New digital banks must balance the three Cs

With the launch of several new banks in South Africa and the disruption caused by digitalisation, the incumbents are re-aligning themselves to better support a digital environment. By Nathen Pillay, sales director for applications at Oracle South Africa Newcomers must...

Medtech group chooses SAP BusinessOne

How does a South African MedTech company enable a far-reaching and long-term growth plan to enable it to compete effectively in the €110-billion global medical technology market? For one of South Africa’s oldest and most established MedTech leaders, the answer...

Technology socialises financial services

The financial services industry has long been seen as extremely traditional in its technology use, but that is not the case, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, who points out the many innovations the sector has brought about over the past decade. “From...

Alternative payment solutions key for economic inclusion

Despite there being more than 19 million online shoppers in South Africa, the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday stampedes at retail outlets have once again shown the importance of providing people with alternative digital payment options. By Thomas Pays, CEO of...

Retail trends and predictions for 2019

2019 is almost here and, if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. What must merchants do to win? Will the retail industry prosper and thrive? To help answer these questions, Francesca Nicasio, Retail Expert at Vend,...

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including...