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Six Reasons Why Clients Choose Infor d/EPM

As the world innovates, the demands on real-time information, total integration, and instant (informed) decision-making power are constantly and exponentially increasing. The reality is that today’s decision makers need integrated information at their fingertips. According...

Data-driven planning and budgeting

Data-driven planning and budgeting By Janro Grey, FPM Solution Delivery Manager, iOCO Data and Analytics You might have heard the saying that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. An organisation’s ability...

Are you ready for the drone economy?

Are you ready for the drone economy? By Dean Conde, UTM Lead, iOCO Digital Of all the technologies to have emerged in recent decades, one has impacted a surprising number of industries: Drones. While still in...

Healthcare is now the industry most targeted by hackers

Global reports indicate that healthcare data breaches reached a record high in 2021. Indeed, healthcare now sees more cyberattacks than any other industry. Fully one-third of all cyberattacks are aimed at healthcare institutions. Why? Because...

Innovate at speed and scale

In a world today, organisations can’t afford delays in the delivery of their solutions, nor in accessing the technologies that enable them to service their customers. Unfortunately, many have to choose between quality and speed...

Moving to the Cloud is only the First Step

So many options ahead of you… During many of our cloud advisory engagements, we’ve seen customers start their cloud journeys but get stuck in a quagmire of how to progress next. Many organisations have moved...

Why analytics is crucial for CFOs today

iOCO’s Adriaan Rossouw reveals how analytics helps CFOs tackle assumptions and move on business moments. Over the past three years, business and financial leaders have learned that the concept of business as usual doesn’t exist...

Beware the bevy of black swans

At a time of unprecedented black swan events, a good data protection strategy remains absolutely priceless for all companies. By Byron Horn-Botha, Business unit head, Arcserve Southern Africa. Early in 2022, the British Chambers of...

Immutable e-mail archives reveal ‘gold mine’ of fraud information

Immutable e-mail archives hold a ‘gold mine’ of information relating to white collar crime and corruption, enabling organisations to discipline, prosecute and root out the culprits. This is according to experts addressing a webinar hosted...

Arcserve introduces N Series appliances, offering enterprise-level integrated data protection, recovery, cyber security

Allows customers to simplify their IT environments and secure data with all-in-one scale-out backup and recovery appliances. Issued by Blain Communications for Arcserve Southern Africa Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed that Arcserve, the world's most...

Enterprise data requires persistent protection

Low-cost data storage, combined with elastic computation and data analytics services, shift big data deployments from on-premises to the cloud. By Charl Behrens, Principal technical consultant (security), iOCO Application Management. Gartner defines data security as...

Embarking on the OT cybersecurity journey

By Sunjay Ramessur, Cybersecurity Specialist at iOCO Advisory While most of us are familiar with cybersecurity processes related to information technology (IT), the same cannot be said of those relating to operational technology (OT). This...

PR – Modern ERP Driving Integration and Process Excellence in Manufacturing

In today’s fast moving, quick changing, increasingly competitive business environment, good enough is no longer good enough. Manufacturers must achieve enterprise-wide visibility, total collaborate, agility and flexibility to respond to a changing market and grow....

Safe acceleration of cloud migration is crucial

Data-centric security must be embedded across hybrid IT, so that risk to sensitive data is reduced and safe migration to cloud environments is accelerated. By Charl Behrens, Principal technical consultant (security), iOCO Application Management. A...

Infor WMS offers complete, best-in-class WMS Solution

By Paul BouchierSales Director at iOCO, within iOCO Software Distribution, an Infor Gold PartnerIn modern warehouse management, the need to support omni-channel commerce (B2B/B2C) from a single site cannot be overstated. Warehouses today face greater...

Modern ERP Revolutionising Manufacturing Operations

Today, new business models, products, locations, and regulatory concerns are driving change across the manufacturing industry. Old technology simply can’t support businesses in the new environment.Flexibility to Support Growth As businesses change through the years,...

‘Connected information’ really is power

Technology can help turn sales and debtors books into powerful tools to grow profits and build customer loyalty. By Jon Mantel, Account manager, iOCO Qlik, Western Cape. In my previous article, I argued that with...

Seeing in the dark

Businesses globally have been moving to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model even for core applications, over several years. Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the emergence of a hybrid working model that...

The importance of data resilience in an unsafe world

It's not an exaggeration to say data is the lifeblood of every business today − it is an immense, if not the most valuable, asset in all companies. Data resilience can be defined as the...

Zero-trust security must include data backup and recovery

Who can you trust? The straight answer to that question is – nobody. Unfortunately, in today's digital world, the reality of the situation is that the old security maxim of 'trust but verify' is no...

Broadcom’s industry-leading AI, security, hybrid cloud solutions accelerate client value on new z16 Mainframe

CA Southern Africa, the sole sub-Saharan representative of Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), has announced the global technology leader’s expansion of opportunities for organisations to acquire greater value from the company’s advanced AI, security and hybrid cloud solutions...

Exploring the numbers equals better decision-making

What CFO doesn't want to unlock the hidden gems/insights buried in their general ledgers? By Jon Mantel, Account manager, iOCO Qlik, Western Cape. Getting data-driven, business-critical information into the hands of CFOs and their fellow...

iOCO Cloud leverages VMware to build its any cloud-as-a-service offering

iOCO Cloud offers cloud services to customers through its hosted cloud services built on VMware technologies. Services that today allow customers to build a multi-and hybrid cloud environment, and with the help of the interoperability...

A ransomware crisis plan is now a business imperative

Most organisations today are aware of the ransomware threat. Unfortunately, the gap between awareness and broad, company-wide action to mitigate the impacts of ransomware is still far too significant. Cyber criminals around the world have...

Unified data framework delivers insight and control

We live in a world consumed by data that informs and controls us every day. In this world, the regulatory landscape has become a veritable minefield of constraints that are ignored at your peril. The...

Arcserve enhances key ransomware defence solution

Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed that Arcserve, the world's leading ransomware protection and data resilience provider, has announced the availability of Arcserve Backup 19, an enhanced version of its widely adopted tape air gapping solution....

Cloud Adoption Framework

Cloud Adoption FrameworkThere are several different variations to the Cloud Adoption Framework. It seems like every hyperscale cloud provider has their own iteration of this. If you do a Google search for Cloud Adoption Framework,...

Artificial intelligence bringing precision and speed to the production line

With the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technology integrated with modern cloud platforms, embedding AI into business processes is no longer an expensive or lengthy process. is Automotive industry leaders are displaying a rapid...

Application automation: Game-changer in the world of analytics

As noted in my previous article, automation throughout the analytics pipeline is the backbone of a system capable of real-time, hyper-contextual information and analysis.But beyond enabling faster, smarter acquisition-to-insight, automation holds the promise of even...

When cloud, data, privacy and governance intersect

According to Forbes, 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years alone, with each one of us being said to create1.7 megabytes of data every second. With this data explosion and...

Embrace the future with an API-first approach

In 2002, Jeff Bezos issued what is now known as the API mandate: ‘The new direction at Amazon is that all capabilities will be designed and exposed as APIs’. This is an early version of...

Automation is backbone of trusted data analytics pipeline

As analysis becomes increasingly crucial for business, data analysts, developers and business users alike are encountering stumbling blocks and disconnects in their quest for real-time, trusted data that delivers insights and action at the speed...

Digitisation in Mining

Technology is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage and the convergence of the digital and physical worlds is one of the fundamental aspects underlying the digital transformation of business and the economy... Download Whitepaper

Three New Ways of Working in 2022 and Beyond

As the vaccination rollout brings some relief to restrictions, it is time to start thinking about how the world of work should move forward. While the pandemic forced the adoption of new ways of working,...

Add digital product management to your value stream

Companies not traditionally dealing with software as a primary focus of their business can benefit tremendously from adding digital product management (DPM) to their value stream management. That may seem an extraordinary statement at a...

Welcome to the 3-2-1-1 world of immutability

As explained in my previous article, immutability is a crucial element of successful ransomware protection as it converts data to a write-once, read many times format, which cannot be altered. This provides enterprises with the...

Take storage security back to sound basics

I think we all approach a new year with a fairly large degree of optimism and trepidation, with a few resolutions thrown into the mix as we attempt to change how we do things. Criminals...

A digital revolution in the insurance industry

The following article is an edited version of “Digital transformation and the claims process – a history” by Hyland Software, a leading US developer of the enterprise content management (ECM) and process management software suite...

A ransomware crisis plan is now a business imperative

Most organisations today are aware of the ransomware threat. Unfortunately, the gap between awareness and broad, company-wide action to mitigate the impacts of ransomware is still far too significant. Cyber criminals around the world have...

How digital product management creates real change

In my previous article, I looked at what digital product management (DPM) actually is and why it is important. The key point is that DPM allows companies to move beyond seeing IT simply as an...

iOCO named Best Performing Qlik Partner of the Year 2021

Qlik has awarded iOCO Analytics Solutions the prestigious award ‘Best Performing Qlik Partner South Africa 2021’. Nick Loumakis, Regional Director, Qlik, Middle East & Africa, says: “iOCO has displayed a deep commitment to building world-class...

What is HPE Primera?

Digital transformation and dynamic business models are fast becoming the key to success for many businesses. Data is an invaluable asset that underpins modern digital transformation strategies—data-driven insights can help organisations solve business challenges, make...

Web 3.0 is coming: What does it mean?

While nobody can be certain how it will impact business and individuals, the world needs to be getting ready for Web 3.0 – the next evolution of the internet. This is according to experts taking...

Digital transformation and its role in advancing the public sector

Both public service and technological innovation should ultimately result in tangible improvements in people’s lives, whether at the point of daily service delivery or whether larger projects for the greater long-term good are involved. If...

How artificial intelligence speeds up application delivery

We all interact with some form of artificial intelligence (AI) multiple times a day without even realising it. The applications of AI are too numerous to detail here but I will explain where it is...

Navigating digital transformation

Necessity has indeed sparked invention as organisations have scrambled to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. Many have had to fast-track their digital transformation due to...

Take intelligence to a real-time, active level

We live in an age of disruption where digital transformation no longer cuts the mustard, but rather digital innovation is the requirement. Markets are looking at disruptive technologies that have revolutionised how business is conducted...

How companies can leverage AI to speed up delivery

There is a considerable amount of hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), as it seems that virtually every discussion around technology and the move to digital and initiatives to enhance services and quality are peppered with...

iOCO and Skywind Software Group partner to deliver GRC solutions

Automating governance, risk and compliance iOCO, part of the EOH group, has partnered with Skywind Software Group, a leading Israeli provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software, to help international and domestic clients in...

Active intelligence creates in-the-moment awareness

Active intelligence is a new paradigm, creating in-the-moment awareness about every aspect of business. It delivers a state of continuous intelligence derived from real-time, up-to-date information designed to trigger immediate actions. Businesses today need a...

Driving innovation with intelligence and composability

COVID-19 has created massive uncertainty and amplified the need for businesses to advance their digital transformation efforts and innovate to survive. According to Deloitte, many organisations began innovating rapidly immediately after the World Health Organisation declared...

Born in the cloud

What the new generation of cloud-native applications can do, and what happens to those left behind. In the beginning there were mainframes: big, expensive computers that could only do one thing at a time. The...

Creating competitive advantage through custom, design-led development

Creating competitive advantage through custom, design-led development Traditional drivers of custom software development – building additional revenue streams and cutting costs – consistently motivate our clients. But business sustainability in a constrained economy and a...

“Adapt or Die” – enter the API economy

The world is converging, and this convergence is increasingly held together by the API environment. APIs – Application Programming Interfaces – are much talked about, but not always well understood. So let’s begin at the...

The future happens all the time

The future happens all the time The future happens all the time. Technology is fuelling a fourth industrial revolution that is exponentially increasing the rate of change and threatening the relevance of all businesses, regardless...

Building your digital workforce (and making humans happier)

Ever since the advent of industrialisation we’ve been fearful that machines are about to put us out of work. In South Africa, in the face of increasing, widespread unemployment, it’s a particularly acute concern. Won’t...

Cloud-driven transformation

COVID-19 has highlighted the urgency for digital transformation. It has forced organisations to rethink their business strategies to confront the future and remain sustainable and competitive. Technology has enabled many businesses to continue in ways...

One+One=Three – Why you still need system integrators

Businesses today have a lot of options when it comes to software development. Whether they choose to go the custom, bespoke route, or use out-of-the-box products, there is a level of fine-tuning required to make...

Digital Trends in Mining

The mining industry is accustomed to operating in an unstable environment: constantly battling a volatile global economy, fuctuations in demand, availability of resources, a shortage of skilled labour, government regulations and social responsibility requirements, all...

HCM Technology Driving Employee Productivity

There’s no doubt that productivity is a key contributor to commercial and financial success. It is a driver of efficiency and has the power to transform resources into goods or services, boost economic activity and...

The power of people and technology creating an agile sustainable future

Covid has drastically and irrevocably changed the way that the world works. Even as South Africa moves forward into semi-normalcy, the looming “fourth wave” reminds businesses of the need to remain agile, embrace remote working...

Herding cats: The case for application management services

In 2008, Apple coined the slogan, “There's an app for that”, inaugurating the app economy − the proliferation of apps designed for easy use on mobile devices. Apps have become vital ways to deliver the...

What to consider when modernising mainframes

Before I outline key considerations in any mainframe modernisation strategy, let’s confirm why companies must consider modernising their mainframe.The straight answer to this question is that many businesses are now implementing mainframe modernisation strategies because...

Focus needs to turn to doing AI analytics right as adoption soars

Digital transformation and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) have soared around the world since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, making it increasingly important for organisations to focus on the tools, models and ecosystems in...

Enhancing the security of your applications

Is software part of how you are delivering value to your customers? But how is your organisation innovating through software? Software adds value, but it also introduces risk. Let’s take the example of Equifax, described...

Unlocking the value of modernising the ‘big iron’

Far from being on the way out, mainframes − or the ‘big iron’ as they are affectionately known – are reputed to run 30 billion transactions per day, hold 80% of the world’s business data...

Enabling the future of business today

Together, iOCO and FD offer a complete Microsoft toolbox to #solve any business challenge. With a focus on providing the most effective and most secure solution, our user-centric approach guarantees a smooth transition to the...

How CFOs can derive significant business benefit from the cloud

For years, conversations around the benefits that the cloud brings to business have centred on innovation and agility, with a focus on how organisations could become and remain more competitive. With the massive changes the...

AI Powered Analytics for Digital Acceleration

Watch this high level summary of factors that accelerate business, why data and analytics efforts can fail and how AI Powered analytics can enable technology-driven business transformation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cqz5EYLAhQ

Bolster your ransomware posture with immutable storage

Immutable storage is a crucial tool in the fight against ransomware, as data can’t be overwritten, changed, tampered with, or deleted − even by someone with admin rights. Let's start by explaining what 'immutable storage'...

CIO CONNECT: Enabling the Mobile Enterprise

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is changing the organisation at many levels, from the users who expect the same ease of use at the office as they have at home, to executives who...

CIO CONNECT: Data-centricity

The amount of digital data in the world is growing at an exponential rate: doubling every two years, with 44 times more data growth over the next 10 years. This is providing both opportunities and...

Finding flexibility in the software testing lifecycle

Shift left is unquestionably the way to go in app development, but sometimes it's necessary to incorporate a move to the right, encompassing post-production testing. I have explained that while shift left thinking is crucial...

CIO as business leader: technology managers a dying breed

CIOs are currently feeling the effects of a tug-of-war – they’re called on to deliver services, but need to figure out a way of doing so while keeping everyone in the business, from the top...

Exponential organisations are data driven

The term “exponential organisation” came to the fore some years ago when author Salim Ismail outlined new paradigms in organisational design and described businesses that were able to fast-track traditional growth and make 10x the...

Delivering good customer experience under Zero Trust

In my previous article, I argued that the Zero Trust model was gaining traction because it is so well-suited to the digital and highly-fragmented organisational models that are becoming the norm in business. So far,...

Embracing the three categories of business intelligence

Companies need to add experimental business intelligence to their curated and federated BI planning, as it’s a high-risk, high-reward arena in the data and analytics space. According to Gartner, business intelligence (BI) platforms enable enterprises...

Securing the IT perimeter in the new hybrid world of work

Zero Trust is a key principle in the increasingly boundary-less business world, as opening up the corporate network and IT estate has profound security implications. E-commerce has been growing steadily for years and is expected...

Solving for POPIA and securing business data

You know that you need to be POPIA compliant, but don’t lose sight of the bigger picture: effective data management has massive benefits beyond checking boxes, including heightened security and governance, and reduced risk. POPIA...

Get on your bike, and work

How the workplace has evolved and why workforce mobility has become a critical success factor for the futureproof, modern organisation. There’s one word that defines the future of work, one word that captures the shift...

Lewis and Thompson dominate the 2021 Foursome

The annual WP Foursomes was held this past Sunday, 5th September 2021 in conjunction with the Westlake Foursomes fixture. The field was jam packed with 58 pairs, 116 players, ready to take on the beast...

DevOps: the secret weapon behind business innovation

DevOps isn’t just about IT: in fact, by embracing this model, businesses can become faster to market, more agile, and better at meeting customer needs. What is DevOps? Every company is becoming a software company,...

Exponential transformation under way, with data at its heart in SA

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically fast-tracked digital transformation globally, launching a wave of exponential transformation. This is according to Anthony Marshall, Senior Research Director, Thought Leadership at the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), who...

Three Processes Ready for Automation in Finance

In my previous blog posts in this series, we looked at the challenges and subsequent benefits of automating the Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash finance processes. In this third and final post in this blog series, we...

Three Technology solutions to increase business agility

In a marketplace characterised by extreme change and uncertainty, business agility is becoming essential to enable companies to respond rapidly, retain momentum and succeed. Business agility means the ability to adapt quickly and easily to...

Expertise to accelerate transformation

Today’s business leaders realise the importance of digital transformation to future-proof their organisations and succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Digital technology can help businesses drive performance, improve customer experience and lead their industries. However,...

Why you need custom software development

50 years after the invention of the microprocessor, we are spoiled for choice. The variety of software solutions to any problem is so vast that making the right choice can be difficult, A good problem...

Infor Named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape for PLM

Infor has been named as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide PLM Applications for Apparel, Footwear, and Retail Brands 2020 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US46840720, 2020). Jordan K. Speer, IDC research manager for digital...

Infor Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for EAM

Infor is honored to have been recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customer’s Choice for Enterprise Asset Management Software again this year. Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of...

Three Processes Ready for Automation in Finance

In my first blog post in this series, we looked at some of the challenges surrounding Procure-to-Pay and how automating this finance function can  reduce costs, improve governance, compliance, accuracy and supplier relationships, and create...

iOCO enables local legacy transitions with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Fortinet’s Secure Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution has shone recently as enterprises have had to shift from legacy infrastructure to increase their security and flexibility for remote working. This is according to iOCO-Network Solutions...

Three Processes Ready for Automation in Finance

This is part one of our Finance Process Automation blog series, in which we will examine three finance processes that are ripe for automation: Procure-to-Pay; Order-to-Cash; Record-to-Report Procure-to-Pay Procure-to-pay – which links procurement and supplier...

How to turn your Asset Management Strategy into a competitive differentiator

How to turn your Asset Management Strategy into a competitive differentiator In today’s socio-economic climate it is imperative that businesses have strong competitive differentiators. Many business leaders have discovered that a sure-fire way to achieve...

Are you getting the best out of your QA department?

Are you getting the best out of your QA department? In the 2021 State of Software Quality study by EMA and Micro Focus, 70% of companies interviewed stated that application development had a significant impact...

Central control over sensitive data

Just as the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had a huge impact on EU businesses and the multinational organisations handling their data, the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South...

Building Strong Foundations with Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise

Globally, industries have been flooded with digital product offerings promising to enhance and speed up organisational success. With so many solutions flooding the market, it is imperative that organisations choose a technological solution that will...

Which Enterprise Asset Management solution best suits your organisation?

Employing the right Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution is imperative for gaining and maintaining competitive advantage… but beware - not all EAM software is created equal. When choosing an EAM solution, businesses should seek software...

Accelerating your digital strategy with MySQL

Today, a business without a sound digital strategy is dead in the water. The fourth industrial revolution had already picked up pace before the COVID-19 pandemic hurtled the world into a remote working, digitally-driven space....

The Employee and employer of the future

The future of work is likely to be characterised by a hybrid workforce model, rather than a completely remote or mobile way of working. Companies need to shift focus from worker location to value-based productivity....

How Infor EAM Delivers the Competitive Edge

Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) provides organisations with a strong competitive advantage, offering superior asset management capabilities. With this innovative tool, organisations are empowered to step out ahead of their competitors in a seamless and...

The role of cyber resilience in digital transformation

Perspectives on digital transformation (DX) have changed dramatically over the years. It was once regarded as the Holy Grail of business growth and more of a destination than a journey, but is now unquestionably an...

iOCO expands in the UK

Specialist technology solutions provider iOCO has expanded its international presence in the UK and Europe in order to better service its customers in the region. Africa’s largest IT service provider, iOCO has decades of experience...

How to develop an open source security strategy

The first thing to understand is that it is crucial to develop an open source security strategy. The implementation of a security framework that will enable a company to realise the benefits of using open...

Dealing with disruption – from challenge to change

COVID-19 has been a massively disruptive force—it has caused businesses to close, forced people to work from home, accelerated the rate of technological adoption and pressed organisations to reinvent themselves overnight to remain sustainable and...

Business by the numbers

Ascendis Health uses global financial visibility and insight to manage its organization. Numbers don’t lie. They can describe the financial health of an enterprise, drive decisions, uncover risks, and reveal operational efficiencies and shortfalls. Through...

Multiple ways to monetise data

Data monetisation can take many forms and does not apply only to selling data to third parties, according to iOCO data experts. Speaking during a webinar on translating data into money, hosted by iOCO in...

Everything you need to know about open source

Most outsiders see open source as one of the things they find most hard to come to terms within the IT ecosystem: an open collaboration between individuals to create software that is made available to...

How to get the full benefits of testing automation

Testing has become the bottleneckProducts can’t go to market without being thoroughly tested, but the testing process can often be a bottleneck that prevents an organisation from realising the benefit of taking new features to...

The case for increased automation of the finance function

Whichever way you look at it, automation has become a feature of the finance function - a very positive one at that. In 2014 research from McKinsey Global Institute estimated that activities comprising 34% of a financial manager’s...

Relief efforts hampered by lack of optimal data use

Relief efforts to help communities impacted by the unrest of the past week could have been supported through pooled data and optimal integration and analytics, especially when it comes to security and the enablement of...

RPA can transform finance departments

Robotic process automation can transform finance in manufacturing, enhancing customer and vendor experience, improving process efficiencies and productivity, reducing human error and delivering a 24/7 workforce and quick ROI with the right use. This is...

Taking advantage of the global market place with Infor SunSystems

When it comes to operating on an international scale, automated statutory data with reliable financial data is crucial. This can effectively be achieved by utilising Infor SunSystems Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.“With Infor’s SunSystems organisations...

WATCH: How EOH plans to help rebuild SA

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller talks to Business Day TV about the company’s relief efforts The business community has been working hand in hand with the government to try to rebuild the country after last...

The Unprecedented ROI Offered by NetSuite SRP

The Unprecedented ROI Offered by NetSuite SRP Globally, service businesses are being expected to deliver projects timeously with little to no room for error. As technology evolves, businesses are expected to keep up with (and...

Uncovering the main business drivers behind ESM

In my previous article, I discussed the automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics benefits attached to enterprise service management (ESM) implementation. I reiterate that to ensure ESM is effective, it must be integrated, personalised and...

Modern banking

Developing a digital bankOne of South Africa’s first digital only banks, designed to improve the money management of clients and built around behavioural economics.The challengeWhen the bank was announced, the company put a great deal...

The Business benefits of Oracle hyperion

Within the current socio-economic climate, businesses are facing unprecedented challenges and concerns. According to Stats SA’s Business Impact Survey of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 85.4% of South African businesses had a turnover below their normal rates,...

The reinvention of the finance function

The role of the finance function is undergoing a steady and profound shift. The rise of supportive technology is allowing finance professionals to fulfil an increasingly value-additive function as their traditional responsibilities are supplanted by...

The future of ERP

If data is an organisation’s lifeblood, then enterprise resource planning is the heart pumping it around and giving visibility across different business units to improve efficiency and customer service. How is this critical software class...

CCS switches on AWS to support digital transformation of the construction industry

Construction Computer Software (CCS) is dedicated to providing specialised software solutions for the construction and engineering industries. Formed in the 1980’s, CCS has evolved alongside the technology used in the industry to provide solutions developed...

Accelerate your close, move ahead

Leading organisations are automating their financial close in the cloud and accelerating finance modernisation. The future of the financial close is automated. iOCO_Accelerate your Close_ver2_cvdm_20210623

Zero Trust

Chris Visagie, Solutions Executive, iOCO Security Solutions, unpacks Zero Trust Covid-19, and the worldwide lockdown that followed, saw the focus shift overnight to remote work with executives scurrying to adopt a remote work strategy. Now,...

Turn decision-making into a competitive advantage

Nobelium, the threat actor behind the 2020 attack on SolarWinds, has reared its ugly head, and compromised at least three Microsoft customers under a new round of attacks using password spraying and brute force. According...

EOH appoints experienced Chief Commercial Officer

EOH, one of the largest technology services companies in Africa, is delighted to announce that Ziaad Suleman will join the EOH Executive Committee on 1 July 2021 as the Chief Commercial Officer for iOCO –...

The One-Day-Close: Automating Finance to Drive the Cost Agenda

When it comes to business financials, almost all modern-day organisations appreciate the deep value of achieving the illusive one-day-close. However, despite the myriad of technological solutions available, many organisations still struggle to consolidate financials effectively...

How CRM systems work to your benefit in a changing world

The events of 2020 saw a rapid increase in the use and development of technology. Organisations had to rely on advanced and shifting technological solutions more than ever before. Circumstances led to a global pull...

Taking the data insight to the point of decision

As discussed, data literacy is a key ingredient to success in the age of data and analytics. That statement is endorsed by a recent study by Deloitte that records only 32% of business leaders being...