Fujitsu ActivateNow

In place of its annual Fujitsu Forum global conference, Fujitsu gather staff, customers and partners together online for the virtual ActivateNow event. Kathy Gibson attended the event.   Time to reimagine business is now It is time to reimagine how our businesses...

VMworld 2020: IT emerges as the hero

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and organisations around the world have turned to IT professionals to help them get through it. Kathy Gibson found out about many of the technologies enabling the new workplace, data centre, cloud and edge at VMworld...

All the news from Huawei Connect

Huawei Connect, the annual conference and exhibition held by Huawei Enterprise, took place in Shanghai and was also broadcast virtually. Kathy Gibson attended the virtual event   Tech integration key to digital transformation As the computer industry takes...

5G key to driving digitalisation

Kathy Gibson reports from the virtual Huawei Connect – As the computer industry takes advantage of the power of 5G, it has the potential to drive real change through digitalisation. This is the word from Guo Ping, rotating chairman of Huawei, who says the ICT sector...

Nutanix gives HCI new meaning

Kathy Gibson reports – Nutanix has repurposed the acronym HCI. To the rest of the world the letters stand for hyperconverged infrastructure, but to Nutanix they will henceforth describe hybrid cloud infrastructure instead. Dheeraj Pandey, outgoing CEO of Nutanix,...

Nutanix founder and CEO looks back on 11 years at the helm

By Kathy Gibson – Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey is retiring from the company he founded 11 years ago and built into a $1,6-billion organisation. Pandey landed in the US with $900.00 to his name before forming the hybrid cloud software and services company....

Cloud on an upward trajectory in Africa

Kathy Gibson reports – Just about every medium to large enterprise in Africa uses the cloud in one form or another. This is one of the key findings from the third edition of World Wide Worx’s Cloud in Africa report, which shows cloud use is up from just 50% in 2013...

Make the move to digital transformation now

Kathy Gibson reports – We need to get on to the digital transformation journey and move along it quickly to take advantage of the opportunities. This is the word from Mark Walker, associate vice-president: sub-Saharan Africa at IDC, who reiterates how Covid-19 has...

Embrace the future with digital transformation

Kathy Gibson reports – The future is not what it used to be. Change is all around us, and organisations need to ensure they digitalise their businesses or they will almost certainly get left behind by unfolding events. Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx, explains...

Covid-19 drives consumers to digital banking

Kathy Gibson reports – As the Covid-19 pandemic hit South African shores, there was an almost immediate drop in consumers’ earning and a rise in retrenchments. That has only increased since April, says Mutsa Chironga, divisional executive for consumer banking at...

Cloud drives customer service in the digital world

Kathy Gibson reports – The trend to digital has accelerated over the last few months, and companies are under tremendous pressure to quickly change the way they do business. This trend will continue over the next months, says Petra Jenner, GM and senior...

Disruptions likely to have lasting impact

The disruptions forced on society and businesses in the past few months may well have upended business practises as we know them, but their impacts are likely to be felt by governments and business well into the future. While this may be unsettling at first glance,...