Covid-19 sees surge in online spending

A Mastercard study on consumer spending has revealed that 68% of South African consumers are shopping more online since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Essential items have seen highest surge online with the majority (81%) of South African consumers saying they...

Trends that will impact how we work

Automation of routine work with artificial intelligence (AI), digital dexterity, and hybrid work with distributed workforce will be three key trends impacting the future of work that CIOs should focus on, according to Gartner. “In 2020, organisations across the...

Healthy growth forecast for EMEA PC market

According to research by IDC, shipments of EMEA traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will total 82,1-million in 2020, a 12,7% YoY growth. With the impact of the global pandemic not expected to undergo any immediate improvement, the...

Rate of first-time default slows in Q3

Experian South Africa has released its quarterly Consumer Default Index (CDI) for quarter 3 (Q3) 2020 showing improvement from last quarter’s all-time high – down from 5,86% in June 2020 to 4,68% in September 2020. The improvement can primarily be...

Consumers cautioned on instant EFT payments

As South Africans prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, FNB is encouraging consumers to heed a caution issued by the SARB, PASA and the FSCA on the risks associated with instant EFT payments when shopping online. Instant EFT payments require the use of...

Connectivity fundamental to successful digital transformation

In the era of Covid-19 and the “new normal”, connectivity has come to the fore as the glue which binds the digital economy with businesses focused on the delivery of continuity, resiliency, scalability, and anywhere and anytime access for their customers,...