Your business may be battling to compete because of this common misperception

Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control. To thrive this year, focus on what you can control by optimising your operations and enhancing productivity. Growing your business is all abou... »


Post-GDPR era: What you need to know

So far, for most of us the most visible sign of the GDPR taking effect is the number of emails requesting that you either review the organization’s revised data privacy policy and/or explicitly opt-in in to continue to receive information from the organization. An interesting side-effect that has occurred as a result of the GDPR is the number of non-EU websites which have decided to block their co... »

Comic Con Africa 2019

How to survive Comic Con Africa

Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP, and VS Gaming will be bringing Comic Con – for the first time ever – to the African Continent from 14 – 16 September 2018. The event will see a number of famous talent grace the event including the likes of American Gods actors Ricky Whittle and Yetide Badaki. In addition to the talent, award-winning Cosplayer Philip Odango will be at the event as well... »


GDPR: What does it really mean?

While the GDPR seems to have “snuck up” on the average user, as well as the typical organization, the impact of what it was supposed to do was very much brought to the forefront just before the May 25, 2018 effective data by the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook incident, where 87 million Facebook users personal data was secretly harvested for political purposes in 2016. Although unfortunate, here ... »

Industrial Automation In Data Centers – Infrastructure Of Tomorrow And Beyond

Why is data protection so important?

A lot has been said and written about the GDPR from a multitude of perspectives: analysis of its many articles, projections into the potential impact of the regulation and more than a fair share of dire predictions and claims about how an organization’s GDPR compliance efforts could simply be resolved by investing in product “X”. Now that May 25, 2018, has come and gone without the world having co... »

Internet of Things

What happens after all the devices are connected to the Internet of Things?

Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to the Internet of Things? Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can sim... »

Will the robots take over?

Will the robots take over?

“Robots will harvest, cook, and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars, and walk our dogs. Like it or not, the age of work is coming to an end,” – Gary Scott, Futurist. A good pharmacist should have certain qualities. They should be friendly, efficient, knowledgeable on a wide range of medications and their contraindications and be organised. But do they need to be human? ... »


Five CIO strategies to combat growing IT complexity

The future has never looked more complex. IT leaders are asked not only to deliver IT services, but also to improve business outcomes. According to the 2018 IPSOS research study commissioned by Citrix, currently 51% of South African businesses have moved to the cloud, enabling an environment where employees’ demands of working anytime and from anywhere has become a reality. That said, organisation... »

Internet of Things

IOT explained for the CFO in six short words

When you boil it right down, the primary responsibility of the corporate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) comes down to a few short words. “Allocate resources well, reduce waste and manage risk”. For CFOs and the finance leadership in organisations, someone raising the overhyped term “Internet of Things (IoT)” has most likely returned only sighs and eye-rolls. Most finance executives have seen too ma... »

The CIO will govern – 2019 predictions

The Internet of Things can transform business and process if done with intent

South Africa is already past the Internet of Things (IoT) hype cycle and well into the mainstream. Projects and pilots are already becoming a commercial reality, tying neatly into the 2017 IDC prediction that 2018 would be the year when the local market took IoT mainstream. Over the next 12-18 months, it is anticipated that IoT implementations will continue to rise in both scope and popularity. Al... »

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