The humbling of vanity hardware
South African enterprises may reap indirect benefit from the Open Compute Project – eventually.
Cost pressure is on for local datacentres
Energy-efficient hardware, converged infrastructure and better management tools are just some of the approaches South African datacentres are using to reduce operational costs.
Heaven can wait
South African enterprises are holding back from heading to the cloud or outsourcing their datacentres because they’re trying to extract return on their investments in existing infrastructure.
Unified comms slowly finding its way in SA
Consumerisation of IT and the need to provide the mobile workforce with powerful communications and collaboration tools should place unified communications high on the South African CIO’s agenda.
Managing the complexities
Automated tools can help organisations get a handle on the complexities of continuity.
Links in a fragile chain
ISO’s 22301:2012 standard highlights that business continuity is no longer just about your own business.
Tangled up in tape
Many companies still depend on archaic technologies for disaster recovery and continuity because they think that’s what their auditors want.
Enterprise security a moving goalpost
Bring your own device (BYOD) and the consumerisation of IT pose new challenges for enterprise information security.
The next evolution of BPM
Cloud and mobile technologies are transforming business processes in South African enterprises.
Business rules, ok!
Business rule management can deliver benefits from early stages of implementation.
BPMS skills shortage hits local projects
A skills crunch is preventing local companies from maximising their ROI when they roll out business process management solutions.
Mining tech in need of finesse
Emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things and big data could have a valuable role to play in mining.
Manufacturers need to better exploit data from their transactional systems to compete in a tight market.