Separating fact from fiction on a CV  

Can you treat all the information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no, because embellished CVs are a dime a dozen and all it takes is a quick online search to prove just how prevalent this trend is among job applicants, says Rudi Kruger, GM at...

Empowering a new workforce

Sometimes, office work feels like having to walk on swampy ground: in the morning, the employee arrives at the office in high spirits, immediately finding that even just booting up their desktop PC (much older than the consumer notebook at home) seems to take forever....

Understand the psychology behind retirement 

For many people, the thought of retirement is no less stressful than the thought of retrenchment, and financial planners need to be fully cognisant of this when advising clients on their future financial situation. This important factor was recognised recently when...

4IR a great match for medium businesses

Medium businesses can gain the most from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). But many aren’t aware of this. ERP and other large business systems were once exclusively expensive and elaborate. They required many hours and intense computer systems to establish then...

Inclusivity and the workforce of the future

As one of the world’s leading software companies, VMware believes it has a responsibility to drive diversity and inclusion through the industry. By Kathy Gibson Jean-Pierre Brulard, senior vice-president and GM: EMEA at VMware is passionate about the subject and has...

Projection technology drives retail innovation

Display designs, such as those found in retail stores, are no longer confined to static visuals on pull-up banners, 2D print and posters. By Timothy Wilson, visual imaging business account manager at Epson South Africa The increasingly popular use of projection...

No, blockchain isn’t going to disrupt your industry

Blockchains. They’re all the rage. They’re touted as the magic bullet for everything from money to medicine to political regime change. And the fervour of blockchain believers has been matched only by the furious scepticism and dismissal of its naysayers, writes Cayle...

What a cyber car should look like

Tesla recently demonstrated its new electric pickup vehicle, dubbed “cybertruck”, which has polarised public opinion. By Alex Moiseev, chief business officer at Kaspersky Some have stated it looks like a vehicle from a child’s sketch come to life, while others...

Data stays protected; employees stay productive

Medium businesses are highly vulnerable and online criminals can easily stop their operations. Fortunately, it’s much simpler and more affordable to get the right security in place. It once made sense that a smaller target is a harder target. But this doesn’t apply to...

Cloud key to data centre value

Storage and networking vendors see software defined everything (SDx) as the next evolution of linking the business to the data centre. Today, it is less about the hardware and more on how it can be ‘cloudified’ to unlock more opportunities, writes Joshua Grunewald,...

Tech to help SMEs ride out tough times

The mid-term budget speech by Tito Mboweni brought home just how much South Africa is struggling to keep its economic head above water. The status quo characterised by poor growth prospects, burgeoning debt and underperforming state-owned enterprises, does not make it...

Cybercrime goes mainstream

Cybercrime has entered the mainstream of our culture to an unprecedented extent and it is here to stay, with the scale of threats today becoming more and more difficult to quantify. Against this background, organisations need to know as much as possible about the...