Unexpected benefits of faster Internet

South Africa’s Internet speeds are increasing at an encouraging rate, as fibre to the home and office spreads across the country. By Laurica Kok, director: partner, accountants and alliances for Africa & Middle East at Sage According to Akamai’s Q1...

Why digital transformation isn’t new

Digital transformation as a concept is something we liken to the Y2K phenomenon, brought about by the IT industry as a way of creating and driving new business opportunities, but it isn’t actually something new. The reality is that businesses like ours, that...

It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

Succeeding in a digitised world requires new ways of thinking and a new approach to how you do business, writes Laurent Pieton, director at Contineo Virtual Communications. Digital disruption is the current buzzword in the IT industry, but what does it really mean? It...

The sharing economy in hospitality

Remy Rein, senior lecturer at Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne (EHL), examines the opportunities for hoteliers. Attend a hotel conference these days and the issue of the sharing economy is likely to raise its head, in particular competition from short-term rental services...

Top game changers n 2018

Gordon Thomson, MD of digital acceleration: EMEAR at Cisco, shares what he thinks are the top tech trends for digital leaders to invest in next year. * Put data to work – Organisations now collect more data than a human brain could possibly process in a lifetime...

What the future holds for business IT in 2018

Ronald Ravel, director: B2B South Africa at Toshiba South Africa, believes that organisations are embracing technology at an ever-greater pace to better equip, enable and empower their business for the future. From the creation of new business streams, to developing a...