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Business automation

Learning machine systems By Louis Eksteen As the world turns increasingly to a reliance on the automation of repetitive and/or complicated tasks, the role of business managers changes. Rote execution of mundane actions are better served by software. This is well-known and "IT", as it's incorrectly referred to by the C-suite, has already permeated most management [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:39:32+02:00March 9th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Business automation

Puppy haze

All in a life’s work By Kim Browne A client wished me happy New Year yesterday – in March! That’s got to be a first for me, but indicative of just how crazy 2018 has been. The passing of my father on 17 January after his protracted battle with throat cancer has derailed my world [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:38:50+02:00March 9th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Puppy haze

Designing The Future

Design Indaba 2018 By Sharlene Safi Being in design means keeping abreast of trends and new developments in the industry. What’s intensely satisfying about the field of design is that it spans so many industries. Where there’s a problem, there’s a design solution waiting to be implemented, and nowhere is this more evident than [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:20:38+02:00March 9th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Designing The Future

Surfin’ safari

Learning new tricks By Louis Eksteen Paddling at Emmarentia dam yesterday, I regaled my early morning kayak school buddies with my latest midlife crisis. I was in Durban last week and “had to” go around to legendary shaper Spider Murphy’s Safari Surfboards. I walked out with a 9.6" L2Pro longboard, just in time for the holidays. [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:20:53+02:00December 15th, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Surfin’ safari

Keeping things fresh

Min dae By Kim Browne I think most people will agree that 2017 has been a tough year on a number of levels and we’ll be happy to see the back of it. It’s min dae now with just 10 days to Xmas and two weeks until the start of the new year – where [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:21:01+02:00December 15th, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Keeping things fresh

Silly season

Counting down ’til Xmas By Kim Browne It’s hard to believe Halloween has come and gone and we have officially entered the pre-Xmas madness rush to get everything done that is still outstanding. A client of ours asked me today what is our busiest time and reflecting back on the year that’s been, we seem [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:21:11+02:00November 3rd, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Silly season

Beware of click fraud

The Wild West of online ads By Louis Eksteen The humble banner ad originated at Wired magazine when its creator started using this advertising unit on the then-influential magazine's website (HotWired) in October 1994. I remember HotWired well, as I was busy researching the early origins of the web for a varsity project. This was a time [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:21:19+02:00November 3rd, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Beware of click fraud

Automated investment advice trends

Automated investment advice gains traction By Louis Eksteen At Twisted Toast we are proud to be the technology provider to SmartRand™, South Africa's first automated investment advice product, commonly know as a robo adviser. Since creating SmartRand as a stand-alone product, we have enhanced the technology with our partners Galileo Capital to now be able to [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:19:17+02:00September 1st, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Automated investment advice trends

Glad to welcome spring

Happy spring day! By Kim Browne Wow – what happened to August? Spring has arrived early after a pretty mild winter in Gauteng and the year continues to fly by in a flurry of busyness. The last three weeks have been particularly hectic at The Toast, with six successful CAT® 426F2 Backhoe Loader launch events [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:19:28+02:00September 1st, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Glad to welcome spring

It’s a girl thing

Viva women! By Kim Browne The Toast remains busy-ness personified, but it would be counter culture for us not to have something to celebrate! Since August’s theme is women’s month I thought it fitting to spotlight the incredibly talented women who make up half of our design team. Angela is our very own design angel [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:19:36+02:00July 28th, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on It’s a girl thing