Cloud enables elections for Arab Child Parliament

Children in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) learn the principles of democracy through the Sharjah Arab Child Parliament. A key role for the Arab Child Parliament is to foster a dialogue between children, ministers and decision-makers in the UAE to offer children...

Sustained international development outcomes key for Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and other urgent challenges clearly demonstrate the need for greater resilience and sustained development outcomes in Africa’s economies and societies. By Jon Williams,  international development and cities, and urbanisation...

Rethink business processes in the cloud

Traditional on-premise application landscape is steadily being replaced by cloud-based infrastructure or software-as-a-service. This transformation has been ongoing but was rapidly accelerated over the past two years by the pandemic. By Sumit Kumar Sharma, enterprise...

Get the best out of inkjet with process optimisation

To remain competitive in today’s print production market, commercial printers need to be agile and adapt to the ongoing changes being driven predominantly by the impact of digital transformation and accelerated by the pandemic. By Carl Metelerkamp, head of commercial...

Business travel etiquette: have the rules changed?

Life looks a whole lot different since the dawn of COVID – face masks, elbow greetings, temperature checks at practically every entrance, and an overwhelming amount of sanitiser dominating our days. And business travel definitely isn’t an exception. Not only has the...

Small steps can help business get ahead on their 2022 taxes

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) 2020 revenue outcome highlighted the severe economic impact of COVID‐19 on a struggling economy. As a result, expectations of tax base growth have deteriorated since the 2020 Budget. Colin Timmis, general country manager and...

Cloud at the centre of genomic research

As a result of an ongoing collaboration with Intel and Google Cloud to accelerate genomic research, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has optimised its workflows for fast, cost-effective Google N1 and N2 instances. Compared to the initial deployment of workloads...

Legal concerns around mandatory vaccines in the SA workplace

Government is working hard to reach its target of vaccinating 67% of the country’s population by the end of this year. Many local companies have also instituted vaccine mandates for employees who want to return to the office. According to the SAcoronavirus.co.za...

Made-in-SA world first combats fake news

South Africans are no strangers to the concept of fake news or disinformation circulating on social media. But they often feel helpless about their inability to correctly identify or combat it. The last couple of years have been a particularly rich field for...

IT administrators and the work from home challenges

Covid-19 and the work from home (WFH) move have been particularly challenging for IT administrators. Colin Erasmus, Modern Workplace and Security Business Group Lead at Microsoft SA, points out that managing an IT infrastructure under the conditions of the last two...

Resellers gear up for major cloud investment

Nearly half (49%) of European resellers are preparing for a significant cloud push in the coming year, to meet rising customer demands for digital transformation, according to new data from Context. A preview of Context’s upcoming ChannelWatch survey found that 73% of...

Technology and its role in managing disruption

The last two years have been characterised by disruptions brought on by the pandemic; new working models, increased cybersecurity concerns and unprecedented change that altered business and digital priorities. In the midst of these challenges, companies have had to...