EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Happy new year ! Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Africa . It is well-known that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced change in many industries and driven digitalisation at a pace faster than anyone could have anticipated , but it has happened at the cost of robust security and digital authentication . The ramifications of this could be felt soon as it becomes increasingly difficult to know whether the person on the other end of a digital transaction is legitimate and authenticated . Juniper Research in its 2020 to 2025 Digital Identity Market Summary estimates that digital identity apps will exceed 6.2 billion by 2025 from a 2020 base of one billion .
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of apps , security and digital authentication .
Among the many insights , Enslin shares that : “ One of the key functions we provide is a post-trade function within the end-to-end business service , whereby trades that are executed within the various venues are settled centrally . In a high-speed trading environment , it is imperative to remain 100 % accurate for 100 % of the time , so the JSE needed to look beyond traditional ETL and batch processing tools for data integration and looked for more agile , flexible , and real-time data integration tools .”
You can read more by turning to page 50 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at the enterprise technology outlook for 2022 and highlight some key trends that will shape the year ahead .
You will find this feature on page 34 .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Chester Enslin , Head , IT Enterprise Integration , Johannesburg Stock Exchange , who explains why it was important for the company to implement the Denodo data virtualisation platform , and how the rollout has helped the JSE to eradicate data misinterpretations and reduced duplication .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the African continent . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / africa /.
“ The JSE operates in a broad spectrum of the capital markets infrastructure . Its day-to-day operations involve many core business systems ,” explains Enslin .
Manda Banda Editor
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