What can we expect from SA fintechs in 2019?

The banking and financial services industries are being disrupted by a range of new and innovative fintechs. Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and the head of AlphaCode, offers fintech predictions for 2019 based on what...

Water crisis solution lies in infrastructure management

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape regions is a stark reminder that South Africa is a water-scarce country. Businesses and individuals have responded to pleas from local government to reduce consumption but damaged pipes are still resulting in the loss...

Populating your organisation in the face of rapidly-advancing technology

Society is currently experiencing the beginnings of a revolution that will fundamentally change the way we in South Africa live, work and relate to one another. By Aadil Patel, national head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) Driven by...

Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

Technology-driven change is set to radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. By Dries Lottering, manufacturing renewal executive at Bridgestone South Africa Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become...

Insight 2019: digital leaders will consolidate and automate backups

Ask clients a few years ago what concerned them most about data backups and it was universally about volumes. By Servaas Venter, sales director: data protection solutions at Dell EMC SA The amount of data they had to manage seemed insurmountable. I could see that for...

Innova HTS set to connect Africa’s unconnected

The UN has declared Internet access a basic human right, but tens of millions of Africans still remain unconnected. Looking to change this scenario, though, is a newly-formed South African company – Innova HTS. Founded by Rob Griggs, former executive MD of Bytes...

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 Israel...

Addressing the causes of alcoholism

The dangers of alcohol abuse are well documented, and there is no shortage of adverts that highlight the risks of drinking alcohol, particularly around driving  under the influence.  It is even more prevalent during peak holiday seasons, highlighting the link between...

Workforce of the future: what is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically in the coming years. By Ronald Ravel, Director B2B South Africa, Toshiba South...

The world at your fingertips with Office 365

Microsoft Office – already the world’s favourite user productivity application suite – is now packed with more features than ever before. “Not only do users get all the great features and benefits of Office 365, they get them automatically and at no additional cost,”...

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...

Digitisation raises for bar for companies to innovate

The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead – and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25%...

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,...

Netstar helps Putco to improve safety

South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the implementation of a...