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  • Gartner Symposium

    Gartner identifies the Human Touch as the strongest element in AI

    November 7, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner identifies the Human Touch as the strongest element in AI

    CIOs need to prepare workers for a future in which people do more creative and impactful work because they no longer have to perform many routine and repetitive tasks, according to Gartner, Inc. People and machines are entering a new era of...

  • Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz

    Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

    August 13, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

    Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it’s time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk...

  • Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

    Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

    September 20, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

    Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided...

  • Gartner Symposium 2017: The digital transformation roller coaster

    Gartner Symposium 2017: The digital transformation roller coaster

    September 19, 2017 • Digital Transformation, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: The digital transformation roller coaster

    The 2017 edition of the Gartner Symposium kicked off on Monday 18 September 2017 at the Cape Town, South Africa at the International Convention Center (CTICC). The four-day event was opened by Peter Sondergaard, the Executive Vice President at Gartner, who...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Top 3 Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business

    August 16, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 3 Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business

    The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, which is Gartner’s longest-running annual report, identified Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms as the trends that will provide unrivalled...

  • Gartner 2015

    Gartner: Worldwide information security spending is growing

    August 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Worldwide information security spending is growing

    Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of...

  • Gartner Symposium 2015

    South African IT spend to grow 3.8 percent in 2016

    August 2, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African IT spend to grow 3.8 percent in 2016

    Cape Town, South Africa, 2nd August, 2016 — South Africa IT spending is forecast to total R272 billion in 2016, a 3.8 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). Software spending is on pace to exhibit its highest ever...

  • Gartner 2015

    Gartner identifies 3 essential competencies for the Digital Store

    November 11, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner identifies 3 essential competencies for the Digital Store

    Digital business will touch every step of the customer shopping journey, so it’s crucial that the digital store, a digital business asset, delivers three competencies, according to Gartner, Inc. These competencies include: customer essentials, customer...

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    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    October 2, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    The IT sector has been buzzing this week… Not only did we attend the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, but we also attended the 2015 XON Summit – which was held at Sun City in the Northwest Province of South Africa. To add to this, IT News...

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    Working the cloud: Ensuring app performance beyond the data centre era

    September 29, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Working the cloud: Ensuring app performance beyond the data centre era

    According to previous research by Gartner, 75% of enterprises expect to have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017, with organisations typically using an average of 545 cloud services each. With numbers such as these, it’s clear that the cloud is a...

  • Video Interview: Mbula Schoen discusses the Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa

    September 29, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Mbula Schoen discusses the Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa

    Mbula Schoen is a Senior Research Analyst in the Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) team for Gartner. Her research currently covers the complex challenges of organisational change and transformation from a people perspective. Her areas of focus include...

  • If you don't do cloud there's a risk of missing out says Gartner Jeff Mann

    Gartner asks CIOs to rise to the digital challenge

    July 7, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner asks CIOs to rise to the digital challenge

    The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from September 28 to 30 will examine the need for companies to evolve into a digital business and remain competitive. “No company, irrespective of size and...

  • Video Interview: Will Hahn principal research analyst – Gartner

    September 12, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Will Hahn principal research analyst – Gartner

    Will Hahn, principal research analyst, Gartner, presented at the 2014 Gartner Symposium this week in Cape Town South Africa. Hahn presented on how digital services will transform telecom markets in South Africa and beyond. Additionally, Hahn spoke on the...

  • CIOs Need to Embrace Digital Ethics

    August 25, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on CIOs Need to Embrace Digital Ethics

    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...

  • Altech’s Huawei partnership to benefit African infrastructure

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Altech’s Huawei partnership to benefit African infrastructure

    Altech and Huawei recently entered into a partnership to drive future growth initiatives in the enterprise market. The new entity will be branded as Altech Collab and will reside within Altech’s New Business Development division. The agreement covers a...

  • Why companies need Chief Data Officers

    September 20, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Why companies need Chief Data Officers

    At Gartner’s annual Symposium, held recently in Cape Town, South Africa, discussion turned to the emerging role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO). Analyst Saul Judah from the global research and analysis firm’s London office reflected on what this...