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  • SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

    SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

    June 30, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

    In a rapidly changing business environment, businesses are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernize their processes and systems. The purpose is to help reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency and...

  • Big Data is the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation including artificial intelligence, data science, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

    June 28, 2018 • Big Data, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

    Few people can dispute that the amount of data that is generated and disseminated on any given day is increasing daily, with no slowing down in sight. According to business intelligence company, Bernard Marr & Co, every two days the population creates...

  • Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

    May 22, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

    A new study by data analytics firm IDC is finding that digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will enable organisations to create new jobs, with the IT sector in South Africa expected to create as much as 119,000 net new...

  • The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    March 28, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, the list goes on. These are considered important elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that blurs the lines between physical, digital, and biological. Central to this lies...

  • Improving healthcare outcomes with Artificial Intelligence

    The rise of robots brings benefits for businesses but also creates liability

    March 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on The rise of robots brings benefits for businesses but also creates liability

    Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications brings many advantages for businesses such as increased...

  • How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    March 6, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    Data has officially overtaken crude oil as the most valuable resource in the world. Insights gained from data analysis are increasingly used to guide better decision-making for governments and businesses. In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance...

  • Welcome to the Future: The analytics age has starte

    Multivariate testing for your customer journey

    February 19, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Multivariate testing for your customer journey

    Measurement and testing is rapidly becoming a standard requirement; however, it is meaningless if we don’t understand how to apply the results of this testing or measurement and all we end up with is raw data without any meaningful application of it. Once...

  • The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

    Companies are using just a fraction of their data

    February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Companies are using just a fraction of their data

    There’s a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily it’s not true – otherwise who knows how far back in the dark ages we’d still be languishing. But here’s what’s surprising. Even though we could almost compare data analytics...

  • How to leverage your number one asset: Data

    How to leverage your number one asset: Data

    February 12, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on How to leverage your number one asset: Data

    You pull up to the curb at the airport and as you exit your car, your mobile immediately directs you to the right check-in desk and then on to the relevant security gate. After clearing the gate, you’re alerted to the fact that your favourite coffee from...

  • HID Global's top trends driving intelligent, connected experiences in 2018

    HID Global’s top trends driving intelligent, connected experiences in 2018

    February 5, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on HID Global’s top trends driving intelligent, connected experiences in 2018

    HID Global has revealed the top trends in the identity technology industry for 2018. The company points towards increased cloud and mobile access adoption, more focus on securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics as some of the top trends that...

  • Unlock opportunities with data-driven services

    Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

    January 18, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

    While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to do so, thereby...

  • AI should empower and enable human prosperity, not impede it

    Millennials, character and an exponential world

    January 17, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Millennials, character and an exponential world

    Whether you love them or hate them, millennials will become the leadership that drives our society in the digital age. As individuals and as a collective, they will wield power that is unprecedented in human history and be required to make decisions that...

  • How banks can comply and win new quality customers

    How banks can comply and win new quality customers

    December 15, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How banks can comply and win new quality customers

    Africa’s economy is under pressure. In South Africa, the finance minister recently downgraded 2017 economic growth forecasts to 0.7% from 1.3%. In Kenya, political uncertainty has prompted the Treasury to warn that it, too, may have to revise economic...

  • BLV provides venture capital to early growth stage start-ups that create next generation disruptive solutions

    How IoT will impact insurance

    November 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on How IoT will impact insurance

    Gartner predicts that there will be approximately 500 smart, connected devices in the average home by 2022. This prediction opens opportunities for a host of digital businesses to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT) trend. However, few stand to benefit...

  • Using analytics to drive action

    Using analytics to drive action

    October 27, 2017 • OpinionComments Off on Using analytics to drive action

    More and more we see that today’s digital marketplace demands a data-centric mindset. The most innovative and competitive companies know this – they’re deploying data to drive disruption. Yet, just a few years ago, many businesses were still exploring...

  • Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy.

    Qlik appoints David Murphy as Interim CEO

    October 18, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Qlik appoints David Murphy as Interim CEO

    Qlik has announced that Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy as interim CEO. David Murphy is the former President and COO of Blue Coat Systems and a current Qlik Board Member and Thoma Bravo Operating Partner. Qlik is...