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  • Should we be redesigning our customer experiences?

    Should we be redesigning our customer experiences?

    June 22, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Should we be redesigning our customer experiences?

    As customer expectations increase, businesses are repositioning their services to be more integrative – leading to better customer experiences, benefiting both customers and the business’ bottom-line. A key part of improving the customer...

  • Do you know what it takes to build a 21st Century Brand?

    Do you know what it takes to build a 21st Century Brand?

    June 5, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Do you know what it takes to build a 21st Century Brand?

    With the rise of the connected individual, marketers must re-think the way they build a brand to be future fit for the digital savvy consumers. There are many challenges and opportunities as we chase the ideal way for brands to connect with consumers. I had a...

  • Five tips for accelerating business growth

    Making the most of partnerships for long-term growth

    June 2, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Making the most of partnerships for long-term growth

    Traditionally business success could be achieved solely through entrepreneurship, acquisition, and the harnessing of capital to fuel growth. While these strategies can still help keep a company in the black, my personal experiences have taught me that...

  • BBD executive head of banking Matthew Barnard

    Are feature analysts the new business analysts?

    May 25, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Are feature analysts the new business analysts?

    As Agile continues to gain momentum in large enterprises, we continually need to review how we adapt traditional roles to the new paradigm. The role of a business analyst (BA) has caused much discussion over the years, with Scrum guides indicating the need...

  • Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager, thryve

    Changing risk software: How to manage the culture

    May 14, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Changing risk software: How to manage the culture

    A friend of mine is a keen cyclist. He had a trusty bicycle that carried him around, especially when taking the kids out over weekends. And that was all fine: why replace what works well? Eventually, though, he had to retire his trusty steel steed and buy...

  • Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

    ADLINK partners with Lenovo to extend IoT and OEM business reach

    May 11, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on ADLINK partners with Lenovo to extend IoT and OEM business reach

    ADLINK Technology, an Edge Computing company, is teaming with Lenovo to expand ADLINK’s reach into the IoT marketplace while enhancing Lenovo’s integrated hardware/software solution offerings. Through this new partnership, Lenovo’s OEM Solutions...

  • Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

    Understanding the Cloud’s value for South Africa

    May 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Understanding the Cloud’s value for South Africa

    Cloud technologies are enabling African companies to compete faster and better, for much less cost. It is the business game-changer of the 21st century. So how can businesses start taking advantage of the cloud? Africa is ready to unleash sharp growth. This...

  • Microsoft cloud data centres to attract foreign investment

    Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview

    May 3, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview

    Microsoft is starting to let business users experience the changes and new features in Office 2019 via a preview released on Wednesday, 2 May 2018. Although the new version of Microsoft’s Office software suite isn’t expected to be publicly...

  • 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit to take place from 24-25 May 2018 at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg

    It’s time for business to take the lead in Africa

    April 24, 2018 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on It’s time for business to take the lead in Africa

    The business world is changing, and those who do not stay ahead of the curve are sure to be left behind. It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now...

  • Moath Ismail, VP Digital Banking for CISMEA, Gemalto

    Secure, convenient payment is key to South Africa’s e-commerce growth

    April 19, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Secure, convenient payment is key to South Africa’s e-commerce growth

    While all the research indicates that online commerce is set to grow in South Africa, the speed and extent of that growth will be dependent on several factors, with payment as one of the most crucial. Getting online payments right will play a role both in...

  • Is your interaction recording system costing you in court?

    April 17, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Is your interaction recording system costing you in court?

    Company board members and managers have a fiduciary responsibility to their organisation to evaluate and manage risk. For the most part, this is done effectively, however, the risks associated with contract security, particularly those that are undocumented,...

  • Nokia 8110 users can now get Whatsapp

    WhatsApp launches business focused app

    January 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp launches business focused app

    On Thursday 18 January 2018 WhatsApp announced via its blog that it launching WhatsApp Business, a free-to-download Android app for small businesses. The new app will make it easier for companies to connect with customers, and more convenient for our 1.3...

  • The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

    The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

    November 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

    For many business managers and owners, the cloud is no longer a new concept. A growing portion of them already depend on the cloud for services as diverse as customer relationship management, email, office productivity and accounting software, and understand...

  • 4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

    Business doomed without IT at the strategy table

    November 9, 2017 • General, SecurityComments Off on Business doomed without IT at the strategy table

    With the emergence of Industry 4.0 and the consumerisation of IT, it is becoming increasingly important for IT and business to sit together at the strategy table. Before advancements in digital technology drove business enablement and competitiveness,...

  • South African companies must take advantage of business process services

    South African companies must take advantage of business process services

    October 24, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African companies must take advantage of business process services

    There’s a golden opportunity for South African companies – one that turns their delay in investing in outsourcing and shared services into a unique strength. By plugging directly into the delivery machine of an experienced business process services...

  • How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    October 23, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    CEOs are concerned their companies will lose competitive advantage by losing out to the pace of technology innovation just as the economy seems buttressed by nothing but promises. They are also concerned that they lose competitive edge due to inefficiencies,...