Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit. While global growth will continue to decelerate, the economy will also...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

NASA’s InSight takes its first selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken...

More Antarctic glaciers are losing ice

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica. Now, new detailed NASA maps of ice velocity and elevation show that a group of...

Malware threats are on the rise

In the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Region, Kaspersky Lab registered an 11% increase in malware infections during 2018, reaching an average of 1,5-million attacks per day, and 575-million in one year. Experts witnessed an increase of 78% in phishing attacks...

Digitalisation a top priority for HR officers

Business leaders are looking to digitalisation to create a higher-performing workforce, therefore digitalizing HR is the top-priority initiative for chief HR officers (CHROs) this year, according to Gartner. Digitalising HR is ahead of other top priorities such as...

Legal teams must get ready for digital

Eight in 10 corporate legal departments are unprepared to support their organisations' digital initiatives, according to Gartner. "Digital ready" legal departments -- those properly prepared and positioned to support digital business efforts -- can increase on-time...

Solid global growth for switches

The Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), an increase of 8,1% year over year. Meanwhile, total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues declined 5,1% year over year in 3Q18...

SA-based blockchain to support ticketing app

South African-based blockchain protocol Tari expects to be leveraged by Big Neon, a new company developing a blockchain-enabled platform to modernise the ticketing industry. Big Neon plans to use the Tari digital assets protocol to manage the issuance and resale of...

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021. However, the research also finds that only a small percentage of OEMs and suppliers are currently ready for blockchain or have a...

Retailers could be in for a bleak Xmas

While more South Africans participated in the Black Friday shopping event in 2018 compared to the preceding year, the average spend per consumer dropped noticeably. Lullu Krugel, Christie Viljoen, Maura Feddersen and Genevieve Frydman, PwC Strategy& economists, look...

Are bots listening in to your earnings calls?

Your investors can use natural language processing and sentiment analysis to detect hidden sentiment on earnings calls. Tim Raiswell, vice-president: research and agenda manager for the Gartner Financial Strategy Initiative, outlines what companies should know....

Election uncertainty stymies GDP growth in Africa

Most African countries have a positive economic outlook, apart from those with upcoming elections, according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q4 2018, the accountancy body provides GDP...

Massive growth for enterprise storage

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market increased 19,4% year over year to $14-billion during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18). Total...

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The world at your fingertips with Office 365

Microsoft Office – already the world’s favourite user productivity application suite – is now packed with more features than ever before. “Not only do users get all the great features and benefits of Office 365, they get them automatically and at no additional cost,”...

Human and virtual worlds to combine in 2019

For companies looking to fully embrace the evolution of customer experience (CX), a delicate balancing act must be achieved between adopting the right technologies and engineering the right business strategies. By Rob Allman, senior vice-president: customer experience...

Security challenges in the multi-cloud

The cloud argument has been settled and there is no doubt on the minds of the CIO and IT in general that the cloud is now just an extension of one's infrastructure. The current debate on the table is the adoption of a multi- or dispersed-cloud approach - and what this...

Insight 2019: The year of the end-user application

2018 has been a stabilising year for end-user devices. Headlines about declining PC sales and booming smart device shipment numbers were not as frequent. Why? Because end-users are more certain about what they want (a device that makes them more productive) and device...

Despite unemployment, demand for skills soars

The unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018, yet the demand for skills remains high - leaving an industry conundrum that is yet to be solved. According to SUSE, partnerships that focus on upskilling graduates and providing...

Is digital transformation making us more vulnerable?

Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation initiatives,...

Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

The world is driven by data. It's an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets. By Adam Day, CEEMA storage category manager at...

New year, new rules, new roles …

The workplace of the future is here, changing rapidly, enabled by new tech and progressive thinking. As a result, a number of new senior leadership roles are emerging that companies must start incorporating into their leadership teams to position themselves...

Overcoming the burden of frequent regulatory change

Over-regulation retained its number one position in the PwC 21st Annual CEO Survey¹ as the greatest threat to organisational growth. The complexity of managing compliance within an ever-changing regulatory environment impels corporates to embrace technological...

SA-developed research automation software launched

With research automation on the rise, global consumer insight agency InSites Consulting has announced the release of its own research automation software, Fluent, an end-to-end research automation tool for all consumer validation needs. The launch of Fluent fits...

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