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  • PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

    PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

    April 16, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

    Companies are recognising that digital transformation needs to part of their core strategy and are creating fewer Chief Digital Officer (CDO) positions than they were two years ago. In the latest study of CDOs conducted by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy...

  • Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

    March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

    Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

  • South Africa: AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

    AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

    March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a Pop Up Loft in Sandton, Johannesburg in March. The Pop Up Loft is a space created for customers and enterprises to learn more about emerging innovation around cloud computing. The Pop Up Loft will offer a variety of...

  • Google Cloud and SAP launch sustainability contest for startups

    March 1, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Google Cloud and SAP launch sustainability contest for startups

    As digital transformation grows at an astronomical rate, Google Cloud and SAP have partnered to launch global sustainability contest for social entrepreneurs that have revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning. According to the...

  • A business case for cloud and why finance needs a seat at the table

    How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

    February 1, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

    Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age....

  • How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

    How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

    October 10, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

    Digital is not a myth. It is upon us and accelerating every day. African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences. If they get it right and operate at...

  • ‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

    October 1, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

    If African businesses do not adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR), they will become obsolete. At the very least, they will become isolated and unable to compete globally. This was said by Dr Gustav Rohde, Chief Operating Officer of global...

  • What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    September 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    With data being likened to the oil of the digital age, decision-makers cannot afford to ignore evolving cyber threats especially given recent examples of ransomware attacks targeting local companies. Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at cyber resilience experts...

  • Future of Retail: How retailers can survive in an omnichannel world

    Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

    September 25, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

    The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online. Rather in the digital age, it interrogates how brick-and-mortar retailers are incorporating technology into their...

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    Upskill from within for business growth

    September 12, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Upskill from within for business growth

    Businesses in the digital age need to adapt quickly to new technologies but upskilling to stay ahead of the technology curve can be expensive and time-consuming. An effective strategy to address this skills gap is growth from within – a strategy that...

  • I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    August 31, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    STE(A)M educational company, I-Innovate has partnered with U.S. developers, Curiosity Machine to bring the AI Family Challenge to South Africa. The project aims to ultimately reaching 20 000 learners in disadvantaged communities around the world. I-Innovate...

  • Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

    Five ways you can learn computer coding

    August 16, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Five ways you can learn computer coding

    Fact: Did you know that by 2020, 80 percent of all jobs will be related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? By then, Africa would also have added 122 million younger people to its workforce, the most of any region in the world. This...

  • I-Innovate opens minds to Artificial Intelligence at Cape Town School

    June 26, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on I-Innovate opens minds to Artificial Intelligence at Cape Town School

    STE(A)M educational specialist, I-Innovate is bringing another 21st Century learning programme to South Africa to open up opportunities in our under-served school communities for learners to develop the talents and skills that are sorely needed in the Digital...

  • Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    June 1, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    In this highly computerised digital age, consumers expect all businesses to be switched on and to respond to their requests 24/7. Able to self-serve and at ease sourcing views and insights from comparison sites and customer forums, these customers are...

  • The impact of digital disruption on ICT companies

    Afraid a digital world means less human intelligence? Don’t be

    April 6, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Afraid a digital world means less human intelligence? Don’t be

    Last year’s highly publicised Artificial Intelligence (AI) debate, between tech giants Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and more recently, Bill Gates brought to the fore some questions at the back of everyone’s minds: how sustainable is humanity with AI ever...

  • Top 10 personal technologies to support digital business

    Open solutions for a digital age

    March 5, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Open solutions for a digital age

    As with any technological development, views towards open source have evolved. The connected environment of today requires a significant shift in how this is approached, resulting in the emergence of an open solutions ethos. But what does this entail for the...