SMS vs WhatsApp For Business – What Are The Facts?

Do you remember in those old movies when the girl and the guy were “meant to be” but then the hip new kid came into the neighbourhood and she liked him more? And then, of course, it turned out he wasn’t all he was cracked up to be and she returned to her true love …

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Heart Attack? Here’s How To Help

According to the Heart And Stroke Foundation, cardiovascular disease (CVD), a frequent precursor to a heart attack, kills more South Africans every year than all the cancers combined, and is the second biggest killer in this country, after HIV/AIDS. Globally, it’s responsible for over 17 million deaths – more than TB, HIV and malaria put …

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What Is USSD, And What Can It Do For Your Business?

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This is the English translation of a quote by French journalist, critic and novelist, Jean-Baptiste Karr. You’re no doubt thinking that a 150-year-old quote from a French writer is an odd way to start a South African blog that aims to answer the question: What …

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Comrades Marathon Training – How To Stay Safe On The Road

The 93rd Comrades Marathon takes place on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Why is this a scary fact for many people? Because it means that if you’re one of the 20 000 people running this year’s race, you’re running short on training time! Experts reckon that you should run in the region of 600kms in training …

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Security Awareness and Prevention Guide From MiAssist

We are bombarded daily with new criminal MO’s and the latest shocking house breaking stats. We are flooded with advertising from security companies and insurance brokers, new and improved alarm systems, thermal imaging and so much more. It’s easy to see why the average South African suffers from a type of mental exhaustion that sees …

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The Science Behind Why We Need An Emergency Panic Button

“I’ve seen people do some crazy things. A friend in an armed robbery kept trying to grab the gun and asked the robber if it was real. They just wanted to touch it.” This quote from a conversation on Quora highlights the effect that fear has on us humans. We may laugh at the absurdity …

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Want Guaranteed Delivery? Use Mobile Statements

Wondering whether to sign up for mobile statements for your banking, insurance, medical, retail and other services? Read on… It’s one of life’s little pokes in the eye. Somehow, notices of speeding fines and other traffic violations always seem to find their way into our postboxes. That Christmas card from Auntie Violet with R200 tucked …

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SMS And Your SME – Why Choosing The Right SMS Gateway Counts

When it comes to marketing potential, there is nothing – and we really do mean nothing – that comes close to the virtually unlimited power of a mobile phone. There are almost seven billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide. (This represents about four and a half billion people, as some have more than one subscription). According …

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Is Talk Really Cheap? Here’s How To Save On Your Corporate Communications

Five billion. That’s how many smartphone users there are likely to be by 2019. That’s five billion people who are pretty much always online, and always available – and they expect you to be too. Your employees need to be on call from anywhere, at any time. With consumers increasingly connected to more advanced technology, you simply …

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