September 17, 2018 •
Events, Top Stories •
Comments Off on Mike Harris delivers opening keynote at Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2018
The annual Gartner Symposium ITXPO kicked off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Monday, 17 September 2018. The three-day conference is set to bring Africa’s leading CIOs and senior IT executives together in Cape Town to discuss key topics...
Having access to sophisticated predictive analytics has become a business priority for insurers. Being able to factor in historical and real-time data to analyse patterns, determine risk, and identify trends is now fundamental to insurance success. Kelly...
In a rapidly changing business environment, businesses are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernize their processes and systems. The purpose is to help reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency and...
Few people can dispute that the amount of data that is generated and disseminated on any given day is increasing daily, with no slowing down in sight. According to business intelligence company, Bernard Marr & Co, every two days the population creates...
A new study by data analytics firm IDC is finding that digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will enable organisations to create new jobs, with the IT sector in South Africa expected to create as much as 119,000 net new...
March 28, 2018 •
Comments 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...
March 22, 2018 •
General, Top Stories •
Comments 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...
March 6, 2018 •
Comments 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...
February 19, 2018 •
Comments 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...
February 16, 2018 •
Comments 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...
February 12, 2018 •
Enterprise IT •
Comments 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...
February 5, 2018 •
Comments 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...
January 18, 2018 •
Comments 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...
January 17, 2018 •
Top Stories •
Comments 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...
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...
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...