Questions we should be asking about SA’s data grab policy

The South African Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud announced on 01 April 2021 has done more than startle the country. It has presented company, individual, and analysts with some very important questions. How can the country grab all the data generated by all...

Building networks for the next decade

There is no disputing the fact that internet traffic has increased significantly over the past 14 months. By Lynton Lubbe, CS&NGS business practice lead at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa And, with companies having to accelerate their digital transformation...

How SMEs can take advantage of intelligent automation

In the past, most business experts believed that there were simply too many situations, variables, and possibilities for companies to manage to effectively be able to automate their front-office processes and procedures. By Ryan Falkenberg, co-CEO of CLEVVA This was...

Common business problems technology can solve in 2021

As today’s business environment becomes increasingly digital, the use of innovative technologies has helped many organisations overcome modern business challenges with digital solutions. By Prenesh Padayachee, chief digital officer at Seacom After an 8% decline in...

Data as currency: how to use and monetise data

Data and data analytics could equal big business, writes Dina Biagio, partner at Spoor & Fisher South Africa. We generate a massive amount of information every day, sourced via the Internet of (Every)Thing(s), GPS trackers, fitness wearables,...

Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups. This is according to Ian Lessem, managing partner at HAVAÍC, who says startups on the continent are at a distinct advantage because they compete out of necessity. As a result,...

Understanding SA’s unique credit market key for retailers

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and redouble their efforts to grow their customer base both online and in-store, credit will play an increasingly important role. By Allan Dickson, independent chairman at redPanda...

Industry 4.0 and IoT: the era of manufacturing intelligence

Manufacturing has traditionally and historically been viewed as a sluggish industry adverse to change. By Clinton Scott, MD of TechSoft International But with the advent of robotics, automation, and IoT, the wheels of progress are well and truly oiled. As much as...

Immutable architecture key to protecting backup data

Ransomware and other malware are a constant threat, and data backup is critical to safeguard a business’ most important asset. By Kate Mollett, regional director of Commvault Africa However, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting and encrypting backup data copies...

Fibre and the future for connected buildings

It’s hard to imagine life without connectivity – both in our personal lives and especially in business. It enables collaboration between co-workers in different cities, opens up opportunities to new markets, and gives us access to applications that make many processes...