New techniques drive Pawn Storm

Pawn Storm, one of the most notorious global hacking groups, has been relying on increasingly sophisticated techniques to compromise organisational defences. By Indi Siriniwasa, Vice-president of Trend Micro Sub-Saharan Africa From spear-phishing emails to malware...

SA cannot bury its head in the sand when it comes to connectivity

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in South Africa’s ICT networks and highlighted the challenges experienced by those who have access to technology and the internet, as well as those who don’t. With the country in lockdown, South Africans have had to deal...

Confusing UPS and renewable energy with backup power can cost

With more companies getting ready to operate again and empowering their employees to work from home, reliable electricity is essential. But reliable power is not a given. It can come with a threat to business continuity for remote workers trying to operate from home...

The quest for a resilient, cloud-based digital future

Digital transformation should come with one, well highlighted, disclaimer: one size does not fit all. The technology chosen for digital transformation needs to align with your specific business strategy. Not the strategy of company X or the approach of company Y. The...

Old IT practices are thriving for EUC – for now

Crisis either brings out the best or the worst in people and business and in the event of the current pandemic we are seeing IT rise, putting its best foot forward, making use of all the tools they can – both old and new. By Paul Ruinaard, regional sales director:...

Energy security can grow African economies

Energy stability. It’s a challenging conversation at the best of times with the complexities of climate change and the limitations of investment, but in Africa, it’s a conversation that has significant weight and many layers. By John Lewis, MD of Aggreko Africa In...

Focus on prevention to avoid cyber-attacks

In terms of risk versus reward, cybercrime is a highly lucrative industry. Research from Atlas VPN suggests that cyberattacks generate more than $1,5-trillion in revenue each year, and this figure is growing. By Simeon Tassev, MD and qualified security assessor at...

Don’t let unstructured data leave your business in the dark

Data is being generated at an unprecedented pace, offering new opportunities for analysis and insight – but only if it can be managed effectively. While we may be generating more data than ever, we also understand less of it than ever. By Johan Scheepers, country head...

A next-generation data centre for a next-generation world

The global data centre services market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 13.69% during the 2019 to 2024 period reflecting their importance in a digitally-driven business environment. As part of this, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) will...

Scaling the digital enterprise

The global demand for scalability hasn’t ebbed, if anything it’s being pushed harder by flagging economic conditions, complex markets, and demanding customers. It is important to have agile, scalable and secure enterprises to ensure consistent growth and development...

Still no clarity on global IT spending trends

IT spending expectations remain uneven, with significant differences across countries, industries, and companies, according to the latest update to the IDC Covid-19 Tech Index. Overall sentiment in the US has dropped in the past two weeks, as businesses adjust to...

Effective supply chain finance key to future competitiveness

The business disruptions in South Africa brought about by Covid-19 and the national lockdown response have resulted in many companies finding that their working capital is now tied up in stock that they are unable to sell. By Mike Brandon, head: customised trade...