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...

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...

Rain: the ultimate test that separates the good from the great

In motorsport, rain is the great leveller. When the heavens open, the formbook goes out the window. A wet track helps less powerful cars compete with more horsepower-gifted rivals while drivers with a deft touch on the wheel and pedals have an inherent advantage. By...

Smart tech changing the face of the home security market

The fact that South Africa’s crime rate is one of the worst in the world is a well-known fact. By Simon Campbell-Young, CEO in Intact Software Distribution Not only do we lose hundreds of millions of Rand in possessions every year due to theft, we also have one of the...

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:...

Blockchain opens new doors for all industries

The introduction of blockchain technology has the world as we know it shifting at a rapid pace. Since its arrival in 2009 the technology has been met with immense demand, both for development and commercialisation, and in the coming years, the list of industries...

GDPR and PoPI offer business opportunities

When many people think of data-driven businesses the temptation may be to think of major online retailers or social media companies. But the reality is, organisations of all sizes, across all sectors are getting closer to their data in order to improve and personalise...

Managed print opportunities for SA resellers

The South African printing and document management market remains resilient, with few signs that digital technology will displace paper from business processes any time soon. However, the market is evolving and resellers need to shift towards a more solutions-based...

The SMME opportunity with Axiz and Micro Focus

Just because software solutions from Micro Focus and SUSE are targeted at government and enterprise-level users doesn’t mean that small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) resellers can’t benefit by being an integral part of the supply chain. Government is committed...