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How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforcesArticle

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Salesforce's Robin Fisher on delivering success from anywhere
Salesforce's Robin Fisher on delivering success from anywhereArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced companies to temporarily go virtual and employees to work remotely. However, several tech giants have announced permanent remote work options for all their employees...

Johannes Masiteng 26 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at SysproArticle

Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro, unpacks the journey behind the software development company's rebrand...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2021

5 traits of successful remote workers
5 traits of successful remote workersArticle

Recruiting the right talent is arguably the most important element of a successful work-from-home (WFH) strategy for any business - even more so than providing the right tools...

14 Apr 2021

More South Africans willing to embrace remote work than global average - study
More South Africans willing to embrace remote work than global average - studyArticle

According to a new report, Decoding Global Ways of Working, one of the major legacies of the pandemic is that employees expect to be allowed to work remotely more often...

6 Apr 2021

Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sector
Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sectorArticle

The financial services landscape is changing quickly as banks face increasing competition from technology-based financial services...

Sarthak Rohal 31 Mar 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

Microsoft's Work Trend Index report reflects on one year of remote work
Microsoft's Work Trend Index report reflects on one year of remote workArticle

The results of Microsoft's first-annual Work Trend Index, The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work - Are We Ready?, has revealed seven hybrid work trends...

29 Mar 2021

Which employees are suffering most from remote working?
Which employees are suffering most from remote working?Article

Remote working disproportionately impacts younger generations the hardest, with senior business leaders a close second...

9 Mar 2021

Effective WFH streamlined through data management as the next frontier
Effective WFH streamlined through data management as the next frontierArticle

Data management should deliver an increase in the understanding of the forces shaping markets and businesses. This knowledge will help companies outsmart competitors...

Gary Allemann 8 Mar 2021

Remote leadership - manage output, not presence
Remote leadership - manage output, not presenceArticle

Performance management can be trying at the best of times, with distance making assessments even more challenging in today's "new normal" of remote work...

Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus 16 Feb 2021

Why cloud data protection is a top priority for businesses post-pandemic
Why cloud data protection is a top priority for businesses post-pandemicArticle

Where many businesses may have been lagging behind when it came to adopting cloud-based solutions, being forced to lock down and enable a remote workforce was the final push they needed. However, in a digital world, data becomes arguably a business' most valuable asset...

Gerhard Fourie 8 Feb 2021

The business model has forever been disrupted
The business model has forever been disruptedArticle

Working from home is the new normal but business owners must have the right processes in place to remain productive...

4 Feb 2021

Understanding cybercrime's true impact is crucial to security in 2021
Understanding cybercrime's true impact is crucial to security in 2021Article

Vulnerabilities were exploited to the maximum and there were a number of highly publicised attacks across the globe. However, while this has led to greater awareness of the risks and an increase in caution, businesses cannot afford to let down their guard in 2021...

Simeon Tassev 3 Feb 2021

Focus on POPIA compliance, data mobility, integrity key in a world with a remote workforce
Focus on POPIA compliance, data mobility, integrity key in a world with a remote workforceArticle

Most South African businesses traditionally slow down or shut down completely over the festive period, except for retail and hospitality...

Ian Engelbrecht 29 Jan 2021

9 don'ts to make remote working a success in 2021
9 don'ts to make remote working a success in 2021Article

The pandemic gave us a crash course remote working last year, and while everybody thought it would all blow over as quickly as it came, 2021 seems set to hold the same challenges - but with an additional twist...

Nevo Hadas 26 Jan 2021

Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurity
Human fallibility remains the weakest link in cybersecurityArticle

If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks...

Yash Pillay 19 Jan 2021

Digital Kungfu delivers a 24:1 return on investment for MC3 Cloud in English and French-speaking African regions
Digital Kungfu delivers a 24:1 return on investment for MC3 Cloud in English and French-speaking African regionsArticle

When you have an urgent campaign that needs to be deployed quickly, efficiently and effectively, there's only one partner to turn to: Digital Kungfu...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jan 2021

5 remote work and hiring trends influencing workforce decisions
5 remote work and hiring trends influencing workforce decisionsArticle

Businesses around the globe have spent the better part of 2020 adjusting to the new reality of remote working. With workplace regulations also becoming stricter, buzzy office spaces might soon become part of a pre-Covid era...

Andrew Bourne 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 tech trends heading our way in the new year
#BizTrends2021: 5 tech trends heading our way in the new yearArticle

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, most technology forecasts centred around the 4th Industrial Revolution and the need for businesses to use the newest technologies to stay competitive. This is still true a year later, but Covid-19 has changed the direction of travel...

Esti Kilian 5 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Race and culture will be at the forefront of the corporate agenda
#BizTrends2021: Race and culture will be at the forefront of the corporate agendaArticle

Traditionally, trends are a continuation of the growth and changes that societies, industries and markets are experiencing. 2020 accelerated some things and caused a complete upheaval in others. These are the three biggest cultural and leadership trends that I believe will shape businesses in 2021...

Ian Fuhr 4 Jan 2021

The new reality of the workplace in 2021 and beyond
The new reality of the workplace in 2021 and beyondArticle

With the current global pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, it is very likely that a large percentage of the local workforce will continue to work from home well into 2021...

Graham Parker 4 Jan 2021

New survey: Nearly a third of South Africans believe their home office is insufficient
New survey: Nearly a third of South Africans believe their home office is insufficientArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we live and earn an income across the country. In these unprecedented times, it has taken adaptability, flexibility and sheer determination to succeed in our ability to work and keep the economy afloat...

24 Dec 2020

Here's the thing employees miss most about the office
Here's the thing employees miss most about the officeArticle

By now, almost everyone's seen the meme that says 2020 wasn't the year of working from home, but rather living at work. And, in many cases, home is not only the office, but also the classroom and everything inbetween. It's fair to say that the novelty is wearing thin. So how do office workers feel about the workplace now...?

21 Dec 2020

Survey provides insight into struggles of remote workforce
Survey provides insight into struggles of remote workforceArticle

While people across the globe continue to work under the 'new normal' conditions created as a result of the pandemic, the team at GetApp were interested to explore the topic of how businesses and employees of South Africa have experienced this new world order of work...

18 Dec 2020

15% of South Africans prefer to wear their birthday suit when WFH
15% of South Africans prefer to wear their birthday suit when WFHArticle

New global research by Kaspersky, which studied the behaviors of over 8,000 SME workers, has revealed some interesting habits and guilty pleasures of those people working from home. In South Africa, 15% of respondents said they liked working without clothes...

9 Dec 2020

#IABInsightSeries: IAB SA 2021 predictions
#IABInsightSeries: IAB SA 2021 predictionsArticle

The IAB SA recently hosted its 22nd insight webinar on Zoom, featuring IAB SA members Jarred Cinman, Ann-Mari Höfinger, Noah Makholwa, Karyn Strybos and Melissa Kariuki...

Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Most big business to permanently adopt hybrid work-style
#EvolutionofWork: Most big business to permanently adopt hybrid work-styleArticle

Almost nine out of 10 leaders (88%) at large enterprises in South Africa expect they will adopt a more hybrid way of working permanently. This is according to Microsoft's newly launched Work Reworked research conducted together with Boston Consulting Group, KRC Research and Dr Michael Parke of the Wharton School. The study found that flexible ways of working are here to stay with many leaders focused on driving a culture of innovation.

13 Nov 2020

Rise of the hybrid office
Rise of the hybrid officeArticle

For companies around the world, Covid-19 lockdown has forced rapid change. Where there was reluctance to adopt remote working and hybrid workspaces pre-pandemic, lockdown made this a non-negotiable. And as the weeks turned to months, many companies have realised that remote working and hybrid workspaces are viable - long term...

2 Nov 2020

Keep the hybrid workforce secure, connected and collaborative
Keep the hybrid workforce secure, connected and collaborativeArticle

As we move towards a post-pandemic world of work, the traditional workplace model will shift to embrace an emergent hybrid workforce of office-based and remote workers...

Garsen Naidu 22 Oct 2020

5 ways to relieve fatigue in remote teams
5 ways to relieve fatigue in remote teamsArticle

While the pandemic paved way for even the most staunch opponents of remote work to change their perspective, fatigue is starting to set in for some of the teams, especially for those who have been isolated for the best part of the year now...

Andrew Bourne 20 Oct 2020

Data breaches becoming more common
Data breaches becoming more commonArticle

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals...

John Mc Loughlin 16 Oct 2020

How using a multi-channel approach can improve the employee experience for remote workforces
How using a multi-channel approach can improve the employee experience for remote workforcesArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic irrevocably redefined the way we communicate and work, remote working and mobile workforces have become central to doing business in the new normal. This means that organisations are having to develop new communication strategies and channels to create a collaborative remote working environment for employees to ensure Business Continuity (BC)...

Dharshan Naidoo 15 Oct 2020

The building blocks of the perfect hybrid cloud
The building blocks of the perfect hybrid cloudArticle

In a post-Covid environment, efficiency has become a top priority for business, along with enabling a remote workforce and tightly managing the user and customer experience...

Johan Scheepers 13 Oct 2020

Rethinking your security posture in the time of Covid-19
Rethinking your security posture in the time of Covid-19Article

The drastic changes in ways of working have led to several new cybersecurity risks and threats...

Jared Naude 12 Oct 2020

Rebooting employer branding in response to Covid-19
Rebooting employer branding in response to Covid-19Article

Employer branding is often mistaken to be the kind of activity only associated with companies needing to attract the best talent to meet their growth trajectory, especially within a buoyant and thriving economy. This is partially correct, however employer branding is built from the inside out...

Celeste Sirin 2 Oct 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companies
Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companiesArticle

As lockdown continues indefinitely, the continued need for support of remote workforces raises questions around companies' state of digital transformation and readiness...

31 Aug 2020

Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk management
Pandemic highlights need for cyber risk managementArticle

If small and medium businesses had little appetite for cyber risk management before the coronavirus pandemic, they may have developed one now...

31 Aug 2020

7 steps to realising the value of modern apps
7 steps to realising the value of modern appsArticle

Massive disruption might have upended life as we know it, but some things remain constant...

27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of working
Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of workingArticle

Since the Brundtland Commission coined the phrase "sustainable development" in the late eighties, sustainability has had a bad rap...

Christelle Marais 27 Aug 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

What can we learn from Covid-19 cyber attacks?
What can we learn from Covid-19 cyber attacks?Article

Throughout the pandemic, cyber threat actors have not let a single opportunity slip by. They have preyed on fear and concern around Covid-19...

12 Aug 2020

Is your company safe from security flaws like the Twitter hack?
Is your company safe from security flaws like the Twitter hack?Article

Every day brings a new security threat or a new report of a massively destructive cyber attack and 2019 was one of the worst years on record for attacks and breaches. Over the course of 2019 there was a massive 54% increase in data breaches - many with dire consequences.

31 Jul 2020

How to manage remote workers during Covid-19 and beyond
How to manage remote workers during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

Experts around the world have been advocating for increased workplace flexibility and work-from-home arrangements for a long time. However, given the Covid-19 pandemic, companies have now been forced to move quickly, and implement work-from-home arrangements or risk closing their doors...

13 Jul 2020

Covid-19 drives digital transformation in the insurance industry
Covid-19 drives digital transformation in the insurance industryArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging as a powerful driver for digital transformation in the insurance industry...

Robin Wagner 3 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic need
#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic needArticle

Sylvester Ratlabala, OneConnect CEO, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2020

How Covid-19 is impacting your employees
How Covid-19 is impacting your employeesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating business transformation, and although it may be a crisis, it also presents an incredible opportunity for organisational change...

Dr Amelia Richards & Jenni Jones, Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Jun 2020

Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risks
Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risksArticle

Strong financial performances in 2019 mean the big mining companies are in a strong and resilient position to weather the economic uncertainty created by Covid-19...

12 Jun 2020

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