Here’s how to teach entrepreneurship at schools

Teaching entrepreneurship in schools usually extends to bake sales and market days. While these are great ways to teach children about product development, budgeting, finance, and profit and loss, they don’t encourage true entrepreneurial thinking. We need to focus on...

Insight 2019: digital leaders will consolidate and automate backups

Ask clients a few years ago what concerned them most about data backups and it was universally about volumes. By Servaas Venter, sales director: data protection solutions at Dell EMC SA The amount of data they had to manage seemed insurmountable. I could see that for...

Innova HTS set to connect Africa’s unconnected

The UN has declared Internet access a basic human right, but tens of millions of Africans still remain unconnected. Looking to change this scenario, though, is a newly-formed South African company – Innova HTS. Founded by Rob Griggs, former executive MD of Bytes...

Digitisation raises for bar for companies to innovate

The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead – and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25%...

Netstar helps Putco to improve safety

South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the implementation of a...

How to take your business global

Many South African businesses have ambitions far greater than the domestic market. This is particularly true of financial services as our system is the most advanced in Africa, with first world infrastructure that resembles that found in developed markets....

Plumblink aims for growth with warehouse management

Plumbing, bathroom and kitchenware merchant Plumblink has announced the deployment of Cquential Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Cquential is  a member of the Argility Technology Group. Plumblink selected Cquential WMS because it could deliver a robust platform...

RFID touted as future of asset management in mining

Remote mining operation environments add to the challenge when it comes to managing sophisticated assets such as high-frequency screens, feeders, and centrifuges. Here the key issue is to identify equipment operating at mining sites, and improve flow-process...

Groep 7 writes a new chapter in digital book publishing

Digital printing technology is revolutionising the entire book publishing supply chain, and self-publishing is thriving as a result. According to Nielsen BookData, (the respected source of comprehensive international records for books), in 2017 the market share for...

SA businesses are slowly transforming

Just 8% of South African businesses are Digital Leaders, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index) – but 40% of local heads of business believe they’ll disrupt rather than be disrupted. The DT Index, which was completed in...

Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

Technology-driven change is set to radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. By Dries Lottering, manufacturing renewal executive at Bridgestone South Africa Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become...

After 70 years, new tech opens up fresh opportunities

When Brits Printers realised that they needed to offer customers high quality, smaller print runs for pamphlets, magazines and promotional materials or risk turning away business, they turned to Xerox and its business platinum partner, Compleo. Compleo has since built...

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