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Posts Tagged ‘SME’

  • Dawie

    ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    July 8, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is a concept that is generally thought to apply only to large enterprises. It is typically associated with acronyms such as ITIL, CoBIT and ISO 20000, as well as expensive software solutions that are well outside of the budget of...

  • Airtel Nigeria's COO, Tolu Ojo and Tawa Bolarin (image: supplied)

    Nigeria: Airtel hones in on SMEs

    May 8, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile operator Airtel Networks has restated its commitment to boosting SME growth and contributions to the economy. The company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Tolu Ojo gave the assurance while speaking to a gathering of entrepreneurs and exhibitors at a...

  • Charles Elliman, Head of Sales at PayU. (Image source: PayU)

    SME demand pushes up interest in SA’s PayU

    February 4, 2014 • Online, Southern AfricaComments Off

    PayU, South Africa’s leading online payment solutions provider, doubled its merchant count during 2013. The significant increase is made up of merchants from various industries, with a notable increase in general retail. New merchants signed over the last...

  • Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (Image source: UN Foundation)

    Safaricom goes online for SMEs

    September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Kenyan telecommunications company Safaricom has announced that it has officially launched online software services for medium and small businesses. The Company believes the move will help spur continued economic growth in the East African country and put...

  • Microsoft South Africa’s Managing Director Mteto Nyati (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Microsoft launches BizSpark to give tech startups a boost

    September 3, 2013 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    Microsoft South Africa today announced the launch of its BizSpark programme. This initiative is aimed at giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a boost. To make this happen, Microsoft has partnered with the South African government’s Jobs Fund (which...

  • At SATNAC 2013, Telkom Business announced the launch of Business Circle for the small business sector. (Image source: Chris Tredger)

    Telkom Business SA heeds SME’s coverged call

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off

    In South Africa, Telkom Business today announced the launch of Business Circle, a truly converged voice product that is yet another value creation offering formulated specifically for the small business sector. Business Circle enables customers to create...

  • Paul Steenkamp, Innovation Manager at FNB. (Image source: FNB)

    Sustaining self-generated innovation in SA

    August 30, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off

    Organisational culture is one of the key drivers for stimulating self-generated innovation in South Africa as it promotes innovation internally that can then have an impact externally. At FNB, for example, which focuses heavily on innovation as a...

  • microsoft

    Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    August 8, 2013 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off

    The software piracy rate in Africa is as high as 80%, according to the latest Business Software Alliance (BSA) figures, and this is placing many businesses across the continent at risk, costing them millions of dollars every year in system malfunctions,...

  • Collin Govender, VP Systems integration at T-Systems in South Africa. (Image source: T-Systems)

    How to make the most of your ERP implementation

    July 19, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are one of the most widely used enterprise software solutions in the world, and in recent years vendors have developed  scalable solutions for the mid-market as well as for  Small to Medium Enterprise (SME),...

  • The changing channel – seeing the cloud as an opportunity, not a threat

    January 23, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    A depressed economic climate, coupled with the ever-present challenges of shrinking IT budgets, reduced spend and lower margins, are issues which have plagued the channel for many years. More recently the traditional channel has come under threat from the...

  • Backup is critical for SMEs too

    December 6, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    As the business world becomes increasingly digitised and more and more critical business information is stored on computers, a backup and recovery strategy is a critical element of business continuity and sustainability. This is not only important in large...

  • Burnt by sub-standard VoIP? Hold on, please.

    November 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    How often have you heard a small business owner, friend, colleague or online forum contributor bemoaning the terrible quality or support of their network connectivity, Internet and telecoms services? All too often.   And while this may give grim comfort...

  • SME’s need to tap into African e-commerce explosion

    November 2, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    The advent of e-commerce has significantly boosted opportunities in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) sector – which currently accounts for 40% of South Africa’s GDP and 60% of the workplace in formal employment. However, despite...

  • Effective data management is key to cloud success

    June 11, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Despite several barriers to entry and risks involved, cloud computing is gaining traction, as it offers numerous potential benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, while the benefits of cloud computing may outweigh the risks, this does not mean that...

  • HP Networking appoints new Senior VP and GM

    October 7, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    HP has appointed Bethany Mayer on 5 October 2011 to serve as senior vice president and general manager of the HP Networking business unit, effective immediately. Mayer, who has served as the unit’s interim leader for the past four months, oversees HP...

  • Google to create free Kenyan websites

    September 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (5)

    Google, in partnership with Safaricom and Equity Bank, plans to bring small and medium scale enterprise (SMEs) businesses in Kenya online for free. The project, dubbed “Getting Kenyan Businesses Online (GKBO)”, provides a template for SMEs to log onto...