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Khonology CEO discusses the importance of taking a fresh approach to job creation

Khonology CEO discusses the importance of taking a fresh approach to job creation

October 9, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unemployment will reduce drastically if empowerment is seen as a business and commercial opportunity. However, the group think and approach needs to change. This is according to Khonology CEO Michael Roberts. Empowerment programs can be sustainable, but only if business leaders treat enablement as a profit-making and strategic exercise. This is a fresh...

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Five tips for accelerating business growth

Modernising the client experience

October 8, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The world of accounting is rapidly changing. From the increasingly prominent role of technology, to shifting client requirements and the need to provide an expanded range of services, transformation is everywhere. And as the accounting profession evolves and...

Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

Cloud computing: Understanding future tech today

October 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud computing is a powerful enabler of growth and innovation. It provides access to the advanced infrastructure needed to run sophisticated applications, and the flexibility of increasing or decreasing capacity to meet a business’ demands. In conjunction...

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

October 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

October is Cyber Security Month. An initiative formed and being driven by the EU, Cyber Security Month seeks to create awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among people and organisations and provide resources and information to help...

Retail technology is changing buying and delivery methods

Retail technology is changing buying and delivery methods

October 8, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

The retail industry has undergone a massive transformation with the advent of technology. Beyond the rapid rise of online shopping, retailers are spying innovative ways to hang on to traditional shoppers while diversifying both their channels and their wares....

Supply chain faces automation disruption

Supply chain faces automation disruption

October 7, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Even though automation can enable warehouses to support the same-day and next-day delivery expectations of customers, companies first need to have complete visibility of how their existing supply chain is structured. After all, they cannot embrace future...

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

The DNA of cybersecurity failure

October 6, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Cybersecurity has become one of the most important aspects determining the safety of companies, governments and individuals in the modern age. Headline-grabbing examples of major cybersecurity breaches have become increasingly commonplace, from the Sony...

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

October 5, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

When on the job at a corporate office, a healthcare organization, or an academic institution or government agency, or even when you are working from a local coffee shop, restaurant, or home office, your organization’s online safety and security is a...

Five tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

5 tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

October 4, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is all the hype right now, but how can you be successful and avoid the pitfalls? RPA is not new by any means, but with the advent of the latest software it has become much easier to implement and companies are eager to jump...

Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

Personalised customer experience enhances in-store value

October 4, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

Being able to effectively utilise the data at the disposal of South African retailers – using sophisticated technology – will be fundamental to remaining competitive with personalised in-store customer experiences. Retailers are under increasing...

4 ideas to help you generate more revenue

7 tips for providing exceptional shopper support in-store

October 4, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

Customer service is one of the biggest drivers of sales and loyalty in retail, yet plenty of merchants continue to underestimate just how powerful it can be. Head to the mall and you’ll see that many companies still fall short when it comes to serving and...

Making our cities smart-city-ready

Making our cities smart-city-ready

October 3, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Making our cities smart-city-ready

The future of cities is smart interconnected systems, that drive sustainability and efficiencies, and that make the lives of the people who live in them easier.  While South Africa’s major metropolitan areas still have many major hurdles to overcome,...

Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

October 3, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

A recent Mastercard survey even found that South Africans increasingly see data breaches as the ‘new normal’ – 70% of people surveyed believe there’s not much they can do to protect their personal and financial information. According...

Why are so few chatbots able to offer me meaningful advice?

Why are so few chatbots able to offer me meaningful advice?

October 2, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Why are so few chatbots able to offer me meaningful advice?

Chatbots are the future, no doubt about it. They allow us to engage with companies digitally, without having to endure that mind-numbing ‘please hold’ music or the heavily accented yet lightly trained contact centre agent who finally answers, yet...

Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

October 1, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

Reducing energy consumption in South Africa is a national imperative. Hyperscalers currently investing in South Africa, and those planning on doing so in the future will have to take this into consideration when designing their facilities. Historically, major...

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.

Gold rush for Managed Service providers

October 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Gold rush for Managed Service providers

Cloud computing is the underlying platform for successful digital transformation and is both an opportunity and challenge for Managed Service providers, explains Yasser Zeineldin, CEO from eHosting DataFort, provider of Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure...