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Gartner says South African IT spending will grow 2.4 percent in 2017

IT spending in South Africa is forecast to total R266 billion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Software is predicted to be the best-performing segment, with a 13.2 percent increase year on year (see Table 1). “South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT,” said John-David Lovelock, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “So... »


Michael White from Veeam Software discusses business disaster recovery strategies

Tech IT Out caught up with Michael White, who is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam Software, at the 2016 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa. In the video below, Michael White discusses business disaster recovery strategies and how to succeed when the odds are stacked against you. Additionally, Michael White discusses how companies can prepare for potential disasters. Michael White is an E... »

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Gartner increases direct investment in South Africa

Gartner has announced that it will increase its presence in South Africa by transitioning from a sales agent to a direct sales channel effective January 1, 2017. As part of the Company’s business strategy to expand in high growth regions, Gartner will provide dedicated client management and business development functions in South Africa. Establishing a direct sales organization in South Africa wil... »

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Gartner Symposium 2016: MTN to showcase aspiring innovators

MTN Business will give leading ICT entrepreneurs a boost this month, when it sponsors the Gartner ITxpo Aspiring Innovators programme for the second year running. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2016, to be staged in Cape Town from 26 – 28 September 2016, is expected to attract over 1100 CIOs and Senior IT Executives engaging with peers, Gartner analysts and industry leaders. Delegates wi... »

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

Don’t let fatigue become your digital transformation reality

With technology constantly evolving, your next disrupter or partner could be right around the corner. CIOs need to perceive opportunities and threats that others can’t to succeed. It’s all about seeing the full picture, anticipating the unexpected and seizing opportunities that others miss. We asked Andy Rowsell-Jones, research vice president at Gartner, how CIOs are adapting to digital transforma... »

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PC leaders must overhaul their businesses or leave the market by 2020

Business leaders of PC vendors face a stark choice and must decide between overhauling their businesses or leaving the PC market by 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. If they decide to stay, they need to rapidly determine what changes to make or what alternatives to adapt in today’s over-penetrated PC market “The PC business model as we have traditionally known it is broken. The top five... »


Worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 percent in second quarter of 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 percent year over year, while shipments grew 2 percent from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot in shipments, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) remained the worldwide leader in server revenue. “The s... »

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Network Access policy updates crucial to avoid attack of IoT devices

By 2020, 21 billion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use worldwide. Of these, close to 6 percent will be in use for industrial IoT applications. However, IT organisations have issues identifying these devices and characterising them as part of current network access policy, said Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must therefore update their network access p... »