Economy shows signs of being on the long road to recovery

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) for June 2020 showed the biggest one-month bounce-back on record, providing the first strongest indication of an economic recovery since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. However, the organisation cautions that...

Businesses and individuals need to plan for the next disaster

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, but it holds lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson is that even households need to do scenario planning, where they make assumptions on what the future is going to be and how their environments might...

Global IT spend set for 7,3% decline in 2020

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3,5-trillion in 2020, a decline of 7,3% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. While the global economy is expected to witness a ‘swoosh’ recovery, IT spending will experience more of a ‘swoop’ recovery....

Cash makes a comeback during lockdown

A detailed look into South Africans transaction habits from cash and card spend over the lockdown period has revealed that the value of ATM withdrawals is on the rise while credit cards are being stored away. "As a service to the South African economy and decision...

Are you prepared for a Covid-19 in the workplace?

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have surpassed the 200 000 mark and, with more workplaces re-opening, it is inevitable that a worker may present with symptoms related to the virus. It is imperative that employers are prepared for such an event...

Siemens, SAP join forces on industrial transformation

Siemens and SAP have announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management so their customers can deliver collaborative business models...

Businesses and individuals need to plan for the next disaster

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, but it holds lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson is that even households need to do scenario planning, where they make assumptions on what the future is going to be and how their environments might...

Intel unveils new Thunderbolt specs

Intel has revealed new details about Thunderbolt 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution, delivering increased minimum performance requirements, expanded capabilities and USB4 specification compliance. For the first time, Thunderbolt 4 will...

Early detection key in combatting cyber threats

More than a quarter (28%) of global companies that have implemented an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution have been able to detect cyberattacks in just a few hours or even almost immediately after an incident happened. This overall result is higher than...

New verification for TERS aims to curb fraud

In a bid to ensure the Unemployment Insurance Fund's Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme does not fall prey to criminal elements as has happened, new and more stringent controls to verify banking details have been introduced. As a result of these changes, the...

Booze ban and the knock-on effect for etailers

President Ramaphosa's surprise reinstatement of South Africa's booze ban on Sunday night has been met with mixed emotions as various sectors debate the timing and lack of notice for industry and stakeholders. Local ecommerce website OneDayOnly.co.za spokesman Matthew...

Travellers urged to complete health forms ahead of time

Management of OR Tambo International Airport has appealed to passengers to ensure that the required traveller health questionnaire is completed before arrival at the entrance to the domestic terminal. Airport spokesperson Samukelo Khambule says the airport is...

Global IT spend set for 7,3% decline in 2020

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3,5-trillion in 2020, a decline of 7,3% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. While the global economy is expected to witness a ‘swoosh’ recovery, IT spending will experience more of a ‘swoop’ recovery....

Healthbot aids in meds delivery for high-risk patients

A University of Pretoria (UP) accelerator programme start-up, Aviro Health, has developed an automated chatbot app, Pocket Clinic for the Western Cape Department of Health which works via WhatsApp and confirms delivery of chronic medication to patients’ homes. Pocket...

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Lombard Insurance improves cash flow reporting

Decision Inc has assisted South African insurer, Lombard Insurance, to overhaul a manual cash flow process with an automated one based on Workday Adaptive Planning, providing Lombard Insurance with an accurate and immediate overview of the financial status of their...

Enhance employee performance in a remote world

Covid-19 forced a work from home explosion that many businesses were not entirely prepared for. A big fear for managers was whether staff would buckle down and work or swap the desk for the couch to Netflix and chill. While there will always likely be employees who do...

In West Africa, harnessing the youth workforce could speed recovery

West Africa's burgeoning youth population offers a strategic workforce which can be harnessed for employment and economic growth, despite a Covid-19 pandemic that is devastating the continent and global economies, the African Development Bank said in its regional...

East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region

Economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa's growth projection for 2020 down to 1,2%, a rate that outstrips other African regions and is forecast to rebound to 3,7% in 2021, according to the African Development Bank's East Africa...

Fasta, Mastercard launch virtual credit card

Fasta, a digital lending fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch FastaCard, a virtual Mastercard credit card. The FastaCard gives South Africans access to instant credit loaded on to a secure digital card that can be used online and in-store. An authorised...

Standard Bank launches paper on Africa’s platform economy

Many African organisations are well placed to drive the next wave of innovation in the global platform economy, according to the findings of a report by platform economy expert Sangeet Paul Choudary and Standard Bank's Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) digital...

ContinuitySA debuts SME-targeted recovery as a service

When disaster strikes, is your business ready to cope? To date, only bigger South African companies have enjoyed access to structured disaster recovery solutions which keep the wheels of commerce turning in the event of the unexpected. But disasters don't...

Why it’s time to invest in executive talent

There's never been a better time to invest in executive talent. This is the word from Annelize van Rensburg, director of Signium Africa. She adds that this statement may seem counter-intuitive given current circumstances, but there's sound logic behind it. She...

Fintech, financial institutions find new ways to dance

Tom and Jerry. David and Goliath. Fintechs and financial institutions. I've watched this 'plucky underdog takes on industry giant' movie several times, writes David Reynders, chief technology officer at Merchant Capital. In 2020, it's profoundly different, though. 10...

Maintain business value while working remotely

Enterprises of all sizes are finding themselves in uncertain times. With the current Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world, businesses are questioning how this will impact their future existence or how they will even be able to operate in the future. By Biase De...

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