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Posts Tagged ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

  • The flipside of risk - the importance of aggressive opportunity management

    The importance of aggressive opportunity management

    May 14, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

    Traditionally, risk management practice centres around portraying and communicating potential negative events in any given environment or organisation. However, this approach does not take into account the potential opportunities that the organisation could...

  • The social impact of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

    The social impact of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

    April 13, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on The social impact of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

    We have had three industrial revolutions and we’ve just crossed the threshold into the fourth. Here in Africa, we have been victims of the first three. The question we have to ask is whether we will be recolonised by the fourth – or emerge victorious. The...

  • Fundi signs on as gold sponsor for education innovation summit 2019

    Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 4th year

    April 10, 2019 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Education Innovation Summit returns to Johannesburg for 4th year

    The 4th annual Education Innovation Summit is set to take place on the 29th of May 2019 at the Hilton, Sandton, Johannesburg. Hosted by IT News Africa, the summit is designed to bring together innovation leaders and the academic community by facilitating and...

  • Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

    SMMEs add their voice on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    April 7, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on SMMEs add their voice on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    In order to hone in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and help prepare small businesses for the digital era, small businesses from across the country gathered at the second edition of the SMMEs in ICT Summit and Expo, which took place at the Sandton...

  • Oracle prepares South African youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Oracle prepares South African youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    March 15, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle prepares South African youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Twenty one previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students, of which twelve are female, graduated from the Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme. Now in its fifth year, the programme focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership...

  • Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    March 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    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...

  • Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    February 15, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Being amidst a revolution that has been recognised as an era with ‘the potential to connect billions of people, drastically improve the efficiency of business and have the ability to regenerate the natural environment through more effective asset...

  • Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

    The impact of digitisation on the energy sector

    January 23, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of digitisation on the energy sector

    “The fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is pushing energy efficiency, as more and more items become digitised. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes the refrigerator in your home, the aircon in your office and the entire production process in your...

  • The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

    Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

    December 12, 2018 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Why South African SMEs should adopt disruptive tech

    As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – characterised by the interconnection of technologies, blurring the lines between the world’s physical, digital, and biological domains – continues to change the working landscape across the globe at a rapid pace. It...

  • Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

    Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

    December 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

    Information Technology (IT) experts have called for a collaboration between policymakers in the government, private sector players, civil society and academic researchers to ensure that Nigeria explores the ongoing digital transformation across the globe,...

  • Managing the impact of the global digital component shortage

    Managing the impact of the global digital component shortage

    November 26, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Managing the impact of the global digital component shortage

    Technological development inevitably brings with it unexpected consequences, and the advent of the fourth industrial revolution is no exception. Fuelled by rapidly increasing demand for technologies such as smartphones, new generation vehicles and advanced...

  • Technology revolution is about people

    Technology revolution is about people

    November 21, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Technology revolution is about people

    Global figures show that manufacturing is caught in a particularly vicious bind. Productivity is continually rising, which means that fewer people are needed to produce more goods more cheaply. At the same time, demand for these goods is relatively inelastic...

  • Johann Coetzee, managing director: Commercial at Datacentrix

    What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for your network?

    November 11, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for your network?

    There has been a lot of hype around the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What does it really mean, and how will it affect us? According to Johann Coetzee, managing director: Commercial at Datacentrix, modernised, scalable telecoms networks are essential for...

  • Make your network ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Make your network ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    November 9, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Make your network ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Modernised, scalable telecoms networks are essential for businesses looking to seriously embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, characterised by emerging,...

  • ‘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...

  • NEC XON 2018 summit explores Industry 4.0 in Africa

    NEC XON summit explores how Industry 4.0 can be Africa’s hero

    September 28, 2018 • EventsComments Off on NEC XON summit explores how Industry 4.0 can be Africa’s hero

    NEC XON’s seventh annual summit, at Sun City on October 11, will explore methods for harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution innovations and technologies in collaborative architectures to overcome Africa’s socio-economic challenges. The summit...