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How #MeToo and #TimesUp impact IT hiring

  Susan Fowler’s blog post about her “very...

As worldwide PC shipments decline, HP takes top spot again

Lower Shipments in Asia/Pacific and the U.S....

Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 21.4 Percent in 2018

Hyperscale Cloud Providers to Increase Market...

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters know the psychology of their audience. Dr. Susan Weinschenk shares 5 of her favorite things every presenter should know, based on her latest book, “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People”.

If you want to persuade and motivate people during your presentations, then you have to understand the psychology of how people learn and pay attention. The book “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People” has, of course, 100 things, and this video has 5 of Dr. Weinschenk’s favorites.

We’ve all been to presentations that were very boring, and we’ve probably also been to a few that were great. What makes a presentation great and another boring? What makes one presenter a joy to listen to and another a dud?

Check out these favorite 5 reasons in this video.

I you are interested in the book, you can learn more about it at Dr. Weinschenk’s website: http://www.theteamw.com/#books

Digital Transformation: Is It Real or Just Science Fiction? — A South African Perspective

Many organizations don’t even realize they’re in a blind spot and they don’t see the immediate need to embark on digital transformation because they haven’t seen how their businesses might be impacted.

Rise in Spending on Security and Analytics Tools According to New CIO Research from IDG

This year’s Tech Poll results confirm that emerging technology projects and applications remain top of mind for tech leaders, and that these capabilities are essential for organizations to remain competitive in this time of digital transformation.

Companies Embrace Digital Business Transformation Across Technology, Culture and Responsibilities

Organizations are turning to digital-first business solutions to improve multiple parts of the business

CRM Became the Largest Software Market in 2017 and Will Be the Fastest Growing Software Market in 2018

The strong growth rate of CRM software revenue is driven in particular by the segments of lead management, voice of the customer and field service management.

Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018; Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth

By 2020, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities on smartphones will offer a more intelligent digital persona on the device. Machine learning, biometrics and user behavior will improve the ease of use, self-service and frictionless authentications.

Bill Gates Says This Book Is ‘One of the Most Important’ He’s Ever Read

“This is one of the most educational books I’ve ever read, and I think everyone can benefit from Hans’ insights.”

Strong PC Demand Dampens Decline of Middle East & Africa PCD Market

With end users continuing to shift to large-screen smartphones, demand for slate tablets is declining across the region

Africa’s Smartphone Market Declines Despite Strong Performance of Region’s Biggest Markets

There are clear signs of improvement in South Africa. The end to the political crisis means that challenging economic conditions will be addressed as a priority by the new government, which will have a positive effect on consumer confidence and spending on mobile phones

Avoiding the Fake Research Trap

The research must be ethical. Respondents should know how the research will be shared or used, and be able to opt of questions or quit the survey.

Would you recognize criminal activity if it entered your inbox?

They’re cunningly impersonating popular web services such as Microsoft Outlook, DocuSign and Google Docs, trying to entice victims into giving away their credentials.

‘Password’ is not a password and any monkey can run a finger across a keyboard

‘123456’ came top of the list, with longer and shorter variants making up half of the top 10. The ever-present ‘password’ and ‘qwerty’ featured in the top four, with ‘letmein’, ‘football’, and ‘iloveyou’ rounding out the rest.

Setting Up Your Infrastructure and Operations for Hybrid Success

The ever-expanding range of ‘as-a-service’ offerings has left some IT leaders unsure of what they should be investing in.

State-of-the-Art DDoS Protection Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

Traditional security measures are failing to protect organizations against DDoS attacks

5 Critical Mistakes When Evaluating a Next-Generation Firewall

Highlighting five mistakes your organization might be making when choosing a next-generation firewall

11 ways ransomware is evolving

Ransomware has to do one thing, and that’s overwrite or lock the file system

Why email is the best social network

Facebook — and all the other social networks — seems to be turning into a distracting, time-wasting and manipulative “surveillance machine” that does more harm than good.

Microsoft wants you on Edge, even if it has to trick you

Rather than confront the company, US regulators are likely to give a big yawn — a sign of just how much of a failure Edge is, and how little other browser providers have to fear.

Getting Started

 

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters know the psychology of their audience. Dr. Susan Weinschenk shares 5 of her favorite things every presenter should know, based on her latest book, “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People”.

If you want to persuade and motivate people during your presentations, then you have to understand the psychology of how people learn and pay attention. The book “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People” has, of course, 100 things, and this video has 5 of Dr. Weinschenk’s favorites.

We’ve all been to presentations that were very boring, and we’ve probably also been to a few that were great. What makes a presentation great and another boring? What makes one presenter a joy to listen to and another a dud?

Check out these favorite 5 reasons in this video.

I you are interested in the book, you can learn more about it at Dr. Weinschenk’s website: http://www.theteamw.com/#books

We are looking for two deserving young entrepreneurs

We are looking for two deserving young entrepreneurs

Do you want to start your own business but have no idea where to start, or the finances to get it done? Well then you are in luck, because we are going to offer two young entrepreneurs the opportunity to join our paid membership site - completely free of charge for...

A 30 Point Checklist for Your Startup

A 30 Point Checklist for Your Startup

So you want to start a business – congratulations!  Once you get over the initial excitement, it’s time to break down the process of launching your startup into manageable chunks. You might get overwhelmed with the sheer number of items on your to-do list. But not to...

The Pre-Startup Checklist That Can Help You Avoid Business Failure

The Pre-Startup Checklist That Can Help You Avoid Business Failure

The pre-startup checklist requires one to undergo a process of self-evaluation that will help answer the question, ‘Am I prepared to start a business?’ If more people considered the following four issues, there would likely be a higher success rate in future startups.

Marketing

 

Are you tired of … ?

Are you tired of … ?

Are you tired of ... 👉 Marketing on-line on through all your social media platforms but don't seem to reap the rewards of your endless efforts? 👉 Confused about what your future prospect or client actual need is? 👉 Wonder what would trigger people to buy RIGHT NOW? 👉...

14 ways to create referrals for your business and make it soar.

14 ways to create referrals for your business and make it soar.

Marketing your business is hard work but there are several methods that you can use which are simpler and less time consuming. The most powerful form of marketing is ‘word of mouth’ but you have to proactively encourage it. The critical element is to make sure that...

Gizmos & Gadgets

 

As worldwide PC shipments decline, HP takes top spot again

As worldwide PC shipments decline, HP takes top spot again

Lower Shipments in Asia/Pacific and the U.S. Drag Down Global Results Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The PC market...

Solid Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

Solid Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

International Data Corporation (IDC) today published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In this initial publication, the Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker focuses on market sizing and...

Mental Health & Fitness

 

5 characteristics of a great presenter

5 characteristics of a great presenter

The best way to face your public speaking fears is to face it head on because the more experience you have presenting, the more comfortable you’ll become.

Don’t get caught in the entrepreneur’s passion trap

Don’t get caught in the entrepreneur’s passion trap

The core pattern of the passion trap is that new founders become attached to an idea, they invest time and energy into it, they receive feedback, and then they accept only the information that supports their original idea.

Dreaming big

Dreaming big

These four savvy, successful entrepreneurs are teens and tweens, but they set big goals for themselves and keep achieving.

Systems & Processes

 

Assessing Your Converged Infrastructure Options

Assessing Your Converged Infrastructure Options

Facilitating these changes requires your data centre to have the right infrastructure in place to help reduce complexities and improve productivity however, choosing the right converged infrastructure solution is not always easy.

Money Matters

 

How to Make Money in a Small Niche With a Simple Business Model

How to Make Money in a Small Niche With a Simple Business Model

When it comes to earning money online as a marketer, most people go wrong in exactly the same place. That crucial error? Their ambition. Unfortunately, too much ambition is very commonly the downfall of many online businesses and marketers which essentially causes...

Why and How to Apply for a Credit Card Gateway Account

Why and How to Apply for a Credit Card Gateway Account

You’ve probably heard the horror stories. A wildly successful sale of an information product results in a random PayPal lockdown and the seller is not only left with thousands of dollars in his or her account that he can’t access, but now has no way to get paid. Or...

Recommended Reading

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s top five books

Mark Zuckerberg’s top five books

Last week we featured an extensive list of resources suggesting books every entrepreneur should read. This morning, we came across Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's selection of top five...

Business Programmes

 

Avoiding the Fake Research Trap

Avoiding the Fake Research Trap

The research must be ethical. Respondents should know how the research will be shared or used, and be able to opt of questions or quit the survey.

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset and Not Just Technology

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset and Not Just Technology

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner, Inc. A technology shift not backed up by a corresponding cultural shift puts the success of a digital business...

Success Stories

 

16-Year-Old Dropout Is CEO of Company Potentially Worth Millions

16-Year-Old Dropout Is CEO of Company Potentially Worth Millions

Ben Pasternak, a high school dropout from Sydney, Australia, could be the next great titan of technology. Pasternak, 16, is the creator and CEO of Flogg, an app that allows users to buy and sell within their social network with just a swipe. Think Tinder meets...

Meet South Africa’s youngest millionaire only at 23

Meet South Africa’s youngest millionaire only at 23

The Foreign exchange market is the biggest financial market in the world. At least four trillion dollars is traded on currency markets on a daily basis. This market is known for its volatility and high risk nature, which is why it is mostly traded by banks and big...

17 Online Female Entrepreneurs You Need To Follow

17 Online Female Entrepreneurs You Need To Follow

Whether you’re looking to learn some new tips, want inspiration, motivation, branding tips, marketing advice, sales training, or just overall awesomeness, you will surely find a few new favorites on this list. Read more about the 17 Online Female Entrepreneurs You...

10 Successful Young Entrepreneurs

10 Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Caine Monroy Caine Monroy is only nine years old and already a business owner. He's an arcade owner to be exact. After constructing a makeshift cardboard arcade and setting it up in his father's auto parts store in L.A., his business has been the talk of the town with...

How #MeToo and #TimesUp impact IT hiring

  Susan Fowler’s blog post about her “very strange year at Uber” went...

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Origins is Assassin’s Creed at its best

Posted by IDG Connect Curse of the Pharaohs took me by surprise. I didn’t...

As worldwide PC shipments decline, HP takes top spot again

Lower Shipments in Asia/Pacific and the U.S. Drag Down Global Results...

Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 21.4 Percent in 2018

Hyperscale Cloud Providers to Increase Market Dominance The...

Barclays Launches New Study Revealing the Effects of Automation on the Global Workforce

Third report in Barclays’ Impact Series explores the effects of recent...

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters know the psychology of their audience. Dr. Susan Weinschenk shares 5 of her favorite things every presenter should know, based on her latest book, “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People”.

If you want to persuade and motivate people during your presentations, then you have to understand the psychology of how people learn and pay attention. The book “100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People” has, of course, 100 things, and this video has 5 of Dr. Weinschenk’s favorites.

We’ve all been to presentations that were very boring, and we’ve probably also been to a few that were great. What makes a presentation great and another boring? What makes one presenter a joy to listen to and another a dud?

Check out these favorite 5 reasons in this video.

I you are interested in the book, you can learn more about it at Dr. Weinschenk’s website: http://www.theteamw.com/#books

Digital Transformation: Is It Real or Just Science Fiction? — A South African Perspective

Many organizations don’t even realize they’re in a blind spot and they don’t see the immediate need to embark on digital transformation because they haven’t seen how their businesses might be impacted.

Rise in Spending on Security and Analytics Tools According to New CIO Research from IDG

This year’s Tech Poll results confirm that emerging technology projects and applications remain top of mind for tech leaders, and that these capabilities are essential for organizations to remain competitive in this time of digital transformation.

Companies Embrace Digital Business Transformation Across Technology, Culture and Responsibilities

Organizations are turning to digital-first business solutions to improve multiple parts of the business

CRM Became the Largest Software Market in 2017 and Will Be the Fastest Growing Software Market in 2018

The strong growth rate of CRM software revenue is driven in particular by the segments of lead management, voice of the customer and field service management.

Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018; Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth

By 2020, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities on smartphones will offer a more intelligent digital persona on the device. Machine learning, biometrics and user behavior will improve the ease of use, self-service and frictionless authentications.

Barclays Launches New Study Revealing the Effects of Automation on the Global Workforce

Third report in Barclays’ Impact Series explores the effects of recent...

Rise in Spending on Security and Analytics Tools According to New CIO Research from IDG

This year’s Tech Poll results confirm that emerging technology projects and applications remain top of mind for tech leaders, and that these capabilities are essential for organizations to remain competitive in this time of digital transformation.

Companies Embrace Digital Business Transformation Across Technology, Culture and Responsibilities

Organizations are turning to digital-first business solutions to improve multiple parts of the business

CRM Became the Largest Software Market in 2017 and Will Be the Fastest Growing Software Market in 2018

The strong growth rate of CRM software revenue is driven in particular by the segments of lead management, voice of the customer and field service management.

Bill Gates Says This Book Is ‘One of the Most Important’ He’s Ever Read

“This is one of the most educational books I’ve ever read, and I think everyone can benefit from Hans’ insights.”

Setting Up Your Infrastructure and Operations for Hybrid Success

The ever-expanding range of ‘as-a-service’ offerings has left some IT leaders unsure of what they should be investing in.

Assessing Your Converged Infrastructure Options

Facilitating these changes requires your data centre to have the right infrastructure in place to help reduce complexities and improve productivity however, choosing the right converged infrastructure solution is not always easy.

Microsoft wants you on Edge, even if it has to trick you

Rather than confront the company, US regulators are likely to give a big yawn — a sign of just how much of a failure Edge is, and how little other browser providers have to fear.

Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

Nearly 20 percent of organizations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy Artificial Intelligence

There is potential for strong growth as CIOs begin piloting AI programs through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts

 Self-Service Analytics and BI Users Will Produce More Analysis Than Data Scientists Will by 2019

Organizations are embracing self-service analytics and business...