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...

Worldwide IT spending to exceed $4trn in 2022

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4,5-trillion in 2022, an increase of 5,5% from 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. "Enterprises will increasingly build new technologies and software, rather than buy and implement them, leading to overall...

Customer experience, enterprise intelligence, digital sovereignty key for resiliency

Results from the recent International Data Corporation (IDC) Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) survey shed light on several key areas of digital transformation. In this global survey, respondents were asked to identify their digital resiliency...

How CIOs can drive value

To accelerate value creation, CIOs and IT executives should focus on three key areas - leading from anywhere, nurturing connections and reaching beyond, according to Gartner. Mbula Schoen, senior research director at Gartner, says that as organisations continue to...

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 -...

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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....

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Cybercrime ‘tsunami’ on the way

South Africa’s retail organisations, particularly online stores, could expect a significant ramp-up in cybercrime ahead of the holiday season. This is the warning from Deon Smal, CEO of Cyber Insight, a Cape-based cyber security assessment firm. “While data breaches...

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