The shocking cost of old technology

Outdated technology can mean that employees waste more than 42 days a year simply doing their jobs. This is according to the global Ricoh Digital Empowerment Survey, including a representative number of South Africans and South African companies, which asked more than...

How IT can drive digital transformation

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell - As business embraces digital transformation, the IT industry is being driven by the need to create new and compelling systems that can increase revenue - and to do this quickly, at scale. This is word from Jyoti...

AI will change the way you drive

Driverless cars may be a way off, but the associated R&D is fueling the advent of smarter and smarter cars. However, the future won’t happen if we don’t get the security question right, writes Sherry Zameer, vice-president: IOT at Gemalto. Driverless cars have...

TESS embarks on a mission to find new planets

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), set to launch today (16 April 2018), is the next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of...

The technologies that are shaking up IT

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell - Disruptive forces are driving new technology directions - and organisations that don't at least understand them run the risk of being left behind. IDC has identified the key technology trends that are poised to make an...

The future of motoring is digital

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell - The traditional automotive market is seeing massive disruption from competitors in the technology space. Claycia Johnson, brand management at BMW, points out that tech giants like Google and Apple are the new...

Focus on people in the digital economy

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell - Companies that want to thrive in the digital economy have to pay close attention to skills. Products and process are important to be able to function better in the new world, explains Tony Parry, CEO of IITPSA. In this...

Legacy email security fails to protect

Mimecast has announced the availability of its quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of tests that measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter's assessment reports that these systems missed 11 653 emails containing...

OSTI makes progress in settling complaints

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has released its Annual Report on Operations for 2017, the key highlight being that 9 962 complaints were resolved in an average turn-around time of 131 days with an amount of R87 101 354 recovered for consumers. The 2017...

Digital adoption key for SA businesses

New research from Citrix reveals that some 92% of businesses across South Africa's key industry sectors agree that digital adoption has a direct impact on company profits. Despite such broad realisation, more than half of these businesses (54%) indicate that they are...

Digital tools could solve reading crisis

The early introduction and integration of digital tools in the classroom can and has proven to improve literacy levels amongst children, and could be the solution to the Foundation Phase reading crisis that the South African education system currently faces. This is...

Vodacom ups digitalisation with Azure solutions

Vodacom says it will be one of the first telcos to go to market with a full suite of Microsoft Azure services when it launches solutions to customers in June. Fatima Hassim, managing executive for Products and Services at Vodacom Business explains that Microsoft Azure...

CIOs must manage business expectations

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell - CIOs have the unenviable task of managing corporate expectations in a world where instant results are taken for granted. Much of the time, IT doesn't get enough time or attention at the board level, as budgets come...

The journey to an autonomous future

Kathy Gibson is at IDC CIO Summit in Chartwell -The speed of technological advancement can catch CIOs unaware: while they are deploying systems they are already obsolete. One way to circumvent that is through autonomous application development, says Jon Tullett,...

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Tech key for F&B businesses

Food and beverage businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of promising sector growth. But they must equip themselves with the right tech if they are to overcome a growing list of challenges, writes Mark Wilson, MD of Syspro. While the rest of the country is...

Orange and Siemens partner on IoT

Orange Business Services and Siemens have joined forces to drive the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial sector by simplifying integration and promoting IoT innovation. The initial focus will be to develop solutions around asset tracking and...

DCC ships HP Ink tank Wireless printer

Official HP distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has launched the new HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 printer for SoHo and SMB users to the South and southern African channel. Developed to deliver maximum costs savings and productivity, the HP Ink Tank Wireless 415...

FNB unveils mobile banking for the underbanked

First National Bank (FNB) has announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South African consumers to use a feature phone or a smartphone to open a bank account without ever walking into a branch. eWallet eXtra will...

FICO IDs procurement fraud, waste and abuse on AWS

In May 2017, the South African National Treasury's procurement unit - whose main purpose is to maximize value for the government's procurement budget as well as rein in leakages in public expenditure - issued a report on the country's annual expenditure on goods and...

Lenovo signs up sports sponsorships

Lenovo has entered into a multi-year sponsorship partnership with Scuderia Ferrari - starting with the 2018 season which kicked off in Melbourne on 25 March. The partnership will see brand exposure through the placement of the Lenovo logo on the side wing and front...

The shift towards an active-active architecture

Being proactive in business has always yielded much more generous results than being passive. The same can be said for an organisation's network. So there are big benefits to being doubly active. Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research, explains:...

SA smartphone users regularly run out of storage

Storage appears to be a real problem for many smartphone users in South Africa, with 22% running out of space at least once a week and 56 percent running out of space at least every three months. This is according to a countrywide independent consumer research from...

Jasco offers affordable fibre monitoring

Jasco Carrier Solutions new proactive in-service fibre network monitoring offering that measures the integrity of a fibre plant in realtime, allows operators to efficiently isolate faults and take immediate targeted action. This effectively boosts up-time, cuts...

FICO delivers AI in the cloud

Analytics software firm FICO has demonstrated the latest enhancements to FICO Decision Management Suite (DMS) which leverages artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), advanced analytics, optimisation and decisioning to deliver more predictive business...

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