Internet of Things: Pandora’s Box or enterprise enabler?

By: George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media, and Internet of Things (IoT) at International Data Corporation (IDC).   The enterprise remains wary of investment into the Internet of Things (IoT). There are key inhibitors to adoption that affect its efficiency, impact, and availability. This doesn’t mean that IoT isn’t on the cusp of widespread adoption […]

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The Future CIO – Which KPIs Will be Relevant Going Forward?

The only way for today’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) to remain relevant and secure their seat at the boardroom table is by harnessing their business skills and suggesting ways for the organisation to increase its effectiveness in the market through the use technology. According to Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International […]

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IDC, Oracle to Host Exclusive Roundtable for Banking Executives in Johannesburg

Oracle and International Data Corporation (IDC) are to jointly host a Banking Executive Roundtable later this month at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg. Running under the theme ‘Enabling Digital Transformation in an Age of Disruption’, this pioneering half-day event will begin at 8.30am on September 21 with a dedicated breakfast and networking […]

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More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC

While the Ghanaian ICT market is more mature in comparison to other West African countries, quality of service (QoS) remains a challenge, with telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) struggling to offer seamless connectivity of voice and data services. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Ghana ICT Market Overview for 2017, businesses that can […]

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The rise of innovation accelerators in Sub-Saharan Africa

While businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa have steadily been adopting 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud, mobility, big data analytics and social business, there has now been a shift in focus towards the uptake of innovation accelerators. These innovation accelerators are disruptive technologies that enable companies to enhance the way they engage with customers and deliver […]

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Security Dominates as Middle East and Africa Healthcare Goes Mobile

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) healthcare market is seeing the widespread deployment of mobile technologies, with the short-term outlook for the implementation of mobility within this space looking particularly strong. This is according to a recently published report from IDC Health Insights which showed that enterprise mobility will have penetrated over 80% of MEA […]

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