Enterprise IT

74% Of Channel Partners Report Surging Demand For Data Analytics And Growth Opportunities for Subscription Models

Kerry Grimes, Global Head of Partners – AVEVA. Nearly three-fourths (74%) of respondents in a recent AVEVA channel survey said end customers are seeking technologies that provide predictive analytics to support sustainability goals. A similar majority (76%) said the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and edge computing are of paramount importance for their end customers.  AVEVA’s global channel partners reported an active focus on growing and supporting these segments as industrial enterprises rapidly seek to connect and integrate field devices. The online survey polled 108 different AVEVA partner companies including distributors, solution providers and system integrators in every major region (Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa). The...

Exclusive Networks Partners with the International Chamber of Commerce Trade

Exclusive Networks, a global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with the ICC’s Trade for prosperity initiative to become the cybersecurity partner of choice for its new global awareness programme aimed at its 45 million-member organisations. As part of the programme, Exclusive Networks will provide specialist cybersecurity expertise and knowledge to CEOs and business leaders of some of the world’s fastest-growing companies, helping to guide and educate business heads as to what they need to know, what they need to do and who can provide the products and services to help them safeguard their businesses against growing cyber threats as they navigate the uncharted waters ahead and return to sustainable growth and ...

Exclusive Networks Partners with the International Chamber of Commerce Trade

Exclusive Networks, a global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with the ICC’s Trade for prosperity initiative to become the cybersecurity partner of choice for its new global awareness programme aimed at its 45 million-member organisations. As part of the programme, Exclusive Networks will provide specialist cybersecurity expertise and knowledge to CEOs and business leaders of some of the world’s fastest-growing companies, helping to guide and educate business heads as to what they need to know, what they need to do and who can provide the products and services to help them safeguard their businesses against growing cyber threats as they navigate the uncharted waters ahead and return to sustainable growth and ...

Salesforce Introduces New Innovations to its Customer 360 Platform

Image sourced from salesforce.com Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, has introduced new innovations to its Customer 360 software that connect marketing, commerce, and service data on one platform so companies can connect, automate, and personalize every single interaction and build trusted relationships at scale. “A growing number of companies want to unify their data across marketing, commerce, and service so they can deliver truly connected customer experiences on any channel—in-store, via email, or when shopping on social media,” said Lidiane Jones, EVP & GM, Salesforce Digital Experiences. “These innovations help companies tap into the power of automation so they can focus on what matters most—driving productivity and building trusted relationships with customers.” According to Sa...

Does Your Business Understand the Potential of Industry 4.0?

Zuko Mdwaba, Area VP, Salesforce South Africa. In the business world, the term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is gradually gaining traction.  What began with steam and water power has evolved into advanced computerisation and technology that is ready to disrupt virtually every industry at breakneck speed. The acceleration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digitalisation of our life is possibly one of the most significant consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Do businesses, on the other hand, fully comprehend the revolution’s potential and challenges? What is the fourth industrial revolution? Before we look at the opportunities that may come as a result of the 4IR, it’s important to first grasp what the 4IR is all about. It refers to how the Internet of Things (I...

Telkom Business’ izwe.ai Brings Multilingual Translation Services to SMMEs

Image sourced from News24 Telkom Business, in collaboration with Enlabeler, has introduced izwe.ai, an artificial intelligence-driven transcription and translation platform that provides businesses with speech-to-text services to create a cost-effective and convenient communication experience for SMMEs.  Transcription and translation  Through izwe.ai businesses can engage directly with multilingual transcription and translation services. The platform allows SMMEs to eliminate the manual work by automatically transcribing and translating important information into text with a high level of accuracy. “Every business needs digital tools to remain competitive and you cannot think about digital without mentioning AI. Through this platform, the aim is to enable several different speech...

Intelsat’s Cloud Connect Media Provides a Bridge to AWS

Sourced from Britannica. Intelsat, an integrated satellite and terrestrial network provider, announced its latest service offering on Tuesday: Cloud Connect Media, a connectivity solution that provides programmers with secure access between the IntelsatOne Media Network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud Connect Media is designed to provide content providers with a private, dedicated secure gateway between AWS and the Intelsat global media distribution network. Intelsat is an AWS Select Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). This collaboration can provide Intelsat media customers a more efficient way to connect to their playout, video editing, and additional resources they use in the cloud while still accessing the IntelsatOne media network for centralized distribution and managed ser...

Data Democratisation: Broadening the Reach of Data for the Business

Image sourced from Pixabay Even though data has become the lifeblood of every organisation, it is still not accessible (or even understandable) to all employees. The potential of data is virtually limitless. It can be used to transform, enrich, and boost companies by harnessing the value of the information they have at their disposal. To do so, however, requires decision-makers to embrace the concept of ‘data democratisation’. Data democratisation can be defined as the process of making digital information accessible to the average non-technical user of information systems, without having to require the involvement of IT. Sounds straightforward. In practice, it requires organisations to navigate the complexities of their data real estate and find more effective ways of promoting collaborat...

How to Promote Your Company the Effective Way

Image sourced from Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Pix4free.org As any business owner knows, there is a lot of competition these days no matter what industry you are in. This is why promotion and marketing have become so vital, as otherwise, you will be left trailing behind by bigger competitors that have larger budgets. The good news is that promoting your business does not have to cost a fortune these days thanks to modern technology. The world of business advertising and promotion has changed dramatically over recent years. In the past, it was all about glossy print ads, radio advertising, and TV advertisements. These days, it is all about social media, brand activation, and other forms of digital marketing. This has made promotions easier and more affordable even for smaller businesses. Of ...

IBM Announces Real-Time AI for Transaction Processing

Image sourced from mobileworldlive.com On Thursday, IBM an international tech company, announced IBM z16, a Telum processor that allows clients to infuse AI inferencing for real-time insights. This innovation is designed to enable clients to analyse real-time transactions, at scale — for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare, and financial transactions. IBM z16 also is specifically designed to help protect against near-future threats that might be used to crack today’s encryption technologies. “IBM z16 is an essential component for organisations across the African continent as they accelerate their digital transformation journey. By simplifying hybrid cloud adoption, modernizing applications, and keeping data safe, encrypted, and resilient – clients can have the cloud ...

6 Steps to Properly Collect Data for Your Company

Image sourced from Pixabay In today’s corporate world data is power, and for a business strategy to be worthwhile, it must be supported by substantial data. Moreover, without research, it will be difficult for organisations to identify areas of improvement. It is important for business owners to learn how to collect relevant data. In order to be usable, data must be accurate, complete, timely, and reliable – not just a random set of facts with no purpose. With the right context, data can help your organisation make informed, critical decisions. Why is Data Collection Necessary? For a variety of reasons, several types of data are collected and measured. For example, business owners can look into the purchasing histories of their customers to find out which products are popular among specifi...

Exclusive Networks – Full Year 2021 Financial Results

 Full Year Reported Gross Sales at €3.3 billion up 15.1%(1) year over year Full Year Adjusted EBITA €119.2 million up 10.0%(1) year over year Full Year Adjusted Net Income €72.6 million up 85.1% year over year ▪          Successful execution against the strategy as outlined at IPO ▪          Delivered on 2021 sales growth and earnings and upgrading 2022 outlook ▪          Strongly positioned to capitalise on the growth opportunities in the cybersecurity market ▪          Proposed dividend: €0.20 per share payable in cash (1)  Including Veracomp in 2020. Veracomp acquired on D...