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By 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture can be an accelerator of digital transformation and that they have the means to... »

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.76 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 per cent from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario for IT spending in 2019 is growth,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. “However, there are a lot of dynamic c... »

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

Speed Up Your Digital Business Transformation

Eighty-seven percent of senior business leaders say digitalisation is a company priority and 79% of corporate strategists say it is reinventing their business — creating new revenue streams in new ways. But so far, digital change has been slow and disappointing. “The good news is that some companies are achieving above-average progress against their transformation objectives,” says Marc Kelly... »

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Worldwide PC shipments have grown for first time in six years

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 per cent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for th... »

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

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

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9 per cent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 per cent in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 per cent. “The PC market is still hindered by the undersupply of the DRAM market ... »

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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... »

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Digitisation and the rise of Generation C

Charles Darwin said that it won’t be the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change. With the rapid evolution of digitisation, and Cisco’s predictions that 40% of business will die in the next ten years, digital transformation is critical to survival in the new world order. Cassie Lessing, managing director, Strato IT Group, ... »

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Gartner Symposium 2016: New Digital Disruptors Demand a New Approach to IT

Digital disruptors such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), bots and chatbots are already transforming businesses. Gartner, Inc. expects that algorithmic business will create even greater levels of disruption and new industries. To support the new capabilities and business models of digital and algorithmic business, CIOs must design and deploy their digital business technology platform. &... »

Gartner Symposium 2016

Gartner Symposium 2016: Organisations Need to Master Two Dimensions of Mobility

With the convergence of devices, bots, things and people, organisations will need to master two dimensions of mobility, according to Gartner, Inc. CIOs and IT leaders will need to excel at mainstream mobility and to prepare for the post-app era. “The future of mobile will provide ubiquitous services delivered anywhere, by any person or thing, to any person or thing,” said David Willis ... »

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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... »

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