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Posts Tagged ‘SME’

  • Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at Alcatel

    IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

    November 7, 2016 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

    The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses – it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes, drive efficiency and become more productive. Those that seize the initiative can get a...

  • Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor, takes a closer look the impact of cloud backups on data.

    The impact of cloud backups on data

    October 3, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of cloud backups on data

    In the connected society, cloud adoption is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Linked to this growth is the fact that cloud backup has been absorbed into the disaster recovery plans of many organisations. But even though much has been written about its...

  • ALCATEL has compiled a list of Apps that will help you track your spending this festive.

    The age of the app: How small business owners can earn time

    August 18, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The age of the app: How small business owners can earn time

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide enormous value to South Africa’s economic growth and development. Their financial contribution to GDP (estimated at 52%) and job creation is crucial to help overcome the country’s staggering unemployment rate of...

  • Apps for business

    How apps can boost small African business profits and productivity

    August 16, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How apps can boost small African business profits and productivity

    According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), labour productivity in South Africa has trended downwards since 2011 – and, in the 47 years between 1967 and 2014, it’s declined by 41%. While this is concerning, it hasn’t...

  • MTN Cameroon

    MTN Business launches converged SME ICT offers

    March 31, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business launches converged SME ICT offers

    MTN Business has introduced a range of converged business offers for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The offers seek to provide SMEs with affordable and easy to understand Information Communications Technology (ICT) services and solutions to enable them...

  • MTN Cameroon

    MTN Business launches Supplier Development Programme in Mpumalanga

    August 25, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business launches Supplier Development Programme in Mpumalanga

    MTN Business has reaffirmed its commitment to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Nelspruit by extending its Supplier Development Programme (SDP) and Accelerator Programme (AP), the company’s enterprise development initiatives, to the...

  • MTN Cameroon

    MTN Business set to Bring Your Business Online

    March 23, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business set to Bring Your Business Online

    MTN Business has launched Bring Your Business Online, a platform that gives small and medium-sized businesses (SME) increased visibility by providing online presence on the MTN managed domain for less than R20 a month. “SMEs are the lifeblood of the South...

  • Telkom sabotage

    Telkom shifts focus to SMEs

    January 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom shifts focus to SMEs

    South African telecom operator Telkom has revealed that the delivery of accessible and value-adding ICT functionality, specifically tailored to expanding Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), is its key priority in 2015. According to Telkom, the SME...

  • Dawie

    ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    July 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    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 on Nigeria: Airtel hones in on SMEs

    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 & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on SME demand pushes up interest in SA’s PayU

    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 on Safaricom goes online for SMEs

    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 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches BizSpark to give tech startups a boost

    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 on Telkom Business SA heeds SME’s coverged call

    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 on Sustaining self-generated innovation in SA

    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 • Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    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,...