Success metrics for salespeople have changed

Salespeople in South Africa have dealt with unprecedented disruptions, new ways of working, changing customer expectations, and more. But in a landscape shrouded by uncertainty and doubt, they’ve persevered through it all. By Robin Fisher, senior area vice president...

Trends that will shape Africa’s future

Last year I started my trends forecast by saying: ‘COVID-19 made it clear that despite any organization’s best efforts to predict what’s coming, the possibility for major disruption always exists … the only certainty is uncertainty.’ By Lee Naik, CEO of...

2022 the year for AI and business experimentation

This year promises to be exciting for business leaders dominated by artificial intelligence (AI), innovation and experimentation. Let’s look at the trends we expect will shape businesses in 2022. By Pieter Bensch, executive vice-president: Africa, Middle East,...

Trends that will shape your small business in 2022

Coming out the other side of a global crisis and all that South Africa has thrown their way, small businesses and one-person enterprises have been through a lot this past year. They have had to adapt, transform, and embrace solutions to help them keep up with the...

The challenges of compliance

The world of compliance, approvals, standards and certifications can be confusing for those who don’t work in legal and compliance roles. For this reason, it is critical that data erasure products and service providers are certified. By Wale Arewa, CEO of Xperien Data...

Wellness should be everyone’s strategy in 2022

As we head further into 2022, we still live in the reality of a pandemic that not only fundamentally changed us but has also introduced new strategies in the workplace. But even in the context of these challenges, we can still move forward with hope. By Sharlene...

Five things strategic technology leaders should do 

Increased leadership expectations and evolving business requirements have no doubt kept many CIOs awake at night over the last couple of years. By Greg Gatherer, account manager at Liferay Africa Too frequently, IT and technology professionals are excluded from key...

Capitalising on the blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies

Talking about how cryptocurrencies will change the world will invariably see the blockchain mentioned at least in passing. And yet, the technology is about so much more than that. Vincent Entonu, Comstor Africa director at Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa...

Learnerships could be key to unlocking jobs for the youth

Of all the records South Africa holds, the most unwanted must be the fact that our unemployment rate is now the highest in the world. By Avesh Singh, head of TransUnion’s South Africa Global Capability Centre (GCC) The official statistics say the unemployment rate,...

How Gen Zs are innovating, creating, and thriving

Have you ever watched a teenager creating posts for social media? By Bradley Pulford, vice-president and MD of HP Africa It’s fascinating. While most of us, in our 30s and beyond are content with selecting a photo as is, and posting it, these digital natives are...