Supply chain disruption highlights need for better technology

Supply chain disruption highlights need for better technology

Events of the past year have upended the procurement industry, illustrating the fragility of a complex international supply chain and forcing a sea change in the industry. However, according to the 2021 Supply Chain Insights Global Survey from IHS Markit, supply chain...
E-commerce proved to be a lifeline for retailers in 2020

E-commerce proved to be a lifeline for retailers in 2020

As Covid-19 kept consumers around the world at home, nearly everything from groceries to gardening supplies was purchased online – leading to an additional $900-billion being spent in retail online around the world in 2020. Put another way: in 2020, e-commerce...
More Absa customers affected by data leak

More Absa customers affected by data leak

What was described as a data leak affecting a small number of Absa’s customers back in November 2020 could be more widespread than initially thought. At that time, the bank disclosed that a data leak had taken place in October, with about 200 000 customers believed to...
Government policies deprive users of fast, affordable access

Government policies deprive users of fast, affordable access

Kathy Gibson reports – South Africans have lost out on better coverage and lower data prices for years, as a direct result of regulatory failure and political ideology. Government policies in telecommunication, spectrum, competition and digital migration have...
Digital transformation delivers significant benefits

Digital transformation delivers significant benefits

Digital transformation (DX) is not just a buzzword in the finance industry – it is delivering significant revenue increases, improvements in cyber security and customer relationships, and delivery of purpose-driven sustainable business initiatives. These are...
Global IT spend set for 2021 recovery, growing to $4trn

Global IT spend set for 2021 recovery, growing to $4trn

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4,1-trillion in 2021, an increase of 8,4% from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The source of funds for new digital business initiatives will more frequently come from business departments outside IT and...