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14 December 2018

Global economic slowdown expected in 2019

Global economic growth will edge down to 3% in 2019, from a rate of 3,2% in 2018, according to the annual Top 10 Economic Predictions released today by business information provider IHS Markit.

IDC looks back at 2018, share predictions for 2019

December 14, 2018

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation.

Big disconnect between jobs and applicants

December 14, 2018

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position in Africa are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates.

Malware threats are on the rise

December 14, 2018

In the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Region, Kaspersky Lab registered an 11% increase in malware infections during 2018, reaching an average of 1,5-million attacks per day, and 575-million in one year.

Digitalisation a top priority for HR officers

December 14, 2018

Business leaders are looking to digitalisation to create a higher-performing workforce, therefore digitalizing HR is the top-priority initiative for chief HR officers (CHROs) this year, according to Gartner.

Strong growth for wireless LAN

December 14, 2018

The combined enterprise and consumer wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 6,9% year over year in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2,7-billion.

Time to re-evaluate the digital experience

December 14, 2018

Facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organisations are rethinking what they really want, says a new report by Accenture.

Legal teams must get ready for digital

December 14, 2018

Eight in 10 corporate legal departments are unprepared to support their organisations’ digital initiatives, according to Gartner.

Solid global growth for switches

December 14, 2018

The Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), an increase of 8,1% year over year. Meanwhile, total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues declined 5,1% year over year in 3Q18 to $3,7-billion.

SA-based blockchain to support ticketing app

December 13, 2018

South African-based blockchain protocol Tari expects to be leveraged by Big Neon, a new company developing a blockchain-enabled platform to modernise the ticketing industry.

Blockchain brings trust to how companies, consumers and cars connect

December 13, 2018

A new IBM study estimates that 62% of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021.

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Windows 10 lets users do more, with less hassle

December 14, 2018

New features in the latest Microsoft Windows 10 update make computing more intuitive and easier to use than ever.

Protect information with secure document printing

December 14, 2018

Xerox’s Cheryl Otstott reflects on the year in review, in this blog post.

France leads in renewable energy investments

December 14, 2018

Most G20 countries including several emerging countries have enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year. Nonetheless, more renewable energy investments have to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets.

Nutanix enhances channel charter

December 14, 2018

Nutanix has announced that it is enhancing its channel charter, Power to the Partner, to extend opportunities to value-added distributors (VAD) and global systems integrators (GSI) along with additional opportunities for resellers.

Medtech group chooses SAP BusinessOne

December 14, 2018

How does a South African MedTech company enable a far-reaching and long-term growth plan to enable it to compete effectively in the €110-billion global medical technology market? For one of South Africa’s oldest and most established MedTech leaders, the answer lay in a market-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that can support it as it scales through acquisitions and aggressive growth.

Schneider Electric wins HCI award

December 14, 2018

Schneider Electric has won the ‘Hyper-convergence Innovation of the year’ category at the SVC Awards 2018, for the second year in a row.

AFGRI, Synthesis in JV to unlock agricultural innovation

December 14, 2018

Agricultural services company AFGRI Group Holdings and specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies have concluded a joint-venture (JV) agreement.

Risk, security teams must work together

December 14, 2018

Businesses across the board are facing an unprecedented range of cyber risks that could have catastrophic consequences. Moreover, there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution. The common maxim today is that a determined enough attacker will eventually get in.

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