How technology can help SMEs save costs    

While the global economic outlook seems to be turning upward, things are still constrained locally. Coupled with this is the imminent annual holiday season, which is high season for retailers, hospitality and related industries but often low season for professional...

Navigating service consumption in the age of opex

Services are consumed on demand to drive business efficiencies and ensure scale at speed, but Kyle Stanton at Dimension Data believes that managing the as-a-service (XaaS) model requires intelligent forethought and strategic planning to mitigate the risks. It is the...

How to choose an e-waste recycling partner

On 23 August, a new law, The National Norms and Standards for Disposal of Waste to Landfill, came into effect, stating that landfill sites can no longer accept old electronic devices (e-waste) for dumping. Businesses (and individuals) are now expected to recycle these...

How to be an inspirational leader in a remote working world

When teams are working remotely – either full-time or part-time – there is a greater need for leaders to evolve the way they motivate people. After months of working from home, the hybrid working model makes it possible for people to come together at certain points...

What do South Africans think about cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic. Colourful conversations and passionate debates about how it works and whether or not to invest have been commonplace at dinner parties, family gatherings, in the office and now online, for some time now. By Tessa Nowosenetz, account...

Megatrends to watch in the automotive sector

The future of mobility is unthinkable without intensive networking and data-based processes. This was a key insight coming from the world’s largest motor-show, IAA Mobility, in Germany recently. Thomas Braunmiller, Business Value Director Automotive at Oracle, shares...

Greener innovation, brighter futures

In just a few years, 4IR technology has swiftly become the bread and butter to our global economy. By Jim Holland, regional director for Africa, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) The sustenance of this innovation and its businesses, however, comes with a...

Premium vehicles drive up demand for semiconductors

Semiconductors will account for more than 20% of the total premium vehicle bill of materials (BoM) by 2030. This is the prediction from Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who points out that represents a staggering five-times growth rate over 2019’s 4% figure. This comes amid...

You’re not solving the problem. You’re just building bathrooms

By Kim Furman – Certain stories stick. In my case, the sticky story was shared with me in an MBA class in Madrid in 2019. An American Design Thinking Lecturer, whose face has blurred in my memory, gave over his story to our small class in one of those rooms...

5G: the next enterprise revolution

By Mick McNeil – Jargon such as “game-changer” and “paradigm shift” are often used in the technology industry to drive interest and excitement about the latest innovations. This overuse of adjectives makes it difficult to identify when something comes along that...