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Banks must embrace next-generation solutions to meet customers’ demands for a data-driven journey

South African banks have weathered rough seas during the past year, with many of their customers coming under severe pressure from a stagnant economy, rising cost of living and high interest rates. Despite these storms, the financial services industry is still delivering good profits and growth, but there is constant pressure to maintain these results […]

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Unified data management solutions can help the petrochemical industry with better decision-making, efficiency and resilience

The petrochemical industry heavily depends on data for decision-making, operational efficiency, and compliance. However, it faces major challenges in managing data in remote sites with harsh environments and limited infrastructure. As a result, data sources are fragmented, with different formats and varying quality levels, which makes it difficult to integrate and protect sensitive and critical […]

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Retailers need architecture and redundancies tailored to local conditions to avoid downtime and lost sales

South Africa felt the full impact of internet disruption when four of the nine undersea cables providing connectivity to these shores went down at the same time in the middle of March. The disruption was widespread and affected businesses across industries. However, while some industries can afford to defer services due to internet downtime to […]

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E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters

Since the pandemic, unprecedented numbers of people have embraced technology and shifted to e-commerce. Consequently, transport companies have increased demand. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet South Africa, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, sees this shift as a significant opportunity for existing and emerging transport companies. According to Statista, revenues in the worldwide e-commerce […]

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Reduce the complexity of device management for your IoT operations with Trinity

The explosion of data from countless IoT devices can overwhelm businesses. But what if you could harness this data to optimise your operations? In today’s data-driven world, African companies need an IoT device management solution that goes beyond just connecting devices. This is where Trinity device management steps in. Our software acts as the digital […]

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Retail Infrastructure Transformation Across Africa: An Evolution and Revolution

In the dynamic and ever-changing retail landscape, ongoing transformation is a strategic necessity to cater to the primary reality that ‘the customer is king’ – retailers must be adaptive to change in order to meet new customer demands. The intricate interplay of consumer behaviours, driven by the unstoppable surge of the digital revolution and accelerated […]

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Key considerations for fibre to the business (FTTB) deployment

Fast and reliable connectivity for businesses in South Africa has never been more important. With many organisations encouraging staff to return to the office, and the increasing importance of agility and innovation when it comes to cloud and digital infrastructure, implementing the right fibre to the business (FTTB) has grown significantly in importance. According to […]

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Exploring the role of AI in digitisation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing companies with the advanced technology necessary to navigate their digitisation journeys more easily. But more than that, AI is transforming IT infrastructure, enhancing business operations, and reshaping job roles all while decision-makers stay cognisant of the ethical considerations. By understanding the opportunities and challenges presented by AI in digitisation, we […]

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Elevating data ethics: a perspective on responsible data management

As the Compliance Officer of Crown Records Management, with a global footprint, Pieter Nienaber is acutely aware of the importance of navigating the complex ethical landscape surrounding data and records management. In an era where data is often referred to as the new oil, organisations worldwide are grappling with the ethical considerations inherent in collecting, […]

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