Features

John J. Capela offers expert advice on how to cash in on the expanding global marketplace by becoming a successful exporter.

As supply chains become more complex and buyers are being held increasingly accountable for their actions, the need to protect against supplier risk is more pressing than ever.

Business leaders should consider how they can remove layers of unnecessary complexity within their organisations in order to improve operational processes and benefit from simplicity.

One organisation is using the massive growth in Africa’s mobile technology sector to connect the continent’s population and drive positive social change.

Broadband growth is strongly linked to GDP growth, job creation, and ultimately, economic health. And although Africa’s mobile industry has come a long way over the past few years, there is still much work to be done.

Submarine fibre-optic cables are helping Africa keep up with rapacious growth in consumer demand and fulfil the ambitions of the Connect Africa Summit.

Benchmarking your organisation’s performance against others at home or internationally could see your business flourish.

Today’s new business era calls for organisations to question their leadership and use purpose to ensure sustainability for the future.

Many companies overlook the various benefits to be gained from applying human resource management practices to supply chain management.

Every organisation should be drawing on the skills and strength of those individuals who can engage, inspire and motivate with ease.

Retailers and brands are using music and multimedia in ever-more innovative ways to breathe new life into their stores and attract more customers.

There is no escaping the fact that extraction of mineral resources from the earth and its oceans is not sustainable in the long-term. However, there are ways in which the industry can work to a more sustainable model.

Productivity suffers when employees become emotionally disconnected from their work. Is this why the world economy is in the doldrums, asks Richard Telofski? 

Tremendous savings can be made on the cost of energy when customers band together to bid down the price, says Jeffrey D. Hiatt.

Dave Abraham, CEO of Signify, looks at two-factor authentication and examines why it is not used by everyone.

Karsten Horn, director of International Sales at INFORM’s Inventory and Supply Chain division, discusses why he believes crowd sourcing will shake up business processes in 2012.

Paul Hollick, sales and marketing director of fleet management company Alphabet, looks at how businesses can get more from their company fleets.

Robin Murray Brown of Tyzack Partners looks at the various strategies boards need to employ in order to avoid becoming victims of an increasingly competitive business environment.

Everything you think you know about business growth is wrong. Professor Ed Hess debunks some popular myths.

Customers are unwilling to entertain higher prices, even if the products involved offer better value than before. George F. Brown, Jr. shares a no-risk strategy that works by offering options.

Jim Signorelli outlines the 6 Cs of StoryBranding: a breakthrough approach to identify and develop a compelling brand story.

Richard Telofski responds to our recently published article on capitalism and the ecological crisis.

Professor Graham Jones, founder of Top Performance Consulting, outlines how we can ensure the future health of our organisations through ‘real’ leadership.

Arron Fu, VP of Software Development at UniPrint, looks at the security weaknesses in enterprise printing environments and explores the role that technology is playing in safeguarding the printing landscape.