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  • 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...

  • The opportunities of artificial intelligence in the payroll sector

    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...

  • Multivariate testing for your customer journey

    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...

  • GDPR concern still high as deadline approaches

    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...

  • Lumada IoT platform aims to disrupt industrial IoT market

    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...

  • 5 steps to managing GDPR compliance

    The POPI conundrum: Data protection vs data mining

    September 1, 2017 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on The POPI conundrum: Data protection vs data mining

    The office of the Information Regulator is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year. From then, organisations will have just 12 months to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, or risk prison terms and fines of up to...

  • Reshaad Sha resigns from SqwidNet

    How Tech can help with Wildlife Conservation

    August 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How Tech can help with Wildlife Conservation

    The rise of the Internet of Things and other mobile technologies offers humanity the opportunity to truly advance their efforts in preserving and saving the environment in more innovative and relevant ways. Humanity today finds itself living in what is...

  • Young entrepreneurs come up with water-saving tech solutions to push back Day Zero

    How to keep Western Cape’s water flowing with data analytics

    July 18, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to keep Western Cape’s water flowing with data analytics

    On 22 May, the Western Cape was declared a disaster area as an ongoing drought saw dam levels drop below 10%. This prompted government to implement level stringent water restrictions amid warnings that the drought could continue well into 2018. Here’s what...