E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge
E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge

Tech-enabled medical service Technovera walked away with R1m ($64,000) in prize money after winning the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, aimed at identifying digital solutions to problems in Johannesburg.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Are you managing the people or the tech?
Are you managing the people or the tech?

Technology, when implemented effectively in a contact centre, is a powerful tool. But, what is often overlooked is that call centres are about the people first, and the technology is simply the enabler that helps provide the best customer experience.

By Jed Hewson 3 days ago

Digital disruption requires a leap of faith into the cloud
Digital disruption requires a leap of faith into the cloud

Many large organisations are constrained with vast and complex IT systems, steadily built up over the years, that now threaten to drown the company as it desperately tries to compete with more agile disruptors.

By Collin Govender 3 days ago

Five reasons to move your telecoms to the cloud
Five reasons to move your telecoms to the cloud

As business owners consider the many challenges facing them, technology will undoubtedly provide some of the answers (and efficiencies) that they are so actively seeking. Cloud-based platforms and solutions have emerged as among the smartest and most seamless ways for business owners to quickly achieve the gains and efficiencies that their business strategies demand. Below are five key reasons for every business owner to move their telecoms to the cloud.

By Sacha Matulovich 16 May 2016

How to manage call centre staff effectively
How to manage call centre staff effectively

Accurate, efficient and effective workforce management in a contact centre is essential to ensure premium customer service levels and minimise staff churn, but it relies on a lot more information than a simple schedule of planned campaigns.

15 Oct 2010

Communication: Five key steps for the business, IT and security leader
Communication: Five key steps for the business, IT and security leader

LONDON, UK: You need to speak the same language... Tackling the risk of security breaches in companies is being undermined by a potentially damaging breakdown in communication between the information security function, IT and the rest of the business, new joint research by PwC and (ISC)² reveals.

14 Oct 2010

Busting broadband myths
Busting broadband myths

Most South African Internet users are making far more modest use of the Internet than they think and many are buying packages that are an overkill for their needs.

12 Oct 2010

Mobile usage in Japan, US, Europe compared
Mobile usage in Japan, US, Europe compared

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc recently released a study on mobile usage and behaviours in Japan, the United States and Europe from its MobiLens service. The report examined multiple dimensions of mobile usage including content consumption, demographic comparisons and top social networking brands across markets to provide a comparative look at how consumers interact with mobile media across various geographic markets.

12 Oct 2010

SABC: we need more money... again
SABC: we need more money... again

NEWSWATCH: We taxpayers apparently need to fork out another few hundred million for the SABC for migration to terrestrial TV, reports Business Day. Meanwhile the press ombudsman says the ANC has found a scapegoat in the form of the print media, reports Mail & Guardian, and you can blame the SABC if you haven't seen Johannesburg, reports Times Live.

7 Oct 2010

Data key driver of UK mobile market; could overtake voice by 2017
Data key driver of UK mobile market; could overtake voice by 2017

The UK's mobile phone market will see a continued decline in voice revenues over the next five years, as intense competition continues to push prices lower, finds Ovum.

By Published by Ovum* 30 Sep 2010

Aegis acquires Call Centre Nucleus

South Africa's Call Centre Nucleus group has been fully acquired by Aegis, India's business process outsourcing arm of the diversified Essar group, it was announced yesterday 9 July 2009. The company says the purchase of CCN is a part of its strategy to invest R500 million in next three years and create 5000 jobs in South Africa.

By Tshepiso Seopa 11 Jul 2009

Call centres benefit jobs, investment

The business process outsourcing sector has been identified as one of the core sectors in the Eastern Cape that could assist in job creation amid one of the toughest economic times the province has faced.

By Derrick Spies 30 Jun 2009

Can India's Bharti get MTN to the altar?

Will India's top mobile company, Bharti Airtel, be able to get South African flagship telecoms firm MTN to the altar after their attempted union failed last year? The outlook for a tie-up looks brighter this time round, analysts say.

27 May 2009

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