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Living the AI dream

By Callan Abrahams, Principal AI Consultant, iOCO Since AI moved out of the domain of science fiction into reality, there have been numerous predictions of how the technology is going to change the world. From threats that AI will take over – and ruin – the world, to expectations that AI-driven tools will become mainstream... Continue reading

Why Management by Spreadsheets Hinders Data Reliability, Hampers Growth

Why Management by Spreadsheets Hinders Data Reliability, Hampers Growth

A Forbes report published a year ago confirmed that, in 2022, one in five businesses (globally) failed within the first year. The 2023 State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa Survey – prepared by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) South Africa chapter and published in BizCommunity – confirms that most entrepreneurs surveyed (53.2%) had one successful business;... Continue reading

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Revolutionising retail

For years, the industry has advocated for the benefits offered by Business Intelligence (BI), but many retailers are still struggling to get the most out of their data. As retail continues to evolve in a rapidly digitising world, companies are looking for different ways to use that data to attract and retain customers. Considering that... Continue reading

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Free eBook: Overcoming Adversity – A Learnership Story

In the face of South Africa's high youth unemployment, the imperative to upskill disadvantaged communities, and a shortage of software test automation engineers, iOCO took a bold step. This ebook shares the journey of their learnership, aiming to train young, unemployed graduates from a spectrum of backgrounds as software test automation engineers. A must-read for... Continue reading

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iOCO set to accelerate digital transformation of businesses across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East with Google Cloud

iOCO set to accelerate digital transformation of businesses across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East with Google Cloud Johannesburg, South Africa — iOCO, a global leader in transformative cloud solutions, is pleased to join Google Cloud Partner Advantage as a Google Cloud and Google Workspace Partner for the Sell and Service Engagement Models. This alliance... Continue reading

Resolve automation complexity, eliminate missed SLAs with automation analytics, intelligence

Resolve automation complexity, eliminate missed SLAs with automation analytics, intelligence

Many organisations on digital transformation journeys are struggling with the automation of supporting business workloads. This is primarily due to increased complexity and the need to operate across multiple applications and platforms such as mainframes, distributed systems plus multiple cloud providers.  “Improving automation maturity is essential to the success of these business transformations and it... Continue reading

Single cloud strategy delivers immediate results

Single cloud strategy delivers immediate results

One of South Africa’s oldest – and largest financial services providers employs over 30 000 people and operates in 14 countries, including South Africa, Botswana, eSwatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and China. As the company’s operations have grown, so has it’s IT footprint. The financial services provider ended up... Continue reading

How to reduce disaster recovery readiness testing times by up to 75% with 80% fewer resources

How to reduce disaster recovery readiness testing times by up to 75% with 80% fewer resources

Disaster recovery (DR) readiness is a necessity for today’s highly digitalised companies and an important item on any board agenda. CIOs must be able to prove, with full documentary evidence, that the business is operationally resilient from an IT perspective. This can turn out to be extremely difficult using partially automated and manually operated tests,... Continue reading