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Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation. Across EMEA, there is an urgent requirement for transformative dialogue between the executive boardroom and IT decision-makers if businesses are to stay relevant in an increasingly automated world....

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Ranjoy Nag, Sales Head – Cloud & Infrastructure Services for Africa,

The Service Desk: a launchpad for automation

October 16, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Transformation has been a trending word for a while, as businesses across the globe incorporate their own interpretation of the word into their businesses. Digital transformation, in particular, continues to be a topic prioritised in many boardrooms. However,...

Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

October 16, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Right now, data compliance is top of mind for practically every South African business, and for good reason. The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force earlier this year, and by this time next year, our own POPIA...

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

October 16, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise. Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200...

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

October 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Research labs, government agencies (NASA) and tech giants like Microsoft, IBM and Google are all focused on developing quantum theories first put forward in the 1970s. What’s more, a growing start-up quantum computing ecosystem is attracting hundreds of...

Kevin South, Head of CX & Digital at SEACOM

The transformative power of internet inclusion in Africa

October 15, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The recently released Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report – commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist – gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and...

Embracing the cognitive engine in the pursuit of insights from analytics

Embracing the cognitive engine in the pursuit of insights from analytics

October 15, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are hard pressed to innovate, cut costs and utilise value driving tools to streamline their operations. In a digital world, achieving this requires the ability to draw real insights from data analytics; and this in turn...

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century.

The future won’t have stop signs

October 14, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century. Those four octagon-encased letters spell out a powerful and...

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

October 14, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Wireless technology also knows as WiFi has become so integrated into our personal and professional lives, that we can’t imagine life without it. Businesses rely heavily on it to conduct their operations, mobile network providers use it to transfer voice and...

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

October 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

With multinational cloud service providers investing in South Africa and other infrastructure providers expanding data centre operations across Africa, the hyper-availability future is looking bright for the continent. This has resulted in an evolving...

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

October 12, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

The business value of data is unquestionable. The Economist went so far, last year, as to claim that data has overtaken oil as the world’s most valuable commodity. Despite controversy surrounding how to define the value of data, and whether it truly is more...

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

October 12, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

Last year, in a written reply to a question in the Legislature, Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa revealed that 107 nurses had been attacked in hospitals between January 2016 and September 2017. According to the MEC many of the attacks took place at night or...

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

October 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

While there has been an increase in appetite toward investment across the African continent, lessons learnt from experience – including the global financial crisis – means that funders are taking a more cautious approach in deciding who they...

Gavin Meyer, Executive Director at Itec South Africa

Local IT market sees rise of ‘simplicity as a service

October 11, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Who would want to be a CIO or CTO in 2018? They’re being bombarded by an avalanche of new technologies and business approaches that are demanding their attention. Mobility. Artificial Intelligence. Internet of Things. Digital Transformation. Disruption....

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

October 11, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website...

Achieving better patient outcomes with artificial intelligence

EOH exec discusses eliminating human error in finance, planning, production & supply chains

October 11, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand. This requires constant innovation and the application of best practice, especially in the effective management...