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Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

January 18, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

It takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one, or so the saying goes. These days, however, it might be more like milliseconds. Thanks to on-demand information and services available anytime, anywhere, customers are more empowered than ever before and have sky-high expectations. If your customer is bored or impatient, confused [&hellip...

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Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

January 15, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless, transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

January 13, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

Adopting machine learning to enhance not just the accuracy of models but also drive efficiency is critical to amplify a key asset – the analytic team – and stay competitive. I am often asked by clients what “world class” analytic organizations are...

The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

January 12, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In an era of instant gratification, the television industry in Africa has reached an inflection...

Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans...

redPanda Software Skills Development Programme endorsed by the Premier

3 key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

January 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on 3 key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

In South Africa, savvy business leaders are looking to embrace leading-edge technology as a way to drive growth and innovation. Importantly, this requires a fresh and brave approach to traditional processes – with investment in new solutions. With regards...

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Top 4 steps to transforming data

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 4 steps to transforming data

Within the realm of data management, there is one area that is often overlooked – data transformation. Data transformation is a relatively mundane yet fundamental data management capability – particularly when dealing with similar data from multiple...

IoT

Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

2018 was full of surprises. 2019 will have many more. Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions, ventured a few educated guesses on what we will be talking about in 2019 – and he starts by leaving the planet: “2019 will mark a return to the Moon with...

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance. Blockchain has the ability to transform the supply chain discipline and the businesses that rely on...

Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

January 9, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

An effective data governance strategy is essential for business’ due to the increasing importance of data and imposition of various data regulations. This strategy ensures that the right policies, processes, technology and people are in place to effectively...

How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

January 4, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is to find answers to their problems. Just building a solution or buying devices and applications, without coming up with an answer, in the...

digital banks

Digital banks must find balance between cloud, cost and customer experience

January 3, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Digital banks must find balance between cloud, cost and customer experience

With the launch of several new banks in South Africa and the disruption caused by digitalisation, the incumbents are re-aligning themselves to better support a digital environment. Newcomers must work hard to attract a customer base and adopt different...

Dell EMC

Insight 2019: The year of the end-user application

December 31, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Insight 2019: The year of the end-user application

2018 has been a stabilising year for end-user devices. Headlines about declining PC sales and booming smart device shipment numbers were not as frequent. Why? Because end-users are more certain about what they want (a device that makes them more productive)...

Top 4 concerns for South Africa’s emerging construction companies

December 30, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 4 concerns for South Africa’s emerging construction companies

South Africa’s construction industry has experienced its share of uncertainty since the end of the public infrastructure investment bonanza leading up to the 2010 World Cup. Public infrastructure spending has been stagnant since then, the home market...

VR

Human and virtual worlds can combine to revolutionise customer experience

December 29, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Human and virtual worlds can combine to revolutionise customer experience

For companies looking to fully embrace the evolution of customer experience (CX), a delicate balancing act must be achieved between adopting the right technologies and engineering the right business strategies. The solution is an integrated customer...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

December 28, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Today’s business needs intelligent data storage

The world is driven by data. It’s an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets. Data can deliver insights into...