COO of system integrator Finesse gives verdict on the future of predictive analytics

COO of system integrator Finesse gives verdict on the future of predictive analytics

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO of system integrator Finesse, a Global Digital Transformation Company, which provides Analytics and BI Solutions to organisations across industries, talks about the potential for predictive analytics to produce deeper insights to drive specific business outcomes. Can present and past experiences provide a window into the…

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Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Head and VP Sales, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain is now, decidedly, not a fad. It has reshaped several industries worldwide, including here in the Arab Gulf region. In Dubai alone, initiatives around Blockchain are proceeding…

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SAP Africa expert on the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology

SAP Africa expert on the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology

Darrel Orsmond, Financial Services Industry Head at SAP Africa, looks at the benefits in investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will enable financial transactions to take place quicker and provide an undisputed version of the truth for all parties to a transaction. This has fundamental consequences for the way the…

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Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Arcserve Southern Africa has urged South African businesses to take a proactive approach to Business Continuity and Data Recovery (BCDR) or risk becoming the next data breach headline. “In today’s digital world, the issues of data privacy and data security are sources of significant concern for organisations,” said Byron Horn-Botha,…

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Help AG CTO on the security challenges when embracing new technologies

Help AG CTO on the security challenges when embracing new technologies

Nicolai Solling, CTO at Help AG, on what the security challenges are when embracing new technologies. New technologies are a beautiful thing but of course come with a security price. Arguably, in the last 20 years, there is probably no area that has had a greater impact on our professional…

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Pure Storage expert on dispelling AI myths

Pure Storage expert on dispelling AI myths

Matthieu Brignone, Head of EMEA Channel and Alliances at Pure Storage, talks about how partners can help enterprises dispel some of the myths around Artificial Intelligence. Data is a catalyst for growth and innovation, with the power to transform the way a business operates and how it serves its customers.…

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Nutanix Channel Manager on security challenges when embracing new technologies

Nutanix Channel Manager on security challenges when embracing new technologies

What are the security challenges when embracing new technologies? By Bassam AlMasri, Sr. Manager Channel, Nutanix - Middle East It is a well-established fact an increasing number of enterprises across the globe are embracing cloud computing. Whether an enterprise is using a public, private or hybrid cloud model, cloud security…

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RBBi co-founder Amol Kadam on the digital and transformation trends for 2019

RBBi co-founder Amol Kadam on the digital and transformation trends for 2019

Amol Kadam, Co-Founder of RBBi, looks at this year's digital trends The discussion of ‘Digital Transformation' or ‘Technology Transformation' started more than a decade ago. But many believed that transformation purely revolves around technology, but 2018 showed that this trend would end at some point. If you think about technology…

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Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits, according to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing mix that uses a combination of on-premises, private cloud and third party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads…

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The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The channel market is changing. There is a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But companies are also demanding hyper-specialised businesses and application technology skills from vendors. And, according to Westcon and Ruckus Networks, this outlook…

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Hospitality industry needs to be able to expand, according to Pinnacle

Hospitality industry needs to be able to expand, according to Pinnacle

As guests demand more and better services, hotels need a better platform to offer and manage them says Pinnacle – South Africa’s leading ICT distributor and authorised distributor of Huawei Technologies Enterprise products in Africa. According to Fred Saayman, Pinnacle’s Huawei Business Unit Executive, the hospitality industry is fiercely competitive…

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Why the private sector is lagging in the innovation race

Why the private sector is lagging in the innovation race

The great Irish philosopher George Berkley once asked: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? A man with a keen interest in the philosophy behind observation, Berkley believed that to be is to be perceived. From his…

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CIO challenge: focus on digital security, infrastructure, digital customer support

CIO challenge: focus on digital security, infrastructure, digital customer support

In an era of almost permanent connectivity and endless possibilities, CIOs become challenged to maximise business productivity and growth potential of the Internet. To successfully meet this challenge, the CIO needs to focus attention on three areas: digital security, infrastructure and digital customer support. We are in a new age…

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Protecting digital infrastructure using robot hunters and deception technologies

Protecting digital infrastructure using robot hunters and deception technologies

The convergence between operational and digital technologies is well underway, being driven by the use cases around Internet of Things. Digitally enabling both new and old machines, devices, sensors, and other objects with connectivity, provides benefits not realised before. Real-life and real-time data is much more accessible on the edge…

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