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Posts Tagged ‘SMEs’

  • South Africa, Rand, .africa domain, Price, Revealed, Drop, SME's

    .Africa domain pricing drops

    August 4, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on .Africa domain pricing drops

    When the.Africa gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) was released during the General Availability Phase on a first-come, first-served basis to the general public on 4 July 2017, it came at a cost that many SME’s could simply not afford. This, however, has...

  • Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

    5 tips for growing your small business on Facebook and Instagram

    March 2, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 tips for growing your small business on Facebook and Instagram

    Facebook’s product team—lead by Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook— is in West Africa this week to hear how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs in the region are using mobile technology to create services, content and businesses that...

  • Jason Ried, MD, Fuzzy Logic.

    How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    February 15, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    Having survived the turmoil of a gruelling 2016, South African business owners and managers are now turning their attention to sales and marketing. There is a mood of cautious optimism, particularly amongst small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that have...

  • Brian Timperley, co-founder and managing director of Turrito Networks.

    How SA’s SMEs can solve the connectivity conundrum

    February 9, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on How SA’s SMEs can solve the connectivity conundrum

    In 2017, South Africa is expected to spend $10.5bn on information, technology and communications (ICT). This is according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), and the figure makes it the highest ICT spender across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa...

  • Jumia managing director Sam Chappatte (left)  Ann Kirima, Chair of the Kenya Investment Authority.

    Kenyan SME’s flourish as e-commerce spikes

    February 6, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan SME’s flourish as e-commerce spikes

    Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses. Although Jumia has not released the actual number of merchants on the platform, they revealed that the number of SME’s...

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    Vox launches video conferencing platform for SMEs

    January 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches video conferencing platform for SMEs

    Integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox has launched VoxAir, a  video conferencing solution specifically designed for small to medium businesses and virtual workforces that need to stay connected to partners, suppliers and customers. VoxAir, a web...

  • Gary Turner, MD EMEA, Xero.

    Future of finance for small businesses in 2017

    January 26, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Future of finance for small businesses in 2017

    How we finance and manage our business in today’s South Africa is changing thanks to the increasingly important role of technology. Key developments in financial technologies are freeing small businesses and entrepreneurs from the evils of spreadsheets,...

  • A new online portal that instantly compares finance options available to small and medium enterprises

    SME finance comparison website launches

    September 19, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SME finance comparison website launches

    A new online portal that instantly compares finance options is now available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The portal is helping to address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance. The first of its kind, the...

  • Daryl Blundell - GM, Sage Pastel Accounting.

    SMEs under pressure to use tech more effectively

    March 31, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on SMEs under pressure to use tech more effectively

    African SMEs are under growing pressure to use technology in more sophisticated ways to meet the expectations of their customers, reduce costs, and stay ahead of growing regulatory and tax compliance demands. This is according to Daryl Blundell, General...

  • 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...

  • Microsoft Corp. chief operating officer Kevin Turner (image: Robert Sorbo/Microsoft/Handout)

    Microsoft looks to empower SA SMEs

    November 6, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft looks to empower SA SMEs

    Microsoft Corp. chief operating officer Kevin Turner today unveiled an online hub that will give South African small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to a range of free products and services from Microsoft and other partners. The hub,...

  • Empowered by technology, SMEs can now go toe-to-toe with big business

    July 16, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Empowered by technology, SMEs can now go toe-to-toe with big business

    There was a time when small-to-medium sized organisations had to make do with whatever they had to even stand a chance of survival. Not too long ago, the issue of technology procurement and application in SMEs or SMBs was shrouded in frustration and...

  • SMEs central to SA’s BPO growth strategy

    July 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SMEs central to SA’s BPO growth strategy

    A black-owned Cape Town-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider is looking to more than double the size of its business over the next two years after signing an enterprise development agreement with established South African BPO provider, Aegis. SA...

  • Google Nigeria gets 5000 SMEs online

    November 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google Nigeria gets 5000 SMEs online

    Google Incorporated said on 31 October 2011, that through its latest initiative, 5,000 of Nigeria ’s SMEs would move their businesses online in the next five days. According to BusinessDayOnline.com, statistics indicate that there are three million SMEs in...

  • How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    October 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    Operating a successful SME in the current economic environment takes a fiercely determined and entrepreneurial attitude, some out-of-the-box thinking to gain a competitive edge and a keen financial mind to manage cash flow and save on costs. Over the last...

  • IBM offers qualified SMEs access to Global Financing

    October 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM offers qualified SMEs access to Global Financing

    IBM South Africa today announced that credit-qualified small and medium businesses will be able to access IBM’s Global Financing’s $1 billion pot of funding made available to SMB’s, to take advantage of a new suite of advanced technologies such as...