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+00:00October 18th, 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+00:00August 21st, 2018|General|

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|

2018: With increased growth comes increased responsibility

The modern Internet has become the literal fibre that connects businesses and society. What's more, this inter-dependence is increasingly on the rise. With the exponential growth of Internet users to 3.8 billion, we have seen our lives drastically improve. With this, however, comes an increased sense of responsibility. Gartner estimates more than 8.4 billion "Things" [...]

By |2018-01-15T10:15:19+00:00January 12th, 2018|Blog, Security Info|

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 would you know [...]

By |2017-08-10T12:35:05+00:00August 10th, 2017|Blog, General|

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 work-based sources to aid them in their private lives. Financial literacy under the [...]

By |2017-01-12T14:09:05+00:00January 12th, 2017|General, Industry Trends|

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. As a result, this shortfall is thus often covered by applying more work hours and [...]

By |2016-12-14T08:19:01+00:00December 14th, 2016|General|

Online Protection – Homes to Enterprises

The topic of online protection is talked about far and wide. Everyone who is connected is worried to some degree about whether they, their connection and their information are safe from prying eyes. Security measures range from the simplest software to multiple redundant layers of high-level threat assessment and blocking. The most fundamental element, though, [...]

By |2017-05-29T10:25:00+00:00June 1st, 2016|Industry Trends, Security Info|

Managed Services – where is SA headed?

In the latter part of 2015, we presented arguments to make the case for Managed Services within ICT-dependent sectors. These included resource, cost and reliability considerations. Since then, a number of entities have asked about progress in the field. Questions included where Managed Services may yet head in the South African context. Consulting with the [...]

By |2017-01-16T10:09:36+00:00April 18th, 2016|Blog, Industry Trends|
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