Embracing the science of data

The importance of data in the digital society cannot be underestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse, and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. By Reghard van...

Cloud at the heart of next-gen technology

Cloud computing is far from a new technology. From Dropbox and Gmail, to Twitter and Facebook, almost everyone runs parts of their business and personal lives through a cloud platform.  The common maxim today is that all forward-thinking businesses are looking to...

Unlock the power of personalisation with in-store WiFi

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they are...

Future African cities start with resilient building

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350-million new city-dwellers by 2030, and 1-billion more by 2063. In response to meeting the expected demand of the future populous – and the standards for sustainable urbanisation set out in...

You can’t move to cloud if you don’t know what you’re moving

As South African businesses digitally transform, the cloud has become a pivotal part of this evolution. By Nick Wonfor, enterprise account manager at Commvault for South Africa The deluge of data and the value that insight into this data creates has spurred on the...

SA needs to up the pace on data analytics

Analysing data and providing actionable insights from it has become a common phenomenon. Data and analytics, once buzzwords, are now part of mainstream business jargon. The new conundrum with data is knowing what questions to ask to drive business. Without this,...

Ride the growth wave: consolidate business services

Business technology is like ordering a meal, then having to cook it yourself. But by adopting managed business services, local companies can open the resources to ride South Africa’s renaissance wave. The tide is turning in South Africa. In the International Monetary...

Ford’s ambitious plan to open the skies to all

Ford plans to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles so they can enhance people’s working lives, allowing them to get their jobs done more safely and efficiently. Ford is the...

Integrated systems help IT meet digital business challenges

In the fast-paced world of digital business, IT organisations are under pressure to create environments in which flexibility and speed are paramount. At the same time, they are expected to keep a close eye on costs. Faced with these requirements – and knowing that...

AMD Ryzen PRO takes a generational leap

The AMD Ryzen PRO processors, designed to meet the fast-changing needs of business PC users, have been launched in the South African market. The new processors are available in three iterations, each with different features catering to various workloads. Offering...

Why aren’t we more insightful in our business approach?

The practice of using data and analytics to deliver relevant and timely information to drive business decisions is still not pervasive enough in South Africa. Why is this? Dr Tracy Dunbar, associate director at data analytics Deloitte South Africa, ponders the...

How auto manufacturers can optimise output

Localised components and further technology innovations are key to the future success of South Africa’s automakers. By Derick Cluley, head of operations at FICO South Africa South Africa’s automobile manufacturers began this year with renewed hope for the...

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