ESG concerns turn spotlight on hyperscaler carbon emissions

ESG concerns turn spotlight on hyperscaler carbon emissions

By 2025, the carbon emissions of hyperscale cloud services will be a top three criterion in cloud purchase decisions, according to Gartner. As environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and reporting received growing levels of enterprise attention, more...
End of SA lockdown brings risk investors to the fore

End of SA lockdown brings risk investors to the fore

In March 2020, the longest bull market in history turned bearish, with market sentiment swinging aggressively towards pessimism. While the global stock market recovered quickly, the South African economy found itself in a decided downturn, exacerbated by the...
More investment needed in African tech start-ups

More investment needed in African tech start-ups

Tech start-ups will be key drivers of Africa’s digital transformation, but there is an urgent need for more investment. Start-up funding in Africa was more than $1,2-billion in 2020. This is a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value...
Cyberattacks the biggest potential risk in 2022

Cyberattacks the biggest potential risk in 2022

Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally, South Africa, Africa and Middle East and Nigeria in 2022. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer, the threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major IT outages worries companies even more than...
Unemployment levels keep SA consumers in the red

Unemployment levels keep SA consumers in the red

More than half of South African consumers (55%) say their household income remained negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic towards the end of 2021. According to research conducted by TransUnion in November, this number was the lowest in the year, down from 61%...
CEO optimism hits 10-year high with stronger economy forecast

CEO optimism hits 10-year high with stronger economy forecast

CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing Covid pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ‘Great Resignation’ – but CEOs are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the...