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The shift in data centre transformation

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spending, making the CIOs role even more complex and demanding.

7 hours ago

Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment
Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and private cloud solutions, so that hybrid IT architectures - where information is stored in the cloud as well as on local systems - have become the norm.

By Wimpie van Rensburg 1 day ago

Gauteng: SA's emerging enterprise app development hub
Gauteng: SA's emerging enterprise app development hub

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, managing director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next few years, including in Africa, where a highly mobile market is poised to leapfrog directly into the era of apps.

2 days ago

A fresh look at workplace performance management
A fresh look at workplace performance management

There's an increasing interest in workforce well-being, particularly when that workforce is largely deskbound. Apart from the health problems that can plague those who spend several hours a day sitting at their computers such as sore backs, necks and other muscles, brain and creativity stimulation can plummet when performing repetitive tasks. Employers are seeking ways to improve the environment for their teams without compromising on productivity.

By Wynand Smit 2 days ago

Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail
Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail

One of the catch phrases of DevOps and cloud for the past, oh, many years has been 'build to fail'. The premise being that too many businesses experience costly downtime and loss of revenue (and productivity) due to capacity related performance problems, so you should build your app and infrastructure 'to fail' to ensure such ghastly events do not come back to haunt you. Heh. See what I did there? Yes, I work remotely in an office, alone. Sometimes I have to amuse myself.

By Lori MacVittie 22 Jul 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market share in five years. The company is now trying to attract premium cellphone users with its Opera Max browser, which manages to compress data, as has been a feature of its other browsers.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

Why system integration is good for business
Why system integration is good for business

The global market for system integration is booming, and South Africa is no exception. The global research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that IT services spending, including system integration, in South Africa is expected to increase 8.8% year on year in 2016 to total $5 billion.

By Lindsay Britz 20 Jul 2016