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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 days ago

#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

#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission
#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission

David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative and tech entrepreneur, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2020

How to have strong cyber hygiene
How to have strong cyber hygiene

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 26 May 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: STEM must go on in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: STEM must go on in lockdown

#TheLockdownSeries explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Virtual Actuary
#LockdownLessons: Virtual Actuary

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech
#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech

#LockdownLessons: Tanya Long, Chief Operating Officer, shares with us how the coronavirus has impacted The Argility Technology Group...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon Dingle
#BlockchainAfrica: "Bitcoin is the best system we've ever had for money" - Simon Dingle

"But it still lacks the user experience, appeal, social acceptance and, most importantly, narrative, that will propel it across the chasm into mainstream adoption..." - Blockchain Africa Conference speaker and fintech entrepreneur Simon Dingle on Bitcoin and its impact on industry...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2020

How 5G could take on-the-go gaming to new heights
How 5G could take on-the-go gaming to new heights

One area where 5G may have a big impact is online gaming...

By Ernst Wittmann 6 Mar 2020

Building a Centre of Excellence to deliver functional digital maturity
Building a Centre of Excellence to deliver functional digital maturity

Setting up a Centre of Excellence can nurture a cohesive team, focused on deliverables that benefit the entire organisation, while moving it closer to real digital maturity...

By Johan Walters 5 Mar 2020

Johan Walters, Lead Tech Consultant at Incubeta SA
Why enterprise martech implementations fail

One of the biggest stumbling blocks when trying to harness the power of cloud marketing technology is a fundamental disconnect between marketing, business and technology leaders...

By Johan Walters 4 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life
#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life

Creative director of Google Creative Lab Robert Wong says the first thing to remember when it comes to technology is that if how we live is being shaped by technological companies like Google, it is important for humanity to be involved...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled world
Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled world

Media keeps showing us pessimistic views of the future where it becomes all too easy to buy into the idea that tech is out to rob us of our humanity...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

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Lessons from the second last Blockbuster in the world

Dargaville, a small town on the banks of the Wairoa River in the North Island of New Zealand with a population of approximately 4,500 people, lost the second-last 'Blockbuster' movie store on Earth a few weeks ago. The last one is in the town of Bend, Oregon in the USA...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Feb 2020

How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?
How necessary is CCTV in the retail industry?

As tough economic times get tougher, the retail industry will need to think carefully about how to reduce their risk in order to protect their shoppers, stock and their bottom line...

By Laurence Smith 6 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

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Why 2020 should be the year we stop fearing 'the robots'

As artificial intelligence (AI) become increasingly pervasive, so have headlines about robots taking people's jobs. While there's undoubtedly truth in that (in as much as new technologies have always rendered some jobs obsolete), the societal impact of these new technologies is frequently misunderstood...

By Tanja Lategan 24 Jan 2020

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Personalising the unique traveller experience through AI

The greater the pool of data, the more potential it has for valuable business insights, particularly in industries like travel where the spotlight is increasingly shining on personalisation...

By Adrian Roodt 24 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

Artificial intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?
Artificial intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?

Artificial intelligence is our shiny new toy. We're dazzled by its potential to help us make our lives more efficient, more productive... just... better...

By Catherine Black 20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketing
#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketing

For years digital marketers revelled in the fact that they could accurately measure the return on ad spend. Since everything could be tracked, we could know where our money was being spent and how it was being consumed by our target audiences.

By Andrew Smit 15 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine
#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine

Tich Savanhu, head of digital strategy at Incubeta SA, looks at what should be highest on the agenda for marketing professionals when crafting their 2020 strategies...

By Tichaona Savanhu 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learn

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100 percent return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change.

By Adi Stephan 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation
#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation

2020 holds digital sway over the business, investment and innovation...

By Chris Ogden 8 Jan 2020

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