Sadly, even the most useful tool can quickly become a destructive weapon when it is placed in the wrong hands. This fact of life permeates every industry, every family, every community. Something designed to valuable and beneficial can be used to cause harm when in the wrong hands and moved by the wrong motives. An example of such a tool is that of social media. Read more
The dangers facing businesses are ever evolving and becoming more and more deadly as times goes on. As many blessings has technology has brought, it has brought with it an element of malice for those intending to use it for the wrong purpose. Read more
Cryptocurrency has seen a huge increase in popularity over the past few years, something that has been heavily influenced by the pandemic. During the pandemic, people had a lot more time on their hands and could also not spend their money on things like shopping or eating. Read more
Today’s business models depend on internet connectivity, and network outages are costly. Business systems and applications rely on the internet for optimal functioning. And even the slightest disruption in connection can have a detrimental impact on an enterprise. As such, it is critical to have a reliable internet failover option for your business. Read more
We live in a world where businesses constantly reinvent themselves to remain competitive. Automation and digitisation goals feature in well over half of all today’s businesses’ long-term corporate strategies, according to PwC's most recent annual Global CEO Survey. Which is why artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual worlds or ‘metaverse’ related technologies and tools have risen to prominence, particularly in relation to improving on-the-job training and upskilling new talent. Read more
The Proptech M&A Market Report from Hampleton Partners, the international M&A and corporate finance advisory firm for technology companies, reveals that the first half of 2022 saw 55 property technology (Proptech) deals, 57 per cent up on 1H2020 and 12 per cent up on 1H2021 numbers. Read more
The world is moving faster than ever with billions of people on the move. In fact, by 2050, more than two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. Read more
In 2022, the war on cybercrime is continuing as criminals get savvier and continue to seek new ways to exploit businesses and the public online. Back in 2016, we noted here at Acquisition International that cybercrime was a looming threat. It's therefore no surprise to our loyal readers that the fight against bad online actors continues. Read more
No matter what your organization does, one thing is for sure: it executes hundreds of processes daily. For example, if you work in Finance, there are specific processes related to your market. Moreover, each department inside your organization runs different processes: HR, Customer Success, Sales, Administration, etc. So the question is: are they being done as efficiently as you need them to be? Read more
Social media has become a vital part of online business success. All industries nowadays belong equally to the virtual and the real world; through social media, companies can directly interact with customers on several online platforms and form a relationship by engaging in conversations and sharing content. Read more
When you run a small or enterprise-level business, you face many daily challenges to ensure that it operates smoothly and efficiently. With larger organisations, you can delegate some of your responsibilities. However, the buck will often stop with you, so you still want some insight and oversight into those responsibilities. Read more
The pursuit of convenience is something that people have done from the beginning of time. It is the objective of millions of scientists and researchers who toil away in labs, wearing safety goggles and clean white lab coats, labouring over prototypes. Putting the scientific method to work for the purpose of bettering our way of life and making it easier in ever-increasing ways, is the driving force behind the development of technology. Read more