Global IT spend tipped for 6,2% increase in 2021

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3,9-trillion in 2021, an increase of 6,2% from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Worldwide IT spending declined 3,2% in 2020 as CIOs prioritized spending on technology and services that were deemed...

Predictions for the fintech industry in 2021

The pandemic in 2020 had a massive impact on the financial services industry, with social distancing and remote shopping driving new demands - and local fintechs are largely filling these niches. Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant...

Distributors start 2021 in a stronger position than last year

European IT distributors have made a better start to the year than in 2020, although supply shortages are still cause for some concern. Context’s Weekly Revenue Trend Index plots the region’s countries against a value of 100 at the start of 2020, which was calculated...

MS Teams to integrate with SAP solutions

SAP and Microsoft have announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP’s intelligent suite of solutions. The companies also formalised an extensive expansion of an existing strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure. These...

Global app spending passed $11bn in 2020

Despite the hardships that the year 2020 posed for many industries, there were some important milestones that were reached when it comes to global app spending on mobile devices. According to data presented by Trading Platforms, consumers spent close to $111B globally...

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How fitness can step up your gaming

From everyday enthusiasts to esports professionals, the gaming industry surged in 2020. This growth also increased competition, challenging esports’ premier athletes and novice gamers alike to find ways beyond the screen to level up their play. Enter Jasper Schellens,...

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New MD for made-in-SA Mara Phones

Mara Phones, South Africa’s manufacturer of smartphones, has appointed Sylvester Taku CA (SA) to the position of MD with immediate effect. Taku has been doing business in Africa for over 20 years and has made accelerating growth through smart, well-considered moves...

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