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SMEs feeling economic pinch turn to innovative tech platforms to save cash

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa’s SMEs remain under enormous pressure and are increasingly looking to technology for ways to control costs and manage cash flow more effectively. “A seemingly easy decision every business must make is how to handle...


Six digital strategies for increasing brand visibility

Businesses which embrace digital enjoy better business outcomes. Anastasiya Golovatenko, Account Director, Sherpa Communications, gives her top tips for businesses on how they can increase their brand visibility online. The way we live, work and communicate has changed dramatically over the past...


eSignatures are a crucial step towards secure Digital Transformation

Pre-Internet, we wouldn’t have left sensitive documents lying around the office, so why would we leave them open and vulnerable on our digital platforms now? Andy Wilson, UK Site Lead at Dropbox and HelloSign, explains the best way to protect your documents. COVID-19 has increased Digital...


Ensuring remote working policies are up-to-date

The pandemic forced companies of all sizes to adopt a remote working policy. Thanks to technology and Digital Transformation, SMEs did not need to be left behind and were able to ensure their employees could work from home. Even as lockdowns lift, many companies are choosing to continue to work...


Editor’s Question: How will HR roles be impacted by automation and technology?

Automation in HR will remove repetitive and mundane tasks, giving HR professionals more time to focus on tasks which need a human touch and creativity. But as Christine Park, Chief People Officer at Sitecore, pointed out – automation cannot be discussed without someone expressing a concern...


The key to successful Digital Transformation in the manufacturing sector

COVID-19 has amplified the inefficiencies within manufacturing. Investing in a platform that delivers digital workflows will ensure optimum customer experience and unlock business productivity. Uwe Vieth, Sales Director for ServiceNow’s business in the Automotive and Manufacturing Industry,...


COVID triggers changes in payments habits among over eight in ten consumers

More than eight in ten consumers (86%) say that their payments habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, with 59% trying a new payment method for the first time – a number which rises to 77% among the 18- to 24-year-old age group. That’s according to new research released...


Reimagining the physical office and its connectivity needs

Employees have become accustomed to working from home and although some will want to return to the office, others will be content to remain working remotely. The answer lies in hybrid working and Jon Howell, Smart Spaces and IoT Lead EMEA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, explains...


Learning from the grocery store barcode: How the telco sector can maximise benefit from digital asset management

The telco sector can learn a lot about how to maximise benefit from digital asset management by looking at the success of the grocery store barcode. Simon McFadden, Data and Telecommunications Industry Leader, Aurecon, explains what telecommunication companies need to consider when planning their...


Editor’s Question: How should SMEs improve and adapt their remote working policies?

Fifty-seven percent of UK workers have felt happier over the past year as a result of working from home, according to a new study commissioned by Avaya to take the emotional pulse of the nation as we move beyond 2020. The Life and Work Beyond 2020 study, conducted by research firm Davies Hickman...


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