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...

How 4IR technology is impacting the engineering sector

We are living in a connected society – with technology changing the world around us – making it smarter, more autonomous and increasingly data-rich. This is the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and businesses who don’t embrace this...

Blockchain lets user control their digital ID

Who are you, and can you prove it? The new Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to give digital service providers fully verified and secured answers to these simple yet critical questions. By creating and managing their own ‘Self-Sovereign’ Digital ID, users can...

Fax machines open network to attack

Attackers armed with just a fax number can exploit flaws in fax machines to potentially seize control of a company or home network. New research from Check Point Software Technologies shows how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines,...

Start-up aims to keep men stylish

Crate|ov Clothes is a convenient and easy way for men to shop for clothes without having to set foot in a retail store. Unlike the usual online shopping platforms, Crate|ov Clothes provides you with the opportunity to be dressed by a professional stylist who selects...

How to avoid penalties if you miss an SME tax return

If your small business’s income tax returns are not up to date, now is the time to get your affairs in order. From December, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will start imposing ‘administrative penalties’ on companies that receive final demands to submit...

Automation drives office creativity, collaboration

Over the past decade, the office environment has evolved with rapid advancements in automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and voice activation which are all set to play a bigger role in future ways of working. “How we interface with devices in the office has...

Specialist applications to drive demand for 3D scanning in SA

3D scanners are starting to find a market in South Africa, as companies look for powerful and convenient ways to span the gap between digital workflows and the world of physical, three-dimensional objects. The global market for 3D scanners—which HP estimates to be...

The difference between AI myths and reality

There is huge excitement about artificial intelligence (AI), but most organisations are still battling to understand what it really is and how it can add value to their business operations. By Kathy Gibson “AI has a lot of promise and it is going to be everywhere,”...

Fact-based decision-making needed to advance culture of delivery

Did you know that 50% of organisations worldwide don’t have standard processes, process assets and/or job aids? By Steven Ing, head of professional services at SAS According to the Capability Maturity Model Institute, 42% have no established planning process, while...

HAL, please open the pod bay doors

Channelwise talks to Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO of Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, about his views on the intelligent world; where he sees technology playing a role in the future and why we should still tread with caution   What do you think the role of big data, analytics,...

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