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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 that would...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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 that...

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...

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 time, and can ultimately cost...

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...

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...

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 enterprise should always be the same....
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