Holiday technology: make it work for you

Arguably the biggest festive season is once again upon us. It's tempting to enjoy everything digital for its own sake. Yet some clever application of "holiday technology" makes it even more useful.   What is holiday technology? We're using the term very broadly here. At its simplest, we refer to any bit of hardware, software [...]

By |2018-12-11T14:31:26+00:00Dec 11th, 2018|Blog, General|

Data security: from protection to POPI

It's been some time since we tackled developments in both the POPI act's enactment as well as data security. Moreover, the issue of data quality remains prevalent. We attended the recent Cape Town leg of the ESET Security Day, which inspired a fresh look at the topics.   Data security: no small matter Organisations face [...]

By |2018-11-16T08:39:20+00:00Nov 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Security Info|

Building the right induction training

We would all like new additions to our organisations to be effective and efficient as soon as possible. Unless you've employed that person previously, no matter how much they research, they won't have intimate knowledge of your workings. Yet, induction training is a tool that we often overlook when creating better processes. This practice needs [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:48:29+00:00Oct 18th, 2018|Blog, General|

Technology brought worlds together at Comic Con Africa

We decided to examine how modern technology can create bridges between people, business and entertainment. The author was an attendee at Comic Con Africa, the first such convention to be held on our shores, taking place in Johannesburg on 14-16 September 2018. Armed only with a weekend pass and a data bundle for his mobile [...]

By |2018-12-07T09:30:50+00:00Sep 20th, 2018|Blog, General|

ICT – Prepare the children for tomorrow

Previous posts have tackled both tertiary education initiatives as well as learning during your professional career. But we cannot overlook planning for a future. And that future, as most will agree, belongs largely to the following generations. There's stacks of material out there that covers the topic of what you should be teaching your offspring [...]

By |2018-08-24T08:38:53+00:00Aug 21st, 2018|General|

Modern MSP: more value, less hassle

Every year (sometimes more often), the MSP realm demands a realignment of solutions. This is necessary to match the ever-changing environment that managed services cater for. In addition, the client landscape tends to shift, as new business sectors come to realise the MSP advantage. What does this mean for the Managed Services Providers, though?   [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:16:23+00:00Jul 17th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Service Info|

Data quality matters

When you process large amounts of data, it's the quality thereof that has the greatest impact on your organisation. It is thus imperative to train yourself and your staff to care about data quality. Do this from the first step, and prevent adverse effects from poor information.   Get your data right from the beginning [...]

By |2018-06-19T11:55:16+00:00Jun 19th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

Organisational transparency

In 2014, an article published in the Journal of Management defined the behaviour of transparency. It was termed as "the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender". You will find a myriad of online and offline resources relating to such behaviour. Furthermore, they all point to a strong culture of good corporate governance. [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:14:08+00:00May 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

Not feeling great? Meditate!

Are you finding yourself struggling to focus at certain times of the day? Is your brain too saturated with all the work and people that you are dealing with? There's nothing as bad as knowing that you've got stuff to do, but it's taking you twice as long because of your lack of concentration. Don't worry, [...]

By |2018-04-19T10:37:02+00:00Apr 19th, 2018|Blog, General|
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