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...

Failing can put an entrepreneur on the path to eventual success

Failure is inevitable but it isn’t final; every stumbling block is also a stepping stone to success. Entrepreneurship To The Point hosted by Property Point, recently plugged into the experience of four respected entrepreneurs who are not afraid of failure. These...

First carbon-positive data centre goes into operation

With data centres expected to consume as much as 20% of the world’s energy within only a few years, the deployment of energy-efficient data centres is crucial. Swedish developer of climate-positive data centres EcoDataCenter has launched the first carbon positive data...

Cloud-based systems help to combat poaching

Faced with swelling numbers of increasingly brazen poachers and an apparently insatiable appetite for the purported mystical qualities of their horns and tusks, African elephants and rhinos face the real prospect of extinction in our lifetime. But for the brave work...

Corporate narcissism – SA’s secret curse

It is the unspoken curse stalking corporate South Africa. Few people talk about it but many executives encounter it and may be vaguely – or acutely – aware of the danger to organisations and careers. By Annelize van Rensburg The potentially toxic issue is corporate...

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...

Co-creation for success – Fujitsu Forum 2018

Fujitsu is serious about driving a services-led business that prioritises co-creation with partners and customers. Kathy Gibson learnt more about the technology and business models that will enable the company to achieve this goal at Fujitsu Forum 2018 in Munich.  ...

Do well and do good – VMworld 2018

It’s entirely possible for companies to do well while doing good – and there is a slew of technologies that can help them to achieve that. Mark Davison found out more at VMworld 2018 in Barcelona.   Gearing up for ‘the era of technology superpowers’ During his keynote...

Can CEO remuneration be sustainable?

Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE) increased the value of the company by over 4 000% during his time at the helm of GE between 1981 and 2001. By Chris Blair, CEO, and Bryden Morton, executive director of 21st Century At the time, one of...

IDC Cloud and Data Centre Roadshow

In the world of digital transformation, IT has become central to organisations’ ability to compete. The topic of data centres and cloud computing is top of mind as Kathy Gibson found at a recent IDC roadshow   In digital transformation, business and IT are in conflict...

Deloitte Risk Conference

Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 are a reality – and they are happening fast. While the new technology-empowered business landscape offers countless new opportunities, there are many unforeseen risks as well. Kathy Gibson was at the Deloitte Risk Conference to...

Innovation: The boost SA needs in a dwindling economy

With an economy that is struggling under ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes and a weakening rand, South Africa looks to face another quarter of decreased consumer spend. It can be tempting for businesses to cut back their growth efforts during these times, but...

Internet inclusion and its transformative power in Africa 

The recently-released Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report – commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist – gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and access to...

Dawn raids by regulators at your business?

The risk is very real, writes Elisha Bhugwandeen, professional support lawyer in Webber Wentzel’s competition team In a climate of increased competition law enforcement, having the right tools at your disposal is imperative. The South African Competition Commission...

Data centre design and build is evolving: here’s why

With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Find out how off-site construction, integration and testing prior to final on site commissioning can deliver a fully customised data...