Tip As companies rushed to prepare for pandemic-driven lockdowns, IT and security teams, often already overextended with inadequate budgets and infrastructure, had to quickly pivot. Here’s what CIOs in South Africa do, and CIOs globally can do, to remedy stress in the here and now while keeping the big picture in perspective.
Feature When the South African engineering and mining contractor’s all-in cloud migration proved to be a nightmare, CIO Hilton Currie made the hard — and rewarding — call to repatriate M&R’s IT stack.
Feature While many banks across sub-Saharan Africa have expanded their offerings and customer base, a huge portion of the population remains underserved. But savvy entrepreneurs like Odun Eweniyi, COO and co-founder of PiggyVest, are trying to address this issue by taking advantage of the complacency of big banks, and availability of advanced digital technologies and mobile solutions.
Feature How GM of Group IT Services Kevin Wilson uses emerging technologies to transform the entire construction life cycle.
News South African businesses may be investing more in cybersecurity when compared with the industry average but most of these businesses don’t feel fully protected by their current strategy, according to a new poll.
Feature Conversations with IT decision makers across the financial services industry reveal that their approach to cloud is hybrid, combining public and private cloud architecture.
Interview CIO Nadira Misthry explains how Discovery’s Vitality medical aids rewards programme is leveraging emerging technologies to improve customer experience, better integrate with partners, and update their systems.
Interview Group CTO for King Price Eugene Wessels delves into the challenges and benefits of scaling infrastructure on demand, and supporting an internationally expanding business.
Feature South Africa's female founders of colour forge paths to success in technology despite a business climate that tends to dismiss women's credentials and IT knowledge.
Feature CIOs in Africa are taking advantage of the increasing number of third-party data centres and public cloud services in the region to quickly scale up new applications while optimising costs.
News Africa’s developer ecosystem is growing and demand for skilled programmers has never been higher, according to Google's latest Africa Developer Ecosystem report.
News Analysis Tech start-ups in Africa raised just over US$2 billion in funding in 2021, more than 200% over 2020's funding, according to Disrupt Africa. We unpack where the money came from and how it was distributed.
Feature Diversity and inclusion is no longer a compliance issue. Today, it is critical to represent a more diverse customer base in order to achieve business and economic growth, according to speakers at the recent Women Transforming Technology Summit for sub-Saharan Africa organized by IDC.
Feature As hackers deploy AI and SaaS-based tools, African businesses need to expect the worst and adopt best security practices, security experts say. Here are some tips for stepping up cybersecurity.
Feature Today, virtual interviews are being used for end-to-end recruitment. Here’s how tech professionals can make a good impression.
News Google funds will go toward completing the Equiano sub-sea cable, investments in Black-led startups, and funds for small businesses and nonprofits that are using technology to solve societal problems.rn
Feature A new eBook from global professional recruiting agency Michael Page highlights the 10 key competencies that businesses need to succeed, as well as how to find the right hire for every IT role.
Feature While most South African technology executives believe that diversity and inclusion (D&I) is important, few are getting it right. Here’s what you can do to change that.
Interview As consumers increasingly demand choice and flexibility, here’s what Woolworths is doing to create an omnichannel commerce experience that works.