It takes a successful CIO to know one. Financial Sector Conduct Authority CIO Sello Mmakau lists the qualities that make these executives stand out.
South African CIOs are pushed to innovate and drive new revenue streams, but lack the skills, budget and time to deliver fast enough.
In 2015, half of the CIOs complained they had no access to the board, while that number has now dropped to 13%. Despite this, only 27% of the respondents describe their relationship with business as excellent, with 41% reporting it is "a work in progress" and 17% admitting it is "challenging".
These were some of the key takeaways from the 2018 ITWeb Brainstorm CIO Survey, the results of which were revealed at the Brainstorm CIO Banquet on 24 October 2018.
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MTN Business provides fully converged, one-stop, 360-degree ICT services with the largest range of mobile and Internet-based communications solutions that enable organisation to navigate the new digital world of business.
For more information, please visit www.mtnbusiness.co.za
Adapt IT is an innovative information technology (IT) services and specialised solutions provider, delivering IT solutions to some of the most successful Manufacturing and Mining, Financial Services, Education, Energy, Communications Management and Hospitality organisations in over 40 countries worldwide.
Adapt IT has formed strategic partnerships with the world's leading technology and business software providers in order to provide customers with robust, reliable and enduring solutions. The differentiated IT product and services offerings set Adapt IT apart in the marketplace and enable its customers to have uniquely tailored solutions powering the day-to-day efficiencies within their businesses.
Adapt IT is committed to fair and sustainable business practices and strict adherence to legislative requirements and other applicable regulatory frameworks. Adapt IT views empowerment as a strategic imperative and a vital component to the continued sustainability of the Company's operations in South Africa, as well as a pragmatic economic growth strategy. Adapt IT is a Level 3 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) accredited company.
For more information, please visit www.adaptit.co.za
Axiz is an industry leading information technology value added distributor focused on solutions ranging from Edge Client Devices, Core Data Centre hardware and software to Cloud software and services.
With over 50 leading brands in our portfolio and presence in 8 countries in Southern and East Africa, our results-driven focus enables us to offer uniquely tailored solutions to our channel partners.
Please visit: www.axiz.com
BCX is one of Africa's leading premier ICT solutions and service providers with the technology, capability and skills to deliver end-to-end digital solutions for large and medium enterprises in the public and private sectors. BCX leads with unrivalled ICT solutions embedded in the foundation of unmatched Data Centre and Network Infrastructure and which includes world-class solutions in ICT consulting and digital readiness assessments; a complete range of managed solutions that include both LAN and WAN; unified communications and connectivity solutions.
In addition, cloud computing technologies underpinned by best in class security solutions and a host of value-added services that include enterprise mobility services and analytics software with a specialised competency in the IOT (Internet of Things) and big data solutions. BCX is a leader in Service excellence and boasts the largest pool of ICT skills in Africa, unparalleled geographic reach and points of network presence across the continent. Our strategic vendor relationships with leading multinationals enable BCX to deliver best in class solutions across industry verticals with the skills and expertise to seamlessly deliver integrated services to our customers. BCX is committed to providing ICT solutions that reduce the cost of doing business, increase overall business productivity and empower businesses to use technology as a competitive advantage.
For more information, please visit www.bcx.co.za
Combining world-class ICT solutions with local knowledge and expertise, Elingo delivers on your customer engagement and enterprise communications needs, irrespective of company size or industry sector. Harness the power of digital today and embrace a seamless connected experience with Elingo.
See more at: www.bytes.co.za.
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry's leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault's sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.
For more information, please visit www.commvault.com
Datacentrix is a leading, empowered ICT integrator that provides complete, high performing and secure ICT solutions. The company has been listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1998. Datacentrix focuses on improving business processes and systems, enabling customers to make timeous and meaningful management decisions.
Above all, our business is about valuing relationships. We are committed to our stakeholders, our clients and our technology partners so that we can deliver ongoing value and industry leadership.
Dell EMC brings together Dell’s and EMC’s respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry’s most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.
Digital Generation (DG) is a leading provider of custom-made ICT business solutions, designed to unlock and maximise the full lifecycle value of ICT products, services and infrastructure for businesses.
Established in 1999 with a vision to transform the IT lifecycle management landscape in South Africa through innovation, world-class technology and exceptional client service, today DG remains a trusted IT partner to a growing number of organisations of all shapes and sizes in both the public and private sectors.
Our almost 20 years’ experience as pioneers and leaders in the South African IT industry, has enabled us to develop in-depth expertise and a vast array of services tailored to the unique needs of each of our clients. Our world-class products and solutions range from the sourcing and supply of end-user equipment like mobile devices, laptops and desktop PCs to the provision and setup of high-end servers and networks, as well as comprehensive infrastructure design and implementation and full data centre solutions delivered on-premises, in the cloud or via hybrid systems.
Dimension Data believes in the power of technology to transform your organisation, make things work better... and take your business to the next level. Over the last three decades, we've established ourselves as global leader in the provision and management of specialist IT infrastructure solutions and services. With operations in over 58 countries, over 23,000 employees and over 6,000 clients - coupled with our deep understanding of the global business and technology landscape - we help accelerate the achievement of your business goals.
For more information, please visit www2.dimensiondata.com/en-za
First Distribution is a value-added distributor of leading global brands, providing complex ICT solutions to the Enterprise and SME markets. We have based the First Distribution model on delivering solutions through trusted, established resellers. Our client base has been built up through a history of consistent trustworthy service and nurturing resellers as business partners.
For more information, please visit www.firstdistribution.com
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Liquid Telecom is the largest single fibre pan-African network and B2B communication services provider, offering international connectivity to telecom operators, governments and businesses across central, eastern and southern Africa. www.liquidtelecom.co.za
At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them.
See more at: www.microsoft.com.
Mimecast makes business email, web and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, cybersecurity awareness training, archiving and continuity services deliver comprehensive controls for email and web risk management.
See more at: www.mimecast.com.
Pinnacle is South Africa’s leading ICT distribution company built on the foundation of entrepreneurial spirit. We offer our clients a broad range of world-class technology products seamlessly delivered across an expansive footprint. Everything we do is underpinned by our technical expertise, drive and determination – we call it delivering the exceptional.
Pinnacle is an authorised and exclusive distributor for many leading vendors, allowing us to be the first to market the latest technology and ideas available.
We also manufacture products such as the Proline range of PCs, Notebooks, Monitors, Point-of-Sale products, phones, UPS and more – all specifically designed and built to meet the needs and demands of an African market.
Further to this, Modrac and our steel managed products offer a virtual ‘one stop shop’ for all your enclosure and racking requirements.
For more information, please visit www.pinnacle.co.za
At Puleng we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries, each and every day. Innovative, ground-breaking, "Tomorrow's technologies today", are the firm foundations we strive to deliver in every engagement and opportunity presented to us.
Highly-Trained, certified and experienced professionals, that deliver complex solutions using best practices and proven methodologies.
The ability to lead with Professional Services has allowed us to become a confidant and trusted advisor to many of our customers and ensures that our solution can go deeper and wider across the customers ICT Landscape.
Puleng has developed a milestone-based implementation methodology that delivers predictable, repeatable project success. At Puleng we take pride in providing leading, local technical skills combined with market leading products from select technology leaders. Central to the success of Puleng Technologies has been our commitment to delivery which drives "Project Success" and ultimately "Customer Delight".
For more information, please visit www.puleng.co.za
Pure empowers innovators to build a better world with data by delivering a simple, evergreen platform that enables everyone to turn data into intelligence and advantage.
See more at: investor.purestorage.com/news-and-events/press-releases.
what’s in the rear view mirror, rather than the headlights. As the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, we combine social, mobile, real-time technology to put live information at your fingertips so you can make fast, informed decisions
Sage began as a small business in the UK 30 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now support millions of business builders across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers
WEverything we do starts and finishes with building customers for life by offering them choice, support, expertise and innovation. That means championing their causes. It means offering them choice rather than forcing change upon them, and letting them know we’ll be ready to go when they are.
We do business the right way – building trust with customers by being the go-to source of business advice for small and medium businesses.
And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.
Telkom is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) services provider in South Africa. Our mission is to seamlessly connect people to a better life. We carry this through in all our brands, whether at the consumer, business or wholesale level. Our Telkom Foundation actively works to bridge the digital divide, with projects including the Connected Schools programme, while FutureMakers, our enterprise and supplier development initiative, empowers digital entrepreneurs to realise their vision.
Our customers are at the heart of all we do, and this is reflected in our strategy. Our five strategic objectives are:
Veritas Technologies empowers businesses of all sizes to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Using the Veritas platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing IT and business challenges including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in. Eighty-six percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Veritas today to reveal data insights that drive competitive advantage.
For more information, please visit www.veritas.com/company
Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. We are transforming the technology supply chain through our global capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Through a unique physical and digital distribution network, we extend our partners' global reach while providing the local expertise needed to successfully navigate worldwide opportunities. We combine expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Collaborating with our partners in a unique engagement model, we strive to provide an exceptional partner experience by delivering results together. Westcon-Comstor goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.
For more information, please visit za.westcongroup.com