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...

Nutanix adds flexibility, simplicity to HCI

Nutanix .Next – Nutanix has announced new features in the Nutanix Cloud Platform, including the launch of AOS version 6 software, to help enterprises build modern, software-defined data centers and speed their hybrid multicloud deployments. Rajiv Mirani “Our customers...

Government plans for a digital future

Kathy Gibson reports from Huawei Connect – The South African government aims to ensure all citizens have access to digital technology and services by 2024. Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani, assistant director-general in the Department of Communications and Digital...

Hybrid multi-cloud key to IT’s future

Kathy Gibson reports from Nutanix .Next – Covid has wreaked havoc on our lives, fundamentally changing the way we live and work – and cloud computing has a big role to play in how we operate going forward. Through the last 18 months, technology has kept us connected....

Pandemic drives SA firms to reassess digital transformation

Kathy Gibson reports – South African companies have fallen behind in their digital transformation efforts, despite the pandemic and lockdown making digital more relevant than ever before. Although just over half of companies are either fully transformed or underway,...

South Africans still excluded from financial services

Kathy Gibson reports – The South African financial market is a paradox in that a majority of people have bank accounts, but 80% of them don’t have access to financial services. Khulekani Mathe, head of financial inclusion at the Banking Association South Africa,...

The rise of 5G and its impact on the next normal

Kathy Gibson reports – A massive 1-million 5G subscriptions are going to be added every day this year, taking the total to 580-million users by the end of 2021. Todd Ashton, vice-president and head of Ericsson South and East Africa, points out that 5G growth is...

Merchants, developers invited to join VodaPay platform

Kathy Gibson reports – Vodacom is calling on merchants and developers to join its VodaPay platform. Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom, describes the VodaPay platform as a super-app offering a range of shopping and payment services made possible by the agreement signed...