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Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Flow Communications was developing a strategy to explore remote working as part of an ambitious global growth plan that would catapult Flow into the international market. Fast forward to 2020, Flow became a fully remote company servicing global clients, recruiting skilful talent across the world...
The rapid digitisation forced by the pandemic has vividly shown how the IT industry, especially cloud computing, is poised to continue growing in its efforts to service a larger market. While this is exciting, the industry is faced with the vital task of ensuring there is enough talent to...
For small businesses, late payments can be the difference between surviving or failing. This is something that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been grappling with for years prior to COVID-19. However, the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated this challenge as many consumers continue to be strapped for...
Home automation is on the rise across the globe and Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech-savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things...
Global losses from payment fraud have tripled from $9.84 billion in 2011 to $32.39 billion in 2020, according to Deutsche Bank’s 2021 report on the future of payments. And financial professionals are saying COVID-19 hasn’t helped matters, with 65% believing that the global pandemic is to blame for some...
 More than 18 months since the onset of COVID-19, Visa today announced the results of a study that tracks the impact of the pandemic on consumer attitudes and spending across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). The COVID-19 CEMEA Impact Tracker reveals the impact of COVID-19...
WhatsApp is about to change its pricing model and those companies that don’t put the customer at the front will be paying for it with loyalty and money February 2022 marks the date that WhatsApp for Business will be changing its pricing from the current notification-based model to a conversation-based...
Netflix’s smash hit series Squid Game has prompted fans to create everything from reenactment videos to custom merchandise. The strangest creation by far, though, has to be SQUID, a crypto-asset inspired by the series. In less than a week, from 26 October to 1 November, SQUID’s price surged by over...
Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need to ensure high availability of power to mitigate downtime, but many African countries face frequent power outages. Existing Data Centres have relied on...
Generation Z is rapidly stepping onto the world stage. They are graduating from high school, entering the workforce, and studying at tertiary education institutions. Referred to as digital natives, this generation grew up with technology and has no knowledge of life without it. They are globally connected, incredibly mobile, entrepreneurial,...
On Tuesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa identified three key priorities for climate action in the country, including increasing the production of electric vehicles (EVs). Ramaphosa said during a speech at a ceremony marking the start of production of hybrid cars at a Toyota factory that the SA government has...
A recent survey by Outsized found that many business leaders are open to this idea of a ‘blended workforce’ to help them become more agile and efficient. They expect that 15-30% of their future staff will be short-term or project-specific hired hands rather than full-time employees. That backs up research...
Spectrum planning is key to the successful rollout of mobile services. While the rollout of 5G is only growing, what happens now with spectrum policy will have a massive impact on the success of 5G and its deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Forward-thinking governments and regulators across the region have the opportunity...
The emergence of Kubernetes and containerisation is arguably more important for the evolution of computing than virtualisation about 15 years ago and is poised to see massive uptake in the coming years, providing an attractive skills investment for those looking to future-proof their careers, while giving businesses a massive...
COVID-19 has shown us the power of technology to help people and solve problems. We’ve also seen people using our apps more than ever, to stay connected with family and friends fostering communities even during challenging times. This is how Facebook groups like RebuildSA emerged; the group is focused on...
With IT job vacancies continuing to climb as companies struggle to recruit and obtain critical skills in South Africa, there is an opportunity to upskill or reskill individuals to meet this demand. Prudence Mabitsela, founder and MD of Dynamic DNA, a leading training and skills development company empowering Africa’s ICT...
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