The future is small and digital …

Supporting SMEs to reach their full potential is essential in the new economy, as it secures a better future of work for everyone. By Dumisani Bengu, chief commercial officer of Telkom Business Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are responsible for more...

Tenders destroy ERP: how to avoid the mistake

“I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of 2 million parts — all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.” That’s reportedly what John Glenn said as he climbed the gantry to board an Atlas V...

Culture and toxicity: get the acid out the organisation

Workplace toxicity spreads into every crevice and cranny and can mean the end of a successful business if not dealt with. By Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue Toxic workplaces are common. They’re also destructive and can cause the organisation to lose its best people as...

Five online networking habits to avoid

2020 has seen significant, sweeping changes to the way we work and network, and along with that, we’ve had to adjust to new ways of meeting and networking. Just like there are unwritten rules and habits to both cultivate and avoid in face-to-face meetings, there are...

Implications of cloud migration for small businesses

Running a small business is no easy task, especially during the digital migration. By Robert Marston, global head of product at Seacom We have seen many companies switch from fixed business IT infrastructure to mobile, more easily accessible cloud options. But what...

Stay afloat during lockdown – and be able to swim after Covid-19

How do you keep your enterprise afloat when no-one is in the office? By Matthew Hall Every business, no matter its size, structure or expertise, can  maintain business and process continuity during lockdown and emerge with a solid plan to navigate the unforeseen...

Modernising applications a channel opportunity 

Applications have taken centre stage. They’re core to today’s successful digital transformation efforts, enabling enterprises to deliver essential, personalised digital experiences to their customers to generate new revenue streams. By Ed Hoppitt, EMEA director:...

Beat the recessionary blues and grow your business

At the start of 2020, the South African economy was already on the back foot. GDP shrank 1,4% quarter-on-quarter in Q4 of 2019, following a contraction of 0,8% in Q3.  That was even before Covid-19 had arrived. By Mike Rogers, managing director of Tarsus Technology...

Responsible AI: A framework for building trust

Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing rapidly as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless application. By Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Accenture in Africa It has demonstrated its ability to automate routine tasks – such as our daily commute – while also...

Don’t assume that everyone knows about time management

How many times have you been on an important phone call when one of your staff members comes into your office or lingers by your desk, stands there and waits for you to finish the call so that they can tell you something? By Futhi Cabe, WesBank head of SME segment...