James Francis

Workforce key to unlock agile manufacturing

Digital platforms help employees lead the change to make manufacturing more flexible.

24 Dec

A wishlist for 2019

What columnist James Francis would like to see happen, technology-wise, in the year ahead of us.


Application quality assurance testing: what can SA learn?

There is a clear trend towards more agile development and DevOps activities, says Raffi Margaliot, senior VP and GM of Application Delivery Management Product Group at Micro Focus.

Dec 6, 2018

Private data centres take their place in the cloud

Not everyone is abandoning their data centres for the cloud. Some leading sectors, such as financial firms and manufacturers, are keeping their feet in both worlds.

Dec 3, 2018

Five reasons to modernise core business systems

Upgrading to modern business systems and services is not just a step up. It's a watershed for how companies can run their affairs.


Understanding agile manufacturing

How can manufacturers avoid cascading problems on their floor and increase the speed of planning?

Nov 16, 2018

Why is Telkom letting ADSL die?

If ADSL is making a loss, at least let it make a meaningful loss that challenges SA's data norms.

Nov 6, 2018

What will ERP look like in 2025?

Forget the old, stoic and immovable ERP: tomorrow's ERPs will be dynamic, smart and follow the user.

Oct 19, 2018

It's all hands on deck for SA's digital future

The arrival of local Azure data centres shows SITA's commitment to using digital services, says Setumo Mohapi, CEO of SITA.


How modern ERPs scale

Post-modern ERPs are flexible, marrying the power of the ERP with its need to ebb and flow with business demands, says Bernard Ford, CEO of One Channel.

Oct 3, 2018

New generation of data centre management

Distributed data centres are becoming more critical to support day-to-day operations for many companies, says George Senzere, solutions engineering manager at Schneider Electric.

Sep 12, 2018

Strategic possibilities of edge computing

Digital twin technology is a hint of where digital technologies, combined with IOT, can take us, says George Senzere, solutions engineering manager at Schneider Electric.

James Francis
ITWeb contributor

James Francis is ITWeb contributor.