Simple ways to scale up your business

Starting a business is one thing. Scaling up a successful start-up is a whole different ball game, writes Viresh Harduth, vice-president: new customer acquisition (SMEs) for Africa & Middle East. Business owners need new skills and focus areas to generate sustainable...

Make sure your clients pay on time

Late payments are a constant worry for a lot of businesses, particularly smaller ones. By Colin Timmis, head of accounting SA at Xero Deadlines are often legal obligations and yet late payments persist. Sometimes they’re late because of other payments being delayed:...

Getting to grips with GIS and the intelligent supply chain

Using geographic information systems and big data can help to redefine the intelligence of the supply chain, writes David Slotow, CEO at Trackmatic A Geographic Information System (GIS) is defined as a system that’s capable of capturing, storing, managing and...

Equip business leaders to deal with corporate crises

A series of corporate communication mis-steps and ponderous responses has exposed a gap in the skills mix at executive and directorial levels across South Africa: what to do in a rapidly-changing environment when no respect is shown for leadership positions and...

SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

The market for solid state drives (SSD) expected to gain traction over the coming years. This is due mainly to the benefits that SSD has over hard drives (HDD) such as high reliability and performance efficiency which are seeing the take-up of SSD in the data centre...

Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at...

Cloud archiving versus tape

Data management and specifically data archiving is critical to businesses in their quest to gain better control over their IT environments.  There are two distinct ways to do this: tape archiving or cloud archiving, and the latter is gaining more prominence says...

When to employ SSD or HDD …

As the world becomes increasingly connected, an increase in data consumption and storage requirements is inevitable. Changes in data consumption patterns have also led to the evolution of storage technology.  According to International Data Corporation (IDC), there...

Five common archiving mistakes

With the rise in ransomware, phishing and other cyberattacks, email archiving has never been more critical. A secure archive is the most important repository of corporate memory, and key insight and knowledge lies within it. It’s also an essential component of an...

Fujitsu upgrades backup, archiving

Fujitsu has announced the latest version of its long-established Eternus CS8000 backup and archiving platform, designed for mainframes and demanding open system environments.  Based on customer feedback, enhancements to the 7th generation system deliver expanded...

LG earns top Red Dot honours

LG Electronics received 21 honours at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards. The ultra-premium built-in Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range oven and the high-end LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector – which were judged among the best of 5 300 designs from 59 countries - were...

Netgear unveils next-generation security camera

The next generation of Netgear’s popular Arlo Pro “wire-free” security camera, the new Arlo Pro2, has been released. It features higher quality, 1080p HD video, a plug-in back-up solar power option, and support for applications such as Amazon Alexa which facilitates...

SA-made Sxuirrel available on Android

The free South African-made mobile app Sxuirrel is now available for Android as well as iOS devices. Sxuirrel helps connect people who need space with people who have space to offer. Sxuirrel allows users to list three types of space: storage space, parking space –...

Zebra unveils card printing solution

Zebra Technologies  has announced a new generation of intelligent card printers and card design software designed to bring high-quality card printing solutions to the security, retail and hospitality industries as well as education and finance institutions. Zebra also...

Now Fitbit is lighter and smarter

Fitbit has announced the availability of Fitbit Versa, its lightest metal smartwatch, featuring a modern design, advanced health and fitness features, more than four days battery life, smart features people want most and cross platform compatibility. New Fitbit...