Technology trends for the decade ahead

In 2019 the South African technological landscape saw tremendous changes. By David McMurdo, regional director: South Africa at Veritas Technologies However, unlike in previous years, terms such as 5G, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics...

Small business owners need 2020 vision

For many aspiring entrepreneurs, the new year brings the resolution to finally set out on your own. Some of the most popular reasons to start a small business include working towards financial independence, designing a career with flexibility, pursuing a passion, and...

In 2020, collaboration will be key

As time goes on, digitisation is moving more to the front office and customer-facing processes. By Caroline Serfass, senior vice-president and CIO of Canon Europe Digitising how we communicate with customers tends to be more fast paced, as their needs change so much...

Connected IoT platforms show significant growth

The number of devices managed on commercial IoT connectivity management platforms (CMPs) will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32,6% from 770-million in 2018 to reach 3,15-billion by 2023. According to IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, this accounted for...

Data backups: start with what you can’t afford to lose

Toy Story 2 almost didn’t happen. Somewhere during the 3D animated movie’s production, an administrator accidentally destroyed all of the movie’s data assets, including the meticulously crafted models and animations. By Chris de Bruyn, operations director at Gabsten...

Enterprise external OEM storage declines

Vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise external OEM storage systems market decreased 0,8% year over year to $6,3-billion during the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems...

Channel optimism grows despite headwinds

Resellers are more optimistic about the coming 12 months than they were a year ago and backed by robust growth in 2019, are driving investment in both traditional and emerging product categories such as IoT. Context’s annual ChannelWatch report is based on the...

New year goals doomed without the basics

The South African December break inspires many business leaders to set lofty goals for their organisations. “While technology makes it easier than ever to manage and grow a business, many let the four basics of successful business fall by the wayside,” says Juanita...

What the channel can expect in the new year

Over the last year, we’ve seen consolidation in major markets across the vendor and channel community with organisations looking to take advantage of growth in EMEA markets. As channel partners and managed service providers navigate this era of transformation and...

Get to grips with programmatic print

If you’re a digital PSP and unfamiliar with marketing automation, it’s wise to get acquainted. By James De Waal, head of marketing: business imaging group at Canon South Africa Marketing automation technology works with data gathered from a brand’s CRM (customer...

Cloud still too pricey in SA

For years, cost savings has topped the list of benefits offered by cloud computing. This is one of the factors that has resulted in the massive increase in the use of cloud services across the world, with analysts showing exponential growth among the biggest vendors...

Reflecting on the past decade of tech

A decade ago, you couldn’t order a taxi from an app, pay for goods with the tap of a card or rent a place to stay whilst on the move. By Ronald Ravel, director: B2B South Africa at dynabook The 2010s have been a tremendous decade for technology, with both...