Employers should brace for mass talent exodus

IT workers are more inclined to quit their jobs than employees in other functions, with a 10,2% lower intent to stay than non-IT employees — the lowest out of all corporate functions, according to a survey by Gartner. Gartner surveyed 18 000 employees globally in Q4...

How to make sure that hybrid work really works

As organisations around the world make the definitive shift from remote to hybrid work, one thing is clear: the people who went home to work in 2020 are not the same people returning to the office in 2022. There’s no erasing the experience of the last two years and...

Culture shifts and technology innovation will enable new digital norm

While companies are building better digital habits and systems, a shift is needed from digital culture to value realisation. Surveying leaders across EMEA, a Nutanix-sponsored IDC InfoBrief, “From Digital Culture to Value Realisation”, showed that 84% of IT leads in...

High-performance broadband vital for hybrid work success

People value access to the internet more than ever before. According to Cisco’s latest Broadband Index, a global survey of almost 60 000 workers across 30 countries about their home broadband access, quality and usage, economic and societal growth will not happen...

Redesign the employee experience as women rethink their work options

To retain current female workers and attract new talent, organisations must redesign their employee experience to include women’s lived experiences and preferences, according to Gartner. An October 2021 Gartner survey of 3 515 employees revealed 65% of women report...

A brave new world of work

The pandemic has shaken up the world of work across the globe with the work-from-home (WFH) and gig-economy phenomena becoming viable and increasingly popular options. Many companies have opted for hybrid work environments, where employees work from home and the...

Connectivity trends in 2022

Connectivity. Network. Cloud. Security. Data. Hybrid work. Internet of things. Smart devices. 5G. SD-WAN. SASE. Video calling systems. Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning. This is not an exhaustive list, but these are some of the technological terms that...

Localisation is critical when entering new markets

Any organisation that aspires to make its mark in a new region, needs to have a strong localisation strategy that will help them ingratiate themselves with the locals, earn their trust, and eventually build brand loyalty. By Andrew Bourne, regional manager at Zoho It...

Long live the desktop …

The demise of the desktop has been predicted for decades, as thin clients, notebooks, netbooks and a variety of other devices were set to take over from this stalwart of computing. By Raeford Liebenberg, manager at Silvermoon Yet the desktop remains, and has even seen...

SMEs key to driving e-commerce success in SA

The mere act of using your phone or computer to order things that you need, which then show up at your door within hours still seems quite magical. Add to this that those few clicks could boost South Africa’s economic recovery, and the thought becomes quite...

Gen Alpha: The next economic force 

There has been considerable discussion of Generation Z and their purchasing power. Marketers’ strategies have evolved to communicate with a younger generation that values transparency and authenticity when making purchases. However, before marketers declare...

A four-step plan for African SMEs’ journey to the cloud

As African SMEs feel the pinch of constrained growth following two years of disruption due to the pandemic, business owners are increasingly seeking the benefits of cloud technology to unlock greater efficiency and drive growth. According to Jade Michael, Head of SAP...