#InnovationMonth: SA's matchmaking app for the freelance economy
#InnovationMonth: SA's matchmaking app for the freelance economy

For many, the office-based, 9am to 5pm corporate workplace has lost its lustre, resulting in a move towards freelance or project work. But the freelance economy is not without its challenges, as operating in isolation with a lack of resources can make for tricky circumstances when the need to source talented individuals and service providers arises.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity
Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity

The mobile revolution is accelerating and hotels have to remain on the front lines of the uprising. Hoteliers have had to get smarter when it comes to their Wi-Fi since the introduction of smartphones and tablets and today they find themselves trying to cope with streaming video and voice as well as wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In fact, customer demands only continue to grow.

29 Aug 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

TeleMasters posts huge profit

Working smarter by finding more efficient ways to operate has allowed telecoms company TeleMasters to post a rise in all its most important figures for the six months to March 2009.

By Lesley Stones 21 May 2009

Vodacom hits first fall in 15 years

Cellular operator Vodacom has posted its first-ever dip in net profit for 15 years — ironically just one day after its successful listing on the JSE, on 18 May 2009.

By Lesley Stones 21 May 2009

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