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    Making retail work with Machine Learning

    February 15, 2017 • RetailComments Off on Making retail work with Machine Learning

    According to UN statistics, a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of fresh food is lost or wasted worldwide every year. This amounts to a third of all food produced for human consumption. In many cases the food is still within the suggested “sell-by” and...

  • How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    February 15, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

    Having survived the turmoil of a gruelling 2016, South African business owners and managers are now turning their attention to sales and marketing. There is a mood of cautious optimism, particularly amongst small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that have...

  • Opinion: Taking customer experience to the next level

    November 23, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on Opinion: Taking customer experience to the next level

    Digital transformation is changing the way banks talk to customers, but forward-looking financial institutions in the region are looking at how they can deploy artificial intelligence and automation to transform the customer experience, says Danny Drew,...

  • How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

    October 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

    The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in...

  • Eight technologies executives should absolutely consider

    September 7, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Eight technologies executives should absolutely consider

    PwC has identified the Internet of Things alongside virtual reality and 3D printing, as one of the eight essential technologies that C-suite executives “should” absolutely consider. In its report, Tech breakthroughs megatrend, PwC evaluated more than 150...

  • 40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner

    Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

    July 5, 2016 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

    The once-futuristic predictions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the world are becoming reality. Legendary futurist Ray Kurzweil has imagined advanced technology delivering everything from computerised brain chips to near-total automation of...

  • Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

    June 9, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

    After a slow start in South Africa, cloud adoption is picking up fast, following global trends in which spend on cloud services is rapidly doubling and even tripling. According to IDC, spend on public cloud services will grow from around $70 billion in 2015...

  • Can Artificial Intelligence enable smarter business decision-making ability?

    April 9, 2015 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on Can Artificial Intelligence enable smarter business decision-making ability?

    The phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI typically brings to mind images of intelligent humanoid robots performing tasks instead of people. However, while robotics is an important branch of AI, it is by no means the only aspect of this science. AI has...