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Brett St Clair
Your guide to the top three cloud computing trends of 2018

Digital transformation continues to grow with a predicted spend of $1.7 globally by 2019, a massive 42% increase on 2017 spend (IDC 2017). It is a given that cloud computing services will gain a phenomenal market share in Africa this year...

By Brett St Clair 8 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Welcoming a new era of availability
#BizTrends2018: Welcoming a new era of availability

From end-users, all the way through to enterprise-size businesses; virtualisation (and its associated impact on availability) will reach a tipping point and become standard business practice...

By Claude Schuck 22 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things
#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What's on the ICT agenda in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: What's on the ICT agenda in 2018?

Savvy business owners understand the value of trendspotting, particularly when it comes to trends with wide-ranging industry bearing and the potential to disrupt. So, what's on the agenda for 2018?

By Jarryd Chatz 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The tough get going
#BizTrends2018: The tough get going

Even if you have been living under a rock, you still would have noticed the sweeping changes technology is causing in our world. In 2010 less than 10% of South Africans had smartphones, but in 2017 that crossed the 50% mark...

By Doug Woolley 8 Jan 2018

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

Why cloud hosting can transform your business today
Why cloud hosting can transform your business today

In the midst of an excruciatingly tough economic year, SMMEs are undoubtedly in survival mode. No matter their size or sector, South African businesses have to scrutinise their balance sheets and find any cost savings - and efficiencies - that they possibly can.

By Colin Thornton 1 Nov 2017

Leveraging cloud as a disruption enabler
Leveraging cloud as a disruption enabler

A technology innovation that offers disruptive tendencies is the cloud...

By Peter Alkema 6 Oct 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

Neville Cannon
How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

Paula Sartini
#WomensMonth: Brand Quantum software drives consistent brand experience

In today's digital age where consumers are exposed to brands across various platforms, it can be a challenge for companies to communicate a consistent brand experience at every interaction with the target audience. Paula Sartini has found a solution: Brand Quantum...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2017

Kabelo Makwane
Accenture simplifies cloud migration in sub-Saharan Africa

At the recent Amazon Web Services summit, I had the chance to chat to Kabelo Makwane, managing director for Cloud First business at Accenture in sub-Saharan Africa about the Accenture Cloud Platform...

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Jul 2017

(c) Maksim Kabakou -
Do you know how people really feel?

Opinion mining the next level in social analytics...

By JP Kloppers 6 Jul 2017

(c) racorn -
The end of the retainer era

Thanks to the unprecedented success of on-demand services such as Uber and Airbnb, more companies are looking at ways of controlling costs and ensuring quality using the on-demand model...

By Andre Fourie 3 Jul 2017

Claude Schuck
Managing the value of data

No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resiliency is to be had by leveraging the foundation put in place by IT...

By Claude Schuck 14 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility
#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility

Rendani Nevhulaudzi (28) is the MD of Jören Communications, a technology company supplying ICT services. We find out more about his business and how he is providing employment to young people...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jun 2017

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance...

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground
Cloud-based retail gets closer to the ground

Once the darling of the US retail industry, Sears has become a poster-child of what happens when poor strategy meets brutal levels of digital disruption...

By Mpumi Nhlapo 2 Jun 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas...

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

Werner Vogels
How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality...

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

Doug Woolley
#BrandManagerMonth: Dell's Doug Woolley on managing a multinational at a local level

At the recent Dell EMC Forum, I had the opportunity to chat to Doug Woolley about his ups and downs, challenges and experiences as South African general manager for the Dell EMC brand...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

The six rules of digital disruption
The six rules of digital disruption

In his keynote address at the Dell EMC Forum on Thursday, 9 March 2017, Nigel Moulton focussed on transforming for the future...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity
#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it's not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2017

Save your company from corporate cholesterol
Save your company from corporate cholesterol

Up to forty percent of today's Fortune 500 companies will not be around in a decade's time. They will have disappeared into mergers, acquisitions or extinction...

By Brett Parker 23 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?
#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?

Tim Noakes spent the majority of his professional career espousing a high-carb low-fat (HCLF) diet. He wrote books, he started the Sports Science Institute, he ran marathons...

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Jan 2017

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