When the going gets tough, entrepreneurs get going

Last year, I wrote an article calling on South African entrepreneurs to rediscover our optimism. I talked about how we’d been letting the country’s challenges get to us, and that we were undervaluing ourselves. By Dov Girnun, founder and CEO of Merchant Capital...

The many challenges for healthcare

The healthcare industry has been forever changed by digital transformation. Innovation in the medical space has led to advances in new treatments as well as cost savings that do not negatively impact the quality of care. By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director...

World must continue to fight the invisible infection of corruption

Countries’ response to Covid-19, their long-term development and the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are all threatened by the “invisible infection” of corruption, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has warned. Speaking to the annual conference of...

A new reality for enterprise collaboration

With much of the hype around virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) having died down, enterprises are now turning towards the practical ways of benefitting from these technologies in their daily operations. “We have all seen the examples of surgeries being...

Why Covid-19 will accelerate the rush to cloud

Cloud provides the enabling deployment model for the times in which we live, writes Andrew Brinded, vice president and sales chief operating officer at Nutanix. In 1991, the renowned technology journalist Stewart Alsop made a famously wrong forecast. “I predict that...

Building the foundations of tomorrow

This is not the new normal, it’s the normal, and organisations need to be prepared. It’s impossible to avoid it. The pandemic, the conversations that swirl around it, and the belief that the changing landscapes of work and interaction are the ‘new normal’, but this is...

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...