Big data revolution has arrived in sport

We are still in the early stages of a new era in sport: the era of big data. Most sports fans love statistics.  Goals, points, runs, saves. They are the tools of the trade. But it’s only recently that we started paying attention to advance data, or analytics,...

Adams & Adams moves into the future with Datacentrix

South African law firm Adams & Adams, specialising in trademark and patent law and representing global brands throughout Africa, has successfully replaced its aging IT infrastructure, a strategic decision made to coincide with the launch of the...

Ellis Park World of Sport ready for 2010 and beyond

While the 2010 soccer world cup is predicted to bring a massive surge in activity to South Africa’s entertainment, travel and tourism sectors, the steps many organisations have had to take in order to become ‘FIFA compliant’ are onerous to say the...

Leisure market clicking away to be 2010-ready

As the country prepares to host one of international football's most prestigious tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, a number of industries are gearing up to take maximum advantage of commercial opportunities, writes Dawie Hanekom, marketing director at Sulaco New...

IT adds a fresh dimension to sport

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure is a key differentiator within business.  Trade and industry, in general, is heavily dependent on technology to sustain operations, service and delivery.The sport sector is a good example of the...

Outsourcing minimises sports payroll complexity

Payroll can be a complex area within any business, but the sports arena boasts an added level of intricacy with variables that do not feature on any corporate payroll. These include different rates of pay for different players depending on performance, event and...