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Why UK businesses are choosing South Africa as their outsourcing destination of choice
The UK is home to some of the world's leading technology businesses. Despite this, many UK businesses still lag behind when it comes to their software development. This is largely due to the high cost of hiring in-house developers and the lack of skilled developers available. 25 Oct 2022 Read more

'The Great Resignation' meets 'The Workforce of the Future'
Historically, the nature of the workforce has seen relatively linear change in response to new technologies or cultural shifts. However, the Covic-19 pandemic is responsible for what can only be described as an exponential shift. It exacerbated all the bottled up issues employees had with their workplace models. They threw their papers in the air and exclaimed, 'Enough is enough!'. 12 Jul 2022 Read more

Realm Digital wins Mail & Guardian digital account
Among the many emerging impacts of the recent pandemic, eagerness to catch up on the news and happenings of the world in the comfort of one's bed or couch has become increasingly in demand. Safe to say this is one online business that has been booming and the Mail & Guardian is no exception to this. A quality investigative and news publication, based on a culture of editorial independence and excellence, known for having published a weekly newspaper since the first edition in 1985, the Mail & Guardian became the first news organisation in South Africa to launch a website in 1994. 20 Apr 2022 Read more

Digital services and solutions... One trend to rule them all
It feels like 2022 runs on a fibre optic cable. We're all travelling at light speed and everyone's to-do list barely resembles what it did at the start of the year - when inboxes were being overwhelmed with more digital trend reports than ever before. We're already a quarter of a year down the fibre optic cable that is 2022! By now you've ticked all those trend boxes and crossed them off your to-do list. If you're failing to see any positive return on those efforts, read on. 13 Apr 2022 Read more

Staying close to your customers, even when you're apart
In the same way that anyone resisting remote working in an organisation no longer has a leg to stand on, neither do the businesses who insist that their products, services or even processes can't translate to digital. 4 Jun 2020 Read more

Realm Digital celebrates 20 years of industry success
Back in 1999, the internet was filled with dial-up tones, dancing babies and more 'Under Construction' pages than we care to remember. It was, however, also filled with innovation with the potential to change the world. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Vital Health Foods launches revamped digital offering
Vital Health Health Foods is solidifying its position as South Africa's number one vitamin brand with a revitalised digital offering. 9 Sep 2019 Read more

Realm Digital celebrates women in tech
In an industry which, historically, has been heavily male-driven, the rise of women impacting the software development arena is encouraging, to say the very least. As Realm Digital celebrates women throughout the month of August, we sit down with one of our own to discuss women in tech. 15 Aug 2019 Read more

Realm Digital launches Realm Academy
One of the pillars on which Realm Digital has built its 20 years of success is encouraging a culture of innovation and learning. With this in mind, the technology solutions company launched the Realm Academy on Friday, 31 May. 31 May 2019 Read more

Realm Digital appointed as digital partner for SA's no.1 vitamin brand
Vital Health Foods, one of the largest vitamin and mineral health supplement brand in South Africa, appoints Realm Digital as their preferred digital partner. The company formulates, manufactures and distributes world class, high quality health products. 8 Mar 2019 Read more

ClickClickGo, drive and stay!
South African travel brand, ClickClickGo is expanding their offering with the addition of accommodation and car rental to their booking portal. 17 Jan 2019 Read more

The Realm Group cooks for the greater good
The Realm Group, made up of Realm Digital and Snapplify, usually end off the year with a team-wide activity and celebration for the year's victories and successes. 4 Dec 2018 Read more

Realm Digital appoints operations director
Realm Digital has appointed Etienne Beneke as operations director where he will harness his more than 20 years digital experience to see the established digital specialists go from strength to strength. 14 Nov 2018 Read more

Van Schaik launches multiple e-book vendor solution
Long-standing Realm Digital client, Van Schaik Bookstore, recently launched a multiple e-book vendor solution. 12 Oct 2018 Read more

Realm Digital partners with leading Namibian destination
Being no stranger to the tourism and travel industry, Realm Digital jumped at the opportunity when long-standing client Gondwana first approached them with the desire to rebuild their website. 15 Aug 2018 Read more

Click, Click, Go!
The brand formerly known as Airlines SA approached Realm Digital to assist with their rebranding and repositioning strategy. 29 Jun 2018 Read more

Realm Digital appointed by Pride Factor as digital agency
Pride Factor, a South African-based life skills academy, has appointed Realm Digital as their digital partner. 10 May 2018 Read more

Realm Digital welcomes Simon Bestbier into his new position as CEO
The strengths of Realm Digital are born from its incredible journey of 16 years, and this next one will only strengthen it further as Simon Bestbier steps into the CEO position this year. Simon has been with Realm Digital for 10 years and has lead and grown the company in a managerial position, and shown himself to be an innovative and passionate leader who greatly understands the needs of both his staff and clients. 1 Dec 2015 Read more

Yue Diligence appoints Realm Digital as Digital Agency
Realm Digital has been appointed as the digital partner on Yue Diligence. 13 Oct 2015 Read more

Four ways to innovate your customers' shopping experience
If you're a retailer you know that customer expectations are higher than ever before; they expect to be able to shop all day and night, use your brand's social media channels for ideas and to discover new products, be able to buy on mobile devices, online, in-store and, on top of that, expect a much more customised experience. 3 Sep 2015 Read more

How 3D secure is affecting SA online stores
Despite showing significant growth in 2014 and into 2015, the South African e-commerce market has hit another hurdle threatening its progress. The onset of compulsory 3D Secure implementation on March 1, 2015, for all online stores meant that the CVV number would no longer be sufficient for making secure online purchases. This was largely driven by the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) and backed by multiple large banks, lobbying that the increased security would ensure less fraudulent activity on credit cards and benefit the e-commerce landscape in SA in the long run due to more positive online purchasing experiences. 11 Aug 2015 Read more

Xero has disrupted business accounting for SMEs globally
Xero, online-based accounting software, has completely changed the way small to medium businesses do their business accounting. We speak to Colin Timmis, Managing Director of Real Time Accounting, on the disruption that Xero has presented to the world of business accounting. 22 Jul 2015 Read more

How companies are developing eZines to monetise content
Digital magazines, or eZines, have been knocking around since the 1990s, but when they moved away from desktops towards tablet devices they found greater success in this new home of mobile convenience. Monetising digital content is currently a contentious subject. There is so much free content available online making it difficult for publishers and content producers to compete and still make a profit. 7 May 2015 Read more

E-commerce in South Africa - Lessons from China
The year 2014 saw a major shift in consumer behavior and spending habits, and this was reflected in the launch of the biggest IPO yet, that of the Alibaba Group, raising $25bn. Founded by Peng Lei and Jack Ma and led by Jonathan Lu, Alibaba has been a household name in China for years, selling everything from clothing to pet food, but demand for instant gratification, quick delivery and transactional enablement meant that a critical mass would be reached, and today China is the world's largest e-commerce market, and it's only going to get bigger. 21 Apr 2015 Read more

How tablet applications are simplifying business processes
Time is money. An age-old saying that has become increasingly literal since digital has taken over. Customers expect immediate responses to emails and feedback (positive or negative) is one tweet away, time is of the essence. The fast-paced nature of business today means that you need to be ahead, just to stay current. This is why businesses are looking at custom application development to make business processes faster and more convenient, and to enable their teams to make quick and informed decisions using their tablets so that they can save time and increase their ROI. 17 Mar 2015 Read more

Mobile development opportunities are at an all-time high with over 6.8 billion smartphones out there
From company to client, the growing rate of accessibility and quality on mobile devices has become the go-to platform to easily and reliably stay connected with customers, while also reaching an unparalleled increase in boosting fresh business. Whether your focus is on heightened productivity, a quicker turn-around time or simply customer satisfaction, the advantages that await by implementing a mobile-based point of attack can become truly unlimited. Smartphone? Try genius-phone. 3 Mar 2015 Read more

Five things insurance companies should know about building apps
Consumers' expectations are on the rise for mobile services that slip seamlessly into their lives and become a necessity to the point where it becomes their go-to channel to interact with their service or product providers. In the mobile space some of the most engaging and successful mobile apps have been developed by retail, travel, and hospitality industries. 21 Jan 2015 Read more

Phenomenal response for ooba's finance app in first week of launch
Just one week into the launch of their free mobile app, ooba, leading home finance experts, gained over 600 downloads and more than 60 positive reviews and ratings in the Android and iOS mobile stores. 27 Nov 2014 Read more

Leading retail brands use Facebook wishlist apps to drive online sales
As the festive season looms brightly ahead, leading e-commerce retailers are employing tried-and-tested online marketing campaigns to harness the spirit of Christmas while driving online sales. One such campaign that has been extremely successful is social wishlisting in the form of Christmas wishlist Facebook apps. 18 Nov 2014 Read more

Realm Digital delivers e-commerce platform for Van Schaik bookseller
Century old bookstore, Van Schaik, named Bookseller of the Year for the third consecutive year 11 Nov 2014 Read more

Facebook's latest e-commerce development exposes the maturity of the social market space
This month Facebook announced that they are testing a new way for users to discover and buy products from within their newsfeed without ever having to leave the site. Essentially this allows businesses to sell directly to consumers from Facebook Ads and page posts. While this is not the first time Facebook has engaged in e-commerce experiments, it is unique in its scale. 6 Aug 2014 Read more

Enhance your digital publication with interactive elements and better engage with your readers
Publishers who optimise their content by making it rich and interactive will help increase their content value and simplify their digitising workflow without compromising the actual content. There have been increases in adoption rates from readers who prefer content that is more engaging as opposed to static. It enhances their reading experience on their smartphones and tablets. 25 Jul 2014 Read more

Bulk sales set to increase eBook sales growth in South Africa
The publishing industry will yet again see a readjustment as year-on-year eBook sales fall for the first time, announces Nielsen Research; publishers are not seeing the double and triple digit growth the market saw in 2012, as eBook sales grow by only 5% to $393.6m in the first quarter of 2013. 9 Jul 2014 Read more

Realm Digital enables Real Meal Revolution e-book to sell digitally
Tim Noakes' Real Meal Revolution has had phenomenal success amongst South African readers, and it hasn't stopped there - this book is set to change the way the world eats. It is not surprising that it has crept into international bookshelves and being ranked as a best seller. 21 May 2014 Read more

eCommerce in South Africa has seen increased adoption by furniture retailers
The global success of online shopping has given rise to the widespread adoption of eCommerce ventures by furniture retailers wishing to capture the potential of this ever-growing market. Largest online retail corporation,, saw its initial success as an online bookstore; however it is no longer quite so exclusive, its catalogue has extended. Amazon now also caters for automotive parts, clothing, electronics, and furniture, to name but a few. While Amazon, Alibaba, and eBay have pioneered the way for eCommerce in Europe there are a multitude of start-ups operating eCommerce-only, selling predominantly beds and mattresses, and now growing fiercely in popularity, furniture and décor goods. 27 Jan 2014 Read more

Realm Digital extends their digital service offering to include digital marketing and more
Leading e-business strategy and technology provider, Realm Digital, has launched new digital services to ensure the provision of a complete end-to-end digital strategy. New services include digital marketing solutions, content conversion and an image server. 21 Jan 2014 Read more

Wetherlys eCommerce integration allows customers to shop online Wetherlys online has opened up their recently revamped website to all new eCommerce functionality. Customers can now buy from Wetherlys from their fully functioning online store. Just a few months ago Realm Digital partnered with Wetherlys to revamp their website, giving it a brand new look, feel, and tons of slick functionality. Since then they've been gearing towards making it fully e-Commerce! 18 Dec 2013 Read more

The Footnote Summit highlights digital publishing in an upcoming event in Cape Town
Leading publishers, content providers, and suppliers to the publishing industry will get together next month on the 6th of November for the first Footnote Summit. This conference focuses on the benefits of digital publishing, highlighting workable solutions and tools currently available to publishers, as well as giving delegates the opportunity to network with like-minded industry individuals. 16 Oct 2013 Read more

FNB Private Clients offers their clients a digital lifestyle magazine distributed via smart devices
FNB continuously strives to be at the forefront of technological innovation and has advanced a lot quicker than most South African financial institutions. Their website and mobile banking apps are just some of the reasons why users are switching over to this globally recognised bank. With the assistance of leading software development company Realm Digital, one of Africa's largest digital publishing providers, FNB Private Clients made the bold and innovative decision to offer their clients the FNB Private Life magazine via mobile platforms. 15 Jul 2013 Read more

Many goals of being online

An online presence can take several forms and have any one of multiple objectives.
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South African company launches and signs first deal at Frankfurt Book Fair 31 Jan 2012 Read more

Click here for instant mobile app-lification of your print-ready files. 8 Dec 2011 Read more

SA Digital-services/ e-business is on the up and up. MasterCard's recent survey of online shopping habits shows that 51% of connected South Africans shop online - 75% of them in the last three months. 24 Nov 2011 Read more

Realm Digital, a top South African e-business strategy and technology partner, specialising in Web, Social and Mobile platforms, has been in the software and web development industry for over 10 years; servicing clients both locally and internationally. 17 Nov 2011 Read more

Social media, iPad apps and digital brochures challenge conventional Web. 11 Nov 2011 Read more

SA's next stop to greatness: While mobile payments have met with astounding successes in other parts of Africa, adoption has been far more modest in South Africa. 15 Sep 2011 Read more

Reach global audiences quickly and cheaply without bespoke development . 1 Sep 2011 Read more

Practically all companies, brands, products and personalities can benefit from a Facebook promotions or fan page that furthers their cause (commercial or non-profit) or raises their profile. 25 Aug 2011 Read more

Realm Digital, the Cape Town-based online, social and mobile development firm, has bagged the prestigious international iCMG Architectural Award in the category Open Source Technologies, for its recently completed Exclus1ves e-commerce store. 15 Jul 2011 Read more

Facebook applications are a keen focus area for companies that want to extend their reach. But what many don't realise, this early on in the development of the social phenomenon, is that it is not just about marketing or publicity. Companies that use Facebook merely to advertise their brand, or build up a contact database, are missing a big commercial opportunity. 13 Jul 2011 Read more

How eBucks turned a potentially damaging blunder into a marketing win.  15 Jun 2011 Read more

Getting your digital media campaign off to its best possible start. 31 May 2011 Read more

As the print publishing industry fades and digital platforms flourish, market consolidation is the order of the day, with creative agencies scrambling to acquire digital skills. 23 May 2011 Read more

Leading online, social and mobile development partner Realm Digital will use this year's Indaba to publicly introduce withPlatform, a cutting-edge Web development platform in beta that gives even the greenest and most cash-strapped B&B its own website for free. 10 May 2011 Read more

Big-name references and integrated development platform gives firm the edge. 20 Apr 2011 Read more

Niche brands reach changing markets through social media. 14 Apr 2011 Read more

Standalone social apps or total Web engagement management - you choose. 7 Mar 2011 Read more

Isolated applications give no hint of massive legwork and explosive potential 9 Feb 2011 Read more

Luddites* of the enterprise world increasingly getting left behind. 1 Feb 2011 Read more

Social-integrated websites offer total Web engagement management (WEM). 12 Jan 2011 Read more

Title distribution model to destroy industries; create new ones, change society. 9 Dec 2010 Read more

Effortless central control over branding, catalogue and custom features 29 Nov 2010 Read more

Cost and market scope advantages come into play as Web commerce takes off. 10 Sep 2010 Read more

South African and African travel sites - guesthouses in particular - have been given a major visibility and commercial boost with the free availability of, the e-business package from Realm Digital. 1 Sep 2010 Read more

Claims and confusion The e-business provider arena has grown into an enormous, complex industry with numerous specialist areas in the last 10 years. And yet providers continue to claim one-stop shop status and fail to carve out clear niches. 2 Aug 2010 Read more

Exclusive Books and beyond
After more than a year of blood, sweat and tears, finally we are able to share with you the new Exclus1ves website that goes live today. Exclusive Books no longer offers just books but goes beyond with film, music and games ensuring you entertainment needs are completely satisfied. This really is such an exciting venture and one to put Africa on the digital map! 11 Mar 2010 Read more

Optimise your website with Realm Platform and Google
It is essential to monitor your website on a continuous basis to ensure you are getting the most from it. There is very little point in spending so much time on the design and functionality if you are not prepared to spend time optimising your online presence. Understanding your website's performance radically increases its value. 14 Oct 2009 Read more

Get your brand scoring goals
Fantasy Leagues are great marketing tools that are gaining momentum in the South African marketing industry. Expand your brand awareness and create a Fantasy league where people can engage with your brand and have fun at the same time. 3 Aug 2009 Read more

Realm Digital unveils custom tourism and hospitality software
Realm Digital launches the new Travel Platform 4.0 software which integrates with a variety of online services and offers a holistic package for all industry types, no matter what the requirements. 17 Jul 2009 Read more

Chaos Computers goes full e-Commerce
Chaos Computers has recently launched full e-Commerce functionality to their existing website. Their website, powered by Realm Digital's Platform, now offers their clients the option to order their products online, make secure payments and have their goods delivered to their doorstep. 18 Aug 2008 Read more

Advertise your products and brands with Realm Digital's Fantasy Sports sites
Market your brand by advertising or sponsoring fantasy sports leagues powered by Realm Digital's Fantasy Platform. These sites gain large volumes of traffic and reach audiences globally, therefore fast becoming a popular space to market products and create brand awareness. 12 Jun 2008 Read more

Realm Digital releases Platform to manage all your e-business requirements
Realm Digital has released Platform to meet all your e-business needs. This robust system offers an integrated solution for all your online business needs. Platform boasts competent functionality including content management, CRM, e-marketing, e-commerce and more. 25 Apr 2008 Read more

Realm Digital provides Fantasy Sports platform to Brandhouse, IOL and more
Brandhouse launched their fantasy rugby league for this year's Super 14 for one of their leading brands of rum, Captain Morgan. The game is targeted at rugby fans globally with the main objective being to increase their CRM database for further marketing initiatives. IOL also uses the same Fantasy Platform for its Fantasy Formula 1 league to increase their profitability by selling advertising space on the website. 15 Apr 2008 Read more

Vodacom builds brand with Realm Digital's Super 14 Fantasy Rugby
Online marketers have realised that the marketing potential in the Fantasy Sports arena is growing at a rapid rate each year. The popularity of these sports has spread from America to all areas of the globe and is taking sporting fanatics by storm. These online sporting leagues not only make money for the hosts but also offer a perfect platform for marketing your brand. 18 Feb 2008 Read more

Realm Digital powers the latest New Media website, Hip2B², which is an educational portal for The Shuttleworth Foundation. The site is built on the Realm Digital CMS and displays interactive functionality to keep the youth informed on topics ranging from maths, science, technology and entrepreneurship. 27 Nov 2007 Read more

Richprop Cape - the latest real estate company making use of Realm CMS
Richprop Cape goes live supporting the latest Real Estate functionality powered by Realm Digital's Content Management System. 12 Oct 2007 Read more

Realm Digital has launched a new partner program targeted at design houses, marketing and advertising agencies in the local and international market. This program aims to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between Realm Digital and these companies. 6 Jun 2007 Read more

Realm Digital's Content Management System, the rdCMS, makes integrated e-Marketing strategies effortless. While the rdCMS allows you to easily edit your website content, it also offers the tools to carry out a fully integrated e-Marketing campaign. 21 May 2007 Read more

Realm Digital launches the new StorAge website that boasts full e-Commerce functionality as well as using of some of the e-Marketing functionality offered by the Realm Digital Content Management System (rdCMS). 28 Mar 2007 Read more

Realm Digital launches Sharks fantasy rugby website for Super 14 series
Realm Digital launched an interactive rugby website this month just in time for the Super 14 series that kicked off on Friday 2 February 2007. Members stand a chance to win various prizes while interacting with other rugby fanatics online. Members also have an opportunity to challenge a panel of Sharks experts in this unique online rugby experience. 6 Feb 2007 Read more

Realm Digital launches the new content managed Design for Living website
Realm Digital has launched yet another content managed website within the exhibitions industry. After the launch of industry leader, Kagiso Exhibitions & Events, Realm Digital has added the Design for Living website to its list of exhibition websites built on the rdCMS. 8 Jan 2007 Read more

Realm Digital launches another content managed website for the exhibitions industry. Industry leader, Kagiso Exhibitions & Events is the newest addition to the growing list of websites built on the Realm Digital's Content Management System (rdCMS). 6 Nov 2006 Read more

Realm Digital launches new Department of Science and Technology expo website
Realm Digital has launched Department of Science and Technology website for this year's International Science, Innovation and Technology Exhibition. The exhibition is to be held from 24th to 27th September 2006 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 14 Sep 2006 Read more

UWC and Department of Health use Realm Digital's conferencing website technology for the Health Promoting Schools annual conference to be held at UWC on 14 - 16 September 2006. 16 Aug 2006 Read more

Realm Digital launches rugby website for Tri Nations Series
Realm Digital launched an interactive rugby website ( this month just in time for the Tri Nations Series that kicks off on Saturday, 8 July 2006. Members stand a chance to win a cash prize of £10 000 while interacting with other rugby fanatics online. Members also have an opportunity to challenge David Campese in this unique online rugby experience. 6 Jul 2006 Read more