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May 28, 2024

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Transforming Enterprise Agility and Efficiency in the Modern business with Adapt IT Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Share this articleIn today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, where digital transformation is not just an advantage but a necessity, enterprises increasingly face complex challenges that demand innovative software solutions. The dynamic shift towards more digitally led operations has highlighted the need for robust products and solutions to enhance decision-making, streamline processes, and foster collaboration across …

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April 23, 2024

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Transforming Higher Education: How Technology Innovates and Shapes Learning

Share this articleIn the world of higher education, the incorporation of technology has become essential. Institutions are faced with relentless competition for top talent not only in the resident country, but across the globe, enabled and supported by rapid pace of technology research and innovation. The ease with which institutions can effectively identify, attract and …

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March 20, 2024

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How CFOs can empower their Corporate Governance using data analytics with Caseware IDEA®

Share this articleCaseware IDEA® empowers organisations with robust data analytics capabilities. In this piece we explore five key areas companies can leverage Caseware IDEA® to enhance governance frameworks. By Christiaan Steyn, Product Manager: Assurance & Analytics, Caseware Africa In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the effective utilisation of data analytics has become paramount for companies …

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Transforming Enterprise Agility and Efficiency in the Modern business with Adapt IT Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Share this articleIn today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, where digital transformation is not just an advantage but a necessity, enterprises increasingly face complex challenges that demand innovative software solutions. The dynamic shift towards more digitally led operations has highlighted the need for robust products and solutions to enhance decision-making, streamline processes, and foster collaboration across …

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May 28, 2024

Transforming Higher Education: How Technology Innovates and Shapes Learning

Share this articleIn the world of higher education, the incorporation of technology has become essential. Institutions are faced with relentless competition for top talent not only in the resident country, but across the globe, enabled and supported by rapid pace of technology research and innovation. The ease with which institutions can effectively identify, attract and …

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April 23, 2024

How CFOs can empower their Corporate Governance using data analytics with Caseware IDEA®

Share this articleCaseware IDEA® empowers organisations with robust data analytics capabilities. In this piece we explore five key areas companies can leverage Caseware IDEA® to enhance governance frameworks. By Christiaan Steyn, Product Manager: Assurance & Analytics, Caseware Africa In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the effective utilisation of data analytics has become paramount for companies …

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March 20, 2024

Technology Innovation vs. ROI: Striking the Business Balance

Share this articleIn today’s fast-paced digital world, technological advancements have revolutionised business operations, prompting enterprise businesses to embrace digital transformation at an unparalleled pace. Businesses face the dual challenge of seamlessly integrating technology while needing to showcase tangible Return on Investment (ROI). Steven Sutherland, Divisional Executive of Adapt IT Telecoms, sheds light on the need …

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February 28, 2024

Forging MNOs’ Future: A Tech-Driven Path in Emerging Industries

Share this articleIn the ever-evolving Telecommunications landscape, technology played a pivotal role in reshaping the success of Telcos in 2023. The rapid pace of innovation and advancements became defining features, transforming technology from a mere operational tool into a strategic enabler that positions Telcos at the forefront of innovation and triumph. Steven Sutherland, the Divisional …

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January 30, 2024

Unlocking the Untapped Potential of South African Youth

Share this articleSouth Africa’s unemployment rate is a huge cause of concern, with 43,4% percent* of young people struggling to secure jobs. However, as many employers struggle to fill their vacancies, it’s clear that the problem in South Africa is one of structural unemployment.  In essence there is a growing mismatch between the jobs available …

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December 6, 2023

The unseen challenges of an overlooked market

Share this articleBy Tony Reddy, CliqueFin CEO As the world continues to advance, so does the technology we use. However, there is one fundamental problem. If technology progresses faster than those who are meant to use it, a disconnect occurs. Many businesses strive to bring faster solutions that advance at the speed of light. To …

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October 4, 2023

The edge of creativity in business

Share this articleBy Mandisa-Ntloko Petersen, Chief Marketing Officer at BCX We are all capable of being creative. With the use of the correct tools, our innate skills can be enhanced and harnessed.” These are the words of Dr Monica Garfield from Bentley University when analysing the impact of technology on creativity and how the two …

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October 4, 2023

The economy of security

Share this articleBy Wayne Olsen, Managing Executive Cybersecurity at BCX. Why should a business bother with spending money on security and what value does it deliver? Cloud, virtual machines, servers, hyperscalers, as-a-Service solutions, digital twins and digital transformation – every one of these is a solution designed to transform the organisation with efficiencies and functionalities …

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October 4, 2023

Six things SMEs should consider when selecting a cloud provider

Share this articleBy Renette Lombard, Managing Executive, Midmarket CSO at BCX The cloud is, undoubtedly, the best way for a startup or small business to access all the IT infrastructure and enterprise-grade tools they need without having to invest heavily upfront. However, the cloud is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. While South Africa now has a …

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October 4, 2023

SA’s digital skills shortage is an untapped industry

Share this articleBy Vukani Mngxati – CEO of Accenture in Africa Over the past few years, the world has seen a massive wave of digital advancement. How we engage with others has been permanently altered and digital innovation has become a real necessity. This has brought South Africa’s severe shortage of digital skills sharply into …

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October 4, 2023

Kubernetes is fundamentally changing IT and Modern Data Protection

Share this articleBy Chris Norton, Veeam Software’s Regional Director: Africa As cloud storage and backup become ubiquitous, new technologies that run cloud-based applications and enable operability when systems go down or are hacked are set to change the IT industry. Cloud storage and backup have also significantly changed data protection, with backup and recovery and …

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October 4, 2023

Innovating for inclusivity and sustainability

Share this articleEssie Mokgonyana, SAS Country Manager & Sales Director for South Africa Many of us may think of sustainability as a buzzword, especially living in Africa where we have so many challenges that require such urgent attention. But as business leaders we need to consider the way our business decisions today will impact society …

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October 4, 2023

FinTech and financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in Africa

Share this articleBy Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, Managing Director: Development Advisory and Impact at Bigen The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in August 2017, established a unit within the bank called the SARB FinTech Unit. This unit was created because ‘advances are rapidly being made in financial technology (fintech) and related novel financial services platforms’. Fintechs …

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October 4, 2023

Enabling youth with 4IR skills is an investment in our economy

Share this articleBy Matome Madibana, MICT SETA CEO The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) refers to our current period of techno­logical development that is happening at an increasingly rapid rate. Technological advancement offers us an opportunity to bolster our economy exponentially. The most effective course of action as an industry and country would be to empower …

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October 4, 2023

Empowering a nation starts with empowering blue-collar workers

Share this articleBy Dawie Nel, CIO, Vulatel Group As we navigate the 4th Industrial Revolution, we are met with a barrage of challenges. The technology landscape is ever-changing and driven by mass information requiring numerous iterations of computing, networks and business systems while strategically focusing on distributed cloud architecture and cloud-based services. As business leaders, …

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October 4, 2023

Digital Transformation: How to Future-Proof Your Business Success

Share this articleBy Jason Timm, CloudSmiths CEO Before 2020, the pivot towards digitalisation took place across industries, although at a very slow pace. Many businesses hesitated to adopt strategic digital transformation, holding onto tried-and-trusted legacy systems. All of this changed after 2020. Business Survival in a Post-Covid World The COVID pandemic fast-tracked digital transformation processes …

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October 4, 2023

Digital Transformation, the African way: closing the digital divide

Share this articleBy Professor Randall Carolissen, Dean, Johannesburg Business School, University of Johannesburg The African continent is at a crossroads. Globally, technology has become pervasive and is used to make exponential leaps across all aspects of life. Yet, Africa continues to lag when it comes to digital transformation and the concept of digital economies. But …

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October 4, 2023

Digital transformation helps to build a data-centric culture

Share this articleBy Amelia Beattie, Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees In this increasingly digitally-connected world, it pays to invest in and leverage data analytics to improve the customer experience. For retail mall operators, the insights they draw from data analytics enable them to provide customers with a superior shopping experience. Through data analytics, mall …

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October 4, 2023

Cybersecurity resilience ensures business continuity

Share this articleBy Doctor Mafuwafuwane, Logicalis Practice Manager: Security Solutions & Strategy he Fourth Industrial era is about converting technological trends such as big data analytics and artificial intel­ligence into outcomes such as greater employee productivity, more efficient processes and enhanced customer service delivery. However, the promise of the Fourth Industrial era will only be …

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October 4, 2023

Continuous innovation and digital transformation are essential to business success

Share this articleBy Karabo Moloko, Sybrin South Africa CEO Technology is a key driver of business success, especially in today’s digital world. As South Africa is a rapidly developing country with one of the largest populations and economies on the continent, it’s increasingly important for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. …

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October 4, 2023

A data-first strategy builds business resilience in the digital disruption era

Share this articleBy Ahmed Mahomed, CEO at Datacentrix Organisations have been pressurised to transform the way they operate. The sudden requirement for remote working has compelled many to embark on a digital transformation journey, perhaps more urgently than intended. Consequently, businesses everywhere are pegging their futures on a cloud-first strategy. But what if Datacentrix recommends …

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September 28, 2023

ChromeOS Eliminates Cost Complexity and Risk in Device Management

Chromebooks, using mobile CPUs built on ARM architecture, are growing in popularity thanks to their cost, performance and battery life. Priced at around half .....

June 21, 2023

Transforming Enterprise Agility and Efficiency in the Modern business with Adapt IT Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

May 28, 2024

Transforming Higher Education: How Technology Innovates and Shapes Learning

April 23, 2024

How CFOs can empower their Corporate Governance using data analytics with Caseware IDEA®

March 20, 2024

Technology Innovation vs. ROI: Striking the Business Balance

February 28, 2024

Forging MNOs’ Future: A Tech-Driven Path in Emerging Industries

January 30, 2024

Unlocking the Untapped Potential of South African Youth

December 6, 2023

The unseen challenges of an overlooked market

October 4, 2023

The edge of creativity in business

October 4, 2023

The economy of security

October 4, 2023

Six things SMEs should consider when selecting a cloud provider

October 4, 2023

SA’s digital skills shortage is an untapped industry

October 4, 2023

Kubernetes is fundamentally changing IT and Modern Data Protection

October 4, 2023

Innovating for inclusivity and sustainability

October 4, 2023

FinTech and financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in Africa

October 4, 2023

Enabling youth with 4IR skills is an investment in our economy

October 4, 2023

Empowering a nation starts with empowering blue-collar workers

October 4, 2023

Digital Transformation: How to Future-Proof Your Business Success

October 4, 2023

Digital Transformation, the African way: closing the digital divide

October 4, 2023

Digital transformation helps to build a data-centric culture

October 4, 2023

Cybersecurity resilience ensures business continuity

October 4, 2023

Continuous innovation and digital transformation are essential to business success

October 4, 2023

A data-first strategy builds business resilience in the digital disruption era

September 28, 2023

ChromeOS Eliminates Cost Complexity and Risk in Device Management

June 21, 2023