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  • Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

    Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

    September 5, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

    We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately seventy five billion connected devices expected to be in use, globally, by 2025, according to Statista, a leading market research firm. Organisations are recognising the...

  • Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    September 4, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Bitcoin: Mining for Answers

    By now, most people know what Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency, is. Some have even bought and sold a few and more impressively, some have found out how to turn cryptocurrencies into a business. Then, there are the “miners”. Following a process that involves no...

  • Embracing the future: how Telcos can evolve and flourish

    Embracing the future: how Telcos can evolve and flourish

    August 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Embracing the future: how Telcos can evolve and flourish

    If voice and data is ultimately a race to the bottom, how can Telcos embrace new, non-traditional business models in the future? Over the past decade or more, telecom carriers across the world have considered how they can evolve their business models, moving...

  • The future is bright for Angola’s economy and investment opportunities.

    Africa: Open for Investments

    August 28, 2018 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Africa: Open for Investments

    The future is bright for Angola’s economy and investment opportunities. Just recently, government leaders unanimously passed revisions to the country’s Private Investment Law, which supports Angola’s diversification efforts in job opportunities and...

  • It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in store’ retail outlets.

    Partnerships helps retailers move from bricks to clicks

    August 22, 2018 • Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Partnerships helps retailers move from bricks to clicks

    It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

    August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

    The recent improvements in computer networking technology coupled with highly efficient storage mechanisms have led to the rise of high-speed connectivity and given organisations and individuals the ability to move large amounts of data / information over the...

  • Accounting 3.0: Adapt to grow – the changing role of the accountant

    August 19, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Accounting 3.0: Adapt to grow – the changing role of the accountant

    Jennifer Warawa, EVP of Partners, Accountants & Alliances at Sage, discusses the evolution of accountants from number-crunchers and tax-filers to drivers of business success Businesses today want more from their accountants. Business strategy, growth...

  • Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

    Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

    August 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

    One of today’s biggest boardroom frustrations goes something like this: ‘we have all this data about our customers and our business, but we can’t seem to get it into a usable structure… we just can’t seem to draw out valuable insights’ Many IT...

  • Daan Du Toit, MD of Mark1

    Most users won’t mind ads, if they are relevant, timely and of good quality

    August 16, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Most users won’t mind ads, if they are relevant, timely and of good quality

    A few years ago, it was hard to get through a meeting without someone throwing the term: “big data” around. Today, we all still cringe when we hear that phrase, and the most annoying part is that those who talk about big data, usually don’t...

  • Nelson Camara, marketing at SilverBridge Holdings

    Customer engagement through gamification

    August 16, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Customer engagement through gamification

    Gamification provides insurers with an ideal platform to enhance customer engagement. With apps like MEGA MEDS, that turns medicine management into a fun experience, and the likes of the Discovery Insure Driving Challenge, that rewards customers who are good...

  • SAP partners with the Social Enterprise World Forum to help the social enterprise sector run better and improve peoples' lives.

    Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

    August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

    Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But the opportunity goes further than just being able to send and receive...

  • 2018: The Year of the Great Battle for Data

    2018: The Year of the Great Battle for Data

    August 7, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on 2018: The Year of the Great Battle for Data

    If you are in the marketing, branding or advertising industry, you have probably heard the term ‘spray and pray’ approach. This is usually in reference to campaigns that are executed without a solid strategy, research or consumer insight. Programmatic...

  • From start-up to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    From startup to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    August 4, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on From startup to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    So, you’ve survived the start-up phase of your business. Now it’s time to grow. Whether you’re looking to expand by diversifying your product or service offering, or by entering new markets, you’ll need a few strategies to help you along the way....

  • Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    August 1, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    As our phones play an increasingly essential role in our lives, releasing secure applications has become a necessity for protecting end users. As a result, the role of pentesters has gained importance in identifying unwanted behaviors, such as allowing data...

  • Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    August 1, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    These days, there is much controversy regarding facial recognition technology, widely explored by the media, both online and in print. As a supplier of biometric technology such as facial recognition, it is essential to remember that everything depends on a...

  • Equipping accountants with the skills that are needed in a digitally disruptive world

    Equipping accountants with the skills that are needed in a digitally disruptive world

    July 31, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Equipping accountants with the skills that are needed in a digitally disruptive world

    The greatest challenge that the accounting and auditing profession faces today is investing in the education and training that is needed to keep up with the change of pace in the environment. Advances in technology and digitization has led to the industry...