When data backup goes wrong

It is imperative to perform readiness checks before backups run, have active monitoring in place during backups, and post-backup reviews says Hemant Harie, MD at Gabsten Technologies.

Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware?

People need to understand they are the target, security vendors must help lower the security poverty line, and the media should look beyond sensationalism says Brendan Kotze, Chief Development Officer, Performanta.

Better Connected: The pathway to a tech-driven future

By enabling more people to plug into global flows of information, communication, and services, digitalised infrastructure could grow the African GDP says Mohammed Amin, Sr. Vice-President – MERAT, Dell Technologies.

Connectivity in South Africa: the numbers you need to know

Narrowing the digital divide could help through job creation, skills development, and access to digital innovations says Steve Briggs, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SEACOM.

Cybercrime is an existential threat to West Africa's economic growth

Business leaders, their security teams and their technology partners need to urgently implement new controls says Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director: West Africa at SAP.
Jul 5, 2021

More than survival … SA business managers wake up to reality of change management

During these trying times, upskilling our leaders can help us navigate the inevitable changes our organisations will face says Tom Marsicano, CEO of ‘and Change’ a global advisory and change management consultancy.
Jun 30, 2021

The business case for 5G in Africa

Is 5G genuinely a value-add on a continent that suffers from connectivity complexity and limited infrastructure asks Oluwole Babatope, Senior Research Analyst, IDC West Africa.
Jun 7, 2021

Harnessing data-driven insights for positive societal change

The potential to create positive solutions for some of our most pressing challenges is even greater if this industry-mined data can be shared with others says Kabelo Makwane, Managing Executive for Cloud, Hosting & Security at Vodacom Business.
May 26, 2021

Got the right cloud strategy?

Dr Setumo Mohapi, Chief Go-To-Market Officer from Dimension Data, believes that hybrid cloud has provided enterprises with a trusted and capable foundation to adapt to changing market needs.
May 20, 2021

Telcos using holistic data to create customer intimacy

Customer experience is ultimately influenced by the entirety of interactions with an organisation, and this can only be shaped by the data gathered on each customer says Tony Nkuna Senior Consultant & Integration Specialist, TechSoft International.
May 19, 2021

Shariah-compliant structuring and its relevance to impact investing

Demand for Shariah-compliant products is growing, not just among faith-based investors, but also among non-Muslim, ESG-minded investors says Faizal Bhana, Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance.
May 17, 2021

Organisations must harness the power of a UCX to meet modern customer demands

The goal is that the customer must be able to continue the conversation seamlessly with an organisation at any point and over any channel of customer’s choice says Jeremy Osborne, Strategic Account Manager at Infobip SADC.