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:...

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...

Inclusive business in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The inclusive business model has become an ever evolving global movement that not only focuses on erasing the dreaded poverty line, but also shines the spotlight on an ability to create life-lines in the form of opportunities for low-income segments. By Nkululeko...

How to keep your personal data safe

It is not advisable for South Africans to only rely on the law to protect their personal information, as there are a number of unscrupulous operators out there and various ways in which data can be accessed or breached. For this reason, people should be very conscious...

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...

New approach to workplace learning required

Alexander Forbes has called for an integrated approach to workplace learning because traditional approaches to education and training are no longer responsive enough to keep up with the pace of change, particularly with the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution....

How do businesses feel about Managed Security Services?

What if the business’ security systems go down – and there isn’t the right internal knowledge or staff member to get things back up and running? This could become a worrying reality or concern for organisations across the board, as the threat landscape continues to...

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...

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...

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...

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