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Why coworking spaces are a key economic development tool for cities

Why coworking spaces are a key economic development tool for cities

Cities all around the world are becoming job creating entrepreneurial hubs in their own right thanks to a rise in digital connectedness and spaces for like minded people to work in stimulating environments. If cities…

How to identify and develop digital-savvy leaders

Constant change managers – this is the skill most required in leadership positions for businesses operating in the age of digital transformation. Digital transformation has forever changed the landscape of what is required to be…

Why roles (not jobs) rule in the digital era

It is true to say that much of our identity comes from our jobs. Our economy builds on these and the types of jobs that are in demand (and their distribution and compensation) are often…

Let’s bust the myth that the only way to reduce costs is automation

If you bear in mind that automation is a double-edged sword, you’ll be a lot better off. I feel compelled to make a confession at the outset here. I am not anti-automation. In fact, automation…

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Why will SA lose 5.7 million jobs in 7 years?

Why will SA lose 5.7 million jobs in 7 years?

With 35 percent of all jobs in South Africa (almost 5.7 million jobs) currently at risk of total digital automation within a mere seven years, the country could see a crippling effect compounded by a…

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Does a digital world mean less human intelligence?

Does a digital world mean less human intelligence?

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…

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What is the role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

What is 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…

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Five ways to attract and recruit tech developers

Five ways to attract and recruit tech developers

Attract skills that can set technological trends in your business sector. Deployment of technology is costing companies billions of dollars annually. But with foresight on a future where relevance depends on modern disruptive technologies, investment…

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What is the difference between digital natives and digital immigrants in the workplace?

What is the difference between digital natives and digital immigrants in the workplace?

We’re all familiar with the term Baby Boomer (1946 – 1964), Gen X (1965 – 1976) and Gen Y (1977 – 1995) – with the latter more commonly known as the Millennial – and we…

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Are robots stealing our jobs?

Are robots stealing our jobs?

We’ve seen it in the Industrial Revolution, where machines replaced countless jobs almost overnight. The socio-economic effects of that transformation have been well documented. Today, many believe we are facing the same tidal wave of…