World Economic Forum on Africa: all the news

The World Economic Forum on Africa was held in Cape Town from 3 – 5 September 2019. The meeting focused on how Africa should respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution to avoid being left behind; and the opportunities and challenges presented by the...

World Economic Forum for Africa: it’s a wrap

With violence against women top of the South African mind this week, it’s appropriate that one of the initiatives adopted by the World Economic Forum on Africa tackles this issue. By Kathy Gibson Borge Bunde, president of the World Economic Forum, told attendees at...

Report-back: Dell Technologies Forum

The era of cloud-to-core-to-edge has arrived. To stay competitive in the digital age, organisations must modernise their compute, infrastructure and application environments. Kathy Gibson found out more at the Dell Technologies Forum.   The time to make the...

Small business is big business for SA resellers

Kathy Gibson is at the Cisco Small Business Summit in Sandton – The opportunity for southern African small businesses to adopt technology as a means for boosting their competitiveness is huge – and resellers are well positioned to grasp this opportunity. Globally,...

Hyperconvergence to ease infrastructure challenges

Kathy Gibson is at the Cisco Small Business Summit in Sandton –Traditional infrastructure can be complex and is typically siloed, a challenge that hyperconvergence aims to simplify and streamline. Cisco’s Hyperflex offering aims to help customers move to a hybrid...

Give customers a better user experience with SD-WAN

Kathy Gibson is at the Cisco Small Business Summit in Sandton – Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) can help to provide a better user experience, greater agility and advanced threat protection. These are among the value-adds offered by Cisco’s SD-WAN 4.0,...

E-Learning Summit in East London

The fourth annual E-Learning Summit in East London explored how technology can assists teachers and learners compete in the fourth industrial revolution. Delegates also debated the challenges that we need to overcome, and plotted directions for taking the country...

SAP users gather for Saphila conference

The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) held its biennial Saphila meeting at Sun City during June. Kathy Gibson reports   Intelligent enterprise is all about the experience We are living the experience economy – it is happening to all of us in the workplace or at...

Report-back: Lenovo Accelerate

Lenovo has announced a slew of new end user products – including the world’s first foldable PC. Mark Davison reports from the Lenovo Accelerate conference in Orlando, USA.   Lenovo heralds new era with foldable PC Lenovo says it has ushered in a new era of...

Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security Weekend

While malware in general continues its relentless growth, Africa faces particular threats in the areas of industrial systems and mobile payments. Kathy Gibson joined Kaspersky Lab for its Cyber Security Weekend in Cape Town to learn more.   Threats to look out...

IDC CIO Summit 2019

Digital determination was the theme at the IDC CIO Summit, held recently at Zimbali Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Kathy Gibson reports   Digital determination the new key to success In 2019, digital transformation is well advanced, with various degrees of success seen...

Huawei aims to enable global connectivity

By Kathy Gibson – Huawei is forging ahead with its vision of becoming the technology player behind connectedness around the world – and is using its own technology to digitally transform its business. Last week, the company announced revenues of more than...