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These 7 companies have been pegged as SA's next heavy hitters

Seven majority black-owned small businesses have been selected as winners of the CEO Circle Entrepreneurs Award for being deemed high-potential enterprises "with the ability to grow into a significant company of R500m-plus in value".

IT financing models are shifting. Is Africa trailing behind?

It’s safe to say that many African countries have a certain fascination with owning their technology. In Europe and America, however, 80% of businesses have abandoned ownership models for more flexibility and agility.

Keeping up with technology in the workplace

Year in and year out we are faced with new technological innovations changing the world around us.

While this is great for business, companies face the challenge of constantly needing to update their technology with brand new equipment every few years in order to stay at the top and ahead of competitors.

Cut down costs, increase growth and profitability

Running a business effectively can be challenging. Businesses are under pressure to ensure that investments and resource allocation put in place yield profitable results. Now more than ever, to compete and remain ahead of the curve, organisations need to be innovative and find areas where they can cut down costs to increase growth and profitability.

Redefining IT barriers

The technology sector is now reinventing itself at an unprecedented rate and has literally changed every aspect of the way any business operates Organisations are now faced with a complex balancing act that demands they remain invested in technology and employees to maintain a competitive edge, while still remaining cognisant of how the market and economic climate impact financial decisions.

Replace your slow PCs affecting productivity today

Performing IT equipment is vital to effective business operations in every industry. A PC’s performance deteriorates with time and eventually reaches a point where it needs to be replaced.

You only have 18 months of Windows 7 support left

For those enterprises that have been sweating their assets, carrying the popular Windows 7 from system to system thanks to its ubiquity and quality, the time has come to draw a line and move upwards towards Windows 10.

Who needs agility anyway

For many companies, investing in new technologies isn't a priority. Why fix things if they aren't broken? The thing is, responding quickly to advancements in technology ensures that an organisation has the competitive edge and the agility to pivot. Those that don't respond are left behind. 

Disownership is the new normal? How the face of IT procurement is changing

Power is currently shifting to whoever can provide experiences and services conveniently and with less effort on the part of the consumer. These disruptive technologies are transforming consumption models in the consumer market, but in recent years, we've seen business follow suit with the rise of the as-a-service (AAS) economy.

You wont own your future IT equipment

Everything as-a-service (Xaas) is transforming the business world, and it seems as though anything and everything will soon become available via an “as-a-service” model.

Keep up with new technology without spending a fortune

New technologies are advancing at an ever-increasing rate from the new developments in artificial intelligence, to wearable technology and self-driving cars. We cannot deny how the world is changing rapidly. How quickly you respond to these advancements in technology could make or break your industry. Does anybody remember Kodak?

Technology in tough times: stay abreast with smart cash flow positive instruments

During an economic downturn, technology budgets, among other expenses, are often the first to get cut as companies look for ways to save on costs. The challenge now rests with the CIO or CTO to find ways to introduce advanced technologies without breaking the bank.

Is it possible that leasing your IT could be cheaper than you thought?

There is a growing trend towards consumption-based business models such as leasing or subscription services. Attitudes and behaviours surrounding renting, borrowing, and leasing items versus ownership, are shifting.

Staying ahead of the game - The role of technology in business

“Technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future,” David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow told delegates at the Gartner 2017 Symposium/ITxpo. He added that organisations which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology will enjoy competitive advantages, better productivity and cost savings.

5 Reasons why you should be leasing your technology equipment

Some of the greatest disruptors of our age do not own any assets, think Uber, Airbnb and Amazon. Now why would you want to own your IT equipment? Lease it instead. A lease uses a pay-per-use model where you get access to the equipment you need, for the time period you need it for and you can return it to the leasing company at the end of the contract.

5 things to watch out for when leasing technology assets

“Technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future,” David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow told delegates at the Gartner 2017 Symposium/ITxpo. He added that organisations which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology will enjoy competitive advantages, better productivity and cost savings.

Businesses don't want to own IT equipment anymore. This is why:

Globally, a shift is occurring in which people prefer temporary to permanent ownership, and this is challenging the way traditional businesses operate today. If you look at the technology space right now, the quick adoption of cloud services and The Internet of things is providing businesses with an opportunity to create products and services that will give customers access to their offerings without being constrained by the inability to own these products outright.

Your business needs to be on Windows 10 by 2020 – are you ready?

Windows 7 is undoubtedly Microsoft’s most widely used computing operating system but it will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle and technical support will no longer be available, making an upgrade an absolute essential task for the safety of your PC.