WhoIs: where are you?

In April 2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will repeal the existing Data Protection Directive in the EU when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. By Somayya Khan, partner at Adams & Adams Attorneys...

Digitising integrated processes in the poultry industry

In the fast moving, volatile and critical poultry industry, control over processes within various divisions and sites is essential. Linking different divisions with each other and the business to provide an integrated view of the entire organisation provides accurate...

Is your business ready for the 5th Industrial Revolution?

As innovative as he was, Karl Benz could hardly have imagined that, 130 years after inventing the internal combustion engine car, self-driving vehicles would be a reality. But autonomous cars, along with wearable technology, 3D printing, augmented reality and...

You’re on the HCI journey: now what?

Alan Browning outlines what hyper-converged infrastructure is, and how companies that have started the journey can proceed to the next step. A subset of the complete software-defined data centre, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is becoming more mainstream, with...

Gaming is serious business

Breakthroughs that will change the world, printing and document management in the digital age, VOX reinvents and goes big on IoT, and the Dell EMC Forum: the pillars of digital transformation.

IDC CIO Summit: all about digitalisation

The IDC CIO Summit tackled the issues around digitalisation, touching on the technologies driving transformation, including blockchain, cloud, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. Kathy Gibson reports How IT can drive digital transformation As business...

There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

The World Economic Forum predicts that 5-million jobs will be lost by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform labour markets. By Matthew Kibby, vice-president: enterprise, Africa and Middle East at Sage Most of the casualties will be repetitive...

Open all channels to learning

Censorship, a scourge that most South Africans had hoped to see the back of along with apartheid, has reared its ugly head again, with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound). Currently, the movie can now only be screened in South...

The importance of traceability in the food supply chain

The recent outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa, according to the World Health Organisation the largest ever recorded globally, not only highlights the importance of quality control in the food manufacturing process - but also why traceability throughout the food...

Mauritius Union Group goes web-scale with Nutanix

The Mauritius Union Group (MUA), a leading financial services company based in Mauritius, recently replaced its core IT infrastructure with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, enabling the company to incorporate storage, networking and compute in a single...

Unlock online security with biometrics

With smartphones increasingly using biometric authentication as a theft deterrent, the potential for such techniques – which rely on the natural, inherent features of a person like their fingerprint, voice or face to confirm their identity – to become the standard in...

Individual integrity and its role in governance

Integrity has no expiry date. You’ve either got it or you haven’t. By Auguste Coetzer and J Michael Judin An honest, diligent company director does not become a crook on the make the moment some arbitrary term limit has been exceeded. This states the obvious. However,...

Cyber-security essential to realise e-government

We often talk about cyber-security from the perspective of the private sector, however, governments and public sector organisations hold vast troves of data on citizens. If this gets into the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc, and diminish the trust among the voting...

What does ‘rise of the machines’ mean for Africa?

What does digital connectivity mean for Africa’s industrial and economic development? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa MD Barry Elliott considers the possible impact of the Internet of Things in Africa Will automation, artificial intelligence and robotics – or...

Fintech innovation an SA revelation

South Africa is often described as a land of extremes, especially when it comes to cash and fraud. Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue examines the value of solutions that allow for the movement of cash and cash payments while mitigating fraud In 2017, The South African...

Make people analytics a company-wide responsibility

People analytics involves using digital tools and data to measure, report, and understand employee performance. It has traditionally been used to assess the return on investment of huma resource programmes, but people analytics can bring much more to the table, from...