Monday, January 18, 2021

A quarter of workers feel their colleagues are slacking off when working remotely – new report by Zoom and Asana

According to the research, which surveyed working Australians on their attitudes towards remote working before the public health crisis hit, one in four Australian workers believed their colleagues were ‘slacking off’ when working remotely.

South Africa announces debt relief fund to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis

The South African government has implemented various measures in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, many of which could negatively impact small businesses in the country.

E-commerce in Africa: Jack Ma says it’s “virgin land”, Releaf and Jumia (seem to be) struggling [BUSY DIGEST]

In this BusyDigest, we explore three recent news stories about e-commerce on the continent: Jack Ma says it's "virgin land", Releaf and Jumia struggle

Fintech boom in B2B payments expected in 2021 – Cirralto head

Fintech payment innovations will drive economic growth through quicker and streamlined B2B transactions and improve cash flow, which will in turn bolster the economic resilience of businesses.

You want to shape culture? Advertise and communicate sensitively and sensibly – Fireworks Executive

As an advocate of peace and having witnessed first-hand the violence that highlighted the 2007 elections in Kenya, I’ve found the current “I Choose Peace” communications campaign championed by NIMD a well thought concept which is using positive messaging to promote violence free elections in Uganda.

Strategic Marketing Partnerships for brands amidst the “New Normal”

In the first quarter of 2020, MultiChoice Uganda formed a partnership with Jumia Uganda, meant to broaden our offering to our customers, to aid them have access to MultiChoice Uganda merchandise via the Jumia platform.

Unlocking the business benefits of renewable energy – WePower head

The advent of blockchain-powered online marketplaces with standardised contract architecture means that smaller business owners can strike a deal for power procurement in a relatively short timeframe as well - weeks rather than the months or years that PPAs typically traverse.

Why retailers looking for staff with experience have their priorities wrong

A person who is bright, bubbly and friendly is more suited to working in retail than someone who is standoffish, reserved and a poor communicator.

APM: The CIO’s best friend for remote work… and beyond?

Throughout the pandemic, APM has proved invaluable to IT’s efforts to extend visibility and remotely track, trace, and rectify user application issues on-premises, cloud, SaaS, and at the edge.

Motivating employees in micro and small businesses – 4foodssakeeat

Flexibility, skilling employees and great communication can be just what is needed.

Video Content Marketing: How to boost growth using Facebook Live

Entrepreneurs promote their brands in different forms on the various social media platforms. These platforms have evolved and brought forth other features...

4 effective tactics to include in your guerilla marketing strategy to increase brand awareness

If you’ve been at the helm of your online business for a while now, chances are you’ve run through all the conventional...

Digital Marketing: Adding method to the Black Friday madness – GoDaddy

With changing consumer habits and the proliferation of eCommerce and social media, retailers are now able to promote their Black Friday offerings well ahead of the big day itself.

5 steps to growing your business revenue – Insight from HashChing

As the economy takes a turn for the worse, many SMEs are understandably concerned about the impact that this will have on...

4 ways government IT can excel in Hybrid Data Center Management

Nurture team interest in greater cybersecurity hygiene; implement automated monitoring and alerts; prioritise disaster backup and recovery… and the bulk of the remaining efforts can fall into place with team focus and upskilling.

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MultiChoice Talent Factory launches Storytelling Masterclass series with esteemed Professor Linus Abraham

The Storytelling Masterclass series will delve into discovering your artistic identity as a storyteller, understanding the process of creative storytelling and writing, the magic of the ideational process and how to use essential structures and conventions to finally bring your story up to industry standard.