Counting the cost of unused lunch breaks

Research released today by online job board CareerJunction has revealed that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. The research, conducted among 3 000 South African working respondents, suggests that more than a third of South Africans skip...

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

In Aon Benfield’s latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report, 2017 was flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters. The global economic cost of natural disasters in 2017 clocked in at a staggering $353-billion, while the insured...

IBM puts AI to work in Lenovo contact centre

IBM will supply field services and remote call centre solutions to enhance the commercial customer experience for Lenovo in its North America, EMEA, and Latin America markets. The $240-million multi-year agreement continues to build on the success of the IBM-Lenovo...

IT security spend set to rocket

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) spending on enterprise information security technology and services is on pace to reach $1,9-billion in 2019, an increase of 9,8% over 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. “Security and risk leaders will see...

Ellison charts Oracle’s cloud course

Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison has shared his vision for a second-generation cloud that is purpose built for the enterprise and more technologically advanced and secure than any cloud on the market. While first generation clouds...