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However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up...

By Sharon Snell 2 days ago

ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer
ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer

Technological innovation has changed the hospitality industry significantly and continues to do so. We spoke to Ravin Naidu to find out how ALE helps establishments connect to...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Dec 2016

Is your IT department run by the right people?
Is your IT department run by the right people?

Information Technology (IT) is integral to and at the heart of any business, underpinning every department and function within the organisation...

By Edward Carbutt 1 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid
#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank
Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank

Augmented reality gaming startup Augmentors raised funding from Vinny Lingham on the South African Shark Tank television show, with the investment made in bitcoin.

By Tom Jackson 28 Nov 2016

Availability key to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend
Availability key to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

The increasing popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa is seeing retailers gearing up for what is expected to be a bumper sales weekend...

By Claude Schuck 25 Nov 2016

Gen X leads on digital transformation - and Millennials reap the rewards
Gen X leads on digital transformation - and Millennials reap the rewards

As more and more businesses go digital to improve their competitiveness...

By Lenore Kerrigan 25 Nov 2016

Kzenon © –
How to work together and survive

Back in the early nineties when the domain name registration race kicked off and corporates battled to create relatively simple brochure sites, relationships between creative agencies and developers grew and certain routines and working practices evolved...

By Greg Wolejko 24 Nov 2016

What Microsoft's HoloLens means for the future of augmented and mixed reality
What Microsoft's HoloLens means for the future of augmented and mixed reality

While the consumer tech world has been abuzz with excitement over virtual reality (VR) and its pioneers...

By Jason Ried 23 Nov 2016

The high costs of cutting corners
The high costs of cutting corners

The process of upgrading company technology must be aligned with company budgets, whether this is a rolling budgetary inclusion...

By Wynand Smit 16 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Michael Zahariev and his successful foray into the car industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: Michael Zahariev and his successful foray into the car industry

As a means to tackle inefficiencies in the second-hand vehicle industry, Michael Zahariev founded HiCarByeCar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Cybersecurity and the CFO
Cybersecurity and the CFO

In the past, investing in security against a cyberattacks was something fairly low down the CFO's priority list...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2016

Digital change begins with business leadership
Digital change begins with business leadership

Digital transformation is a powerful revolution that needs to happen in order to accelerate business activities, skills and models...

By Saurabh Kumar 14 Nov 2016

CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT
CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is to host a serious games competition that will reward the best game for reimagining communities...

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2016

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Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

FedGroup CEO, Grant Field
FedGroup disrupts wealth creation model

With the launch of its direct ownership network, the FedGroup has, in a world first, harnessed tech innovation for wealth creation...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2016

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Three back-office hacks for improved customer service

Communication, time and resolution work in relationship with one another and can all be improved. If they're made more efficient, the customer service machine will be faster and smoother, ensuring that what needs to get done does, and that customers experience great service, boosting loyalty and more business...

By Wynand Smit 8 Nov 2016

Winding down to year end means gearing up in a contact centre
Winding down to year end means gearing up in a contact centre

Some key things to bear in mind prior to the holiday season, to streamline processes and ensure productivity and quality remain high, and that customers continue to receive the best customer experience...

By Bruce von Maltitz 7 Nov 2016

SA banks and the new G7 cybersecurity guidelines
SA banks and the new G7 cybersecurity guidelines

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors have endorsed a plan to improve cybersecurity in the financial sector...

By Sharon Snell 7 Nov 2016

Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience
Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience

Over the past several years, behavioural psychology has attracted a great deal of interest outside of academic circles...

By Jason Ried 4 Nov 2016

Microwave technology - improved and useful
Microwave technology - improved and useful

Microwave technology has advanced considerably. As the long wait for fibre-to-the-business gets wearisome and begins to hamper productivity...

By Eckart Zollner 4 Nov 2016

Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementation
Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementation

The appointment of an Information Regulator on 26 Oct means that the Protection of Personal Information Act is coming into effect sooner rather than later. Wynand Smit notes that this will have a tremendous impact on the way companies do business in 2017, with regards to how they obtain, store and dispose of customer information...

By Wynand Smit 3 Nov 2016

Solving the unstructured data puzzle
Solving the unstructured data puzzle

Never before has there been so much information available to businesses and individuals. In January 2015, Google estimated...

By Lenore Kerrigan 3 Nov 2016

Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising
Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising

An interactive, iPad e-book, it's a first for a South African charity; challenging the traditional business model and providing consumers with a product of value when donating to a cause...

By Mike Sharman 31 Oct 2016

Bandwidth Barn opens new Cape Town co-working space
Bandwidth Barn opens new Cape Town co-working space

The Bandwidth Barn innovation hub in Cape Town has opened a new co-working space at its base in Woodstock, The Basement...

By Tom Jackson 31 Oct 2016

Improving cyber security is vital in the digital age
Improving cyber security is vital in the digital age

Nearly everything in today's world goes through a computer system at some point. With sensitive consumer information, financial data...

By Joy Mali 28 Oct 2016

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulilsile Volwana
#SustainabilityMonth: The PE startup addicted to innovation

It's often said that a defining quality of successful tech startups is that they're not afraid of failure. Because the more you try...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2016

Making innovation happen
Making innovation happen

Airbnb had 68 rejections. A lot of people laughed at them. Their success, while seemingly so obvious today, was not obvious in the beginning...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Oct 2016

The case for Security as a Service
The case for Security as a Service

Companies have been hard-pressed for many years to look for ways to do more with less, but when it comes to IT, more focus and budget...

By Simeon Tassev 25 Oct 2016

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