Outmanoeuvre uncertainty to reshape SA business

Just a few weeks ago, we were shutting down business operations and mothballing core assets. By Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Accenture in Africa Now, at an unprecedented speed, as South Africa has moved to alert level 3 of our national response to the Covid-19 crisis,...

Breaking the code …

There are barriers in society that need breaking. The barriers blocking youth from entering the working world, made worse by the further increasing unemployment caused by Covid-19, and the barriers preventing women from entering the Science, Technology, Engineering...

Consultative sales needed in document management space

The increasing complexity of information management, along with the growing digital maturity of smaller companies has been creating exciting growth opportunities in document management for office automation and technology resellers. This optimistic view should be...

FTTH powers economic growth, education, sustainability

Fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks are revolutionising the way we connect with each other and the rest of the world. Changing how we work, learn and socialise, Fibre to the Home (FTTH) enhances the quality of life, empowering us to move confidently towards...

Simple laws for Zoom calls

With governments around the world getting involved in almost every aspect of our lives, from when we are allowed to exercise to what clothes to buy, it is somewhat disappointing that they have not legislated behavior on “Zoom” calls. And so, because I am an active and...

The future of shareholder meetings is virtual

The virtual annual general meeting (AGM) debate has raged for years, but organisations across the world have been hesitant to move towards online meetings as the result of uncertainty over how they are regulated locally and fear of the unknown. That is until now. Amid...

Take a structured approach to M&A due diligence

Anything and everything, besides that which was considered essential, took a back seat over the past few months: not only during the two-month long lockdown but since early March – when the first case of Covid-19 was reported in South Africa. Large commercial...

How 2020 is fundamentally changing SA’s technological landscape

The IT landscape in South Africa is facing some of its biggest shifts yet, and businesses must be ready to adapt accordingly. Adjusting to technological advancement will certainly bring new challenges in the form of security and compliance, but agile businesses that...

Reopen safely in a new world

It’s going to be a long road to recovery as businesses continue to grapple with conducting business under Level 3 Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Everything has been upended and business owners are now faced with having to make big changes as they set up...

Embracing SD-WAN for multi-cloud environments

The software-defined networking (SD-WAN) infrastructure market is expected to top $5-billion by 2023 with a compound annual growth rate from 2018 of 30,8%. By Westcon-Comstor’s Rentia Booysen It has become one of the most critical segments of enterprise...

Next stop for IoT: command and control

IoT is advancing rapidly, thanks to a flood of low cost, low power devices in the market. AI-enabled command and control is the next milestone. This is the word from IoT experts at an Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Special...

Shared risk opens Africa’s solar energy opportunities

The ability of service and solution providers like us to be able to deliver this level of solution has caused several positive knock-on effects with wider market ramifications. By Wessel Wessels, head of sales: alternative energy at NEC XON Financial instruments have...