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  • AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

    AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

    April 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, recognised by UN

    Sage has announced that AI-powered smart companion, rAInbow, has won a UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Netexplo Award. Founding partner Sage Foundation worked with AI for Good and the Soul City Institute for...

  • Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    January 19, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control....

  • Debbie Wall, VP Sage Foundation, Josina Machel, Speaker & activist for violence against women, Kriti Sharma, AI lead at Sage & founder of AI for Good, Joanne van der Walt, Global Director Sage Foundation Promo

    AI digital solution aims to support domestic violence victims in South Africa

    November 19, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AI digital solution aims to support domestic violence victims in South Africa

    Sage Foundation has partnered with AI for Good and Soul City Institute for Social Justice to launch rAInbow, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered smart companion to support victims of domestic violence. The smart companion was developed following research...

  • How effective business solutions can help African distribution companies to grow

    How emerging technologies are shaping the future of construction

    November 5, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on How emerging technologies are shaping the future of construction

    With a boom in hotel construction, major infrastructure projects underway, and good GDP growth in many countries, the construction sector in sub-Saharan Africa offers several bright prospects. A report from GlobalData forecasts that sub-Saharan Africa will...

  • Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    Securing your supply chain against political uncertainty

    September 21, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Securing your supply chain against political uncertainty

    Businesses across the world could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about the future of their supply chains. With major economies like the USA and the UK revisiting their longstanding trade agreements, deals that might have seemed watertight a few years ago...

  • Veritas uses AI to predict and prevent downtime

    How AI will bring out the best in accountants

    September 19, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on How AI will bring out the best in accountants

    Do you remember a time before online and mobile banking? A time when you’d walk into a bank and the manager would greet you by name, ask about your family and what you needed help with? That relationship and personal experience made us loyal to the bank...

  • The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

    The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

    September 4, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on The big misperception: Funding leads to business success

    Supporting your start-up business through the challenging first year is certainly easier if you have access to funding In fact, the ‘The Hidden Factors: SA Women in Business’ research report, carried out by the Sage Foundation and Living Facts, found that...

  • How blockchain will change the financial professional's role in the decade to come

    How blockchain will change the financial professional’s role in the decade to come

    August 28, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on How blockchain will change the financial professional’s role in the decade to come

    While the world debates whether bitcoin is the future of money or merely a bubble, there is another revolution underway using the technology associated with cryptocurrencies. Called blockchain, this tech promises to bring massive change to industries such as...

  • Gartner Symposium

    Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

    August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

    Sage, multinational enterprise software company in cloud business management solutions released “Building a Competitive, Ethical AI Economy,” a position paper that uncovers the important and unanswered questions surrounding AI. The paper by Sage, which...

  • Accounting 3.0: Adapt to grow – the changing role of the accountant

    August 19, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Accounting 3.0: Adapt to grow – the changing role of the accountant

    Jennifer Warawa, EVP of Partners, Accountants & Alliances at Sage, discusses the evolution of accountants from number-crunchers and tax-filers to drivers of business success Businesses today want more from their accountants. Business strategy, growth...

  • From start-up to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    From startup to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    August 4, 2018 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on From startup to growing business – here’s how to shake things up

    So, you’ve survived the start-up phase of your business. Now it’s time to grow. Whether you’re looking to expand by diversifying your product or service offering, or by entering new markets, you’ll need a few strategies to help you along the way....

  • Five tips for accelerating business growth

    Five tips for accelerating business growth

    July 2, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Five tips for accelerating business growth

    Today there is a near continuous need for companies to keep repositioning themselves and re-work their strategies in the pursuit of success. According to PWC’s 2017 CEO Survey, nearly a quarter of CEOs singled out innovation as their top priority for 2018...

  • Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

    10 ways to grow your customer base

    June 28, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 10 ways to grow your customer base

    Your customers are essential to your business’ success. And the more customers you have, the more sales and profit you’ll make. Your focus and time should be split between keeping existing customers happy so that they keep coming back and identifying...

  • Does the open plan office work?

    June 21, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Does the open plan office work?

    Open plan offices are a staple of working life in the modern age. In fact, 80% of US businesses use it as their preferred office arrangement, with others globally following suit, led by a plethora of the world’s leading businesses such as Apple, Google and...

  • 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...

  • The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

    Five accounting habits to break for any small business

    March 26, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Five accounting habits to break for any small business

    When you first started your business, you probably didn’t anticipate how much time it would take to balance your books and manage your cash flow – a major stumbling block for most small businesses. ‘Accountant’ is one of the many hats you wear as a...