Category archives for: ICT Guest

Closer collaboration necessary for land reform

The four scenarios

By PETER SETOU CEO  THE economy, to put it mildly, is in the doldrums. This grim picture was laid bare by the depressing figures that Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, shared with the nation during the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement a few days ago. It is not the bleak economic picture that the Finance Minister painted […]

The Mine of the Future

Gys Kappers CEO of Wyzetalk

by Gys Kappers The mining industry is in a crisis. Failure to get the policy, legislative, administrative and operating environment right is being compounded by a recline in resource demand and resulting excess capacity, weakening prices and increasing volatility. Many also need to mine deeper to reach new deposits, which is resulting in a significant […]

 The short shift to cloud computing :It’s all about the ecosystem

Kabelo Makwane, Managing Director of the Accenture Cloud First business in South Africa

KABELO MAKWANE ‘Lift-and-shift’ – the classic approach to cloud migration – means this: take all your existing IT structures, procedures and applications and transfer them to the cloud. On paper, such an approach seems sensible. Yet, while cloud migration may mean the benefit of eliminating physical hardware infrastructure on the IaaS layer, transferring needless complexity […]

Emerging technologies: New revenue opportunities for African telcos

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By MARIAM ABDULLAHI ALTHOUGH Africa’s largest telco operators are generally showing growth in their customer bases, it is public knowledge that revenue growth has somewhat stalled to as little as 1 percent year on year. This means that despite attracting an increased number of customers, the amount each of these customers spend, is decreasing. In […]

SMEs: Avoiding the way of the digital dodo

Tracy Bolton SAP General Business

By TRACY BOLTON DESPITE being a buzzword in today’s market, disruption is nothing new to the business world. A quick glance at the Fortune 500 is proof: of the companies featured on the 1955 list, only 12% were still on the list in 2015. The rest were acquired by a larger competitor, filed for bankruptcy, […]

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