AI, ML vital to tackling the data explosion

In 2019, it’s estimated we’ll generate more data than we did in the previous 5 000 years. Data is fast becoming the most valuable asset of any modern organisation, and while most have access to their internal data, they continue to experience challenges in deriving...

Get your start-up past the two-year mark

Starting a business is a risky business. According to Standard Bank, about 50% of all start-up businesses in South Africa fail within 24 months. By the 10-year mark, the number of successful start-ups dwindles to 9%. Why is this number so low? By Alex Roberts,...

It’s time to move to the cloud with Azure

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Bluegrass Digital believes the new Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will reshape the cloud environment in Africa and will now provide the necessary infrastructure for rapid cloud adoption. Microsoft Azure is an...

Refurbish more and recycle less

There is a growing trend to rather refurbish than recycle, businesses are finding new ways to maximise profits through green initiatives. The days of simply disposing of old IT equipment are over, the responsible thing today is to implement a sustainable IT program by...

How automation can create value for people without destroying jobs

The growing maturity of intelligent automation technologies offers financial services companies an opportunity to drive more value for their customers and employees – and without the widescale destruction of jobs many people fear will accompany the rise of the...

The future of security: to 2019 and beyond

From the record-breaking number of data breaches to the implementation of a new European data protection law which has global ramifications, 2018 has proven a memorable year for the cybersecurity industry. And there have been plenty of lessons served up for the...

Open source the winner in 2018

The evolution of technology and its increasing importance in business across industry sectors have contributed to open source becoming a focal point for many decision-makers during the past year. As such, it has changed the conversation around how innovation is...

Dominant multinationals could drive SA ICT boom

Major multinational ICT companies can help drive exponential growth in the South African ICT industry by doing more to develop local skills, companies and partners. This is according to Simbo Ntshinka, MD of  Itec Tiyende, who saw  the company achieve Level 1 B-BBEE...

No standing still for HP channel

HP Inc, well known for its strong channel presence, will be expanding its reach in the new year. Mike van Lier, southern Africa district and channel sales manager at HP South Africa, tells Channelwise that moves are afoot to enable channel partners to tackle document...

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...

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:...

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