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...

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...

Mobile working and the water crisis

As part of Cape Town’s efforts to save water, remote working solutions can play a key role, writes Colin Thornton, MD of Turrito Networks and Dial a Nerd. In March, rating’s agency Moody’s warned that the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city’s...

ICT policy: don’t fix what isn’t broken

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have caused unprecedented change during the previous two and a half decades. By Martin van Staden Whereas previously communication technologies used analogue methods, digitalisation means data can be generated in a...

SMMEs and surviving the first year

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to South Africa’s growth, but many of them fail in the first year of business, says Innovative Accounting Solutions director Stefani du Preez. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2015, SMEs contribute...

Dti’s proposed B-BBEE amendments a mixed bag

On 29 March, the Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) released proposed amendments to its Codes of Good Practice on Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) for public commentary within a 60-day period. The amendments present somewhat of a mixed bag for South...

Building a better supply chain for Africa

It’s well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment’s journey is inevitably the most expensive – possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs, according to a 2016 report by McKinsey. By Dustin Homer, director: client...

Use the data you have to drive profits

By their very nature, many businesses operating in the digital era are constantly inundated with massive data sources. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), a constant and growing focus on digital transformation, and a globalised economy where information...

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