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+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Security Info|

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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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|

Forward strategy: the next level

You've laid the foundation, set the bar and let everyone know what the organisation is in store for. What's left is your forward strategy - building continuity and achieving your vision, one step at a time.   What is forward strategy? At its most basic, forward strategy refers to the second ongoing part of the [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:13:31+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, General, Industry Trends|

Hosted services, mobility and time – lessons in efficiency

Making best use of hosted services means not only being able to work remotely, but managing your time better. The idea is to maximise available time for productive outputs. Working from anywhere via reliable connectivity is only the start. You also need to consider the most applicable tools for your requirements.   Hosted services are [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:47:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|

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 begin with this, as it involves concepts most professionals [...]

By |2017-07-10T07:20:17+00:00July 7th, 2017|Industry Trends|

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 struggle to move forward as a company if you [...]

By |2017-06-09T15:07:20+00:00June 9th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|

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 could help cut down on traffic congestion. While it is impractical to [...]

By |2017-06-05T08:57:24+00:00April 12th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|

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 into a powerful force which works to your benefit. Soft [...]

By |2017-04-05T08:58:43+00:00March 14th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|
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