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  • Artificial Intelligence: A CIO’s guide to AI’s promises and risks

    February 12, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on Artificial Intelligence: A CIO’s guide to AI’s promises and risks

    Machine learning and AI are becoming necessary in today’s complicated IT environment, causing CIOs to figure out how to use them so IT pros and business both benefit. A chatbot that answers consumers’ questions and directs them to the appropriate...

  • Culture can be an accelerator of digital transformation – Gartner

    February 11, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Culture can be an accelerator of digital transformation – Gartner

    In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as...

  • Dark data is creating major security blind spot for most companies

    Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

    January 24, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

    Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from...

  • Gartner says 37 percent of organisations have implemented AI

    January 21, 2019 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Gartner says 37 percent of organisations have implemented AI

    The number of organisations implementing artificial intelligence (AI) grew 270 per cent in the past four years and tripled in the past year, according to the Gartner, Inc. 2019 CIO Survey. Results showed that organisations across all industries use AI in a...

  • Digital vanguard organisations at the forefront of true digital transformation

    January 21, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Digital vanguard organisations at the forefront of true digital transformation

    Are there deliberate actions, behaviours, shortcuts, and avoidable detours that could accelerate and amplify an organisation’s path to an evolved tomorrow? Responses to Deloitte’s 2018 third, and final CIO legacy report ‘Manifesting...

  • Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

    Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

    November 23, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

    Chief Information Officers (CIOs), as we once knew them, are no longer. As technology has evolved and become more accessible and entrenched at all levels of business, so has the role of the CIO. While the “I” in CIO has depicted a focus on information...

  • Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

    Building future-proof CIO capacity crucial for SA progress

    November 8, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Building future-proof CIO capacity crucial for SA progress

    The role of the CIO is evolving fast, and CIO upskilling and new ICT skills pipelines must be a focus if SA is to stay abreast of global development, say leading SA CIOs. Speaking ahead of the annual Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA...

  • Gavin Meyer, Executive Director at Itec South Africa

    Local IT market sees rise of ‘simplicity as a service

    October 11, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Local IT market sees rise of ‘simplicity as a service

    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....

  • Tomas Nielsen, research director at Gartner.

    CIOs in Africa play a central role in defining new business models

    September 19, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on CIOs in Africa play a central role in defining new business models

    Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help. Half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation has changed or is in the process of changing their business models, and the CIO will have a...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain

    July 19, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The CIO’s Guide to Blockchain

    More than $4 trillion in goods are shipped globally each year. The 80% carried via ocean shipping creates a lot of paperwork. The required trade documentation to process and administer all the goods is estimated to reach one-fifth of the actual physical...

  • How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

    How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

    December 12, 2017 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

    CIOs will need to look beyond just technology if they hope to turn their tech management departments into the digital transformation office. In 2018, CEOs will be putting pressure on their CIOs to deliver on platform-based business models and new partnership...

  • CIOs must help their organisations unlock imagination and agility

    CIOs must help their organisations unlock imagination and agility

    November 13, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on CIOs must help their organisations unlock imagination and agility

    We’re often told by business consultants and by CEOs themselves that the biggest challenges on business leaders’ plates are external factors such as tightening of regulation, shortages of key skills, the breakneck speed of technology’s evolution and...

  • Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

    CIO guide to AI’s promises and pitfalls

    September 11, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on CIO guide to AI’s promises and pitfalls

    Amidst all the hype we’re hearing from the media and technology providers about “intelligent systems”, CIOs are still unsure of how they can apply artificial intelligence (AI) for long-term success. It’s important for CIOs to understand the steps...

  • CIO-as-a-Service, a new era in IT organisational management

    July 2, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on CIO-as-a-Service, a new era in IT organisational management

    In a market dominated by increasing interest in just about ‘everything-as-a-service’, the role of the CIO has attracted the spotlight and the relevance of CIO-as-a-Service has come to the fore in South Africa, says Chris Daffy, Chief Commercial Officer of...

  • MTN Group announces changes to the Board and establishment of International Advisory Board

    MTN to showcase Aspiring Innovators at Gartner ITxpo

    September 28, 2016 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to showcase Aspiring Innovators at Gartner ITxpo

    MTN Business will give leading ICT entrepreneurs a boost this month, by sponsoring the Gartner ITxpo Aspiring Innovators programme for the second year running. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2016, to be staged in Cape Town from 26 – 28 October...

  • GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

    September 21, 2016 • Finance, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

    GetBucks  has appointed  Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer.  GetBucks is a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed FinTech company, MyBucks S.A. Prior to taking up the position, Munyuki was the Head of Digital for Barclays...