Opinion

Industrial Automation In Data Centers – Infrastructure Of Tomorrow And Beyond

Industrial Automation In Data Centers – Infrastructure Of Tomorrow And Beyond

The dependence on data, computing power and connectivity is increasing exponentially at an unprecedented rate. We all rely on a data center somewhere and it needs to run efficiently. The approach to energy is becoming significantly more strategic to data centers and the enterprises they support. The same innovations being applied to the smart grid and to mission-critical industrial plants are find... »

Industrial Automation In Data Centers – Infrastructure Of Tomorrow And Beyond

Technology is the key to reducing fraud in the insurance sector

Fraud is rife in the insurance sector as a whole, from short- and long-term insurance to medical and health insurance. Fraudulent activities are perpetrated not only by clients, but internally as well, and the cost of such fraud runs into millions. Implementing effective technology solutions is key to reducing fraud and the associated costs, improving models for insurance brokers and enabling them... »

Enterprise software

Enterprise software development must be underpinned by trust and transparency

Transparency is a concept that has become increasingly important in the business world. Studies emerging globally show that in the era of fake news, post-truth and massive exposes of public and private malfeasance, customers are in search of something that quite literally forms the basis of every relationship dating back to the first-ever transaction: trust. PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO Survey fou... »

cloud computing

Deploy a private cloud to minimise losses

The past month has focused the spotlight sharply on the necessity to deal with the real possibility of having loss of access to one’s data. Locally, load shedding challenged business continuity and made prospering in a tough market even more difficult. Globally, the public cloud – namely Gmail and Google Drive – were affected by service disruptions, going down on March 13th for approxi... »

Artificial intelligence

Bringing AI to the Data Center

It’s time to bring AI to the Data Center. SA Businesses especially those involved in Data Center management should start adopting and embracing AI now if they still want to continue to be relevant. Jim Holland, Country Manager for Data Center Group, Lenovo Southern Africa, explains the importance and benefits bringing AI to the Data Center. Artificial intelligence (AI) is front and center for many... »

Transunion

What does data privacy mean for your business?

Get ready to change your passwords again. There’s been yet another massive data breach, this time in the form of Facebook having stored millions of user passwords in plain text format. Is it any wonder that some of the questions I get asked most nowadays are around data privacy regulations? If the world’s biggest companies are struggling, what hope do the rest of us have of getting it right? Data ... »

Chris Buchanan, Client Solutions Director at Dell EMC South Africa

Changing workplaces: From sustenance to collaboration

Business cafeterias are always a welcome sight. They usually offer a variety of food, beverage choices and a chance to get away from your desk. The word was coined at the dawn of the 1900s by US entrepreneur John Kruger, who used the Spanish phrase for ‘coffee house’ and inspired by Swedish ‘smörgåsbord’ buffet meals. Eventually, the cafeteria would evolve into a variety of different formats, incl... »

digital transformation

The five pathways to the digital enterprise

Digital transformation isn’t a buzz word because it sounds nice and looks good on the business CV. It is fundamental to long-term business success. IDC anticipates that 75% of enterprises will be on the path to digital transformation by 2027.  However, digital transformation is not a process that ticks a box and moves to the next item on the agenda – it is defined by the organisation’s shift ... »

Digital transformation

If you’re not going digital, you’re going nowhere

Digital transformation is the future of any business. If you aren’t on the path towards a digital environment, you’re probably already behind your competitors and will start to lose relevance. It is critical for any organisation to start automating processes and changing the way they interact with customers and employees – the norm has shifted. The emerging customer base will not deal with c... »

Disaster recovery is dead

Disaster recovery is dead

We live in fast times. So fast in fact that a recent Google study showed that over half of users will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Any online business knows if the website goes down, users will simply check out the competition and get the product/service they want elsewhere. This fast pace of business is exactly what is driving the revolution in IT architecture. Dis... »

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