Your server is redundant – so why are you still paying for it?

Your company might be paying for an on-premise server that is hindering your business’ performance. By Stephen Corrigan, MD of Palladium It’s the absolute last thing a business owner wants to hear. That even as you’re madly seeking out ways to cut costs, you’ve been...

Digital transformation: keep doing what you do, only better

Thanks to the wide proliferation of digital services and the ubiquity of the internet, the idea of “digital transformation” has gained significant momentum over the past five years, to the point that it seems like that’s all we talk about these days. Even if...

SD-WAN enables digital transformation in hospitality

Succeeding in the hospitality industry requires more than the most comfortable bed, the most delectable menu, or the most luxurious spa. When one bad review can send would-be customers to the competitor, hospitality businesses must rely on technology to deliver...

The digital divide: where are we now?

From a purely observational standpoint, it might seem like humanity has now bridged the digital divide. By Keith Matthews, country manager: South Africa at Orange Business Services Wherever you go in today’s world you are sure to see someone scrolling through pages on...

What comes after the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The world around us is changing rapidly and almost every single business model is impacted by the new digital economy. The meteoric rise of the big tech firms has established them as the dominant new business models in the post fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

Dealing with the opposite of the norm on social media

Sharon Peche, marcom manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, shares her insights into online performance in a B2B environment that does not follow general trends. If we’ve learned anything in the years since social media insinuated itself into our work and...

Using data to weather the catastrophic effects of natural disasters

From Hawaii’s volcanic eruptions through to Cape Town’s drought, the world has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the last couple of months. By Morne Bekker, country manager of NetApp South Africa A few weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continued to eject...

African entrepreneurs get a leg-up from Jack Ma

By Kathy Gibson – Africa has massive opportunities that will be unlocked by entrepreneurs. That’s the word from Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, announcing a $10-million prize fund for African entrepreneurs in Johannesburg this evening. The Netpreneur Prize –...

The importance of the digital in-store experience

Even though e-commerce has become an increasingly popular consumer option, improving the in-store customer experience is more critical than ever. This ‘last mile’ presents brands with a final opportunity to either trigger a purchase decision or change future buying...

Future cities, what’s the rush?

When cities first came into being, they were either near natural resources, or transport routes, or in an area that might have been easy to defend. Naturally, they evolved over time as infrastructure became necessary to support inhabitants and as populations started...

Contending with informal markets in Africa

Anyone who aims to maximize their business opportunities in Africa will have to capture the informal trade. Even in nations like South Africa, the informal sector makes up a large portion of the economy – involving 2,9-million people (well over 17% of total employment...

Branders Printing boosts turnover by 35%

Digital printing is one of the biggest innovations in the printing industry, and speed is the number one advantage. That’s what convinced Branders Printing Co, a family-owned print business in Boksburg, to buy a new Xerox Versant 180 colour digital press from Bytes...

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