Social media to overcome digital skills gap

With 13-million South Africans on Facebook, 2,68-million on Instagram and 7,4-million users on Twitter, social media marketing is a key tool for reaching new audiences and boosting sales for any business. “It’s not just about ‘doing’ social media,” says Kiara Havenga,...

Digital personas integral to teaching

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they need to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas.  A digital persona is the personality one projects across...

Equal educational opportunities for all

Digital transformation is transforming every industry and sector including education enabling educational institutions to use modern tools for a more collaborative and engaging classroom experience.  This transformation is also helping schools employ technology to...

Should digital literacy be part of general literacy?

Digital literacy should be part of general literacy along with numeric and language literacy. This was the general consensus by panel members at a recent human resources (HR) influencer session looking at the impact of digital literacy on the workforce. Myles Thies ,...

Online short courses provide practical ICT skills

South Africans seeking to meet growing corporate demand for high-end and specialist IT skills could increase their employability by combining world class online short courses with practical experience, instead of committing to years at a college or university. This is...

Paperless gains momentum

The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options.  According to Craig Leppan, business development manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4 company,...

Modest growth for EMEA printers

Unit shipments of printer hardware to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continued to improve in Q2 2017 and registered an increase of 4% year-on-year compared to a decline of 3% in Q2 2016, according to analysts Context. The company adds that while there was...

Industrial 3D printers set for 2017 growth

After consecutive years of unit-shipment declines, industrial 3D printers are set for growth in 2017, with the second half of the year expected to be strong thanks to both newcomers and familiar brands alike. This is according to market research firm Context. “We saw...

It’s time for information management

Picture all those boxes of historical archives shoved into your company’s warehouse or the storage closet in marketing or the empty office down the passage. The space is probably filled with hundreds of documents, papers, snapshots, financial reports – some tattered,...

New workplaces should be smart, slick and safe

 Office printers have long been the poster-child for workspace frustrations. Scenes depicting the wrath of an office worker destroying the office printer at their all-time low are familiar to most of us. By Afrika Tau, chief sales officer at Nashua And why shouldn’t...

Collaboration drives flexi-working, shapes future offices

Technology trends shaping the future of work are already redecorating South African offices. And Millennials, despite their typically junior roles in most organisations today, play a big part. They expect stuff like touch screens and interactive panels, mobility,...

Making the digital workplace a reality

There’s an opportunity to fire your business up to the next level, but it’s really not a choice. If you don’t innovate the way you work and connect, you risk being left behind, and that includes being abandoned by customers and business partners. You may also drag...

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