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Time to act on digital transformation

Time to act on digital transformation

October 17, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet, once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices before consumers experienced and bought the product in a store, has now become the platform on which brands compete for share of mind and pocket. In the past consumers had limited choices – they didn’t [&hellip...

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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

October 16, 2018 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On October 15, Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2019. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is currently underway in Orlando Florida.   Gartner defines a...

The changing risk and liability landscape - The road to Autonomous driving

The changing risk and liability landscape – The road to Autonomous driving

October 16, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Modern corporate risk and liability exposures can arise from many sources, including third parties, supply chains, products, IT security, new technology and the environment. Global Risk Dialogue examines current and emerging risk management and insurance...

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

October 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Research labs, government agencies (NASA) and tech giants like Microsoft, IBM and Google are all focused on developing quantum theories first put forward in the 1970s. What’s more, a growing start-up quantum computing ecosystem is attracting hundreds of...

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century.

The future won’t have stop signs

October 14, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century. Those four octagon-encased letters spell out a powerful and...

Gartner survey finds 70 per cent of AI projects in Digital Commerce are successful

Gartner survey finds 70 per cent of AI projects in Digital Commerce are successful

October 12, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in digital commerce is generally considered a success, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. About 70 per cent of digital commerce organisations surveyed report that their AI projects are very or extremely successful....

How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

October 10, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digital is not a myth. It is upon us and accelerating every day. African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences. If they get it right and operate at...

Gartner survey finds 70 per cent of AI projects in Digital Commerce are successful

More than 86% of businesses and organisations will use AI by 2025

October 9, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

By 2025, more than 86% of businesses and organisations will use AI, and data utilisation will reach 80%. AI services will be everywhere, creating an intelligent world that will reveal endless avenues of opportunity, according to the Global Connectivity Index...

Principle Consultant at PBT Group, Julian Thomas

Is business ‘overshadowed’ by technology

October 8, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

With so many technology buzzwords hitting businesses from what seems like all sides, coupled with increasing pressure to invest or risk becoming redundant, are businesses losing sight of what really matters? Principle Consultant at PBT Group, Julian Thomas,...

Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

October 4, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

Selected towns in the Eastern Cape’s Enoch Mgijima municipality are being mapped and photographed using locally-designed software and a camera system developed by the Point of Interest (POI) and OVVIO team. POI is a geographic information system (GIS)...

Five tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

5 tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

October 4, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on 5 tips to avoid the pitfalls of the robotic automation hype

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is all the hype right now, but how can you be successful and avoid the pitfalls? RPA is not new by any means, but with the advent of the latest software it has become much easier to implement and companies are eager to jump...

Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

October 3, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Across all industries, at least 84 per cent of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations, according to the Gartner, Inc. Digital Consumer Experience Index. To gauge the current state of consumers’...

Parliament walked the talk of making everyday a Mandela Day, when the National Assembly House Chairperson for Committees, Mr Cedric Frolick, handed over computers and accessories to three centers for abused women, children and needy girl-children in Parliament.

Parliament gives ICT equipment to safe homes for women and children

October 3, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Parliament gives ICT equipment to safe homes for women and children

Parliament walked the talk of making everyday a Mandela Day, when the National Assembly House Chairperson for Committees, Mr Cedric Frolick, handed over computers and accessories to three centers for abused women, children and needy girl-children in...

Warren Green Governance, Risk and Compliance Expert CURA Software Solutions

Why is policy management integral to governance, risk and compliance?

October 3, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Why is policy management integral to governance, risk and compliance?

Policy Management is critical to any organisation as policies and procedures establish boundaries of behaviour for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. By definition, Governance, Risk and Compliance is “a capability to reliably...

Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

October 3, 2018 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

The 6th International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018...

Automation testing skills define the future

Automation testing skills define the future

October 2, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Automation testing skills define the future

In 2016, the global test automation market was valued at around $US16 billion. In a study done by Zion Market Research, the company also predicted that this market will reach $US55 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of just over 23% from 2017. Driven by digital...