SMEs key to igniting SA’s economy

The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. By Chetan Goshalia, chief sales and marketing officer at SqwidNet In Brazil, more than 16 million small to micro enterprises make up around 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). In...

Technology: the next step in our evolution

The convergence of the 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will help create a positive impact on society and on people’s lives if and when it is embraced. This is the word from William Mzimba, chief officer for Vodacom Business Enterprise Group,...

ICT could be SA’s lifeboat

Most analysts would agree that a sense of political stability and renewed national hope has swept through South Africa recently, but ratings downgrades, international economic uncertainty and, now, a surprise recession, continue to present stubborn hurdles to our...

The 80:20 rule – the most powerful concept for SMEs

South Africa has a very eager and vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and community. This is fortunate because if we are ever to make an impact on the massive requirement for job growth in this country, it is from small and medium enterprises (SME’s) that it must come....

The Internet opportunity for Africa

The recently Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report, commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist, gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and access to broadband at...

Business for Africa – in Africa

With a population of more than 1,2-billion people, 54 countries, and foreign direct investment (FDI) totalling $59-billion in 2016, Africa presents organisations across industry sectors with ample business opportunities. Annalie Terblanche, product manager at...

New skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa's business cannot afford to wait five years or more for security engineers to hone high-end skills - new skills development models must be introduced now, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution sweeps the continent. By Paul Williams, country manager: southern...

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...

High data rates withTelegärtner connector

With the Telegärtner STX M12 IP67 connector series, Jasco’s WebbIndustries offers solutions to the industry’s demand for consistent cabling ofindustrial communication networks in accordance with IEC 61918 which prescribesM12X1 circular connectors in 4- and 8-pole...

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...

Growing Opportunities in Africa

Special feature on data centres, technology to help reinvent in-store retail, our product showcase, and a report-back from Fujitsu Forum and VMworld 2018.

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 disruption simply...

SITA launches private cloud

SITA has launched its new, modern approach to IT with a locally-hosted private cloud offering that will be available for all government departments to use. Kathy Gibson was at the launch   SITA’s cloud key to government modernisation SITA has launched its private...

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...

How AI will change driving forever

Artificial Intelligence embedded throughout vehicles and roads infrastructure will be as revolutionary for transport as the internal combustion engine once was. Autonomous or self-driving vehicles may appear to be a new phenomenon, but key transport manufacturers and...

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,...