Calls to lift travel restrictions grow

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has welcomed the call of its sister UN agency World Health Organisation (WHO) for restrictions on travel to be lifted or eased. Citing new evidence on the rise and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, WHO has noted that...

ESG concerns turn spotlight on hyperscaler carbon emissions

By 2025, the carbon emissions of hyperscale cloud services will be a top three criterion in cloud purchase decisions, according to Gartner. As environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and reporting received growing levels of enterprise attention, more...

NaaS emerges as key digitalisation driver

With the network playing a key role in the success of digital transformation, technology leaders are looking to network as a service (NaaS). This is the finding from a new study from Aruba, which looks at the interest in NaaS as organisations recover from the Covid-19...

Alarm sounded over self-spreading vaccine proposals

Since the first lab-modified virus capable of replication was generated in 1974, an evidence-based consensus has emerged that many changes introduced into viral genomes are likely to prove unstable if released into the environment. On this basis, many virologists...

The pandemic changed how consumers shop

Multiple factors have affected the retail environment, and largely changed the way that consumers shop. This is according to a new global consumer retail study from Intel and IHL Group that speaks to the changing retail experience while highlighting technologies that...

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How the top smart cities perform

Juniper Research has ranked Shanghai as the world's number one smart city for 2022. Juniper Research's smart city rankings were compiled following an extensive study of cities around the globe as published in our latest research, Smart Cities: Key Technologies,...

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Report reveals security trends from 2021

During 2021, organisations experienced 50% more weekly cyber-attacks than in 2020, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR). The Education/Research sector's 1 605 weekly attacks took the lead (75% increase), followed by Government/Military...

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CIOs face a complex and demanding task in 2022

IT and technology have proven their mettle as invaluable business tools, especially over the past two years. The agility and flexibility offered by intelligent digital implementations and solutions have been pivotal at a time when companies have had to rapidly adapt...

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Top home automation trends in 2022

The Internet of things (IoT) is on the rise with projections suggesting that approximately 50-billion IoT devices will be in use around the world by 2050. This is because today, time-pressed consumers are already turning to technology for greater convenience and...

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Five trends shaping Africa’s future

Last year I started my trends forecast by saying: "Covid-19 made it clear that despite any organization's best efforts to predict what's coming, the possibility for major disruption always exists ... the only certainty is uncertainty." By Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

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