SMEs key to igniting SA’s economy

The small to medium enterprise (SME) is the lifeblood of the economy. By Chetan Goshalia, chief sales and marketing officer at SqwidNet In Brazil, more than 16 million small to micro enterprises make up around 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). In...

Technology: the next step in our evolution

The convergence of the 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will help create a positive impact on society and on people’s lives if and when it is embraced. This is the word from William Mzimba, chief officer for Vodacom Business Enterprise Group,...

ICT could be SA’s lifeboat

Most analysts would agree that a sense of political stability and renewed national hope has swept through South Africa recently, but ratings downgrades, international economic uncertainty and, now, a surprise recession, continue to present stubborn hurdles to our...

The 80:20 rule – the most powerful concept for SMEs

South Africa has a very eager and vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and community. This is fortunate because if we are ever to make an impact on the massive requirement for job growth in this country, it is from small and medium enterprises (SME’s) that it must come....

The world at your fingertips with Office 365

Microsoft Office – already the world’s favourite user productivity application suite – is now packed with more features than ever before. “Not only do users get all the great features and benefits of Office 365, they get them automatically and at no additional cost,”...

COP24 raises the bar on re-imagining a resilient and sustainable future

Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world – and it is widely accepted that the rapid urbanisation of its burgeoning big cities will play a vital role in the continent’s continued growth and development. By Kate Stubbs, director: business development...

Things to consider over the festive season

As the year draws to a close, it’s important for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to have a strategic plan in place for business continuity. So, before you get into a festive frame of mind, take a look at these top tips from Tashline Jooste, CEO of The...

The Internet opportunity for Africa

The recently Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report, commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist, gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and access to broadband at...

Business for Africa – in Africa

With a population of more than 1,2-billion people, 54 countries, and foreign direct investment (FDI) totalling $59-billion in 2016, Africa presents organisations across industry sectors with ample business opportunities. Annalie Terblanche, product manager at...

New skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa's business cannot afford to wait five years or more for security engineers to hone high-end skills - new skills development models must be introduced now, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution sweeps the continent. By Paul Williams, country manager: southern...

Special feature: the data centre and its role in transformation

The data centre has gone from top of the CIO’s priorities, to the back-burner – but it’s back in the spotlight as data and the data centre has become central to business survival.   Digital transformation spending to hit $2trn by 2022 Worldwide spending on the...

Revitalizing the in-store experience

It's no secret that online shopping is taking off in South Africa. By Jaqueline van Eeden, business development manager: retail and consumer industry at Wipro Limited, Africa In fact, studies show that the local e-commerce market is expected to reach almost 25-million...

Targus’s Newport Collection for ladies on the go

Targus South Africa has launched The Newport Collection of laptop bags. Available in black, navy and olive, the  small backpack has three zipped front pockets that allow for storage of everyday accessories while the hidden pack panel pocket is ideal for valuables like...

IIoT development kit for edge computing

RS Components has launched an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) development kit for the Harting Mica (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) edge computer. The Harting Mica CISS (Connected Industrial Sensor Solution) IIoT kit is a simple plug-and-play system that...

Panda Security enhances security offering

Cybersecurity company, Panda Security, has simplified its solution offering bringing together its product range with new Panda Dome. Panda Dome provides a resilient yet flexible security ‘dome’ to protect its users - affording users global protection against any...