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Does Your Business Understand the Potential of Industry 4.0?

In the business world, the term "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is gradually gaining traction.  What began with steam and water power has evolved into advanced computerisation and technology that is ready to disrupt virtually every industry at breakneck speed. The acceleration...

5 Fresh Data Intelligence Trends that Businesses Ought to Know

Data has undoubtedly permeated every aspect of our modern life, from what we buy to the news we consume to fundamental truths we believe; data has become the bedrock of the modern decision-making process. The data analytics landscape has evolved...

Ongoing Skills Development is Key to Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was always going to be fraught with challenges, but nobody could have predicted the massively disruptive event that was the COVID-19 pandemic. The world was thrown into turmoil and forced to adapt...

The Importance of 4IR in South African Education

Education is one of the most important aspects of the overall economic, cultural, social and technical development of a country. Unfortunately, the educational opportunities for the underprivileged are often repressed and are of low quality. Years of isolation and marginalization...

Investing in STEM Crucial for African Countries to Benefit from 4IR

To ensure African economies benefit fully from the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), and the data economy it will bring, there are several trends that industries on the continent need to fully embrace. These include artificial intelligence, cloud, machine learning and...

The Impact of EduTech in South Africa

COVID-19 has shone the spotlight on the importance of technology, especially within the realm of education. When schools around the country were forced to shut their doors, teachers and students needed to adapt to the prospect of continuing their...

Advancing 4IR through CSI

With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of the advancement of society. The onus is on companies within the 4IR value chain to take the...

Providing practical, scaleable solutions to South Africa’s technological skills deficit

  We are well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), as evidenced by the digitisation of information and automation of most business functions. However, South Africa runs the risk of lagging behind on this, with one of the reasons being...

Can technology companies assist the public sector in reaching 4IR goals?

Predictions about technology are speculative at best. Even recently we saw two of our planet’s brightest and most successful minds, Jack Ma and Elon Musk, disagree fundamentally about where technology is leading us. They were specifically debating Artificial Intelligence...

FNB to open more branches in the wake of cancelled bank strike

South African financial services provider, FNB revealed on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it plans on growing its branch network by adding seven more branches to its already existing national footprint of 619 branches. Before the end of the...
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