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F&A in a new era of work: 5 trends and takeaways for the C-suite
F&A in a new era of work: 5 trends and takeaways for the C-suiteArticle

As we near the end of the first quarter of 2021, we analyse the rollercoaster ride that was 2020 and how it reshaped the F&A space during an unprecedented financial year...

Issued by Monetary Library 1 Apr 2021

Several steps to powerful efficiency wins with hyper-automation
Several steps to powerful efficiency wins with hyper-automationArticle

Those who can take this next step into technology-driven efficiency will be best placed to succeed in what is clearly a highly competitive global business environment...

Collin Govender 30 Mar 2021

Rising importance of proptech in a new world
Rising importance of proptech in a new worldArticle

For many rental agencies in South Africa that still relied on outdated processes to manage their portfolio payments, Covid-19 brought on...

Johette Smuts 10 Feb 2021

10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programme
10 fintech startups revealed for AlphaCode's R10m support programmeArticle

The AlphaCode Incubate programme provides funding, guidance from performance coaches and a panel of advisory experts, access to AlphaCode's co-working space, and opportunities to apply for further early-stage investment...

1 Feb 2021

Planet Fitness makes the smart move in partnering with Bitventure for the latest payment and onboarding technologies
Planet Fitness makes the smart move in partnering with Bitventure for the latest payment and onboarding technologiesArticle

Planet Fitness announced that it has adopted the latest in smart payment collection technologies for enhanced management of membership payments...

Issued by Bitventure 26 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19Article

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

#LockdownLessons: Naked Insurance reduced premiums during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Naked Insurance reduced premiums during lockdownArticle

During the nationwide lockdown, Naked Insurance offered CoverPause on the days' customers were not driving, saving up to 90% of the car insurance premiums...

Evan-Lee Courie 4 May 2020

Oh, it's digital. Again.
Oh, it's digital. Again.Article

Digital transformation is not leaving anyone behind. It's the hero in its own disruptive movie...

28 Feb 2020

The next decade of digital marketing
The next decade of digital marketingArticle

The digital marketing landscape looked very different 10 years ago. Instagram didn't exist and neither did voice assistants. AI, AR and VR were science fiction concepts...

Jessica Barrella 19 Feb 2020

The future of Enterprise Asset Management
The future of Enterprise Asset ManagementArticle

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has come a long way from the days of manual catalogues and vast spreadsheets detailing the inventory of an organisation...

Stefan Jacobs 16 Jan 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
How to streamline your accounting functionArticle

Bookkeeping has always been an essential yet time-consuming task for small and medium entities. Streamlining these tasks is core to providing a better view of the business's financial insights...

Jeanne Viljoen 10 Dec 2019

Eric Croeser
Smart mining is the key to competitivenessArticle

Smarter mining, embracing the total value chain and finding solutions to the new realities that the industry faces, holds the key to remaining competitive in a fiercely contested marketplace...

Eric Croeser 9 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: No hidden agenda with Naked Insurance
#EntrepreneurMonth: No hidden agenda with Naked InsuranceArticle

Naked Insurance wants to change the way we do insurance, and that is why they were crowned overall winners at the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Nov 2019

Insurance comes of (digital) age
Insurance comes of (digital) ageArticle

At last insurance has entered the digital age, with innovators helping to reinvigorate the sector with tech-driven business models that completely transform the customer experience...

21 Nov 2019

Guide to surviving the supply chain of the future
Guide to surviving the supply chain of the futureArticle

Over the past decade, all around the world, corporations have been taking a long, hard look at their supply chains. Negative economic conditions, hyper-competition, rapidly changing consumer preferences and disruptive technologies have changed the business landscape...

Johan van Zyl 9 Oct 2019

What you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (Part 2)
What you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (Part 2)Article

Major South African enterprises are fast embracing Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and mid-size and even small businesses are set to follow suit, but, what are the advantages and disadvantages of RPA?

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2019

What you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (Part 1)
What you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (Part 1)Article

Major South African enterprises are fast embracing Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and mid-size and even small businesses are set to follow suit, but, what is RPA, how does it work and what can it do for enterprises?

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2019

New perspectives, panoramas and possibilities for enterprise applications
New perspectives, panoramas and possibilities for enterprise applicationsArticle

Digital twins, AI-driven automation and blockchain will all change how companies see themselves...

Christian Pedersen 27 Feb 2019

Finance professionals have to tech-up within the next three years or it's game over - new report
Finance professionals have to tech-up within the next three years or it's game over - new reportArticle

CIMA's updated Professional Qualification and CGMA Competency Framework addresses emerging digital skills gaps...

Issued by CIMA 13 Feb 2019

Andrew Harding
Finance professionals must tech up or ship outArticle

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies...

3 Feb 2019

Survey reveals more about IoT payments
Survey reveals more about IoT paymentsArticle

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the IoT payments market will grow at an average of 75% per annum...

14 Nov 2018

Eliminating human-error in industrial manufacturing and retail
Eliminating human-error in industrial manufacturing and retailArticle

In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand...

12 Oct 2018

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#NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by WundermanArticle

WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

6 Sep 2018

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Africa South, Veeam
Data, customer experience and hyper-availabilityArticle

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

Digital transformation creates true value in the mining industry
Digital transformation creates true value in the mining industryArticle

While mining companies already extract data from various silos in the business, extracting and collating the data into useful information is often slow...

2 Nov 2016

Financial professionals view AI as help rather than hindrance
Financial professionals view AI as help rather than hindranceArticle

Contrary to popular belief, most finance professionals see automation as a means of improving their work environment, rather than a threat...

4 Sep 2016

Philips Community Life Centre
Brands can build capacity in communitiesArticle

Philips and UNFPA collaborate to transform lives with a second Community Life Centre in Mandera County, Kenya...

1 Jun 2016

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Balancing mobility risk with data availability requirementsArticle

Mobile devices have become an integral component of the Always-On enterprise. But what impact do they have on the modern data centre, especially when employees expect to have access...

1 Jun 2016

Graphic of the CLC at Mandera
Developing a community of healthArticle

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya...

13 May 2016

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to growArticle

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

Cari Van Wyk 26 Apr 2016

Richness of big data is underexploited in SA
Richness of big data is underexploited in SAArticle

The volumes of data streaming into businesses are growing by the year - transactional records, email, social media data, video, call centre logs, and much more...

Johan Botes 23 Feb 2016

Does your backup solution meet your needs?
Does your backup solution meet your needs?Article

Organisations are currently faced with the task of dealing with an ongoing data explosion. As the need for increased data capacity continues to grow...

Fred Mitchell 31 Aug 2015

Improving control of virtual machines
Improving control of virtual machinesArticle

Server virtualisation is a darling of IT administrators for a number of reasons such as delivering more efficiency and cost control than adding physical servers to accommodate the data explosion...

Sumash Singh 8 Jun 2015

How small businesses can succeed with the cloud
How small businesses can succeed with the cloudArticle

In today's ever-changing, technologically-driven world, the notion of adopting new technologies is an intimidating and frightening thought for many businesses...

James White 2 Dec 2014

Mobile networks turn to device insights to boost marketing
Mobile networks turn to device insights to boost marketingArticle

Mobile marketing has long promised to be an extraordinarily effective way for networks to reach their customers with relevant, timely messages - but getting the reality to match the promise is often costly...

Lars Houbak 13 Nov 2014

Regulation is boutique asset managers' biggest hurdle
Regulation is boutique asset managers' biggest hurdleArticle

According to the third annual edition of research undertaken by research and advisory firm TABB Group, growing complexity has led to 42% of participants in 2014 citing regulation as the major focus for firms, from just 17% in 2013 - highlighting the significant challenges boutiques now face.

27 Oct 2014

Adapting to change in a virtual world
Adapting to change in a virtual worldArticle

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014

To the edge and back
To the edge and backArticle

There is no escaping the changing face of modern business. The traditional picture of a company located in an "easy to travel to" building where employees physically work alongside each other, in a fixed and networked computing environment, no longer rings true.

Johan Scheepers 24 Apr 2014

Cost-conscious cloud data storage and back-up for small businesses
Cost-conscious cloud data storage and back-up for small businessesArticle

Bernard Kur, head of product at Global Micro Solutions looks at the benefits and key considerations when utilising the cloud as a means of data storage and back-up and, importantly, distinguishes between these two fundamentals.

23 Oct 2013

Rise of SA e-commerce depends on good delivery
Rise of SA e-commerce depends on good deliveryArticle

More than one billion smartphones were in use by the end of 2012 and, according to estimates by eMarketer, B2C global e-commerce sales grew 21.1% in 2012 to top US$1 trillion for the first time. Projections for 2013 are that sales will grow 18.3% to $1.298 trillion worldwide.

17 Oct 2013

TomTom's new logbook app for drivers
TomTom's new logbook app for driversArticle

Navigation company TomTom has launched a new app that makes it easier for drivers to keep an accurate log of their trips using their smartphone. The new Webfleet Logbook app for Android and iPhone helps drivers and businesses reduce mileage claim administration and create reliable logs for tax compliance.

8 Feb 2013

Ian Goss-Ross
Top six priorities for contact centres in 2013Article

If contact centres aren't preparing to embrace these six key trends, they have already fallen behind.

Ian Goss-Ross 14 Jan 2013

Businesses should spend more on technology services - Dariel SolutionsArticle

According to research the South African IT services market experienced healthy growth throughout 2010, growing 8% year-on-year, with the expectation that this market will exeed $5 billion in 2012. While the figures are evident that IT spend is on the increase, post the economic recession, software development experts Dariel Solutions shed some light on what businesses should really be focusing on from a technology services point of view in 2012.

30 Jan 2012

Improved technologies help credit providersArticle

The provision of relatively risk-free credit is perhaps one of today's most challenging business requirements, but technology helps grant credit faster and cheaper to an ever expanding number of people. "True, it is an age-old problem," says Michelle Beetar, MD of reference agency Experian South Africa, "[and] it has grown exponentially in the past couple of decades owing to freer access to credit as a means of bolstering turnover."

24 Nov 2011

Quark used to produce niiu customised newspaper
Quark used to produce niiu customised newspaperArticle

Quark case study: First customised daily newspaper niiu relies on Quark Dynamic Publishing Technology

20 May 2010

Altered market dynamics can boost businessArticle

The growth of the South African call-centre industry and its dream of creating a vast number of jobs has been hampered by the high price of telecommunications, slow deregulation, unfavourable exchange rates and other negative factors.

24 Apr 2009

Governance: A holistic approachArticle

One of the greatest benefits of adopting a holistic governance, regulation and compliance approach is that the process brings otherwise siloed corporate functions together to identify potential governance issues, business risks and compliance challenges. Rather than assembling response teams during a crisis, companies instituting enterprise-wide GRC controls collaborate to identify potential risks.

15 Feb 2008

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