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How Artificial Intelligence is growing in the workplace

How Artificial Intelligence is growing in the workplace

So far the effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been slow to reveal themselves in businesses in South Africa but the scale of the oncoming change is starting to become apparent overseas.…

Digital Economy
Are you ‘future fit’ for the 2030 workplace?

Are you ‘future fit’ for the 2030 workplace?

From automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to flexible work hours, mood-matched workspaces and fast-paced learning to bridge skill gaps, the workplace of 2030 will emphasise ingenuity and idea generation – plus empathy and doing good.…

Digital Economy
What’s next for AI around the world?

What’s next for AI around the world?

2017 was a breakout year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite repeated attempts to sensationalise AI over the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented gains in mainstream understanding of AI-driven technologies. People have begun to grasp…

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Why should companies innovate?

Why should companies innovate?

We are in the midst of a major technology revolution. Digital now dominates every sector of the economy – it is reshaping industries, disrupting businesses and introducing new operating models. It is also opening up…

Digital Economy
4 hacks to overcome the struggles of a running a small biz

4 hacks to overcome the struggles of a running a small biz

As we celebrate the annual Small Business Friday (1 September), we acknowledge the risks and the sacrifices small businesses make to South Africa and our economy. Entrepreneurship is a difficult, yet rewarding path to follow.…

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How to take data analysis to the next level with AI

How to take data analysis to the next level with AI

The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are just some of the technology phrases that are becoming part of business discussions at insurance companies across South Africa. Even though insurance companies are incredibly…

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How close are we to employers monitoring employees through biochip hand implants?

How close are we to employers monitoring employees through biochip hand implants?

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and all that goes with it, draws ever closer, frequent reference is made to RFID Chips. What are they? Radio-Frequency Identification (“RFID”) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track…

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Is EQ more important in the Future of Work?

Is EQ more important in the Future of Work?

Most US companies now understand that EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is a critical factor for both employee and company success. Data indicates to us that both companies and employees are more successful when employees understand each…

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How to manage the workforce of the future

How to manage the workforce of the future

Millennials are coming of age and streaming into the workplace, transforming company cultures around the world. These young people have a lot to offer businesses: they’re highly creative, social, technologically savvy, environmentally conscious and ambitious.…

Digital Economy
The customer service journey of the (not so distant) future

The customer service journey of the (not so distant) future

In the movie Big Hero 6, the inflatable Baymax robot is a healthcare companion who can diagnose and suggest treatment based on the 10,000 medical procedures he has learnt, all within a two-second body scan.…