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  • Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    March 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments (0)

    The first industrial revolution spurred on by the textile industry in Britain, brought about new economic dynamics. New industries, new business models, new revenue streams, new labour patterns, and more. Three hundred years later, the fourth industrial...

  • Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

    February 27, 2019 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

    There is a general consensus that Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the key to the economic development of African countries. It is also a well-known fact that the digitalisation wave is not ephemeral, but is only the beginning of a whole new era...

  • Digital disruption transforms insurance

    Digital disruption transforms insurance

    January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital disruption transforms insurance

    According to Shingie Maramba, Business Development Manager at SilverBridge, South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. “Even though...

  • Supply chain faces automation disruption

    Supply chain faces automation disruption

    October 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Supply chain faces automation disruption

    Even though automation can enable warehouses to support the same-day and next-day delivery expectations of customers, companies first need to have complete visibility of how their existing supply chain is structured. After all, they cannot embrace future...

  • Laura Swanepoel, Head of Healthcare, Building Services, WSP in Africa

    High performance, smart hospitals in Africa, WSP

    September 25, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on High performance, smart hospitals in Africa, WSP

    The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we are familiar with today. A revolution in building design is already underway, which has largely been prompted by an...

  • The time has come for digital transformation

    The time has come for digital transformation

    September 17, 2018 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on The time has come for digital transformation

    Using technology to drive business transformation is hardly a new thing. In fact, reducing paper and automating processes are goals many organisations share. Yet, change has been slow in coming with some decision-makers even resisting digitalisation. This...

  • Datacentrix takes Africa Partner of the Year title at OpenText 2018 Innovation Tour

    Digitalisation: the unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

    May 14, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Digitalisation: the unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

    With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, there is a growing imperative to act now based on this new paradigm. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings vast and untapped data...

  • Jacques Preyser, Chief Executive Officer of Europ Assistance South Africa

    We need to push the boundaries of digitalisation in South Africa

    April 20, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on We need to push the boundaries of digitalisation in South Africa

    South Africa’s value-added services market is currently a leader in terms of product innovation. The rapid pace at which technology is evolving is having a significant effect on how providers of assistance services are taking on the South African market....

  • Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

    Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

    March 1, 2018 • RetailComments Off on Retailers adopt new tech to buck the hammered economy

    South African retailers have embraced a considered approach to digitalisation, innovation, and technology adoption to load their arsenal against the fiscal onslaught of a wounded economy. They are under so much pressure from the ratings downgrades and...

  • South African startup achieves 8 figure valuation by international investor

    Digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

    January 31, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

    COOs and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of an accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalisation, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on inconsistent information across...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Report: Security concerns may hold back South Africa’s business digitalisation

    January 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Report: Security concerns may hold back South Africa’s business digitalisation

    On Wednesday 10 January 2018, Canon revealed the findings of it’s Canon Office Insights 2017 research. The report showed that despite the majority of South African businesses indicating that they are keen to invest in business and technology solutions,...

  • The impact of integrating HR, payroll into one database

    Embracing integrated HR systems

    November 17, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Embracing integrated HR systems

    Digital transformation is impacting on businesses across industry sectors. But despite the push towards a more connected environment, traditional human resources (HR) solutions need some catching up to do. Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies,...

  • Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

    AfricaCom 2017: Huawei to invest $1b into digitalisation

    November 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaCom 2017: Huawei to invest $1b into digitalisation

    Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has reaffirmed their belief that African telecom operators need to focus on Digital Operations Transformation saying this should be geared towards creating long term strategic value both for the teleco and its customers....

  • Africa needs to make water infrastructure intelligent

    Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

    November 7, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Siemens creates opportunities for digitalisation skills development across Africa

    Global technology company, Siemens has announced a handover of equipment related to industrial automation that aims to enable integrated engineering to 13 engineering faculties at universities and colleges in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya....

  • The changing African digital insurance market

    The changing African digital insurance market

    November 4, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on The changing African digital insurance market

    Even though digital is still to reach widespread adoption in Africa, it presents insurers with exciting new opportunities for business growth. While there is the temptation to believe that Africa is a digitally-led continent, the reality for insurers is quite...

  • How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    October 23, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on How CEOs are mitigating their greatest modern challenges

    CEOs are concerned their companies will lose competitive advantage by losing out to the pace of technology innovation just as the economy seems buttressed by nothing but promises. They are also concerned that they lose competitive edge due to inefficiencies,...