Business in Africa

According to PWC’s report Into Africa: The Continent’s Cities of Opportunity, Africa is at an exceptional historical crossroad, if there was ever a moment for an entire continent to seize the day, this is it. The growing middle class, the strong demographic growth with improving age mix, the technological innovation that we have already seen in mobile payments for example, growing choice of investment partners from the global south and fast-paced urbanisation are shaping what the future of Africa could look like.

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CIOs who left frazzled by these IT challenges also find themselves in a situation where their budget is eaten up by ‘keeping the lights on’ ; leaving them without enough time and resources to dedicate towards an IT strategy to ensure that their infrastructure evolves with technological advances and company growth. It also means that CIOs don’t have time to enhance their own growth and career development.

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How to decode IT jargon for your CFO

With the rapid evolution of technology and the challenges that many organisations face around resource and the rising cost of raw materials, many CIOs are finding it difficult to assign financial resources that are already stretched by the cost of simply keeping the lights on. Now they must also consider strategic IT planning to carry the business forward and getting the budget to do it.

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Top Tech Trends

To make sure that your business is ready to tackle 2016 head-on, be aware of which technological evolutions are taking place. Here are four IT management trends for 2016 that Gartner predicts will shape the IT space and direct IT strategy development

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Checks

With System 5 and assured recovery reporting, you will be able to prove your system’s recoverability for compliance auditors. This means that you don’t have to wait for a disaster to happen to test your backup and recovery system. Instead, systems are regularly put through their paces to ensure the validity of backup and recovery of business-critical systems, applications and data.

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Need to Know; the new Dell PowerEdge VTRX

The new Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings converged data center functionality and performance right into your office environment in a tower-sized box bursting with incredible features. By integrating blade servers, storage and networking in an impressively quiet-running enclosure, users can enjoy the functionality of a server-room setup without the space and infrastructure requirements

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