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Most employers are doing prepaid purchases the hard way - Are you one?
Most employers are doing prepaid purchases the hard way - Are you one?Article

Do you have a heavily overloaded HR department or a poor administrative clerk with the responsibility of sorting out all your business' prepaid airtime, data and electricity purchases on a weekly or monthly basis?...

Issued by Prepaid24 17 hours ago

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning afterArticle

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, who is going to be speaking at tomorrow's IAB Insight event, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

Jarred Cinman 1 day ago

Enabling your sales teams with unified communications by locally developed, Telviva One
Enabling your sales teams with unified communications by locally developed, Telviva OneArticle

In recent months, the need for companies to deliver secure and scalable communications and collaboration solutions, tools and applications has seen significant growth in the worldwide unified communications (UC) market...

Issued by Telviva 2 days ago

Africa Tech Week tackling the post-Corona digital revolution
Africa Tech Week tackling the post-Corona digital revolutionArticle

Although the post-Corona digital revolution may bring about the paradigm shift for how we interact with and use technology in our daily lives from academia to the workplace, 2020 may finally be the tipping point for global digital penetration...

Issued by Topco Media 3 days ago

Why cloud computing needs a new operational mindset
Why cloud computing needs a new operational mindsetArticle

Many of Africa's largest businesses are shifting to a fully cloud-based or hybrid cloud IT environment. Yet ironically, many businesses that have migrated some or all of their IT functions to the cloud are failing to capitalise on the very elements that prompted the move...

James Hickman 20 Nov 2020

Integrate your business voice calls, video and chat for R159 per user from Telviva One
Integrate your business voice calls, video and chat for R159 per user from Telviva OneArticle

A journey that began more than a decade ago with the Telviva Cloud Phone Service, regarded as the most powerful business phone system in South Africa, has culminated with the arrival of the Telviva One unified communications (UC) platform to integrate voice, video and chat...

Issued by Telviva 17 Nov 2020

Reshaping customer expectations in the logistics, supply chain industry
Reshaping customer expectations in the logistics, supply chain industryArticle

Bidvest International Logistics shares how it has adapted itself to meet customers needs during the Covid-era...

17 Nov 2020

Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal
Non-profit leaders face a stark new normalArticle

There is no easy Covid-19 pivoting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), which are facing enormous financial, human resources and technology issues...

Nazeema Mohamed 16 Nov 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

Do you think Google 'tricks' users into clicking ads?
Do you think Google 'tricks' users into clicking ads?Article

Adzooma, an international digital and technology platform provider, conducted a study and found that an overwhelming 77.2% of people believed Google used 'tricks' to get more people to click on ads...

12 Nov 2020

Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in media
Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in mediaArticle

I am the CEO of an influencer marketing agency. Sure, we have offices in Cape Town and London. Why would I be invited to judge the APO Group African Women in Media Awards 2020...

Issued by R-Squared SA 12 Nov 2020

The unsuspected stumbling blocks of AI for customer experience
The unsuspected stumbling blocks of AI for customer experienceArticle

The number of local businesses harnessing AI technology has drastically increased this year. However, the level of understanding around the best use of AI technologies remains low...

Mathew Conn 11 Nov 2020

Top things to look out for at 2020 Africa Tech Festival
Top things to look out for at 2020 Africa Tech FestivalArticle

The virtual Africa Tech Festival is upon us with the AfricaCom Awards kickstarting the 2020 edition of AfricaCom...

10 Nov 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Does working long hours boost economic performance?
#EvolutionofWork: Does working long hours boost economic performance?Article

Last year, Microsoft trialled a four-day work week, resulting in a 40% boost in productivity, suggesting that perhaps it isn't necessary for employees to be putting their life and soul into their job when the same amount of work can be done in a considerably shorter amount of time...

Lucy Desai 10 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

Video didn't kill the radio star
Video didn't kill the radio starArticle

Engaging content really is king, with quick quality video and audio content production being essential. Podcasts, radio streaming, vodcasts and online TV demonstrate that 41 years after the Buggles had us singing their number one hit, the video and radio stars are still alive and well...

Glen Meier, Issued by Boomtown 4 Nov 2020

New research: Huge ICT entry-level job demand for 2021
New research: Huge ICT entry-level job demand for 2021Article

A recently released survey by Harambee Youth Employment forecasts that 66,000 jobs will be in demand in digital and ICT in the next year, two-thirds of which are entry-level roles. Here are the specific jobs that will be sought-after...

4 Nov 2020

6 simple things to consider when it comes to leveraging your website
6 simple things to consider when it comes to leveraging your websiteArticle

Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown forced many of us to embrace the world of social media and online tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams as a means of survival...

Bianca Delport 3 Nov 2020

Driving business results through technology
Driving business results through technologyArticle

The major trend in collaboration tools and capabilities is to empower people to work anywhere and on any device...

29 Oct 2020

How brand South Africa can digitally be elevated, reimagined
How brand South Africa can digitally be elevated, reimaginedArticle

A degree of forward-moving momentum and technology adoption has been created by the pandemic, and now is the time to embrace this momentum and lay the foundation for grassroots digital transformation in the public sector sphere...

Farhana Safedien 28 Oct 2020

Inclusion and diversity - 3 ways that elevating empowerment can positively impact your business
Inclusion and diversity - 3 ways that elevating empowerment can positively impact your businessArticle

The transformation and empowerment agenda has evolved tremendously since 1994. In line with that evolution has been the growth (and pivot to digital first) of Top Empowerment...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 27 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 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

The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEs
The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEsArticle

One of the great challenges of the 21st Century is the need to reduce poverty levels and economic inequality globally...

Soromfe Uzomah 16 Oct 2020

What's on at the 2020 virtual integrated Ugu Film Fest
What's on at the 2020 virtual integrated Ugu Film FestArticle

The 2020 Ugu Film Festival (UGUFF) will be held online from 22 to 25 October 2020...

14 Oct 2020

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Assegai Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 Assegai Awards have been released...

13 Oct 2020

Covid-19 will foster much needed collaboration in the future of work
Covid-19 will foster much needed collaboration in the future of workArticle

The coronavirus pandemic is having an era-defining impact on how organisations and their employees operate and, importantly, collaborate...

Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2020

Tech students conquer all odds to achieve success
Tech students conquer all odds to achieve successArticle

Three young women have risen above difficult circumstances exacerbated by the Covid-19 lockdowns to keep up with demanding study schedules and remain an inspiring force for their families and friends...

9 Oct 2020

Making distribution digital
Making distribution digitalArticle

Andrew Moodley, chief digital officer at Axiz, has spearheaded the launch of a platform that he hopes will not just digitally transform Axiz, but will be the foundation used across parts of the distribution company's parent group Alviva...

Issued by Axiz 8 Oct 2020

Enterprises should follow these five vital steps to cloud success
Enterprises should follow these five vital steps to cloud successArticle

We can all agree that Covid-19 created an unprecedented wake-up call, and organisations everywhere have had a very powerful and direct reminder of the importance of systems resilience, agility, adaptability and scalability...

Jigyasa Singh 7 Oct 2020

JSE and FedEx Express win big at 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020
JSE and FedEx Express win big at 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020Article

Topco Media is thrilled to announce the winners for this year's prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards...

Issued by Topco Media 6 Oct 2020

Tshegofatso Phetlhe, art director at M&C Saatchi; Ann Nurock, senior partner: Relationship Audits and Management; Hellen Ndebele of Everlytic, Thalissa Pillay, NetFlorist marketing manager; Riaan Wolmarans, head of digital: media at Arena Holdings and Timothy Spira, global head of digital content at Investec.
#IABInsightSeries: Marketing partnerships in the digital economyArticle

The IAB SA discussed marketing partnerships in the digital economy, and shared insights on those relationships that enable brands to beat the benchmark in digital in its next webinar that was held on Thursday, 8 October...

Juanita Pienaar 5 Oct 2020

Microsoft grants Afrika Tikkun over R2.5m as part of Global Skills Initiative
Microsoft grants Afrika Tikkun over R2.5m as part of Global Skills InitiativeArticle

Microsoft South Africa has provided Afrika Tikkun with a $150,000 (over R2.5m) grant as part of its Global Skills Initiative...

2 Oct 2020

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5 areas of marketing and creative operations being disrupted by SaaSArticle

Lerato Mokhethi, a freelance journalist and communications consultant, lists five areas of marketing and creative operations being disrupted by SaaS...

Lerato Mokhethi 30 Sep 2020

Topco Media announces finalists for the 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Topco Media announces finalists for the 17th Annual Standard Bank Top Women AwardsArticle

Topco Media is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards. The awards honour those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa...

Issued by Topco Media 30 Sep 2020

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Putting you back in charge of your commsArticle

Dale Isaac from Open Communications, talks us through how you can create a unified communications platform with all your devices joined up in one simple solution that will bring you some calm in the chaos...

Dale Isaac 29 Sep 2020

ERP IS an option for small businesses
ERP IS an option for small businessesArticle

Contrary to popular belief, ERP is a good option for startups and small to medium businesses, especially now...

28 Sep 2020

Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announcedArticle

The winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards were announced on Friday night...

28 Sep 2020

Where would investment managers put their money for a five-year return?
Where would investment managers put their money for a five-year return?Article

If you had R1m right now and a five-year time-horizon, what would you do with the money?

23 Sep 2020

Whose job is it to train our youth in digital skills?
Whose job is it to train our youth in digital skills?Article

Our youth unemployment crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, but this is not news...

Visagan Naidoo 21 Sep 2020

Public-private partnerships hold the key to future development
Public-private partnerships hold the key to future developmentArticle

For Africa to not just survive the current pandemic, but to thrive, investment into digital infrastructure is inevitable...

Ryno Rijnsburger 21 Sep 2020

What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?Article

With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing...

14 Sep 2020

Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovation
Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovationArticle

2020 is forcing us to confront some hard truths about the world we live in. The Covid-19 pandemic has cast a sobering spotlight on the unsustainable path we are on...

Rudeon Snell 9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 8 Sep 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalists
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced, featuring a record number of agencies, corporates and individuals and representing 100s of South African brands...

8 Sep 2020

3 accelerators to Covid-19 response
3 accelerators to Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid19 has challenged every industry - especially healthcare - to think differently, rely on data, target action and rapidly trial new models of care and technology in the race to save lives and preserve health...

8 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

Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of work
Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of workArticle

On 2 and 3 September, Topco Media and Simplify hosted the digital Future of HR Summit. An annual innovation-focused initiative that aimed to help delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Sep 2020

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