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Fifteen years of leaving no stone unturned to add value

Fifteen years ago, on 1 August 2008, the Stone journey began with one man focusing on adding value. From the outset, the small Stone team used business acumen and strategic engagement to redefine the role of communication's business value and enhance business reputation beyond mere public relations. The firm was formed to deliver exceptional

2023-08-01T11:01:26+02:00Aug 1st, 2023|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

5G, integration key to unlocking South African technology value

Schalk Burger, Creamer Media senior contributing editor Most South African companies, 80%, are adopting digital technologies and 78% plan to invest in fifth-generation- (5G-) enabled campus networks. However, 65% of executives perceive tremendous challenges in navigating the network and digital technology integration complexity, extracting return on investment and choosing the right partner ecosystem

2022-02-18T16:48:54+02:00Jan 20th, 2022|Client news|0 Comments

#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever

John Watling, MD within the Retail business at Accenture in Africa In 2021 consumers have adjusted to a new world of retail. As inflation began to bite and food and grocery prices continued to rise, the universal truths of retail were ever more evident. For instance, consumers are becoming increasingly budget-conscious,

2022-01-10T13:57:37+02:00Jan 6th, 2022|Client news|0 Comments

CFO’s & CX! – is finance evolving from hindsight to foresight & insight?

Dzingira Matenga, Managing Director, CFO & Enterprise Value for Accenture in Africa The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role has evolved significantly. No longer is it a hindsight role recording what happened, but it has pivoted to give future-focussed business-critical direction. The CFOs ability to pre-empt disruption in the market contributes to

2022-01-17T15:06:51+02:00Dec 7th, 2021|Client news|0 Comments

Get the doc on the phone: Medshield uses tech to enable healthcare for all

Thoneshan Naidoo, Principal Officer, Medshield Medical Scheme Through telemedicine innovations such as SmartCare, the medical scheme is proving that technology can make healthcare more widely accessible, affordable and convenient. The SA digital ecosystem is becoming ever smarter, embracing all the benefits and excitement that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) holds. Medical

2022-01-12T17:02:36+02:00Nov 30th, 2021|Client news|0 Comments

Stone recognised for excellence in business-to-business at the PRISMs!

Thank you PRISMs 2021 for recognising and awarding us with a Bronze award in the business-to-business sector category for an excellent business-to-business public relations campaign! PRISMs are Africa’s most sought after public relations and communication awards and are judged by over 67 judges alongside 10 dynamic young judges, as part of the PRISMs

2021-12-15T10:45:43+02:00Jun 4th, 2021|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments

The Finance function of the future – emerging technologies and an agile approach

Cedric Miller Chief Financial Officer at Altron In an era of constant disruption, Finance professionals need to rethink their own roles as financial guides for the business direction as well as how reported data is sourced, configured and, ultimately, used. It is critical for business leaders to seek ways to improve the

2021-02-04T16:42:48+02:00Feb 4th, 2021|Thoughts & Views|0 Comments
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