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Moving to Content as a Service (CaaS)
Moving to Content as a Service (CaaS)Article

Marketers are seeking innovative ways to get the right content in front of potential customers and to manage the increasing number of digital touchpoints throughout the customer journey...

Nick Durrant 15 Jun 2021

B2B e-commerce is changing sales. Here's why it matters
B2B e-commerce is changing sales. Here's why it mattersArticle

The pandemic has underlined the importance of strong digital channels, particularly for business-to-business buyers who aren't used to doing business online...

Robbie Kearns 7 Jun 2021

Unpacking Google's DMT two years on - still an enigma for many
Unpacking Google's DMT two years on - still an enigma for manyArticle

Johan Walters, Ansa Leighton and Niamh NicLiam of Incubeta take a look at how local companies have fared with Google's DMT programme...

Johan Walters, Ansa Leighton & Niamh NicLiam 31 May 2021

3 ingredients of a new-generation business with digital success
3 ingredients of a new-generation business with digital successArticle

The pandemic has created conditions in which a new breed of companies can thrive. There are three major characteristics new generation businesses have in common...

Ernest North 25 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital and going global in the edtech space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital and going global in the edtech spaceArticle

Melvyn Lubega, co-founder of Go1 and Endeavor Entrepreneur, shares his experience of raising capital for an edtech company and how they went global...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2021

Ross Sibbald, commercialdirector, Africa, Striata
Bridging the insurance relationship gap with digital customer communicationArticle

Traditional insurers have never faced as much competition for their customers' attention as they do now. A whole litany of tech-centric startups are coming for their lunch...

Ross Sibbald 12 May 2021

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Enable your account sales team with these stepsArticle

Sales enablement provides sales teams with everything they need to sell as the point of focus, and is a major point of priority for many in the B2B space...

Warren Moss 7 May 2021

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3 ways to reinvent retail customer engagement in a post-Covid worldArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to shopping online, retailers have had to re-imagine how they do business in a new digital world...

Robbie Kearns 28 Apr 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

Channelling big tech to inspire growth in 2021
Channelling big tech to inspire growth in 2021Article

Like many, 2020 left a big gap in our revenues and those of our clients. The race is now on to recover not only last year's lost revenue but also to grab every growth opportunity in 2021...

John Paul Waites, Issued by Worx Group 14 Apr 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturingArticle

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors
Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investorsArticle

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

You've lost your cloud data, so what's your backup plan?
You've lost your cloud data, so what's your backup plan?Article

UpBeet Digital proudly represents Cactus's KeepIt, which stores multiple copies of the data in their cloud data centres using military-grade security features...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 18 Mar 2021

Huge rise in AI as customer and employee expectations shift - report
Huge rise in AI as customer and employee expectations shift - reportArticle

Many business leaders are turning to AI in response to customer expectations that are growing amid the transition to all-digital experiences...

11 Mar 2021

5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021
5 marketing tech trends to watch in 2021Article

As technology evolves and data sets grow, marketing is changing, adapting and in some cases becoming automated...

Greg Chen 4 Mar 2021

New research reveals Microsoft's cloud revenue in 2020 was a mammoth $59.5bn
New research reveals Microsoft's cloud revenue in 2020 was a mammoth $59.5bnArticle

The pandemic assisted in driving cloud infrastructure in 2020 thanks to online games and remote work...

23 Feb 2021

Marketing in a world without third-party cookies
Marketing in a world without third-party cookiesArticle

Colleen Rose, consulting director at Acceleration, discusses how the move away from third-party cookies is gathering momentum...

Colleen Rose 22 Feb 2021

Consumers are changing and so are their choices
Consumers are changing and so are their choicesArticle

Today's consumers expect more from the brands they support and the demand for environmentally-friendly trade is on the increase...

Greg Viljoen 15 Feb 2021

The One Club announces inaugural Within conference
The One Club announces inaugural Within conferenceArticle

The One Club for Creativity will hold its first Within: The In-House Creative Conference, streaming live 30 March to 1 April 2021...

10 Feb 2021

What businesses should know about backups in the cloud
What businesses should know about backups in the cloudArticle

Around the world, Covid-19 has driven a massive acceleration in cloud adoption as moving to the cloud became an essential strategy to ensuring business survival by enabling businesses to operate remotely...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 4 Feb 2021

5 steps to help SMEs succeed in digital transformation
5 steps to help SMEs succeed in digital transformationArticle

Investing in digital tech may seem like a massive undertaking for businesses with limited budgets, but the benefits are significant, and getting started can be a lot easier and more cost-effective than expected...

Matthew Campbell 22 Jan 2021

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - SalesforceArticle

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: What will customers expect from you in 2021?
#BizTrends2021: What will customers expect from you in 2021?Article

Now that 2020 is behind us, we can draw on some insights to guide businesses on what we are likely to see in 2021...

Robin Fisher 5 Jan 2021

How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond
How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyondArticle

We have learned this year the true meaning of digital transformation across every industry. That is, reimagining businesses to better serve customers and understand their needs, and having the agility to respond to changing circumstance...

Robin Fisher 23 Dec 2020

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Global cyber week online sales hit record highArticle

Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

2 Dec 2020

5 things SA businesses need to consider before migrating to the cloud
5 things SA businesses need to consider before migrating to the cloudArticle

South African customers say that Covid-19 has elevated their expectation of businesses' digital capabilities. In other words, businesses need to be digital, and to be digital they need cloud, but embracing cloud computing and making the most of it are two different things...

Matt Surkont 26 Nov 2020

SMEs remain hopeful amidst Black Friday and festive season spending
SMEs remain hopeful amidst Black Friday and festive season spendingArticle

With a slow improvement of consumer confidence and spending, the South African small to medium business (SME) sector remains hopeful that the upcoming festive season trading will give them the desperately needed boost...

24 Nov 2020

How digital technology can help your small business
How digital technology can help your small businessArticle

Technology can help your small business to be more efficient, reach new markets, and cope with the new social distancing requirements we all face...

Selina Bieber 10 Nov 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Building an attractive employer brand for the post-Covid-19 world
#EvolutionofWork: Building an attractive employer brand for the post-Covid-19 worldArticle

Providing one standard employee value proposition (EVP) offering has shifted in our new world, as talent no longer just accepts what is offered to them. This was one of the insights offered by Dr Cecile Benade at the Momentum Metropolitan webinar, hosted by Employer Branding SA on Wednesday, 28 October 2020...

6 Nov 2020

Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year round
Beyond discounts: How tech can help keep customers happy all year roundArticle

Recent consumer trends have made one thing clear: shoppers have higher expectations than ever before - and for brands looking to stay ahead, it's time to rise to the challenge of meeting them...

Robin Fisher 5 Nov 2020

2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce
2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - SalesforceArticle

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

21 Oct 2020

CIOs need to save...and lead
CIOs need to save...and leadArticle

In times of crisis, it's critical that IT leaders take on more responsibility both for cost savings now and building revenues back up for tomorrow...

Andrew Brinded 28 Sep 2020

What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?
What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?Article

During the early stages of the crisis, organisations had to prioritise their most mission-critical functions to stabilise and pivot. Digital transformation emerged as one of those high-priority areas...

Robin Fisher 16 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenshipArticle

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Looking for the right ed-tech partner?
Looking for the right ed-tech partner?Article

The global education-technology market has grown rapidly in the last ten years, morphing from R8,6bn in venture-capital funding in 2010 to R121bn in 2019...

2 Sep 2020

The future of work isn't only about tech
The future of work isn't only about techArticle

When you think about reskilling the workforce, what comes to mind? Learning to code? Analysing data? Operating technology?

Robin Fisher 1 Sep 2020

Foot-operated wheelie bin
Foot-operated wheelie binArticle

Our long-standing motto of 'safety first' has driven us to a new innovation: a foot pedal-operated wheelie bin, the first of its kind in South Africa...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 Aug 2020

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Why the customer should be at the centre of your digital transformation effortsArticle

Digital transformation, at its core, has always been about future-proofing businesses for survival in increasingly digital economies. Unlike most of life, which has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 crisis, digital transformation remains the same, only with the future businesses were preparing for, much closer...

Heidi Custers 24 Jul 2020

Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essential
Covid-19 shifts online sales from desirable to essentialArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the precariousness of a solely bricks and mortar model...

23 Jul 2020

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid world
Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid worldArticle

Over recent months the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that as humans we are all connected...

Robin Fisher 10 Jul 2020

We need to get serious about user data
We need to get serious about user dataArticle

Over the past few years, tech-savvy customers and younger, more dynamic, employees have forced businesses in all sectors to completely change their way of operating...

Andrew Bourne 3 Jul 2020

Digital Kungfu is helping businesses to mine their existing CRM data for gold
Digital Kungfu is helping businesses to mine their existing CRM data for goldArticle

Bad data is costing businesses millions each year...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 1 Jul 2020

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SA marketers fostering meaningful customer relationships beyond first purchase [report]Article

Salesforce has released its sixth annual State of Marketing report, including South African data for the first time. The report shows that, locally, marketers are at the forefront, with 76% in South Africa leading customer experience initiatives across their companies...

21 May 2020

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Digital maturity is vital to profit growth: Here's whyArticle

Far too many companies view digital transformation as a box-tick item. In doing so, they miss out on the ROI opportunities that come along on the journey to digital maturity...

Catherine Murray 10 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profits
#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profitsArticle

Technology is advancing every day, often with promises of solutions to make our lives easier and simpler...

Anja Mulder 2 Jan 2020

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Think of social and programmatic platforms as big tech, not mass mediaArticle

Marketers should not only think of social and programmatic platforms as media - but also as technology platforms that allow them to customise their messages to select audiences...

Grant Lapping 24 Dec 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2020: End of an era as the 3rd party cookie crumblesArticle

An interesting year has just flown by, in which it feels like all things digital are under pressure - the adtech ecosystem is contracting, Facebook is being slammed as usual, Google is in a showdown with French publishers, and cookies are errr... crumbling...

Lisa Macleod 11 Dec 2019

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