No end in sight for global supply chain woes

The highly synchronised global supply chain system developed over the past 30 years is under strain like never before and resolving the disruption will be less a “sprint” and more of a “marathon” that runs well into 2022, according to a new report by IHS Markit. The...

The great resignation drives new gig working models

Workers are leaving jobs like never before, and it’s causing a shortage of talent that has companies around the globe reeling. According to a survey by Citrix, 40% of 1 000 knowledge workers in the US have left at least one job in the past year or are considering...

5G fuels spend in private cellular networks

A report by Juniper Research has found that the enhanced capabilities of 5G are driving enthusiasm and awareness of private cellular networks, bringing annual spend on network hardware and services to almost $12-billion globally by 2023 – growing 116% from the...

Three Ways to Enhance Endpoint Security with Hybrid Working

The pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to the economy of our country and the world as well as how we work. Hybrid work models are increasingly becoming more of a reality with most of the world going through or having recently gone through the 4th Covid wave....

Zero trust network access should be on every CISO’s SASE roadmap

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions close network cybersecurity gaps so enterprises can secure and simplify access to resources that users need at scale from any location. Closing the gaps between network infrastructures and supporting technologies helps...

The shift to a digital first model continues

The past year and a half brought the spotlight on the need for instant availability of IT resources enabled by the cloud. Many organisations had to grapple with existing in an entirely new world and shift to a digital-first model to ensure that they could operate, and...

Find the right device to power hybrid working

As we enter 2022 and mark the third year since Covid-19 changed our lives, it’s becoming obvious that hybrid working is here to stay. With business professionals now sharing their time between physical offices, home and other remote sites, their choice of end user...

Pandemic was a masterclass in SME survival

Looking back over the past 22 months or so, one would be forgiven for wishing to never hear another word about the pandemic again. It has had a devastating effect on personal lives, as well as on the economy, with some sectors all but grinding to a halt as a result of...

How SMBs can expand globally and stay secure

One in four consumers will continue to shop from foreign online stores, even after the pandemic, according to a recent Ipsos survey of 13,000 respondents across the world’s biggest e-commerce markets. Arthi Rajan Makhija, senior vice-president, head of global fraud...

Increased global unrest likely for 2022

According to Sasria’s 2020 Integrated Financial Report, the insurer paid net insurance claims of R1,578-million in 2019 and R991-million in 2020, while the recent riots and looting caused damages worth R25-billion. Disruptions and malicious property damages of...

Covid bounce-back tactics for SMEs

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has spearheaded the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and caused seismic shifts to the modern business landscape. In a recent SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency) study, 74% of SMEs surveyed indicated that they...

2022 to bring new opportunities for SA channel

Change is a constant especially when it comes to the ICT sector. And yet, things have accelerated rapidly since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March last year with digital transformation becoming a priority on every corporate agenda. By Heinz Stephan, Velocity...