Mobile continues to play a defining role within the banking sector: There’s no denying that we are operating in a 24-hour society. And it is in this always-on
Time is a valuable currency in the distraction economy: In a world where distractions are in heavy supply and where marketing is in low demand, companies
Wi-Fi is an Answer for Africa: Across Africa demands are changing, access models are changing and consumers are blurring the lines between corporate
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High-tech vs. high-touch: why your tech is only as good as the person implementing it
Nigel Clarke, an IT manager from the UK, made a few headlines earlier this year when he drew up a comprehensive call center menu map – a project called “Please Press 1”. He uploaded this service so that anyone attempting to navigate a call center menu, and the many options…
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A few months ago, Marc Benioff, the CEO of invited the founders of Rypple, a start-up he had hoped to buy, for lunch. Soon thereafter, Salesforce bought Rypple for $60 million – turning down a much larger offer from a company with mega-vendor backing. The decision, as one of…
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Open source is everywhere, even where you least expect it
Open source software (OSS) has come a long way since the 1990s and early 2000s, when it was considered a risky investment for enterprises.
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IBM SmartCamp winner is announced

IBM SmartCamp winner is announced

Winner of the IBM SmartCamp program initiative which is in the second year is MODe, a nano-finance company from Kenya offering mobile users the ability to take a small loan against their next prepaid mobile top-up. This offers mobile users the ability to use their mobile for a while longer…
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The Power of the cloud collective
The cost-cutting advantages of cloud computing are well-publicised and accepted. Which company wouldn’t relish the prospect of paying only for the services they use or adjusting consumption up and down according to business needs? Of course – it is not without its pitfalls.   Simply put, no single cloud provider…
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The hidden pitfalls of unmanaged software: How unused applications are costing companies millions

The hidden pitfalls of unmanaged software: How unused applications are costing companies millions

When it comes to managing software licenses and assets, most companies focus on compliance – rather than cost-cutting. Organisations are over-licensing, buying more and more software in order to err on the side of caution. This can be an extremely costly mistake.   On the face of it, very few…
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