Why SA will benefit the most from 5G technology

Over the past forty years, the mobile industry has introduced a new generation of technology every decade. By Grant Chivandire, Deloitte Africa TMT senior manager The enhanced capabilities introduced by 5G technology are valuable for business because of the potential...

Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism

It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic. By Cathy Smith, MD of SAP Africa Lacking the...

Dealing with the deadly concoction of disease and disaster

Today in India and Bangladesh, millions of people are hunkered down in shelters, many with masks on their faces – a chilling reminder of the Covid-19 outbreak that still grips the densely populated countries. By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General...

The future of automotive isn’t just about being driverless

Not long ago, innovation within the automotive industry was about building more powerful engines, then increasing efficiency, while improving aerodynamics, comfort, and the exterior design of vehicles. By Christophe Vaissade, sales director: EMEA at Western Digital...

Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity

The current global coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how many organisations are simply not adequately prepared to handle the cybersecurity requirements of a remote...

The role of human capital management in the new world of work

The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency, innovate and explore a new potential. However, unprecedented events in 2020, have...

Data management becomes imperative

A conundrum is arising for South African companies as they embrace digital transformation where, on the one hand, they must transform if they are to remain relevant and succeed in a digital-first world. By David McMurdo, regional director: South Africa at Veritas...

Will the real AI please stand up?

AI is all the rage, but do businesses truly understand it? That is the question. As popular culture reduces this sophisticated and complex set of technologies to the human form, in all its Hollywood glory, it does businesses no favours with its warped perception. By...

Technology is Africa’s biggest undiscovered gold mine

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. ICT and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world – enabling rapid improvements to industrial production and societal services, positively influencing the way we live...

Lay the groundwork now for future business recovery

The rapid global spread of Covid-19 has forced business, education, and social activities to be conducted virtually. By Kirtan Sita, MD within the technology practice at Accenture in Africa But amidst the crisis, platform companies are enabling video conferencing,...