Culture shock: F1 turns its back on tradition

At last year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel lost his temper and dangerously banged wheels with Lewis Hamilton. The incident came after Vettel believed Hamilton had “brake-tested” him while running behind the safety car. Vettel was handed a stop-and-go...

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...

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...

Five cyber security trends to look out for

The cyber security landscape is rapidly evolving, and businesses across the board need to take new measures to secure their most valuable assets. By Simon Campbell-Young, MD of Credence Security Information security is a growing concern for all South African...

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...

Are these the most exceptional race performances?

Occasionally, a race driver will deliver an exceptional race performance. Often there is no explanation for a drive that breaks records or surpasses expectations. By Graham Duxbury Valtteri Bottas fans will claim his run-away win at the recent Australian Grand Prix...

Assess business resilience in terms of value, not ROI

Business people are comfortable talking about return on investment (ROI), but this may not be the right way to assess spend on business continuity and resilience programmes. This is according to Karven Naidoo, client executive at ContinuitySA, who argues that looking...

Help ensure your small local business gets found on Google

If you’re running a local retail or services business, you will know about the importance of local search. Consumers often search the web for products or services near them when they’re close to making a purchase, and you need to be there to close the deal. The good...