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3 cloud trends to watch in the move toward Everything-as-a-Service

Software-as-a-Service and the cloud revolution started a trend that has spread to nearly every corner of the IT world: from Desktop-as-a-Service to Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service to Platform-as-a-Service to much, much more. Let's look at three things to watch as the ...

Amazon and Microsoft are cautious of Africa

Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have been skittish about launching data centres or nodes for cloud networks in South Africa, as they are uncertain about the continent. “If you’re sitting in Redmond or Atlanta, Africa is really scary,” said Liquid ...

Why digital transformation demands new business culture

As business leaders pursue digital transformation agendas they need to consider what the industry upheaval means for the people within their organizations and how working practices need to change. That is a challenge Laurent Maumet is taking on enthusiastically, helped ...

Tech Talk: The technology that scares us

The scary thing about technology is that every day can be Halloween when it comes to what worries us in thids hyperpast digital age. Whether it's the flippant fear that your shiny new device might never show up, more realistic ...

IT stands for Intelligent Transformation

Just imagine for a second that transformation, this buzz word attached to IT, Digital, Workforce and Security, is the janitor. He comes in, often unseen, and changes the way the business looks from the inside. He makes the mess left ...

Microsoft just opened a hologram studio for VR and AR content

Microsoft has opened a new studio to enable customers to create holograms that can be used for mixed reality experiences, from 2D screens to fully immersive VR. There are now three Microsoft 'mixed reality' video creation studios to help kickstart holographic content ...

The future of mobility: Are we asking the right questions?

In the 2000 documentary No Maps for These Territories, science fiction author William Gibson remarks, “I think we live in an incomprehensible present.” An expert quoted in The New York Times insists that “we’ve reached a new level where nobody knows what’s going to happen.” I ...

IT leader’s guide to the threat of cyberwarfare

As we become increasingly reliant on digital infrastructure, the possibility of a crippling cyberattack continues to mount. Communications and banking systems, power grids and factories—all face an increasing risk of state-sponsored attacks. This ebook looks at how today's security threats ...

Pick n Pay in in-store trial of bitcoin payments

In what its backers are calling “potentially a world first for a major grocery retailer”, shoppers were for a “limited time” able to pay for their groceries using bitcoin at a Pick n Pay retail store in Cape Town. In a statement posted on ...