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,...

Technology key in shaping an uncertain future

Kathy Gibson is at Deloitte Tech Trends Africa – There has never been a time when the role of the technology leader has been so pivotal in shaping the future of organisations. That’s the word from Kevin Govender, CIO programme leader at Deloitte Consulting Africa,...

Microsoft launches free online learning platform

Kathy Gibson reports – Microsoft has launched a new online learning ecosystem to help 25-million people upskill and reskill themselves, achieve certification for in-demand skills, and find jobs. It has been estimated that, around the world, the current pandemic will...

Is this the death of the office as we know it?

Kathy Gibson reports from a Nutanix webinar – The word work has transitioned from being a noun to a verb. Work is no long a place people go, but is the thing people do. This happened almost unconsciously, says Professor Herman Singh, CEO of Future Advisory. The office...

SAP adds innovation to enable the intelligent enterprise

Kathy Gibson reports from Sapphire Now – Becoming an intelligent enterprise allows organisations to achieve great business outcomes. This is the message from Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, who explains that organisations can increase resilience, rise to challenges, and...

SUSE and the case for Linux

Kathy Gibson reports from a SUSE/SAB&T TEC webinar on how organisations can save money while reducing complexity with SUSE Manager.   The rise of Linux popularity Linux is seeing a huge surge in popularity – which s not surprising when you consider the...

Governance vital in Covid-19 cost-cutting

Kathy Gibson reports – There is no doubt that the Covid-19 virus has impacted every person and business on the planet. What is important at this time is our reactions to it, says Cecil Munsamy, MD at AVeS Cyber Security. “At the beginning we were caught off-guard, not...

SUSECon Digital ’20

Covid-19 scuppered plans for SUSECon, which was going to be held in Dublin this year. But it couldn’t stop the event from going ahead digitally. Kathy Gibson attended SUSECon Digital ’20 to find out what the open source software company has been doing over the past...

Inclusive growth in a post-Covid world

Kathy Gibson is at the Deloitte Digital Dialogue – The world has become a more unequal place, with growing inequality not just within societies, but also between countries. Dr Martyn Davies, MD: emerging markets and Africa; and dean of the Deloitte Alchemy School of...

Kaspersky Security Analysts’ Summit

Kaspersky’s annual Security Analysts’ Summit couldn’t go ahead in a physical location this year, so the company gathered 1 400 analysts from around the world to participate in a virtual event. Kathy Gibson reports   Changed perimeter puts network at risk Cyber...

Nutanix .Now event

By Kathy Gibson – The world has never been in a situation like the one we find ourselves in now, and it’s driving renewed pressure for IT to do more with less, remotely. Rob Tribe, senior director: systems engineers Western Europe and sub-Saharan Africa at Nutanix,...