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So, what will the truth be like in the future?
So, what will the truth be like in the future?

At the beginning of the week, Kodak, a once giant company was trading at the lowly price of $2.62. By Wednesday it was trading at close to $60...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting again
#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting again

Many entrepreneurs will have no option but to close down their businesses. With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, formal employment may not be an alternative for many...

By Allon Raiz 2 days ago

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Harness the power of AI technology to drive business success

Michelle McGowan, head of marketing at LG Electronics South Africa unpacks how businesses can harness the power of AI technology to drive success...

By Michelle McGowan 2 days ago

How agile data infrastructures can save the retail sector
How agile data infrastructures can save the retail sector

Retailers have been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers and enable online models to run efficiently...

By Eran Brown 31 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks
#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks

Vollar, an online platform that allows organisations to incentivise and reward members of a community for doing volunteer work to help others in their area. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the team then had to go back to the drawing board...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor
#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor

With gyms being forced to close due to the coronavirus, fitness trainers are battling. Until gyms are allowed to operate under strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, there are alternatives for digital-savvy fitness entrepreneurs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jul 2020

What does 5G mean for South African businesses?
What does 5G mean for South African businesses?

5G will provide 100 times more bandwidth than 4G, which means more availability and far greater speeds. It has the potential to revolutionise the world for both consumers and business...

By Vishal Barapatre 22 Jul 2020

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity
Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming service
#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming service

CineMagic, SA's newest Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming service, is now available to millions of cellular users via the Vodacom Video Play and MTN Play mobile content platforms...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohr
#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohr

A new South African tech startup has launched to help small business owners by changing the HR and payroll game...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Jul 2020

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Disinformation defences

Forensic cybersecurity is a business imperative for content producers says Howard Plaatjes, CEO of AYO Technology Solutions...

By Howard Plaatjes 14 Jul 2020

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Rethinking retail: A new e-commerce era has arrived

The social and economic implications of the lockdown have forced businesses to rethink their sales strategies in order to stay afloat and meet shifting consumer demands...

By Wayne Flemming 9 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: How Simulpass app is resetting expectations for digital privacy
#StartupStory: How Simulpass app is resetting expectations for digital privacy

CEO of Simulpass, Michael Kramer explains how he's working on resetting expectations for digital privacy through this new app...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Jul 2020

How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy
How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy

To leverage data and automated communications, marketers have to embrace responsible personalisation...

By JD Engelbrecht 1 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones
#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones

Looking for the easiest way to get fast cash for your old phone or looking for a deal on a new phone, but not pay exorbitant prices? Flip Phone could be the answer...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020

Data storage partnerships are crucial going forward
Data storage partnerships are crucial going forward

In order to meet the unprecedented spike in online demand for orders and deliveries during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a strong relationship with a data storage vendor has become crucial...

By Hayden Sadler 25 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Young entrepreneur aims to help SMEs
#StartupStory: Young entrepreneur aims to help SMEs

Founded on the belief that South Africa is the gateway to Africa, Jean-Luc Pugin decided to launch Eikon-Design during the nationwide lockdown...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride
#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride

The youth, by their very nature, have always been the first to embrace the latest trends when it comes to technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2020

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The show must go on: How to protect media content

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

By Paul Beattie 18 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports
#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv
#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv

TV personality and producer, Janez Vermeiren and film director Peri vP have launched Fylmer.tv, a new online platform that connects content creators with organisations and brands...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Manage your 'dough' with DoughGetters
#LockdownLessons: Manage your 'dough' with DoughGetters

Murray Barnetson and Willem Haarhoff, founders of DoughGetters Accounting, share how the company is surviving the Covid-19 storm...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Go live with Send it - SA's live streaming platform
#StartupStory: Go live with Send it - SA's live streaming platform

How we interact with one another and the events that we attend have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We're not going to be gathering together in person anytime soon. Fortunately, technology has played an indispensable role...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Jun 2020

Agency Scope Insights: Reducing marketing complexity in a big tech, big data environment
Agency Scope Insights: Reducing marketing complexity in a big tech, big data environment

Spare a thought for today's marketing executives as they face not only the most empowered consumers ever, but a rapidly changing marketing ecosystem and the need to manage both...

By Johanna McDowell 4 Jun 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours
How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]

The world is in the middle of a global pandemic that has resulted in national lockdowns, and a hard reset of society towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4IR is happening faster than ever before...

By Alan Knott-Craig 3 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business
#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business

EquityMaven, a local fintech startup, plans to disrupt traditional business valuation services by offering highly detailed, investment banking-style valuations online...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs
#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs

FinYou is a purposed-based lending solution that links merchants with funding from financial institutions...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 Jun 2020

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