Why we are failing at security

By Kathy Gibson - Cyber-threats are coming at us thick and fast, with the potential to cause untold damage, but enterprises are still not aligning their security spend with the threats. “Security is an increasing area of focus for organisations,” says Jon Tullett,...

Bitcoin and the question of tax

Christopher Renwick, attorney at Tax Consulting SA, discusses some of the pressing issues surrounding the cryptocurrency. Although usually behind the global curve, South Africa seems to be keeping pace with the current bitcoin trend. This is positive, as we are living...

Gauteng aims to lead in tech innovation

Kathy Gibson at the Gauteng Provincial Government Technology & Innovation Conference - Gauteng aims to be a smart province, building on a vision of transformation and re-industrialisation. As the economic, industrial and technological hub of South Africa, the province...

The special needs of seaports

As a major entry point into countries across the world, seaports are one of the most preferred methods for transporting goods and cargo for international trade. By Kamal Mokrani, global vice-president at InfiNet Wireless Clothes, technology, cars and food are often...

Smart technology to the rescue in civil protests

A safe  city can mean many different things to different people, but arguably the most pressing need for smart technology is felt when civil unrest becomes an issue. South Africans are no stranger to protest action, when citizens take to the streets to make their...

Technology vision for 2018

Kathy Gibson was at Accenture TechVision 2018 – Enterprises have to change the way they connect with customers and employees as technology fundamentally changes the business landscape. Pervasive connectivity is a reality, and for the most part this is good – but for...

What to expect from the budget

South Africa is facing perhaps its toughest budget yet, and the year ahead will be tough as citizens have to fork out for a record fiscal deficit. Kathy Gibson attended PwC’s pre-budget review to find out what we can expect As social, political and economic...

Africa: land of challenge and opportunity

What can the ICT industry expect to see in 2018, and how can players prepare for it? Kathy Gibson attended IDC Directions to find out more. Africa is a unique and very different market to do business in, but there as many challenges as opportunities. “We live in a...

VAT and e-commerce: SA falls behind, stays behind

Tax systems around the world are struggling to keep pace with the digitisation of commerce.  Where tax systems could previously rely on technological constraints to protect the fiscus, they must now be adaptive to changes in the e-commerce landscape. By Chetan...

The countdown to 5G has begun

As mobile Internet usage has grown exponentially the world over, South Africa has in turn leveraged from faster network connectivity. The fifth generation (5G) network will provide more than just faster connectivity for local businesses and consumers, as it seeks to...

Bitcoin and the question of tax

Christopher Renwick, attorney at Tax Consulting SA, discusses some of the pressing issues surrounding the cryptocurrency. Although usually behind the global curve, South Africa seems to be keeping pace with the current bitcoin trend. This is positive, as we are living...

Gauteng aims to lead in tech innovation

Kathy Gibson at the Gauteng Provincial Government Technology & Innovation Conference - Gauteng aims to be a smart province, building on a vision of transformation and re-industrialisation. As the economic, industrial and technological hub of South Africa, the province...

Make bolder technology decisions in 2018

South African businesses need to be bolder when it comes to integrating technology innovation with organisational strategy. Decision-makers must embrace this through an accelerated roadmap if they are to remain relevant to stakeholders in 2018. By Derek Bose, senior...

The special needs of seaports

As a major entry point into countries across the world, seaports are one of the most preferred methods for transporting goods and cargo for international trade. By Kamal Mokrani, global vice-president at InfiNet Wireless Clothes, technology, cars and food are often...

Fundamental fintech shift coming

Far-reaching changes that govern Europe’s retail banking system will be implemented early this year – and the effects will be felt in South Africa. Several local banks that have branches in Europe will have to comply with a new European Union (EU) directive that is...

Insurtech shakes things up

Technological innovations have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades. However, insurance has often been pegged as a slightly more traditional industry. Enter insurtech, which is driving the new technologies increasingly underpinning insurance...