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Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

April 26, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

Organisations need to embrace the digital revolution in order to remain relevant and get the opportunities that come with digital transformation. An effective Business Intelligence systems help place the organisation’s processes in perspective while enhancing efficiency within the organisation. “Business Intelligence plays a very strategic role...

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Opinion:The Real Value Of Big Data

April 26, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Opinion:The Real Value Of Big Data

Today, data is growing faster than ever before. 2.2 million terabytes of data are created every day, of which about 10% is structured data. We send more than 200 million emails every minute. Every 48 hours, we generate as much data as we generated from the...

Interview: Jasper Westerink CEO of Phillips Africa

April 19, 2017 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Phillips, a company which has been in operation for over 100 years, has built itself on innovation and entrepreneurship. This focus has seen Phillips evolve and change in tandem with a number of revolutions. It started with the lighting revolution in 1891...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

How safe is your online banking profile

April 19, 2017 • Features, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Major South African banks, Absa and Standard bank face an alleged legal battle for their conduct in handling internet fraud cases. It was reported that banking clients took legal action against the banking ombudsman and the two banks. Standing in long...

What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

April 19, 2017 • FeaturesComments 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...

Simplify your operations with SD-WAN

March 29, 2017 • FeaturesComments 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...

The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, 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...

Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

March 22, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

As the nation celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month it is imperative that we recognise women for their achievements not only that but also celebrate their contribution in the world of technology. With gender diversity especially in ICT...

Nigeria leads Africa’s 7 Highest Internet Using Countries

March 20, 2017 • Features, General, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

Access to the Internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the Internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the...

Ericsson talks innovation at CiscoConnect 2017

March 15, 2017 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Ericsson talks innovation at CiscoConnect 2017

Ericsson, one of the key partners of the Cisco Connect event that took place from 5 to 8 March at Sun City Convention Centre in the North West province, shared some of their groundbreaking initiatives. Michelle Davadoss, Acting Vice President, Marketing and...

Machine learning: no longer reserved for short-term goals

SA software development company making strides in a fast-paced indusrty

March 14, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA software development company making strides in a fast-paced indusrty

Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS) a South African software and application development company has been in the industry for 30 years. The company offers affordable and agile software  and app development across diverse industries. KRS has been, for many years,...

How automation can create value for people without destroying jobs

Using automation to unleash faster, continuous application delivery

March 2, 2017 • FeaturesComments 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...

Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

February 24, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

An event recently held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg, saw the official launch of IBM’s Digital Nation initiative- an initiative aimed at increasing digital literacy in Africa . According to the technology giant, the launch of this skills...

"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

Data is the most valuable asset for dot.com’s rising stars

February 23, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Data is the most valuable asset for dot.com’s rising stars

Nowadays, if you watch Dragon’s Den or The Apprentice, the majority of the proposed business ideas – not necessarily that receive investment – are online-based businesses or apps. In the very least, budding entrepreneurs are advised to ditch the...

Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

February 17, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

IT News Africa sat down with Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa, to discuss the launch of the all new Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module. RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for...

A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

February 6, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

As businesses increasingly focus on big data and more complex systems, the pressure is mounting on the auditing industry to produce the necessary skills and rethink its standards, says Bilal Vallee, IT Audit Manager at Mazars. The capability of businesses to...