Change management for any crisis

At the beginning of the year, no one would have predicted that online meetings would become the norm by April. By Biase De Gregorio, IQbusiness executive partner Yet, as we enter month six of remote working, we realise the vital role the ability to adapt to change...

Fake cloud versus true cloud

In recent months, many organisations have invested in fake cloud solutions only to find out that the benefits they thought they were going to realise by embarking on a cloud-first strategy have not materialised. This is because washed cloud, otherwise known as ‘fake...

Is bitcoin set for a 2017-style mini boom?

Bitcoin’s price is set to “surge before the end of 2020” with investors keen not to “sleepwalk” through a 2017-style mini-boom. This prediction from Nigel Green, CEO and founder of the deVere Group, which has $12bn under advisement, comes as bitcoin – already one of...

Insurers need to move beyond risk and protection

Until recently, traditional insurance models have remained remarkably resilient in the onslaught of digital transformation and tech innovation that has disrupted entire industry sectors and upended competitive landscapes. By Cornel Schoeman, chief operating officer of...

The evolution of email as a marketing power tool

With the range of digital communication channels now available, the question of whether or not e-mail will become obsolete is relevant – but ICT and digital professionals believe that email will always continue to serve as a fast, simple, efficient and accurate means...

Lewis Hamilton fronts for LG brand

LG Electronics (LG) announced that six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has been signed to be the global ambassador for its LG SIGNATURE  brand. Hamilton will initially star in a new campaign to communicate the brand’s philosophy, “Art Inspires...

Ethical leadership key to inclusive growth

Africa’s future growth and prosperity hangs in the balance, as corruption erodes the basic fibre of economies, organisations and communities. This is according to human capital and strategy expert Buyani Zwane, who says: “Our ability to achieve growth and...

TIBCO builds data enablement for agile business

TechSoft International, the territory partner for TIBCO Software the global leader for integration and analytics in Africa, says the recent global TIBCO NOW 2020 online conference highlighted the importance of data in driving innovation for businesses looking to...

5G-enabled industrialisation is the next generation of manufacturing

Enforced changes in work patterns and the shifts to remote working imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic on large sections of the global economy has accelerated the pace of digital transformation that was already underway. By Ekow Nelson Despite the uncertainty caused by...

Supply chain leaders urged to develop culture of quality

A single disruption in an organisation causes an average culture of quality to drop 9%, according to a survey by Gartner. And organisations experience on average three disruptions per year. “Covid-19, digital transformation, sudden facility shutdowns or an expansion...

AI and cloud can help build stronger, smarter supply chains

Covid-19 upended supply chains all over the world, forcing leaders in many industries to reassess previously accepted ways of doing business. By Jonathan Wright   And, because the pandemic awakened many to the reality that future disruptions are as inevitable as they...

Turning a website into a revenue generating tool

Many traditional business owners still consider a website as a tool to showcase their company profile. They don’t understand the importance of having a functional website, to generate leads and to produce sales opportunities. Digital transformation has become a...