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Security spend on the rise

More regulations and higher customer expectations have caused more companies to further invest in security, says John McLoughlin, security expert and CEO of J2 Software.


Digital transformation spending to balloon to $7.4tn

Spending will rise as companies seek to navigate challenges, compete at hyperscale, and meet rising customer expectations, says IDC.


SA’s IOT spend to reach R28bn this year

IDC’s forecast comes as analysts predict huge spend by companies as they are missing several layers in their IOT solutions.


Digital transformation isn't just a buzzword for business

Two of the most important tools to implement are customer relationship management and enterprise resource management, says Microsoft.


ICT spending to reach $4tn in 2018

Banking, discrete manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services will be the four largest industries for ICT spending in 2018.


Public cloud spend to reach $160bn in 2018

The IDC expects industries to continue investing in public cloud services, with forecasts showing the market will reach the $160 billion mark this year.


Xiaomi set to blow past 2017 revenue target

The Chinese smartphone maker looks to top its annual revenue target by as much as 18%, sources say.


Africa's smartphone market in recovery

Smartphone shipments reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic recoveries in some of Africa's major markets, says IDC.

Aug 17, 2017

Low-cost tablets offer temporary relief

Although the global tablet market decline slowed in Q2, the downward spiral continued.

Mar 28, 2017

Feature phones still favoured in mobile Africa

While smartphone sales in Africa are showing signs of slowing, cheaper basic feature phone sales are growing.

Feb 14, 2017

How SA's SMEs can solve the connectivity conundrum

Many of the SMEs are just too busy being hands-on in their businesses to dive into the notorious complexity of Internet connectivity and cloud, says MicroMega Holdings.


Housekeeping robotics market to reach 48m in 2020

Urbanisation and a reduction in available time for household chores were cited as key drivers behind the growth of housekeeping robots, says research by Juniper.

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