Adobe Creative Cloud and the benefits of partnering

Being able to buy software subscriptions in the cloud has been quite liberating for the end user customer on one hand – but on another hand, it has contributed to messy software portfolios, poor management and unnecessary expense when line of business users fail...

Private news, automation and the moon: a peek into 2019

2018 was full of surprises. 2019 will have many more. Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions, ventured a few educated guesses on what we will be talking about in 2019 – and he starts by leaving the planet: “2019 will mark a return to the Moon with nations like...

Special feature: the data centre and its role in transformation

The data centre has gone from top of the CIO’s priorities, to the back-burner – but it’s back in the spotlight as data and the data centre has become central to business survival.   Digital transformation spending to hit $2trn by 2022 Worldwide spending on the...

Huawei growth rockets in enterprise space

Huawei is becoming an increasingly important player in the South African enterprise IT space. The company might be best known for its industry-leading smartphones or its telecommunications solutions, but it is rapidly driving into the enterprise space with a complete...

Middlemen beware: trust networks are taking over

AI and Blockchain are contributing to a revolution of trust that has been in the making for a long time, writes Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions There is a common goal, an elevated status pursued by an enormous number of professions. Legal practitioners,...

The importance of an information strategy

If data-driven businesses in the digital world are to be successful, they must have an effective information strategy in place to drive growth and provide value. The ultra-competitive environment requires decision-makers to have access to relevant insights that only...

Tech makes travelling to London a bit easier

Travelling through London Heathrow, the top international airport for South African corporates and one of the most popular destinations for South African leisure travellers, will soon become a lot easier as the airport is rolling out a revolutionary end-to-end...

Why online retailers can’t prevent Black Friday blackouts

Black Friday occurs globally on Friday 23 November and is widely considered the busiest shopping day of the year. As retailers beef up on security to control massive in-store crowds, online retailers are enhancing their systems to prevent infamous website crashes....

Regulatory compliance, business continuity are strategies for success

In the digital era, compliance to ever-tightening regulations around the protection of business and customer data is viewed by many organisations as an added expense, or a waste of time and resources. Until, that is, they fall victim to a data breach or loss through...

Aisles in the clouds: the changing face of retail

With the rising norm of online shopping, apps, virtualisation, big data and cloud offerings, retail customers no longer need to visit stores physically to have a premium experience or go through aisles and load carts. By Rob Hudson The business-to-consumer market is...

Smartphones integral to shopping in SA

South African Internet-connected consumers still gravitate towards brick and mortar shops for their purchases, with more shoppers practicing “webrooming” than “showrooming”. A GfK South Africa report, “E-commerce 360: Navigating the Technical Goods E-Commerce Market...

Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online. By Sebastian Isaac Rather in the digital age, it interrogates how brick-and-mortar retailers are incorporating technology into...

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