Does your business invest in ongoing learning? What motivates your staff to better themselves? Turn e-learning into your competitive advantage! E-learning is not just about dumping courses and files onto a platform and expecting a take-up by your staff. Jaco Voigt chats to Michael Gullan from G&G Advocacy about skilling – both UP and RE! G&G are a bespoke consultancy that ensures end-to-end online and bespoke learning, to influence career paths and skills development. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Are you keen to change and ensure the agility of your business? What changes are you making to keep your business running in a real-time world with the South African challenges of power outages, stolen cables, and outdated servers? Learn a few more technology acronyms to get your business working smarter! Jaco Voigt chats to Andy Brauer about EPN (end-point virtualisation). This workstation virtualisation not only has economic benefits, but ensures business continuity, flexibility, and storage on demand allocation. Does your IT partner or department consider your business’ needs, or are they merely in a comfort zone they choose not to improve? This EPN technology allows you to have a workstation away from your desk. It’s access to your business, virtually, from any end device, location at any time – into a well managed and protected data centre. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Are your business and employees ready to engage with purpose to spot the opportunities of the future? It’s all about the hard job of soft skills, design thinking and learning agility. A conversation for employers and employees about the new behaviours and 15 critical skills to develop to ensure relevance and adding value in the new world of work. Jaco Voigt and Dr Eric Albertini of FutureFit discuss decisive leadership and the opportunities of 4IR, rather than the threats. In a BANI (brittle, anxious, non linear and incomprehensible) world filled with volatility and complexities, we need to ensure continuous life-long learning with a growth mindset that ensures becoming dealers in hope, by being adaptable and resilient to change. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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This week it’s all things C! Clarity, carats, cut and colour. Jaco Voigt chats to Kate from Bespoke by Kate about diamonds. As a business, Kate will assist in not only gauging and guessing (almost always correctly) a ring size, but she will source, design, and custom make bespoke jewellery pieces to suit both your style and pocket. They discuss the trend of synthetic diamonds, moissanites, and what the current trends in gems to wear are. There is so much to learn about fancies, cushions, facets, certification, claws and more – find out why this shining objet d’art is still considered an investment, and a girl’s best friend. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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What is your business printing and scanning, and how secure is that information? Jaco Voigt chats to Jonathan Osbourne from Altron about true digitisation and document solutions. Print suppression is a buzzword, but habit and human nature will always influence workflow integration aspirations. In a world where data security and layers of security for compliance are critical – this podcast looks at solutions for true business and document digitisation. Staff working remotely need secure access to information – are your documents being printed at home and then being dumped as scrap paper to the local school? Let’s begin with looking at the easiest place to start digitising - at THE PRINT. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt and Amanda Rogaly chat all things #BabyYumYum! A passionate platform for anyone vested in parenting and caregiving, or being an expert in the baby and parenting community. It’s about trusting your gut, being flexible, not being overwhelmed, and having an expert online for virtual advice - with the convenience of online shopping! An added bonus to the incredible online portal and social media pages, is a virtual conference where you can join experts and entrepreneurs for 3 days… in the comfort of your home. Get your tickets and clear your diary for 20, 21 and 22 May. It’s edutainable education for all to enjoy! Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt is joined by Juan Paul from Mustek this week, for an interesting conversation about how Taipei's water and container shortages, influenced by the pandemic, caused shortages in chip manufacturing. A reminder that synching is not a back-up - and the answer to backing up your data is always a "YES". The world has seen double digit growth in cloud storage, and it is set to continue on this trend. Are you still physically hugging your server daily, or have you delved into cloud storage with a reminder of compliance, regulation, security and speed being key specifications? The Internet of Everything means more attack surfaces... is your data protected and safely stored? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco chats to Dr Asvat from Regent Business School – iLeadLAB. Focusing on the 4th Industrial Revolution, this education platform ensures that business education is accessible, accredited and affordable. Hear about their offering of coding, open-source, robotics and app development as well as design, laser cutting, 3D printing and more. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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“We have a cyber breach - should we not just pay”? Jaco Voigt chats to Rudie from Razrtec, who educates us about the dangers of just shutting down a server which could hide the footprints of the attack. POPIA probed your business about data security – but is it just paper-based, or have you done a real live malware/cyber attack readiness test? You need to be in the know – who has access to your data, and where is your data? Does your business have a good EDR solution? Behavioural analytics happens at the speed of light - do you have a real time dashboard to monitor? How often do you force password changes? There are no guarantees that if you pay for the first set of encryption keys, that you won't be threatened with distribution of your data in months to come. People and processes are critical... listen to this podcast to see where your business’ loopholes are! Brought to you by Catalytic.

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