Summit to highlight enterprise mobility as an increasing trend in SA's ICT sector
18 January 2013 | 4395 Views
The 4th annual IT Leaders Africa Summit will be held in South Africa's city of gold, Johannesburg from 14 to 15 March 2013. The summit is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape Town and Nairobi. The series hosts over 150 CIOs and senior IT executives representing leading companies from the respective regions.
South Africa, Republic of, Jan, 2013 - Enterprise mobility enables the enterprise workforce to gain instant access to corporate information through mobile applications anywhere and at any time. Enterprises are fundamentally changing the way they operate business processes, and in order to remain competitive, organisations are forced to make enterprise applications easily accessible through mobile devices. South Africa is known as one of the fastest growing mobile communications markets in the world and telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors within South Africa's economy. Driven by the rapid growth in mobile and broadband connectivity in recent years, South Africa boasts a network that is reportedly 99.9% digital.
According to a recently released report reveals the target of 30% growth of mobile application deployments per year. Devices for the enterprise have continued to greatly impact the contemporary business world through new technologies and services that could potentially improve productivity and communication in the industry. Improved mobile productivity resulting from improved mobile access to enterprise software and information could result in a greater ROI for the enterprise investing in mobile communications, resulting in the enterprise seeing overall improved sales and communication.
With the enterprise allowing employees access to mobile, instant communication and access to corporate information, enterprise mobility vastly improves productivity through providing the information as and when it is required. The continual increase of companies moving to the mobile applications to further improve work productivity, it's essential to evolve your enterprise into the next generation of technological advancements available to the industry.
The majority of enterprises are looking to mobility for cost savings, responding to employee demand. The next generation in enterprise computing has arrived, and the industry-wide focus is on mobile-centric solutions. Locally, about 60% of South Africans experience the Internet on a mobile device. The increase in mobility in our personal lives is a concept that organisations must embrace to experience the full calibre of benefits to the business. Enterprise mobility will have the ability to provide instant access to information through mobile applications, anywhere, anytime.
The IT Leaders Africa Summit is set to address issues and challenges associated with BYOD security, enabling IT to provide detailed security requirements for each individual personal device used in the workplace and connected to the corporate network. Solutions and tactics to be discussed will include configured networks with passwords prohibiting certain applications from being installed on the device or requiring all data on the device to be encrypted. Other BYOD security policy initiatives to be addressed will also include possibly limiting activities that employees are allowed to perform on these devices at the work place.
The propagation of mobile technology is fundamentally changing the way corporate do business, engage with the world around them and communicate. The evolution of the mobile practice in internet technology has led to the IT restructuring and the introduction of bring your own device (BYOD) networks within the enterprise. The summit will address inherent security and infrastructural issues and challenges that these networks pose to South African and African businesses and business practices, and what the effects on the growth of business applications and mobile business will have on traditional industries including finance, banking and retail.
The IT Leaders Africa Summit provides an exclusive business-to-business platform to share, network and engage in a focused interactive environment with IT industry peers, senior executives, government officials, senior decision makers, IT leaders and international guests. The summit aims to address information technology and communications challenges, operational excellence, and technological advancements impacting the enterprise with strategic guidance and actionable tactics. Africa's IT industry will discover efficient methods to deliver IT projects and services, resulting in business growth and innovation, and successfully leveraging existing resources and investments.
For more information visit www.itleaders.co.za or contact +27 21 555 0866.
Follow @ITLeadersAfrica and @KineticEventsSA on Twitter for daily updates and news feeds.
Source: Kinetic Events
Most Read Stories
- WhatsApp ditching BlackBerry | 7052 views
- WhatsApp to kill support for BlackBerry, Nokia | 6350 views
- Five ways the cloud can help you run a better business | 4579 views
- Innovative Skyroad showcases latest Jaguar XJ | 4042 views
- Sage announces multi-year partnership with Invictus Games | 3827 views
- African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conference | 3671 views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 610 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 790 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 1358 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 755 Views
Stephen Jakes | 28 May 2016 | 2582 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 1323 Views
Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 28 May 2016 | 896 Views
Sukulwenkosi Dube | 28 May 2016 | 1180 Views
Agencies | 28 May 2016 | 621 Views
Supersport | 28 May 2016 | 644 Views
Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 28 May 2016 | 589 Views
Ricky Zililo | 28 May 2016 | 408 Views
Sukulwenkosi Dube | 28 May 2016 | 290 Views
Staff writer | 28 May 2016 | 381 Views
Prosper Ndlovu | 28 May 2016 | 406 Views
Nduduzo Tshuma | 28 May 2016 | 385 Views
Daniel Nemukuyu | 28 May 2016 | 646 Views
Noleen Makhurane | 28 May 2016 | 532 Views
Crime Reporter | 28 May 2016 | 386 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 340 Views
Prosper Ndlovu | 28 May 2016 | 321 Views
Staff reporter | 28 May 2016 | 475 Views
Nathaniel Manheru | 28 May 2016 | 447 Views
Obert Chaurura Gutu - MDC-T National Spokesperson | 28 May 2016 | 1366 Views
Stephen Jakes | 28 May 2016 | 784 Views
Stephen Jakes | 28 May 2016 | 1168 Views
Witness Dingani | 28 May 2016 | 350 Views
Staff Reporter | 28 May 2016 | 425 Views
Andrew Manyevere | 28 May 2016 | 569 Views
Staff Reporter | 28 May 2016 | 456 Views
DJ-Sticha | 27 May 2016 | 806 Views
Bongani Ndlovu | 26 May 2016 | 1684 Views
Farai and the Forest Dawn unite with upcoming musicians to launch a series of concerts for artists by artistsby Tidi Kwidini | 25 May 2016 | 1895 Views
Staff reporter | 25 May 2016 | 2568 Views
Staff Reporter | 25 May 2016 | 637 Views
Sophia Chese-Msowa | 25 May 2016 | 2767 Views
Staff Reporter | 24 May 2016 | 3383 Views
Thobekile Zhou | 24 May 2016 | 3874 Views