10 years on, Mustek and Huawei are still pioneering in the SA channel

Huawei was a little-known name in the South African market just 10 years ago. A handful of people knew the organisation as a supplier of telecommunications equipment and cabling, but it didn’t really feature outside of that specialised area. When Mustek announced that...

The importance of data literacy in the modern workplace

Data and analytics fuel digital business and play a vital role in the future survival of organisations worldwide. By Adriaan Hubinger, engagement manager: data, information and analytics at Decision Inc This, however, means very little if employees are unable to...

Remote working the new normal

Over the last few weeks, most organisations have managed to get at least some of their key workers set up to operate from home. There is also a growing recognition that once the lockdown is over, work is not going to simply go back to normal. So there is also a...

Cyberthreats dog remote working environment

Due to coronavirus crisis, companies are seeing an unprecedented amount of remote work. While this move creates obvious challenges for IT in terms of infrastructure and capacity, it’s also creating challenges for security teams as they push to scale remote work on a...

ikeja steps up during Covid-19 usage surge

Internet service provicer ikeja Wireless has ensured that it can cater for the surge in usage during the lockdown period with the help of ISP and network specialist, eNetworks. “With the outbreak of Covid-19, we knew that we were going to have to move fast to get the...

Learn how to save money, reduce complexity with SUSE Manager

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into crisis, with business declining as lockdowns drive a global economic downturn. In this environment, organisations are looking for ways to cut costs as far as possible. Linux could be a big part of the solution to this...

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...

Ethics are the gold standard in the trust economy

As South Africans come to terms with state capture and everything it means for our economy and public life, the importance of ethics is receiving recognition. We can all see that even the best laws can be circumvented or broken – and that legal processes are...

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:...