Mark Walker

Rise of the CISO

The CISO has morphed from an obscure role to one of the most vital.

Aug 11, 2021

SA consumers to reap benefits of streaming services influx

Industry analysts anticipate further growth in South Africa’s video-streaming market, as more players expand their footprint locally.


Concerns over minister churn in comms department

Analysts say the appointment of a new communications minister is more about politics than a push for the country’s ICT development.

May 21, 2021

Next 12 to 18 months to be shaped by key strategic IT investments

Research finds 62% of surveyed South African CIOs accelerated their digital initiative roadmaps by almost one year amid COVID-19 disruption, says IDC’s Mark Walker.

Apr 9, 2021

MTN Nigeria ropes in fintech partners after banking furore

 The operator forges new partnerships in response to the recent disruption to its banking channels which rendered airtime and other services temporarily unavailable.

Feb 24, 2021

Not much hope of funding boost for ICT on budget day

Ahead of the budget speech, industry pundits don’t foresee increased funding for the information and communications technology sector, despite its obvious prowess.

Jan 25, 2021

IDC sees strong cloud growth in META region

The shift from physical to digital – driven by cloud – is one of the few positives from the pandemic, says IDC.

Aug 31, 2020

Allocating spectrum must top ICASA’s priority list, say analysts

It is crunch time for the Independent Communications Authority of SA’s new council, as the industry awaits direction on freeing up high-demand spectrum.

Aug 31, 2020

Nexio and partners host 'new normal' webinar

Economic recovery needs tech partners that contribute to the bottom line, said IDC.

Feb 25, 2020

Mboweni gets ICT advice

On the eve of the budget speech, ICT sector pundits give minister Tito Mboweni some tips, as expectation for tech-driven solutions remains high.

Feb 13, 2020

ICT pundits hope SONA goes beyond ‘future intentions’

The president can’t be accused of not giving the ICT sector its due mention in his SONAs, but industry commentators say gaps between design and actuality need to be addressed.

Jan 31, 2020

Upswing expected in SA’s ICT spending in 2020

Despite SA’s subdued economic outlook, technology has a massive part to play in the country’s growth in the future, with ICT spending to reach R393 billion in 2020, says the IDC.