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The last two years have awakened many people across the globe to the benefits of digitization, with the pandemic effectively working as an accelerant growing the importance of the digital transformation of the healthcare industry in particular. It makes sense that healthcare continues to be one of the most continuously...
Julie Snell, Chair of the Scotland 5G Centre, is set to speak at the upcoming Digital Transformation Forum 2022 held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 May 2022 at the Maslow Hotel. This hybrid event will see industry experts come together to tackle ideas on how to navigate the...
While organisations in South Africa cannot be entirely ready for the next crisis - to better prepare for future threats requires new way of driving flexibility and delivering innovation. With the rapid changes we’ve witnessed over the past two years, organisations in South Africa now realise they have to be...
When embarking on an industrial digitisation project, it’s important to consider how people, processes, and technology will work together. These three considerations are integrated in a somewhat symbiotic manner, which is why each should function optimally and compliment the other. A good example is IIoT; the technology promises secure access...
Over the past two years, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives have largely focused their efforts on digital transformation. This is mostly because COVID-19 forced organisations to expedite planned and unplanned re-engineering of their IT environments to fulfil the digital marketplace’s ever-increasing demand. While the top issues for...
The COVID-19 pandemic's immense impact on businesses can no longer be ignored. It has become a tremendous stimulant for transformation projects in African enterprises across nearly all markets, with organisations investing resources, time and considerable effort in upgrading their digital services in hopes of taking advantage of the rapid digital...
CFOs and CIOs, collaborating to drive the accelerated digital transformation necessitated by rapid technology advances and COVID-19, now have a smart alternative to traditional financing and management of IT assets that boosts business efficiencies and competitiveness. Rapid technology advances driving the 4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution), as well as the impact...
South Africa is on a drive to connect its citizens to the Internet. In November 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced that the government was considering a programme to bring internet access to all South Africans within the next 24 months. Attempting to bridge the...
Technology is only successful if it is used. And today, business leaders in companies around the world need to shift from a tech-centered view of digitalisation and start considering how to nurture a culture that embraces technology wholeheartedly. This shift is becoming increasingly urgent because mobilising teams, channeling resources, and...
Temenos, the Swiss banking software company, today announces that Bank of Kigali Plc, Rwanda’s largest bank by assets and market share, has gone live on the Temenos platform effectively taking a major step towards modern digital banking practices. According to the software firm, replacing its core banking system with Temenos...
Leading African economies that have struggled to improve their infrastructure, business conditions and overall competitiveness are generally performing better against other emerging markets in areas that measure their digital skills and sustainability. That’s one of the findings of the 2022 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, a ranking of the world’s...
In no industry is the power of partnerships more evident than in the channel. Vendors, distributors, and resellers combine to form an essential value chain that delivers innovative products to end customers, whether consumers or businesses. But it is in finding the right balance between the respective vendor strengths...
With digital transformation picking up faster than ever before in the business landscape, most organisations today employ a mix of business tools to run their operations across sales, marketing, finance, HR, etc. More often than not, all of these tools include a reporting module that displays department-specific data records...
Artificial intelligence has come a long way from its science-fiction roots as the power for machines to act as our servants. While the topic can still summon controversy, especially after previous comments on the danger of AI from certain tech juggernauts like Elon Musk, who is currently building AI-powered...
Business communication has never been as important as it is in today's hybrid work environment. C-suite executives, line managers, and the teams themselves need to understand their organisational objectives and how they must align even if they no longer share the same office space. This is where unified communications...
2021 was a year of recovery and resilience, and one that brought extraordinary shifts in the way we live and work. Technology has been an important pillar throughout it all, helping the world to connect and collaborate, as it transformed the fundamentals of healthcare, commerce, education and financial services...