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...

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...

Disrupting the supply chain ecosystem

By David Slotow – The customer has changed – and companies that ignore this fact do so at their peril. According to a recent Gallup poll, the biggest driver of business to business (B2B) success is meaningful customer impact and yet around 60% of customers...

#GetModern without the risk

Not modernising your technology infrastructure is a big risk, but so are the perceived costs. To to see the real value of next-generation data centres, try a risk-free assessment. Modern companies are caught in a serious struggle. They must balance cost and still...

Nasa Twin Study confirms what happens to a body in space

The Twin Study propelled NASA into the genomics era of space travel. It was a ground-breaking study comparing what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly, in space, to his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. The perfect nature versus nurture study was...

Trends that are shaping data centre transformation

By Paul Ruinaard – Infrastructure is transforming and as the years pass, the evolution we are seeing complexities creep into technology. Not only do we need to take into account that businesses themselves are spread across multiple geographies, but now we also...

SA’s biofuel industry not quite ready to grow

We need clean, renewable energy. It’s the only way forward. Clean, renewable energy sourced from natural elements would meet our energy needs in a sustainable way while not causing too much harm to the environment. Creating environmentally-friendly fuel in the form of...

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...

AI heralds personalised computing

By Thibault Dousson – If you were around in the 1980s when the first PCs appeared, you’ll remember how we marvelled at the fact that devices that previously filled entire rooms now sat on our desks. For the next three decades or so, we saw impressive evolutions...

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...

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...

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...

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