After 70 years, new tech opens up fresh opportunities

When Brits Printers realised that they needed to offer customers high quality, smaller print runs for pamphlets, magazines and promotional materials or risk turning away business, they turned to Xerox and its business platinum partner, Compleo. Compleo has since built...

Innovation: The boost SA needs in a dwindling economy

With an economy that is struggling under ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes and a weakening rand, South Africa looks to face another quarter of decreased consumer spend. It can be tempting for businesses to cut back their growth efforts during these times, but...

Data centre design and build is evolving: here’s why

With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Find out how off-site construction, integration and testing prior to final on site commissioning can deliver a fully customised data...

How Engen is shifting to digitalisation

Digital change is influencing organisations and it is evident that the next few years are going to be incredibly exciting. By Kathy Gibson This is the word from Peter du Plooy, CIO of Engen, who says his organisation is re-aligning to meet future challenges. He points...

Why today’s ERP could stand for ‘earn, rest and play’

Thor has his hammer, Captain America his shield and Wonder Woman her bracelets of submission. When we’re young, its tools like these we think will make us ‘super’ people. But as we become adults and come to grips with reality, our definition of what it takes to be...

Consumer power in a multi-cloud world

Simon McCullough, major channel account manager at F5 Networks, discusses how consumer power and the new data economy are rewiring business as usual. Consumers are wielding a huge and unignorable impact on global cloud uptake. Thanks to influential legislative...

Blockchain in Africa: the new frontier

An interview with John Kamara, director for Global Gaming Africa, on how Africa has embraced blockchain technology, by Katy Micallef What kind of solutions can blockchain technology offer the continent? Is Africa on the road to becoming a blockchain hub? Africa is...

First carbon-positive data centre goes into operation

With data centres expected to consume as much as 20% of the world’s energy within only a few years, the deployment of energy-efficient data centres is crucial. Swedish developer of climate-positive data centres EcoDataCenter has launched the first carbon positive data...

Rebuilding education for the class of 2030

According to the National Department of Basic Education there were more than 12-million learners in South African schools, both public and independent, in 2017. By Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft SA Most of these learners, 33 %, were in the Foundation Phase, meaning...

IFS takes aim at the SA market

IFS is one of the well-kept secrets that abound in the IT industry. It’s a smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that gives the big players a run for their money in the market niches that it is making its own. Kathy Gibson met up with Darren Roos, CEO of...

Helping service providers to meet changing customer expectations

As a service provider, you have to find new ways to attract new customers, retain existing customers and add new services all the time. Customers are constantly looking for new services, so you have to be on top of your game. And the market is getting a lot more...

The app economy is here and it’s making retail better

There has been a huge disruption coming in retail over the past few years in the form of mobile technology; and it’s only just getting started. By Vaughan Rowsell, founder and director of Vend This isn’t solely about using mobile to engage consumers. Cloud-based...

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