Technology paradoxes drive digitalisation challenges

Kathy Gibson reports from Dell Technologies Forum SA - Technology has never been more central or more relevant for global progress - but organisations need to learn how to leverage new technologies and make the most of their data assets. This is the word from Michael...

What lies ahead for IT organisations and users?

Gartner has revealed its top strategic predictions for 2022 and beyond, covering three aspects of the lessons that business and IT leaders have learned during ongoing disruption and uncertainty: the push toward human centricity, the race to resilience and the ability...

These are the top strategic technology trends for 2022

Gartner has announced the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2022. “With CEOs and boards striving to find growth through direct digital connections with customers, CIOs’ priorities must reflect the same business imperatives, which...

SA energy sector has G20’s highest carbon intensity

Despite an increased contribution from renewables, South Africa's energy sector still has the highest carbon-intensity of any G20 nation due to its heavy reliance on coal. According to the latest assessment by Climate Transparency International, in 2020,...

SA users plagued by password stealers

Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new methods for online fraud, and there has been an increase in such activity in recent months. Kaspersky experts noticed increased activity from fraudsters stealing passwords by using special malware called Trojan-PSW -...

Global mobile app revenues to hit $613bn by 2025

With roughly 5,3-billion mobile phone users worldwide, or 57% of the world's population, the mobile app industry continues surging with no signs of stopping any time soon. In 2021, the entire market is expected to hit over $400-billion value, growing by 25% YoY....

SA shoppers show keen interest in Black Friday sales

South Africans are ready to "shop until they drop" at the Black Friday sales this year - provided the price is right. Finder.com's Black Friday Shopping Report, which polled 1 203 South African adults, reveals 74%, or an estimated 29,5-million people, plan to shop the...

Most SA students prefer in-person schooling

More than half of children in South Africa (60%) who switched to remote learning due to the pandemic prefer in-person education, according to a Kaspersky survey, "Digital education in Covid era". First and foremost, they complained about a lack of in-person...

Coming to grips with the different edge types

Vertiv has released the results of an in-depth research project to identify edge infrastructure models to help organisations move toward a more standardised approach to edge computing deployments, with the intent to improve costs and deployment times. The report, Edge...

This is what SA investors are looking for

The impact of the global pandemic has sharpened South African investors' focus on environmental and social issues, amidst calls for greater sustainability-focused performance data. This is according to the Schroders Global Investor Study (GIS) 2021, an annual survey...

Social media proves popular in phishing attacks

Check Point Research (CPR) has published its new Brand Phishing Report for Q3 2021, highlighting the brands which were most frequently imitated by criminals in their attempts to steal individuals' personal information or payment credentials during July, August and...

The far-reaching impact of cable theft

Cable theft is a form of organised crime that has had a significant impact on businesses, communities, and the economy. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry estimates that cable theft costs the South African economy between R5-billion and R7-billion a...

Top SA scholars honoured

Forty-three of the country's leading scholars and scientists have been inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). New members are elected each year by the full existing membership in recognition of scholarly achievement and are drawn...

Gates Foundation commits up to $120m to Covid drug access

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a commitment of up to $120-million to accelerate access to the investigational antiviral drug molnupiravir for lower-income countries as part of its Covid-19 response effort. The funding will be allocated based on...

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It’s time to get on a digital footing

Digital transformation is not a trend, it's a business priority that can fundamentally shift an organisation's growth and potential. By Robynne Todd, business manager: cloud enablement at Decision Inc There is little doubt that the past 18 months have fundamentally...

How load-shedding impacts fibre providers

Load-shedding is a regular occurrence in South Africa, it is implemented to reduce the load on the supply of electricity. By Nash Dennis Manyozo, co-founder and chief operating officer of TNJ Projects Solutions Load-shedding leaves people and businesses without...

Global capability centres move up the value chain

Ask the average person what a global capability centre (GCC) looks like, and they'll probably describe an old-fashioned call centre, with rows of cubicles filled with people frantically making and receiving calls. Nothing could be further from the reality of GCCs in...

Critical steps help prevent and detect ransomware threats

Aon's Cyber Security Risk Report found that ransomware is a crisis that will only get worse as threat actors continue to grow in sophistication and expertise. Ransomware attackers often operate with the discipline and approach of a legitimate traditional business,...

Mavuso to lead MWeb

Dimension Data's parent company NTT has announced the appointment of Manelisa Mavuso as MD of MWeb effective 1 October. MWeb is wholly owned by Dimension Data and is one of the first ISPs in South Africa, launched in 1997. Having recently made the decision not to sell...

Bracing for cyber cover in today’s data era

In today's always-on, always-connected economy, businesses are under pressure to enhance their cybersecurity strategy and prove to their customers that data protection is critical to their engagement strategy. By Michel Nader, senior regional director: data protection...

Keep productivity up when the power goes down

Load shedding is a reality that every South African business needs to manage. The good news is that there are a wide range of affordable backup solutions on the market that can help your business to stay productive when the lights go out. By Christiaan Hattingh, MD of...

Rise of the African tech unicorns

African unicorns have made big news in recent months, with four startups having recently reached a $1-billion valuation or more this year alone, taking the total up to seven. Two of the new entrants are in fintech, one in edtech, and one in general technology. These...

How to choose an e-waste recycling partner

With new laws making it illegal to send electronic waste to landfill, your business needs a recycling provider. Here's what you need to know about selecting a reputable recycler. On 23 August, a new law, The National Norms and Standards for Disposal of Waste to...

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