By Jenna Cook
In 2019 the South African technological landscape saw tremendous changes. However, unlike in previous years, terms such as 5G, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics were no longer just concepts at tech conferences but became part of day-to-day business operations.
South Africans are increasingly looking to online digital platforms to carry out activities such as banking, shopping and trading. As application workloads shift to the cloud, the need to protect cloud-based data increases. Many South African businesses are deploying data protection in the cloud to address this need. The migration to cloud computing, AI adoption and digital transformation are some of the technology trends expected to increase in 2020 and beyond.
1. AI will gain more traction
Many local organisations have been experiencing a shift from the traditional core enterprise data centre to a decentralised on-premises and cloud infrastructure. Another major trend for South Africa is what Veritas terms “Digital Users”, which include machine agents, IoT devices and API driven infrastructure. AI in South Africa is maturing, and this includes the use of algorithms to analyse data and improve business decision making and efficiency.
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Source:: IT News Africa