Whitcroft writes: the changing nature of work

For many years we’ve been hearing about a future where the workforce is increasingly remote and/or mobile but, by and large, the world has continued working in offices… until the novel coronavirus forced a global change. By Guy Whitcroft So, what is the future of work...

Could board games help navigate change management?

With board games becoming a regular activity in many UK households, what are the lessons we can learn from them? “When we can’t be together physically it is much more difficult to communicate and discuss complex ideas effectively,” says Jonathan Berry, European...

Tips for future-proofing your SME

Small businesses are in a tough situation. They are under pressure to implement new technologies to stay competitive in today’s fast-moving tech-savvy environment while facing new problems which are constantly changing the way we do business. By Deidre Fryer, regional...

Agile SMEs can realise the digital workplace

Now is the time for small businesses to take advantage of their inherent agility and enable digital working environments that will radically improve employee efficiency. By Basha Pillay, business unit lead: modern platform at Altron Karabina and Jacob Shihawu,...

AI is inevitable but not for everyone right now

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can revolutionise business, but it should not be deployed unless there is a solid business case for it. This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)’s AI and...

SMEs and the Covid-19 economic fallout

Small businesses are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 related economic fallout. But SMEs can make sure they bounce back strongly after lockdown is lifted, writes Dumisani Moyo, head of mid-market: southern Africa at SAP Africa. The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc...

4IR key for Africa to upgrade itself

Innovation is crucial to driving economic growth of countries. By Phumza Dyani, Pan-African Chamber of Commerce chief innovation officer We can see how countries that have focused on innovation, like China and the United States, have industrialised and upgraded their...

Cloud computing in modern manufacturing

Today manufacturing is being transformed rapidly by changes in ICT, AI, robotics fields, cyber-physical systems (CPS), and increasingly powerful IoT devices. By JP van Loggerenberg, chief technology officer at Syspro The integration of these new technologies has meant...

Cash flow management advice for small businesses

There’s no doubt that this is a challenging and uncertain time for South Africa and the rest of the world. By Colin Timmis, Xero SA country manager While President Ramaphosa’s announcement of the gradual easing of the lockdown may have provided some light at the end...