Lenovo eases partner interaction with new Partner Hub

Lenovo has launched a new Partner Hub, streamlining the way it works with partners, and making it easier and quicker for resellers to do business with the vendor. Jim Holland, regional director for Lenovo Data Centre Group, unpacks the platform and talks about how...

Transform your small business into a smart business

Businesses that survive the Covid-19 pandemic should – now more than ever – strive to be a digital-first business, equipped with technology that can bolster collaboration, information sharing and customer engagement. The pandemic has highlighted the...

How Covid-19 crisis is demystifying online learning

For the past few decades, it has been noted that one of the biggest problems of education in the age of disruption is that, as a global sector, it has mostly, stubbornly resisted being disrupted. The danger of clinging  to traditional paradigms is the continuous...

The cyber risks of online schooling

Distance learning may become the new normal – but there are new risks in this virtual environment, writes Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet. With lockdown forcing schools and tertiary institutions to take learning online, a plethora of new risks...

Long-term health and safety crucial for schools

Ensuring the safety and well-being of its learners, staff and visitors is one of the most important elements of any school’s risk management strategy – and now schools also need to consider the health and well-being of these communities post Covid-19. Placing...

Mobile users and the need to stay vigilant

Following President Ramaphosa’s recent pronouncement that South Africans should “get used to living with the coronavirus for some time to come”, it’s clear that many of us are going to continue working from home during the remainder of 2020. The downside of many...

Mining companies resilient, but face new risks

The global Top 40 mining companies are so far weathering the Covid-19 crisis but should take advantage of relative stability to adopt strategies to mitigate against further economic and social risks, according to PwC’s Mine 2020 report. PwC’s forecast for 2020...

AI and a brave new frontier for mining

Some might have misgivings regarding the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) and how its analytical power will replace traditional methods across the mining sector. By Andrew Skudder However, its purpose is not to replace human beings. Rather, AI’s role is...

Covid-19 continues to affect IT spend

According to the latest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide ICT Spending Guide Industry and Company Size, European IT spending (including software, hardware, and IT services) will decline 4,7% in 2020 and reach $487-billion as the Covid-19...

Business continuity demands a supply chain with end-to-end visibility

For many enterprises, their siloed, traditional supply chain management (SCM) systems are proving to be their Achilles’ heel when trying to operate in unprecedented circumstances, preventing business continuity and resilience. By Baljeet Nagi Consider this in the...

Time to restart the fashion supply chain

The apparel sector has been fundamentally altered by the impact of Covid-19. The last number of months have seen increasing pressure on the sector due to abrupt order cancellations, halted payments for suppliers and workers along with enforced factory and store...

A cognitive supply chain with a customer focus in the ‘Age of With’

We are now in the Age of With, when companies are harnessing the power of “with” to identify unique advantages through analytics and artificial intelligence.  By Quentin Williams and Wessel Oosthuizen From mobile purchasing to same-day shipping to real-time problem...