The world is in the grips of digital transformation, as organisations of all shapes and sizes adopt or explore digital technologies and strategies in an effort to remain relevant and competitive in increasingly crowded market places. According to IDG’s 2018 State of Digital Business Transformation, while only 44% of surveyed...
South Africa's banking sector is increasingly moving towards a 'marketplace without boundaries', shaped by the fast-approaching entry of new digital players challenging the status quo in the market, and driving unprecedented levels of innovation. In response, the 'four universal banks' (Absa, FirstRand, Nedbank and Standard Bank) have continued to pursue...
Just 8% of South African businesses are Digital Leaders, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel, maps digital transformation progress of mid to large-sized companies and examines the digital hopes and fears of business leaders....
Reinforcing its commitment to South Africa, Oracle today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country's corporates, public sector and academia. In line with South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) 2030,...
The shift from on-device installations of Microsoft software – the likes of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other familiar tools – into Cloud-hosted applications is far more than just a change in the way software is delivered to users. This is the view of Intervate’s Shaun Dicker, Manager of Microsoft...
Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard’s strong support for the country’s drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth. He outlined how Mastercard will collaborate with local private and public sector partners to drive greater financial inclusion through...
Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet, once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices before consumers experienced and bought the product in a store, has now become the platform on which brands compete for share of mind and pocket. In the past consumers had...
Internet Solutions (IS) is no stranger to digital transformation (DX). Back in 1993, IS began by building the infrastructure that would connect South Africa’s people, societies, services and things, moreover, this was done when the digital world was still very much in its infancy. Today, hyper connections are a...
The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous, yet many angles must be considered if it is to prove successful. There are many people around the world who fall through the cracks in the healthcare field. They either lack the resources to see a...
67% of organisations have embarked on digital transformation journeys, and South African companies are not lagging behind. But going digital can increase security risks, warns Fortinet. Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity, recently released its 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey, which provides insights into...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
Using technology to drive business transformation is hardly a new thing. In fact, reducing paper and automating processes are goals many organisations share. Yet, change has been slow in coming with some decision-makers even resisting digitalisation. This needs to change if organisations are to unlock new insights from their...
As enterprise moves to cloud computing models, traditional enterprise data centres are beginning to shut down. Cloud, together with a necessity to move applications closer to their users are reasons why Teraco, Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre provider, says that digital transformation is reshaping the face of IT...
The 10th annual Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) African awards hosted by Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), will take place on the 13th of September 2018 at the Table Bay in Cape Town. Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety...
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, internet of things (IOT) and security, reports The Star Online. In a statement, Alibaba Cloud said the alliance aspires...
The business landscape is changing, it's no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for many South African businesses lies in the scarcity of digital...
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