Supply constraints challenge growing PC, tablet markets

With 2021 nearing a close, global shipments of Traditional PCs are forecast to reach 344,7-million units, according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. While annual shipments are...

Despite everything, consumer outlook is brighter

Consumers are returning to in-store shopping in greater numbers, and out-of-home entertainment and travel are on the rise as three in five (61%) express optimism about the future. These are among the findings from the latest PwC 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse...

Southern Ocean plays a vital role in absorbing CO2

Observations from research aircraft show that the Southern Ocean absorbs much more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases, confirming it is a very strong carbon sink and an important buffer for the effects of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to a...

Critical infrastructure organisations can expect more security breaches

By 2025, 30% of critical infrastructure organizations will experience a security breach that will result in the halting of an operations- or mission-critical cyber-physical system, according to Gartner. Critical infrastructure security has become a primary concern for...

New MD for HPE SA as Ntuli moves to regional role

Sandile Dube has been appointed as acting-MD for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) in South Africa, effective 1 January 2022. Current MD President Ntuli has been promoted to a pan-regional role as director of HPE GreenLake Cloud Services across the UK, Ireland, Middle...

Chip shortages will drive automotive OEMs to make their own

By 2025, chip shortages and trends such as electrification and autonomy will drive 50% of the top 10 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design their own chips, according to Gartner. As a result, it will give them control over their product roadmap...

Study finds which data-driven security practices work

Security teams that have a modern, cloud-based IT are more likely to maintain pace of business, as it's twice as likely their technology is kept up to date. This is one of the findings from Cisco's latest cybersecurity report, Security Outcomes Study Volume 2, which...

Private 5G networks on the drawing board

New research shows that just over half of companies (51%) in the UK, US, Japan, and Germany planning to deploy a private 5G network will do so within the next six to 24 months to improve security, reliability, and speed. According to , "Private 5G here and now", a new...

Data maturity still tops leadership agenda

The growth rate of companies' data maturity has almost doubled since 2018, from 8% to 15%. Thirteen percent of companies are at the highest level of data maturity in 2021, compared with only 3% in 2015, according to a survey of more than 1 100 companies across...

Data centre switch sales hit all-time high

Global data centre switch revenue was up 11% year-over-year in 3Q 2021, reaching an all-time high. According to a recent report by Dell'Oro Group, Arista and white box switch suppliers captured most of the growth and gained more than one point of revenue share each....

Enterprise WLAN market maintains growth

Growth rates remained strong in the enterprise segment of the wireless local area networking (WLAN) market in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) as the market increased 11,9% year over year to $1,9-billion. In the consumer-class WLAN market, revenues declined 7,3% in...

Tourism body calls for end to blanket travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) of the United Nations calls out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days. The call echoes the concerns raised by UNWTO Members during the 24th UNWTO General Assembly (30 November-3...

Africa’s savannah conservation land in a bad way

New research suggests that over 80% of Africa's savannah conservation land is failing or deteriorating with just 10% in a state of success or recovery. The study, published in Conservation Letters, assessed the performance of 516 protected areas and community...

SAIPA announces Olympiad winners

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) has awarded the winners of its National Accounting and Maths Olympiad (NAMO). "This year, we took the competition in a whole new direction and the results were outstanding," says Professor Rashied Small,...

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How to prepare for hybrid work

Stakeholders came together during the Microsoft 365 Summit South Africa: The Future of Hybrid Work to discuss the big question on everyone's mind: how do we adopt hybrid work, with a view to maintaining and enhancing work culture, productivity and well-being? Speakers...

How hybrid work is pushing to end passwords

A new report from Cisco's Duo Security, the multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access solution, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. While the...

What security trends to expect in 2022

Cybersecurity trends for 2022 include nuclear ransomware 3.0, a major power station/utility provider will be crippled, disinformation powered by deep fakes, the rise of dark economy M&A and more. This is according to KnowBe4, in its 2022 cybersecurity predictions...

Improve project management with the right solution

Project management plays a more crucial role in the growth of every business than ever before, writes Heinrich de Leeuw, MD of Seidor Africa. For businesses to survive in a post-pandemic world, project management solutions are more crucial than ever. According to a...

Smart agriculture to feed 10bn mouths

As the global population continues to rise steadily, the agricultural sector, already reeling from the effects of climate change, has been confronted with a challenge of epic proportions. How to feed a projected 10-billion people on the planet in 2050? Whether it is...

Is your disaster recovery plan really a security hazard?

Every business should have a disaster recovery plan to ensure challenges are prevented or handled before they escalate, writes Stuart Bernard, vice-president: digital solutions at Iron Mountain EMEA. When people talk about "disaster recovery", we often imagine the...

Loyalty will be top of mind in 2022

The successful businesses of the future recognise that adaptability should not end with the innovations rolled out during the pandemic. By Robin Fisher, senior area vice-president of Salesforce Emerging Markets Across all industries we're seeing the need for...

Moving to the cloud: is it right for your business?

If the pandemic taught us one thing, it's that remote work is a viable alternative to large, expensive offices and IT infrastructure and hardware. "Many South African businesses have slashed their office space after realising that they could save money while still...

New opportunities as channel engages with RPA

Digital transformation has become the priority for organisations of all sizes, resulting in a dramatic shift in the role of IT. As we move into 2022, it’s rapidly becoming clear that IT no longer supports the business – today, IT is the business. Brian Little, chief...

Tyme completes $180m capital raise

Tyme, one of the fastest growing digital banking groups globally, has successfully secured investments from Tencent and CDC to complete its $180-million Series B capital raise. The investments from Tencent and CDC are pegged at an additional $70-million. Tencent is a...

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