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A collection of musings on a wide variety of IT-related topics
Creating a harmonious workload balance

Creating a harmonious workload balance

What is balance, and why should you aim for it? Suppose for a moment you are standing in a square room, with tables in each of the four corners. On each table sits one of your goals: something that you want to achieve, acquire or reach. With this scenario in mind, how...

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Managed Services creates partners

Managed Services creates partners

It's a tricky proposition to enlist a Managed Services provider, but most businesses aren't fully understanding why this is so. Furthermore, there is still a bit of uncertainty as to what it is all about. What Managed Services isn't really about It is far easier to...

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Communicate business strategy to staff for enhanced effects

Communicate business strategy to staff for enhanced effects

Your company strategy may be the brainchild of your best strategic minds. It may even be the best possible path forward. But it probably won't come to a proper fruition unless everyone comprehends and accepts it. Why business strategy is for everyone to know You will...

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Choosing the right mail solution

Choosing the right mail solution

You might expect that with a ubiquitous service such as mail, making the right choice is easy. After all, it's a straightforward decision, isn't it? Consider the options, add in your budget requirements and see what fits the bill. You might expect that. You might,...

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Flexitime – it’s about planning and trust

Flexitime – it’s about planning and trust

One cannot underestimate building trust and utilising it in creative ways to boost both performance and satisfaction. The result? Most often, a lot of happiness. Where you start is less important than starting In October last year, we opened up about how employers...

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Soft skills: hiring for the best company fit

Soft skills: hiring for the best company fit

Roughly 18 months ago, we wrote about why soft skills are becoming as much of a commodity as knowledge-based skills. Due to this trend, more hiring opportunities worldwide consider these skills than ever before. We take a look at how you can leverage this movement...

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Creating a successful company strategy

Creating a successful company strategy

Strategy is one of the most vital elements to planning a successful business approach. Consider this: a good strategy bridges goals, vision, values and operations management. As a result, you should be meticulous when the time comes to discuss it. Probably fewer than...

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Financial literacy – something for all staff

Financial literacy – something for all staff

The notion of providing a sound understanding of basic financial literacy is not new. It is, however, a notion that grows in importance, as finances permeate further and further downwards within company structures. In addition, individuals can use what they learn from...

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Managing client-facing events

Managing client-facing events

Our recent successful official launch of our Managed Services portfolio taught us several important lessons about corporate events. Short of an event planning company or a department dedicated to this, few SMEs inherently have the skills for full-out event management....

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Sustainable enterprises – building for tomorrow

Sustainable enterprises – building for tomorrow

A sustainable venture is not just a long-lasting one. Providing the means for sustainability from the onset offers advantages and opportunities to other future ventures. In addition, it's the socially responsible course to take. Modern society and the integration of...

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Work-based ways to alleviate transport congestion

Work-based ways to alleviate transport congestion

We work in a country where places are often separated by some distance. Additionally, transport options to and from work typically require a lengthy commute. Add this to a lack of viable public transport in many instances. It is thus easy to see why commuter traffic...

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IPv6: What’s the deal and how to get started

IPv6: What’s the deal and how to get started

The connected world is rapidly running out of assignable IPv4 addresses. According to a calculator by APNIC (the regional Internet registry for Asia and the Pacific) blogger Geoff Huston, most geographical areas have exhausted their IPv4 address pool. The African...

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Charity begins at the office – send out a call to action

Charity begins at the office – send out a call to action

The idea of charity work or community contributions sits in various places within different organisations. In order to assist in taking that first step, we look at a number of ways to make a difference. Charity isn't always a complex matter It's a false notion that...

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Life hacks come from people

Life hacks come from people

We don't often have a chance to showcase our staff's personal side. In the spirit of our People-centric value, we'd like to share 12 of the real tricks, hints and tips that they use. These life hacks help make their days a little easier or more productive. Program...

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Communication drives what a business does

Communication drives what a business does

Communication is how we share ideas, information, requests, instructions and progress. It stands to reason, then, that it's going to permeate every aspect of your business. With this in mind, you should give it due consideration when planning and acting. Communication...

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