Build business continuity in an uncertain world

The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is. By Paulo de Matos This involves understanding the current environment as well as foreseeing the potential future...

Disruptive technologies: risk or opportunity?

The words “disruptive technology” invoke thoughts of uncontrolled chaos and uncertainty with many organisations viewing it explicitly from a negative impact to themselves and their related industry. By Pavana Ranjith This view is supported by a recently released study...

What’s next for automation and IoT in the supply chain?

With discussions around automation having moved up the global business agenda in recent years, supply chain companies have been looking at how this technology can help to revolutionise their sector. By Ronald Ravel A recent study found the industry’s adoption rate for...

Remote working and the threat to SAP systems

Stephen McBride, Forbes Magazine contributor and editor of RiskHedge Report, predicts that the largest cyberattack in history is likely to occur in the next six months, with the coronavirus laying the groundwork. By Dudley Cartwright McBride explains that the more...

Rethink your security posture in the age of the ’rona

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a cataclysmic shift in the way that many organisations do business. By Jared Naude With mandatory nationwide lockdowns, organisations have had no choice but to allow workers to work from home. These drastic changes in ways of...

Playing catch-up with remote working security issues

While the initial urgencies brought about by the sudden need for many to move into remote working are beginning to diminish, chief information security officers (CISOs) need to focus not only on new risks and threats, but also address existing security-related...

Immersive technologies the next wave of digital commerce

Digital commerce has yet to replicate a key aspect of the in-store experience – trying and touching products before buying them. John Watling, client group MD of Accenture in Africa Experience matters. Without it, consumers are left to guess and cross their fingers...

Do the maths: perpetual licensing is broken

While IT continues to innovate and advance at a dizzying rate, the dark corner of technology licensing remains, for some, a haven of inertia. Andrew Brinded, vice-president and sales chief operating officer: EMEA at Nutanix But even here there is activity and...

Play safely with personal information inside a regulatory sandbox

Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving innovation; with data being a critical component to enable AI.  Data often includes personal information which may raise issues from a data protection law perspective. Sandboxes may, however, create safe spaces for technology...

Channel Chunder: Praise for POPI – but beware!

The Protection of Private Information Act (POPIA) – first gazetted in 2013 and eventually signed into law by President Cyril Rampahosa on 1 July this year – is a long over-due piece of legislation. While organisations have until 20 June next year to comply...