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Posts Tagged ‘industry opinion’

  • Fixed wireless broadband

    Smarter solutions for real-world efficiency are a must

    August 17, 2017 • Online & SocialComments Off on Smarter solutions for real-world efficiency are a must

    Fixed wireless broadband has for years been chosen for being the most cost-effective alternative network access technology, especially in the days when there was plenty of spectrum available. Companies started to emerge offering their customers a solution...

  • Early IT engagement is key to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

    July 25, 2016 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to...

  • Citrix South Africa

    IT Delivery: The key differentiator of a thriving business

    March 31, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IT Delivery: The key differentiator of a thriving business

    Delivery has always been a key differentiator in business. Whether it be goods or services, companies that are known to deliver quality offerings quickly, securely and flexibly, are already well on their way to success. In South Africa, for example, online...

  • The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    November 6, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in Big Data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the...

  • Security in the age of digital transformation

    August 12, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Security in the age of digital transformation

    The quickening pace of change in business today is forcing companies to transform themselves digitally, in new and innovative ways. It’s requiring them to shake off traditional, legacy-based approaches to IT, and think more like those new-age competitors...

  • The Key to successful project management is closing the loop

    August 11, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on The Key to successful project management is closing the loop

    In my spare time I enjoy working with my hands, specifically doing some carpentry. I enjoy the physicality, the tangible nature of the outcome. Or rather, the sense of achievement when I see the final product and experience the benefits of my labour and...

  • Britehouse

    Top 10 SAP implementation mistakes to avoid

    July 16, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 SAP implementation mistakes to avoid

    Implementing effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP is fundamental to any company’s efficient operation and underpins its growth strategy. If not delivered effectively, these implementations can be very expensive, take a long...

  • future tech

    Calculating the real cost of IT

    July 2, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Calculating the real cost of IT

    The initial cost of a company laptop represents less than 30 percent of the total cost of owning and using it. The remaining 70 percent is often ignored by companies because these costs form part of the ‘background’ cost of IT. This is according to...

  • Commvault

    Can data protection unlock the full potential of virtualisation?

    June 8, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Can data protection unlock the full potential of virtualisation?

    Server virtualisation is a darling of IT administrators for a number of reasons such as delivering more efficiency and cost control than adding physical servers to accommodate the data explosion. It also offers savings due to server consolidation, at the same...

  • A “mobile-first” ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

    May 28, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on A “mobile-first” ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

    Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of ‘digitalisation’ and ‘digital transformation’. While these terms have slightly different connotations for different people, the catalyst for transforming the...

  • Deon Scheepers

    Top execs weigh in on challenges faced by African contact centres

    May 19, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top execs weigh in on challenges faced by African contact centres

    As customer experience becomes the primary competitive advantage in business, the role of the contact centre is changing significantly. But whether it becomes the heart of the business or a component of the bigger machine depends on the business, say African...

  • Data Centre trends driven by cost pressure & security concerns

    May 18, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Data Centre trends driven by cost pressure & security concerns

    The data centre has become one of the most critical infrastructure elements in the modern business. As requirements and technology have evolved, so too has the data centre, and a number of trends are currently evident around this business-critical solution....

  • Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?

    May 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?

    With news of the 2015 Oscar winners still ringing in our ears, there is something about this time of year that makes watching a good film particularly satisfying. However, even amidst so many great new releases, there is nothing like sitting down and watching...