Business Applications

Platforms, the backbone of insurance technology

Dane Richards, CTO of JMR Software, discusses common pain points experienced by insurance companies during software migrations.


Bidvest McCarthy, Dimension Data help motor retail industry return to work safely

The companies give the South African motor retail industry free access to a newly developed COVID-19 employee portal.


Is there a role for a business analyst in an Agile environment?

The business analyst is one person who holds the perspective of business in an Agile team, not the tester, not the developer and not the scrum master, says Edward Ngubane, head of business analysis, DVT.


The disciplinary process in South Africa is a manual, time-consuming nightmare

Countless errors and legal issues can be avoided using cloud software that digitally transforms and automates labour relations processes, says Michael Fisher, co-founder and CEO of erNavigator.


Double blow as BCX loses retail pharmacy court battle

The Telkom subsidiary loses a High Court case against Vexall in a dispute over a computer program used by hundreds of retail pharmacies in SA.


Pivotal Data accelerates digital transformation, enabling WFH customer solutions

Within days of the lockdown announcement, Pivotal Data enabled several of its customers and their staff to effectively and efficiently work from home and sustain their operations.


The new normal calls for leadership with a human touch (virtually)

The workplace is no longer only a brick-and-mortar construct where people go to work, but an Internet-based setup where people do work, says Garsen Naidu, country manager, Cisco South Africa.

20 May

What is your work-from-home persona?

Solutions providers need to be flexible in how they package solutions to meet the needs of the new remote workforce, says Barry Venter, MD of Nashua.


Collaboration comes into its own

Collaboration tools are vital if enterprises are to grasp the opportunity lockdown has presented to permanently change the way business is done – for the better, says Amanda Ellis, delivery lead at Mint Group.


How libraries can streamline student access

WorldCat Discovery offers a single interface where all research sources can be accessed, says Sabinet.


4Sight AccTech launches cloud-based COVID-19 app in record time

The COVID-19 4Health App enables organisations of all sizes to monitor employees, contractors and visitors in relation to COVID-19 at work premises and remote workplaces.


Facebook takes on Zoom in video-conferencing market

The social media doyen rolls out Messenger Rooms, which lets people create a ‘room’ to host joinable free video calls with up to 50 people.