BYOD, mobility, cloud computing and big data. These are all buzzwords that have been...

  • McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

    Advanced Evasion Techniques causing confusing among CIOs

    March 31, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    A new report by McAfee, a division of Intel Security, examines the controversy and confusion surrounding Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), and the role that they play in Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). A Vanson Bourne study, commissioned by McAfee,...

  • Warren Olivier, Veeam Software Regional Manager for Southern Africa (image: Veeam)

    Business expectations of IT higher than ever before

    March 20, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    CIOs and IT managers are faced with higher expectations from their businesses than ever before – which they must meet with tighter budgets. The balance of power between IT departments and the rest of the business has shifted decisively in the past few...

  • Mark Ridley, regional director for Africa, NetApp. (Image source: NetApp)

    Chief Everything Officer – the changing role of the CIO

    March 18, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    The IT industry is changing faster than ever, thanks to trends such as the cloud, big data, and mobile applications. What does this mean for CIOs? How is their role changing? The changing landscape is forcing CIOs to re-examine their role and contribution....

  • Lee Naik, Managing Director: IT Strategy and Transformation at Accenture SA. (Image source: Accenture SA)

    Rise of new breed of CIOs

    November 22, 2013 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    The mission of most IT organisations is to serve the business by focusing on ways to cut costs, enhance productivity and streamline processes. There are good reasons for this, as more efficient operations and processes can obviously help to reduce the bottom...

  • Richard Edet Regional MD, West Africa at SAP Africa (image: SAP)

    Five ways CIOs in Africa can tackle the Cloud

    October 14, 2013 • Cloud ComputingComments Off

    Across emerging African countries International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the 2011–2016 CAGR for Hosting Infrastructure Services (HIS) to be 26.8%. However, due to a low base, cloud adoption is estimated to continue in double digits. “This presents...

  • "Those who want to be CIOs of leading global companies can no longer rely on their IT experience alone"- Ken McGee
VP & Gartner Fellow (image credit: Gartner)

    CIOs must lead from the front

    August 5, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Those who want to be CIOs of leading global companies can no longer rely on their IT experience alone, says Gartner’s Ken McGee – they need experience not only in other departments, but in other countries and cultures as well. “Every three years since...

  • Every three months, new trends and technologies emerge that change the way people live and work (image: IBM)

    South African CIOs can drive business innovation

    July 22, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    The pace of change in the world of IT is phenomenal. Every three months, new trends and technologies emerge that change the way people live and work. Keeping up with ongoing technological revolutions and further applying them to solve business problems has...

  • The growing influence of the Cloud

    July 8, 2013 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off

    The growth and popularity of cloud with the consumer in recent months has meant companies are finding the need to respond to an ever-increasing demand for their services. These new service offerings, therefore, need to be a priority for those particular...

  • The changing role of the CIO in Africa. (Image source: CIO via

    The CIO’s pressure-cooker portfolio

    June 23, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off

    It takes a great deal more than mere passion for- and understanding of technology to fulfil the role of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in businesses across Africa. Today, market trends dictate that the CIO in a company operating on the continent has to...

  • How to successfully manage the BYOD trend

    June 12, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is transforming the IT industry and how businesses tackle the challenges of personal mobile devices brought to work by employees.  IT leaders are faced with risks and rewards as BYOD has become the rule rather than...

  • Look beyond device in BYOD strategy application

    March 25, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Before any BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation of any kind, it is critical to assess the environment, engage with stakeholders and have a clearly defined policy in place… avoiding these steps could have serious implications for business. This is...

  • The unbearable truthiness of analytics

    September 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Decision support, or business intelligence (BI), has been a major driver for CIOs for many years. The current focus on “big data” and social media analytics is a logical extension of inward facing analysis capability to allow decision making and using the...