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For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFall

South Africa still has some of the most expensive mobile data rates on the continent. In fact, from lowest to highest data tariffs, Research ICT Africa's Retail African Mobile Pricing (RAMP) Index ranked South Africa 33rd out of 46 African countries this year...

3 days ago

Data management is at the heart of cloud security

More businesses are finally making the move to the cloud in the wake of accelerated digital transformation. While these businesses now benefit from enhanced agility and flexibility, cybercriminals have leapt into action to exploit any vulnerabilities that may exist...

By Johan Scheepers 1 Dec 2020

Are businesses ready for the imminent POPI Act?

Small businesses may become daunted by the apparent cost of POPI compliance. The real question is, can any business afford non-compliance?

By Carrie Peter 19 Nov 2020

Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming...

By Eldon Opiyo 19 Nov 2020

Using data effectively to enhance customer experience

While advancements in technology give consumers the convenience of getting the products and services they want, it's the generated and collected data from these engagements that add real value...

By Lorraine Doke 10 Nov 2020

AI is a crucial tool to help all businesses thrive

Machine learning and artificial intelligence has been sold as an expensive supercar, an occasional toy for the wealthy to flaunt their fortune. That's a lie. Artificial intelligence is more like a bakkie: a tool that can help most businesses and adaptable enough to suit a wide variety of needs...

10 Nov 2020

Data monitoring solutions are required for timely decision-making

A successful business needs accurate data on its customers, products, and markets. Many companies recognise the importance of data in developing and preparing business strategies...

By Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 9 Nov 2020

A guide to virtual event security data

Virtual event managers need to be aware of the risks that come with valuable personal information. They also need to be aware of what safety precautions can be taken to safeguard themselves and the data they are responsible for...

4 Nov 2020

Do brands know too little or too much about their consumers?

Many consumers feel brands don't know them well enough to serve them in a way that makes them feel special. But when those brands know too much, can you trust them?

By Haydn Townsend 3 Nov 2020

Performance, speed and scalability with MariaDB 10.4

Xneelo's goal is to make it easier for customers to do their best work online. The company recently upgraded its database software used on its servers to MariaDB 10.4, ensuring that the software its customers use is always up to date, secure and supported...

Issued by xneelo 30 Oct 2020

7 ways your email signatures can meet the challenges of remote working

Does your team working together in the same office feel like a distant memory? With so many staff still working remotely, there's a whole new set of challenges to face...

Issued by Rocketseed 30 Oct 2020

Post-Covid-19 business success is not about navigating the new normal

Apart from the obvious impact of months of lockdown on business turnover and profitability, one of the biggest challenges that faced organisations during the first few months of Covid-19 was a complete lack of data...

By Dr Yudhvir Seetharam 26 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

The promise of data and the capability deficit

Paul Geary (director at One Custom) writes about some reasons why data adoption by businesses hasn't been as comprehensive as it should be; and how successful data-driven businesses and marketing efforts should be entirely underpinned by strategic intent and operational follow-through that embeds effective information systems, customer data and predictive analytics at their core...

By Paul Geary 26 Oct 2020

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