PC sales slump sees shipments slashed by 100m units

Over the past two years, PC shipments plummeted by more than 100-million units, according to research group Stocklytics, which adds that 2023 culminated in a historic low for the industry. Global PC shipments fell from approximately 342-million units in 2021 to around...

Customer value key to driving B2B growth

Forrester research indicates that changing buyer behaviors and expectations require a complete revenue process transformation for B2B firms to drive long-term, sustainable growth. Modern B2B buyers are digitally savvy and conduct their own buying research and...

Euclid space mission brings the Universe into focus

Euclid, has sent back new views of the Universe, demonstrating the ESA (European Space Agency) space mission’s ability to unravel the secrets of the cosmos and enable scientists to hunt for rogue planets, use lensed galaxies to study mysterious matter, and explore the...

SA consumers more discerning in seeking ‘bang for their buck’

South African consumers spent R112-billion in the first quarter of 2024 - a YoY increase of R7,7-billion (7,3%) - with ambient foods (including rice, sugar, and UHT milk), soft drinks, beer and frozen meat among the most significant contributors to this growth. This...

Local retailers can expect an uptick in sales

South African retailers should get set for a recovery in retail sales between 2024 and 2026, according to a new report conducted by the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) on behalf of fintech, Capital Connect. The report shows that total real retail sales are forecast to...

85% of SA marketers have adopted AI but mistrust persists

Salesforce has released its latest State of Marketing report, sharing insights from over 4 800 marketing leaders across 29 countries, including South Africa. The report covers the latest trends on how marketers are evaluating and implementing AI into their operations;...

Three new stealers in the cybersecurity spotlight

In the ongoing battle against cyberthreats, Kaspersky's Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has uncovered three new stealers: Acrid; ScarletStealer; and an evolved form of Sys01. Discovered in December last year, Acrid emerges as a fresh addition to the stealer...

Decoupling of supply chains from China nigh impossible

The era of easy, frictionless supply chains is over, according to GlobalData, which says that in a post-pandemic world companies have had to adopt a just-in-case strategy for their supply chains - where hoarding inventory offers a safety net for unforeseen supply...

Healthy growth forecast for 5G networks

The global 5G infrastructure market will reach $95,88-billion by 2030 - with a CAGR of 22,9% from 2024 to 2030 - according to a new report by Grand View Research. A surge in demand for 5G connections globally is vital in driving industry growth. The demand for a 5G...

Google’s smartphones face huge loyalty issues

Despite its maximum efforts to take market share from Apple and Samsung, Google still remains a niche player in the smartphone market, according to research group Stocklytics. Although the tech giant aims to win more new users with its latest model - Pixel 8a and its...

Customer value key to driving B2B growth

Forrester research indicates that changing buyer behaviors and expectations require a complete revenue process transformation for B2B firms to drive long-term, sustainable growth. Modern B2B buyers are digitally savvy and conduct their own buying research and...

Responsible Computing Challenge opens in SA

Mozilla and USAID have announced that the Responsible Computing Challenge (RCC) has officially opened applications in South Africa. Faculty at accredited institutions of higher education who aim to embed ethics and social impact into their computing curricula can now...

Startups fight digital deception with deepfake detection tools

OpenAI has recently introduced a deepfake detector designed specifically to identify content produced by its image generator, DALL-E. Initially, the tool will be provided to a select group of disinformation researchers for real-world testing. In the dynamic field of...

Adaptive approach best for sales growth

Sales organisations that embrace being adaptive by design will outpace competition and achieve superior commercial outcomes, according to Gartner. "From budget constraints and limited resources to fast-evolving buyer expectations and mounting pressure to adopt and...

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Transition to QCTO creates uncertainty

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Talent-on-demand a strategic advantage against skills shortages

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Are criminal record, credit history open to employer scrutiny?

During the recruitment process, it is common practice for many employers to ask prospective employees questions about their criminal and credit records. The purpose, in general, is to ascertain the candidate's suitability for the position. At first glance, this...

Nedbank wins Forrester 2024 Customer-Obsessed Enterprise Award

Nedbank Retail and Business Banking has won Forrester's Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) 2024 Customer-Obsessed Enterprise Award. The award recognises organisations that are putting customers at the center of their business strategy to accelerate growth. Nedbank...

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