Continuous Next the way forward for IT…

Kathy Gibson is at Gartner Symposium in Cape Town – Digital transformation has impacted the entire enterprise, and winners are those that can constantly adapt to change – that can live in the Continuous Next. “How will you rise to that challenge?” Mike Harris,...

Entrepreneurship can lift more South Africans out of poverty

Entrepreneurship is often positioned as a solution for South Africa’s unemployment crisis, yet it will only make a real difference to job creation and the country’s economy if larger organisations and government give newly-minted entrepreneurs the support they need to...

Why terms and conditions are important for the business

Terms and conditions are often overlooked or not drafted in detail when entering into a business agreement with potential customers. One would think that all entrepreneurs and business owners would always insist on signing proper agreements and read the ones that come...

When women become their own worst enemies

Throughout history we’ve seen women who stood out above the rest. They excelled against all odds in a society or a sector which did not acknowledge their contribution, whether in politics or business. By Dr Renate Scherrer‚ MD of JvR Consulting Psychologists, and Dr...

Gartner Symposium and ITExpo 2018

Gartner kicks off its world tour in Cape Town, and this year unveiled what it believes to be the new trend that will guide business and IT into the future – Continuous Next. Kathy Gibson was there to learn all about it   Gartner guides IT to Continuous Next Digital...

Don’t miss out on Black Friday

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest Black Friday search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. “South African retailers first began promoting the Thanksgiving weekend double bill...

App security a top concern for businesses

Businesses across the world still struggle to understand, optimise, and protect their rapidly expanding application environments, according to new F5 sponsored research from the Ponemon Institute. A survey of 3 135 IT and security practitioners from businesses across...

Business unprepared for possibly-catastrophic IoT attacks

Businesses are most concerned about losing customer trust in the event of an Internet of Things (IoT) related cyber attack – but they remain unprepared for such an attack. A Trend Micro indicates major discrepancy between the investment in IoT systems and the security...

Pro tips for identity and access management success

Identity and access management (IDAM) is an essential aspect of an organisation’s overall security posture – both from a physical access perspective (office premises, laptops, documents and so on) as well as from a digital viewpoint (data, systems and applications)....

Is AI the silver bullet for cybersecurity challenges?

The recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers (75%) into believing the technologies are the silver bullet to solving their cybersecurity challenges. The hype, according to new research...

Mobile banking Trojans reach all-time high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018, with the number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaking at over 61 000. This...

Dell XPS 113 hits SA channel

Dell’s flagship laptop, the Dell XPS 13 (9370) is now available to the South African channel from official distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). Shipping in a platinum silver with a black carbon fibre palm rest, it features an ultra-thin form factor: the...

Lenovo debuts ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation

Lenovo has launched a brand-new addition to its ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio – the ThinkPad P1. The ThinkPad P1 gives users a premium experience, with a signature, black finish, glass touchpad and seamless keyboard. The ThinkPad P1 power supply is 35% smaller...

Two feature-rich Snom desk phones from Duxbury

Two Snom desk phones designed to combine ease of use and versatility with audio performance are now available from Duxbury Networking. The Snom D765 and D785 - mark successful milestones in the 20-year history of Snom, a voice over IP (VoIP) pioneer. The Snom D765...

Epson projector aids collaborative learning

Epson’s laser EB-710Ui boasts ultra-bright 100-inch Full HD images and finger-touch interactivity, while the EB-696Ui – one of 11 models in the new EB-600 series range – promises everything from full HD resolution to a built-in 16w speaker and microphone input. The...

MyGate by Wirecard launches secureEFT

Merchants who receive payments from consumers via electronic funds transfer (EFT) can now get instant notification of successful settlement, significantly speeding up transactions. secureEFT, an instant EFT payment service that allows customers to make secure online...