2021 CIO Banquet: In pictures
Now in its eighth year, the banquet launches the ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Survey, which digs into the priorities of the country’s top IT executives.
Coding: It’s not all fun and games
Luke Draper’s AR-based game won Best Gaming Solution at last year’s MTN Business App of the Year Awards. The self-taught developer shares his journey into game development.
OMNICHANNEL AND BANKING – MAKING THE SWITCH
The first credit card was issued just after WW2, and Diner’s Club became popular a little while afterwards. The challenge was that you couldn’t interconnect all the banks and their cards, you could only use the allocated card at the specific bank, but the solution to that essentially was the birth of payment systems.
WATER CONSERVATION IN THE LANDSCAPE
Climate change, over-population, water pollution, urban encroachment, species extinction – our planet is facing a number of potentially devastating environmental threats, which impact us directly.
Bottles for success
What came to its founders as an idea to keep them safe at home while their alcohol was delivered to the door has transformed into a fully-fledged on-demand grocery delivery app, now owned by one the country’s retail giants.
CLOUD TO THE RESCUE
South Africa’s public sector is waking up to how cloud can help it meet its PoPIA obligations.
Together we’re changemakers
Allow yourself as a leader to be vulnerable in order to be empathetic to your employees’ needs.
Addressing skills challenges through alignment and collaboration
Overcoming the current education scenario and developing the right skills for the country seems like trying to reach an impossible nirvana.
BRINGING CLOUD VALUE TO THE SME SECTOR
In the world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, even small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses understand that they need to carefully consider their options with regard to digital transformation.
DON’T ORCHESTRATE YOUR CLOUD, OPTIMISE IT
If there was one bright spot during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was that the cloud finally coming into its own. According to Flexera, 94% of organisations are now using the cloud, with 91% using the public cloud.
WHEN CLOUD PATTERNS BECOME ANTI-PATTERNS
Cloud patterns, although well-defined, can become problematic if they turn from serving the business outcomes, to becoming counterproductive, adding complexity, and technical debt.
LEAD GENERATION IS ABOUT CONNECTION AND PERMISSION
The value of building relationships and knowing the right industry leaders in their respective industries and countries can provide immeasurable value to businesses.
The new world of academia
Knowledge-sharing, teaching and learning is the core business of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), but the backbone of this is now ICT-based.