How the Galaxy A Series Is Bringing Innovation To All

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 to the Galaxy A Series family, they added even more reasons for South Africans to experience innovation for all. Built to bring meaningful and awesome mobile experiences to everyone, the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51...

Evotel shows off new brand identity – rebrands

Evotel, open access fibre to the home (FTTH) network operator, has donned a new jacket to celebrate its growth over the past five years and reconfirmed its mission – to simplify fibre and bring it into every home in South Africa. “We have embarked on an exciting path...

Covid-19 and the inescapable truths faced by investors

Before Covid-19, we argued that demographics and trends in productivity pointed to an outlook for the world economy of subdued growth and low inflation, against a backdrop of disruption from populist politics, technology and climate change. By Keith Wade, chief...

Resilience critical for post-Covid business success

Of the many lessons we have to learn from the current emergency, perhaps the most crucial one is to ensure that business strategy and operations are founded on resilience. For years we have been faced with a VUCA world exacerbated by accelerating change and have...

A cognitive supply chain with a customer focus in the ‘Age of With’

We are now in the Age of With, when companies are harnessing the power of “with” to identify unique advantages through analytics and artificial intelligence. By Quentin Williams and Wessel Oosthuizen From mobile purchasing to same-day shipping to real-time problem...

The customer is always … ?

There are many truisms when it comes to customers but which holds true?  Ultimately, as I search for the true notion of what the customer is and is not, I realise it comes down to a fine a balancing act between customer and employee needs. By Steyn Basson, Synthesis...

Prepare your business for a more dynamic lockdown scenario 

The implications of a move to level 3 lockdown are quite significant for businesses. While the exact regulations are not yet available, at this stage what is clear is that South Africa will go to level 3 on 1 June. For businesses, this means preparing for level 3, as...

Not so fast: what you should know about internet speed tests

Back when you had ADSL and tested your speed by downloading files, you often got very close to the speed of your line, be it 4Mpbs, 10Mpbs or 20Mpbs. You understood that the ‘missing Mbps’ was due to the internet protocol overhead that you need to account for, and...

How manufacturers can maintain continuity in the new normal

Manufacturers and distributors are operating in intensely pressured times. Stats SA reported that manufacturing output contracted for the ninth consecutive month in February of 2020 with the full extent of the damage caused by Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown...

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