Context Channel Connect SA

Research company Context hosted its Channel Connect SA event, bringing together South African distributors to discuss issues relevant to the local channel. Kathy Gibson reports   After the pandemic: how IT distribution is changing The IT distribution industry...

Cybercrime complexity drives changes in the CISO role

Kathy Gibson reports – Cybersecurity is not a simple exercise: there is no quick solution to a complex situation. Tony Olivier, acting-chief information security officer (CISO) at Imperial Logistics and also co-author of the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill of South...

Security underpins digital transformation

Kathy Gibson reports – Covid-19 has driven a paradigm shift in how business uses technology, which is now relied upon to drive businesses. Abdul Moosa, Chief Technology Officer of CoCre8 Technology Solutions, explains that business is no longer siloed, but rather...

What CIOs, IT industry players need to know about the future of ICT

IDC held its CIO Summit and IDC Directions conferences in Johannesburg. Kathy Gibson reported from both events   SA tech industry looks forward to continued growth South Africa’s economic growth is still low, while unemployment has hit historic highs, driving...

How to succeed with Industry 4.0

When it comes to technology investments, the factory floor and warehouse typically get the least attention – and yet they are critical to the operations and survival of any company. Brendan Cuthbertson, head of Commercial, Enterprise and Regional Public Sector...

Mobile World Congress 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Mobile World Congress 2022 took place once again in Barcelona, attracting more than 60 000 in-person delegates. Kathy Gibson was there.   Mobile drives Africa’s booming digital economy Africa’s digital economy, driven by mobile commerce,...

All the news from Techscape 2022

Pinnacle hosted 300 reseller and vendor partners at Techscape 2022, one of the first big events to be held in the last two years. By Kathy Gibson   Opportunities ahead for the channel Artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, cloud and the hybrid workplace are...

Cloud, open source come to the fore

Kathy Gibson reports from Red Hat Summit – A move to cloud computing and open source solutions is underway as CIOs rethink their IT systems in the wake of the pandemic. Jonathan Tullett, senior research manager: cloud/IT services at IDC South Africa & Sub-Saharan...

Effective analysis unlocks true data value

Kathy Gibson reports from InterSystems Virtual Summit 2021 – Data is your organisation’s most precious asset – but only if you are analysing it effectively to gain real insights. The last 18 months or so have been difficult for everyone in the world, says Terry Ragon,...

Content platforms drive ECM evolution

Kathy Gibson reports from Hyland CommunityLive 2021 – Disruption is driving organisations to really think about their digital experiences and to examine their content and processes in a new light. The have to become resilient and adaptive, says Cheryl McKinnon,...

Google commits to $1bn African investment

Kathy Gibson was at Google for Africa – Google has committed to invest $1-billion in Africa over the next five years. Making the announcement, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, says the funds will be used for initiatives ranging from improving connectivity to...

VMware stakes its claim in multi-cloud

Kathy Gibson was at VMworld – The multi-cloud world opens up a world of new possibilities for organisations – but it comes with extra complexity and cost. Raghu Raghuram, CEO of VMware, explains that the cloud journey has seen companies move from the...