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4 steps to accelerate digitalisation while inverting IT spend

No matter what sector, IT pioneers are always looking for inventive ways to create a competitive advantage in the digital economy – without adding IT complexity. Within financial services, this is indeed more prevalent. And while this seems hugely ambitious, our ...

Ransomed. Hacked. Attacked.

200 days. R5.8 billion. The cybercrime price tag is getting weightier. A recent report by McAfee revealed that cybercrime costs South African companies more than R5. billion every year. Take a moment to absorb that number. Even with recent political mayhem ...

Robots could soon cooperate on surveillance

Computers are getting better at spotting objects, but they tend to work in isolation. What good would a security robot be if it couldn't share info about an intruder with other machines? Cornell scientists might have an answer. They're designing ...

Cisco’s Board Has Some Explaining To Do

Over the last five years, Cisco’s board has plowed $27 billion into buybacks.  What are they thinking? Cisco’s executive chairman, John Chambers, warned three years ago that the shift to cloud computing was throwing the future of the IT industry into ...

How IoT is disrupting the world around us

Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us. This may look like a bold statement to many, but that’s the truth. From elevators to planes, there will be 30 billion connected devices in the next three years. Clearly, ...

Digital Transformation Is A Strategic Priority

The concept of digital transformation has quickly become the center of gravity for discussions about the future of technology investments, markets in general, and enterprise strategies. Is it justified or is it just a mechanism of the marketing machines of ...