How to prepare for – and survive – late payments

Late payments, bad debt and unexpected expenses are just some reasons why small businesses run into cash flow problems, which can impact their sustainability and profitability. By Charles Pittaway, MD of Sage Pay A recent study by Sage – ‘Late Payments: The Domino...

Do healthy office buildings equal healthy employees?

Associate Professor Sanchen Henning at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) reflects on whether the drive for sustainable and optimal workspaces might overshadow a greater issue of staff wellness. A famous chiro-practitioner, BJ Palmer, stated that...

How tech will shape the world in 2018

A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it...

New enterprise distributor of the year named

Tarsus Distribution has emerged as resellers’ favourite distributor in the enterprise survey in this year’s Channelwise Awards. In a closely-fought battle, Tarsus squeezed past runner-up Axiz at the finishing post, to win the award with 23% of the vote against 21%....

What you can do to mitigate cybersecurity risks

Cybercrime will cost the global economy $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to the Cybersecurity Ventures' 2017 Annual Cybercrime Report. That kind of value can be difficult to visualise, but it is the combined wealth of every billionaire on earth. It is more than...

Pinnacle offers Bitrate’s Hillstone Network firewalls

In the aftermath of numerous ransomware threats hitting ICT networks across the globe, it has become vital for every enterprise network security professional to implement comprehensive layers of defence. “One of the biggest challenges in today’s enterprise solutions...

Driving ethics and environmental sustainability

Globalisation, social media and the Internet have given birth to active citizenry where unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices are widely criticised in very public forums, often with a resultant boycott by consumers.  Despite regulatory frameworks and the...

Data centres and the shift to commodity

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled with data...

Acer CloudProfessor to promote digital education

The Internet of Things (IoT) poses the question: How do we get the youth, a generation raised on smart devices, to not only effectively engage with IoT but also understand how it works to better prepare them for the imminent succession of technology? Acer Africa hopes...

How to prepare for – and survive – late payments

Late payments, bad debt and unexpected expenses are just some reasons why small businesses run into cash flow problems, which can impact their sustainability and profitability. By Charles Pittaway, MD of Sage Pay A recent study by Sage – ‘Late Payments: The Domino...

Do healthy office buildings equal healthy employees?

Associate Professor Sanchen Henning at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) reflects on whether the drive for sustainable and optimal workspaces might overshadow a greater issue of staff wellness. A famous chiro-practitioner, BJ Palmer, stated that...

How to survive a SARS audit

The recent developments at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) promises to cause a shake-up for many unsuspecting taxpayers. They are short on budget and the general perception is that there has been a lapse in taxpayer morale. By Natasha Wilkinson, attorney at...

Is there more to PoPI compliance than just backup and recovery?

Never before have South African businesses been more aware of the need to properly protect and store their data, under the looming enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. By Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault for South...

The channel must thrive, not just survive

To tackle the big technological issues that society is facing, innovation is key. Vendors can provide the tools for innovation, but it’s partners who are going to offer the solutions which revolutionise our world. By Riaan Graham, director: sales for sub-Saharan...

How tech will shape the world in 2018

A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it...

Is your small business losing valuable time?

What could your business achieve with an extra 31 hours of productive time each week?  By Pieter Bensch executive vice-president: Africa & Middle East at Sage Spend more time cultivating customer relationships? Develop new products and services? Investigate new...