3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

"In an age of radical transparency, your internal culture is your brand. Time to take action!" proclaims the headline from Trendwatching.com.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 hours ago

Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth
Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study.

18 Jul 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on Internet of Things (IoT) technology for shopping? Will we rely on a fridge to remind us of our shopping lists? Will we see robots shopping side-by-side with us in Checkers? Let's explore Retail 2030.

16 Jul 2019

The road to marketing redemption is paved in data
The road to marketing redemption is paved in data

Presenting at the 6th episode of the IAB Series, recently appointed DQ&A commercial director, Roan Mackintosh, explored how to use technology to gain a competitive advantage. According to him, it's all about rebuilding trust between brands and their customers.

By Roan Mackintosh 16 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in signing a joint letter to executives at South African telecommunications company MTN Group, calling on them to end their roles in Sudan's internet shutdowns.

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019
Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019

Africa's largest and most influential telecoms and technology event, AfricaCom, has opened visitor registrations for AfricaCom 2019.

9 Jul 2019

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans. Spotify Lite operates as a smaller, faster and simplified version of the main Spotify app and is already available on Google Play in 36 markets across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

9 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem.

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years? That's what Echangeur's Nicolas Diacono sought to unpack at the recent RCS Retail Summit in Cape Town.

By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival
What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

The 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival will be held at Wits University's Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg from 30 August to 8 September 2019. The 2019 festival has cast its central theme as 'Own Your Force', which invites digital makers in Africa to stake their claim on their talent, industry and creative economy.

2 Jul 2019

Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?
Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?

Globally, 65% of millennials and their younger counterparts, Generation Z, prefer to message rather than call or email, and locally, WhatsApp is the leading communication app. As these generations now make up the majority of the workforce, and consequently a large amount of the customers and suppliers of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it is vital for business owners to consider changing their communication tactics to not only foster relationships with them but to also bolster cash flow.

28 Jun 2019