DIgital commerce now a necessity for survival

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people. By Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Accenture in Africa Self-quarantine. Social...

Navigating risk into a new normal

Having rushed to keep the remote lights on in the early stages of lockdown, organisations must now change their focus to mitigating a plethora of risks emerging out of the pandemic chaos, writes Paul Grapendaal, head of managed services at Nclose. With little time to...

Keep IT costs down with managed data services

The arrival of Covid-19 and its impact on the economy threatens to undo the careful technology investments made by businesses. By Hemant Harie, MD of Gabsten Technologies Over the past decade, digital-centric and data-driven business environments have been gaining...

Cloud computing goes beyond the platform

 The public cloud uptake in South Africa has accelerated over the last number of years. By JK Kanis, cloud and enterprise business group lead at Microsoft South Africa A study by data analytics firm IDC found that spending on public cloud services will nearly triple...

Adapting to a new dawn

When it comes to digital transformation, Covid-19 has been a massive accelerant, writes Thibault Dousson, GM of Lenovo South Africa. Businesses with long-term transformation deadlines have been forced to bring them forward dramatically: what was once planned for 18...

A practical network setup guide for SMEs and start-ups

At the core of our work and social lives, connectivity and online functions like email, e-commerce, apps, and instant messaging, seem to dominate everything we do in the modern world. By Steve Briggs, chief commercial officer at Seacom Made even more apparent by the...

Not all doom and gloom for businesses after lockdown

No one will deny that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our country’s economy, with the already embattled construction industry among the hardest hit of the business sectors. But according to Databuild CEO Morag Evans, there is a silver lining in the dark...

Covid-19 and electronic signatures

Despite the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in South Africa to Level 4, corporates and government departments might still be faced with the challenge of how to secure original, handwritten signatures compulsory for a range of transactions over this period....

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...