Workplace skills we need for 4IR

South Africa’s unemployment rate is unsustainable and presents a massive threat to the country’s stability. It’s to this backdrop that any hint of job displacements is met with resistance and fear. By Insaaf Daniels, human capital GM at redPanda Software This is...

Tips for boosting employee productivity

Companies are facing a significant rise in absenteeism and presenteeism, as employees buckle under the pressure of a difficult economic environment and growing financial strain. This is according to Arnoux Maré, MD of Innovative Staffing Solutions, who explains that...

Cash holds back African tech development

As long as cash still dominates the payments landscape in Africa, it remains a stumbling block to much-needed technological progress and innovation, particularly for SMEs. According to Andrew Springate, CEO of tech and financial gateway service provider PAYM8, things...

Redefining the boundaries of human engagement

Technology has evolved to the point where it can transform human engagement. There have been astonishing advances in technology. On the medical frontier, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can predict health issues before they become long-term...

What happens inside a cybercrime war-room?

South African businesses are most affected by crypto mining attacks by self-spreading malware, coin miner modules, and infections spread via users downloading a ‘cracked’ version of legitimate software. ‘Living off the land’ attacks are also on the increase, with...

Unlock innovation in hybrid cloud environments

By Willie Schoeman – While the general opinion by industry observers is that organisations will virtualise the majority of applications and workloads and move to the public cloud – with the public cloud representing up to 80% of companies’ infrastructure...

Successful entrepreneurs share these traits

Amidst record-high unemployment, especially amongst our country’s youth, entrepreneurship has never been more important. By Arnoux Mare, CEO of Innovative Solutions Group Yet as a 2020 study by the University of Stellenbosch Business School (UBS)  revealed an alarming...

Tap into the art of imagination

When I was young I dreamed that I could fly and everyone would realise how amazing I was: the only human being who could fly. It turns out that I did not have the superpower of flight. But I did have another power; the power of imagination. By Jake Sheperd, Synthesis...

Implementing solutions – we have a speed problem

In businesses the world over, phrases like “time is of the essence” and “time is money” are well-worn clichés. So why is it that some South African corporate decisions are unnecessarily delayed? By De Wet Bisschoff, sales and growth lead for Accenture in Africa In...

Digital thinking unlocks 4IR, accelerates growth opportunities

Moving at speed towards 4IR, spurred on by climate change and the net zero imperative, has brought immense challenges. By Johan Potgieter, Johan Potgieter, Software Leader Anglophone Africa, Schneider Electric However, with these challenges we are also seeing industry...