The deep challenges faced by small businesses

The deep challenges faced by small businesses

Findings from the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses...
Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the...
NASA opens up STEM learning resources

NASA opens up STEM learning resources

As South Africa goes into lockdown, one big question that looms large in the minds of parents is what to do with children unable to go out to play, and cut off from school. NASA has made available a wealth of education materials to promote STEM (science, technology,...
Mental health a priority during pandemic

Mental health a priority during pandemic

During the current global crisis brought about by Covid-19 – at the time of writing it was estimated that about 3-billion people around the world are in lockdown situations – it is imperative that businesses and employees prioritise their health. And that...
Leading remotely: Management mind shift required

Leading remotely: Management mind shift required

Advice abounds for the millions of suddenly remote workers across the globe on how to adjust to the new normal for the foreseeable future, yet leaders of companies and teams – who may have resisted the idea of remote work until now – may need an even...
Dark data raises security risks for SA organisations

Dark data raises security risks for SA organisations

South African organisations are struggling more than ever before to manage their data, with almost half (49%) of enterprise data now considered ‘dark’ (unclassified and untagged), an increase from 41% since last year. This is among the findings from the...