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Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?
Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?

Key questions in SME Survey 2015 are, 'how well are SMEs coping with technology and what mechanisms are they using?' This is critical at a time when technology tools ranging from email to social media are becoming more complex rather than simpler and many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to cope with the rapid pace of change.

28 Feb 2015 08:17

Ian Henderson
Not love, but the right business model will bring us together

With all the successes of the Internet and globalisation, the dream was once for a global village of freely communicating, distance-trading world citizens.

By Ian Henderson 27 Feb 2015 15:22

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research

On Thursday, 26 February 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) has packed the hour long show with four guests. We were joined via Skype by Koo Govender, VWV Group Chief Executive Officer, following the launch and graduation of 25 students from the Phakama Women's Academy.

27 Feb 2015 12:57

Would Maslow have included Wi-Fi into his hierarchy of needs? - Amorphous
Would Maslow have included Wi-Fi into his hierarchy of needs?

Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology which ranks the importance of human needs and wants. My question is... surely in this day and age, Wi-Fi, as an enabler, is just as important as belonging and self-actualisation?

By Carryl Harvey, Issued by Amorphous 27 Feb 2015 12:34

Ipsos launches Ipsos Connect for brand communication, advertising and media services - Ipsos
Ipsos launches Ipsos Connect for brand communication, advertising and media services

Ipsos is pleased to announce the launch of Ipsos Connect, a global specialised business to coordinate Ipsos' services in the domains of brand communication, advertising and media. Ipsos Connect amalgamates the legacy brands of Ipsos ASI and Ipsos MediaCT.

Issued by Ipsos 27 Feb 2015 12:16

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But why then has it been found that strategy execution is the number one challenge facing global CEOs - even more important than innovation and geopolitical stability? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review alludes to the reasons why. In an (ongoing) study of 8,000 managers in 250 companies spanning a period of nine years, we find out that our most logical assumptions about why strategy execution fails are just plain wrong. [1]

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17

The death of SEO and the rise of Optimisation - Knowledge Resources
The death of SEO and the rise of Optimisation

The SEO services we all understand and offer are evolving radically and will not leave us unscathed. The true measurement of success in 2015 is Optimisation.

By Ryan Sauer, Issued by Knowledge Resources 25 Feb 2015 12:57

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. New models of personal ownership are gaining attention in many industries based on the idea that people are increasingly interested in consuming and paying for temporary or limited access to goods and services, rather than purchasing them outright.

25 Feb 2015 07:59

Magnetic Storm launches new brand campaign - Magnetic Storm
Magnetic Storm launches new brand campaign

Magnetic Storm has launched its newest brand campaign to highlight its high quality standards, the full event spectrum it offers, and key milestones as a pioneer in the event industry within the Eastern Cape.

Issued by Magnetic Storm 24 Feb 2015 12:40

How to advertise to teenagers and young adults - Chris Moerdyk
How to advertise to teenagers and young adults

One of the biggest challenges marketers face today is how to get kids, teenagers and young adults to notice ads when they don't watch TV or read newspapers.

Issued by Chris Moerdyk 24 Feb 2015 11:50

Why your small business should be making use of SEO
Why your small business should be making use of SEO

Sophie Baker of Biz4Afrika speaks to Casson Media, experts in search engine optimisation (SEO) and web design, to get their tips on how your small business can and should make use of SEO...

By Sophie Baker 24 Feb 2015 08:00

[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo
[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo

The annual Design Indaba Expo is South Africa's showcase of high-end African design, exhibiting the wares of all the design sectors under one roof.

23 Feb 2015 10:09