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Colin Timmis

South Africa country manager, Xero

Colin Timmis is South Africa country manager for Xero, the cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses.

In 2011, he founded South Africa's first cloud accounting practice, Real-Time Accounting. By 2015, the company had become SA's first member of the US-based Thriveal CPA Accounting Network, a global network of accountants founded to support each other and share best practices. 


MalwareNov 28, 2022

Six tips for keeping your business safe

Small companies often feel unprepared when it comes to cyber security, but the truth is that a lot of cyber crime is actually preventable.

CIO ZoneOct 5, 2022

Human element key for digital in small businesses

Digital transformation in small companies requires the key ingredients of people, partnerships and behavioural change.

CIO ZoneSept 1, 2022

Joining the tech dots for SMEs

Small businesses must be ready for future disruption and gear up to adjust to changing customer patterns.

Cloud ComputingJul 29, 2022

Desktop accounting holds SMEs back in digitalisation era

Cloud-based accounting tools help small business owners to become more efficient, increase productivity and save time.

CIO ZoneJun 22, 2022

What next for small businesses in post-pandemic world?

Just as tech played a vital part in ensuring small businesses survived the pandemic, it can further propel them to success in the future.

CIO ZoneMay 20, 2022

Digitalisation can unlock further SME growth

Technology, particularly in the bedrock SME space, is the key to expanding the taxpayer base and boosting the economy.

Cloud ComputingMar 14, 2022

Digital tools SMEs will need to succeed in 2022

Cloud technology, integrated financial software and connected apps are some of the digital goodies that will make life easier for SMEs this year.