The future of payments will be based on pragmatism 

As we enter the next decade, local and African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it. Peter Harvey, MD of payment service provider, DPO SA, looks at five trends we can expect...

Huge savings with refurbished electronics

Buying refurbished electronics provides a far better price versus value specification when compared to buying new devices. However, when purchasing these products, Xperien warns that one must ensure that they are Certified Refurbished Systems (CRS). To make a smart...

The double-edged digital transformation sword

Demand up, demand down. Is digital transformation killing the channel? Digital transformation. Over the past few years, those two words have been hyped to the point of dizziness, sticking like glue to boardroom conversations and igniting tangential shifts in...

Multi-cloud’s new multiculturism

Multi-cloud has moved from tentative experiment to a fundamental component of IT strategies. From developers to security teams, workloads are migrating to the cloud in one way or another, whether you know it or not. Simon McCullough, senior channel account manager at...

Improve network security with SD-WAN

Enterprises that are widely dispersed, geographically speaking, are rapidly moving to embrace software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). This is because SD-WANs dramatically lower costs, reduce complexity and make branch communications more secure, while also, in...

How the privacy debate could pan out in 2020

Data privacy and protection are likely to be high on the agenda for 2020 in the wake of Facebook–Cambridge Analytica and other data scandals. These controversies have prompted regulators and consumers alike to question how much personal data big tech companies gather,...

Become digitally empowered in 2020

Digital transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised. Bringing with it a year of decision-making and profound change, Grant Phillips, e4 Group CEO, says that 2019 was the year where businesses...

Take the pain out of tax year-end

Tax year end is usually a highly stressful time for organisations of every size and type, and particularly the employees who are tasked with managing their payroll and HR. Added pressures and overtime become the norm in the weeks leading up to tax year end, and most...

2020 outlook for SA’s small businesses

As the new year gets underway, Osidon CEO Hennie Ferreira reflects on what the new year holds for entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Africa.   What can we expect of the South African economy in 2020? The country is not experiencing any major...

Intel accelerates data-centric memory, storage

Intel has outlined a series of new technology milestones and highlighted its ongoing investment and commitment to advance memory and storage in the data-centric computing era. This includes providing customers with Intel Optane technology and Intel 3D NAND solutions...

Hyperscale – putting secondary storage to work

It is a myth that organisations have to be huge to leverage hyperscale solutions. The simple truth is that data is growing a lot faster than storage budgets, which is proving challenging to businesses that do not have the resources of their larger counterparts. By...

Building a ‘nervous system’ for smart cities

Smart cities are no longer a utopian dream of the future. Thanks to a slew of innovative and game-changing technologies, they are already active and growing quickly. Smart cities could be described as the junction between three main areas, namely digital...