What’s left after the machines take over?

One of the questions that we are often asked is what impact technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will have on jobs. Where are there likely to be job opportunities in the future? Which jobs (or job functions) are most ripe for automation? What sectors are...

Learn to adapt to the ever-changing rat race

It has become clear that the technology revolution is driving massive change in the workplace. This has, in turn, led to a rapid pivot in business operations as industries are disrupted and automation becomes a reality across the board. In this, there has been a call...

Responsible recycling the answer to plastic pollution

Moves by retailers and shopping malls to ban plastic shopping bags are simplistic, rash responses to a complex problem. What’s required is a rational solution to the genuine crisis of plastic pollution, not an emotional reaction. By Anton Hanekom, executive director...

The informal sector a misunderstood and untapped opportunity

Nyameko Njoli woke up one day believing he could be a great businessman and run a successful accounting consultancy. “I sold the idea to my wife and quit my job. The first two months were exciting – I even secured my first client. But then reality set in and I soon...

Tips to jumpstart AI transformation

As AI takes hold in the workplace, both employers and employees believe it will benefit the enterprise and help workers to be more productive. Organisations are increasingly turning to AI-infused applications as a starting point to drive their digital transformation...

How SMEs can flourish in a downward economy

During an economic recession or downturn, small businesses are often hit the hardest. Budget constraints, reduced spending power and inadequate preparedness for a recession can make it impossible for a small business to survive. Some industries are affected more than...

Get ready for channel transformation

Reseller support and development is the cornerstone of every channel programme from every vendor and distributor. All of the value-added distributors will tell you that their mission is to recruit, train and grow reseller partners, helping them to gain skills and...

Learn to spot fake ERP in the cloud

Some predictions suggested cloud ERP would only arrive in 2020 or even as late as 2025. But it’s already here and this rapid progress may have caught some vendors napping, particularly in the small-to-medium business (SMB) category, and they may have to surrender to...

Alienware M15, M17  available to the channel

Official Alienware distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has introduced the Alienware m15 and m17 gaming notebooks to the local channel. m17 is Alienware’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming notebook weighing only 2,62kg – 40% lighter than its predecessor -...

New 4K camcorders from Canon

Canon Europe has announces expansion for its 4K camcorder Legria range with two new models – the Legria HF G50 and Legria HF G60. As an entry-point to the world of 4K, the Legria HF G50 is designed to capture and future-proof special moments in higher resolution –...

E-Learning Summit in East London

The fourth annual E-Learning Summit in East London explored how technology can assists teachers and learners compete in the fourth industrial revolution. Delegates also debated the challenges that we need to overcome, and plotted directions for taking the country...

SAP users gather for Saphila conference

The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) held its biennial Saphila meeting at Sun City during June. Kathy Gibson reports   Intelligent enterprise is all about the experience We are living the experience economy – it is happening to all of us in the workplace or at...

The customer experience drives digital disruption

Digitisation has revolutionised the way businesses operate, with new entrants into all markets disrupting traditional enterprises through entirely innovative models. By Vishal Barapatre, chief technology officer of In2IT Technologies Mobile applications have become...

Digital disruption is coming for SMEs

According to new research by Ricoh South Africa, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in danger of failing if they don’t adapt to digital disruption, regulatory requirements and the economic shifts that are fundamentally changing their markets. By Kevin...

Avoid these cost-cutting traps

During financially unclear times, it may be tempting to look for cost savings, targeting first the big-ticket items in your budget, but these type of one-off cost-cutting initiatives are often bad business decisions. For example, laying off your most expensive talent...

Future business solutions will be smart

Over the decades, ERP applications have changed in many ways, yet all that pales to what it’s experiencing today. But what will ERPs look like in 2025? Forget the old, stoic and immovable ERP: future ERPs will be dynamic, smart and follow the user, writes One Channel...