Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market. According to Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Group’s recent Smart City Pulse survey, more than half of all respondents report that their organisations are focusing their smart…

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GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The report, developed in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), calls on policymakers to encourage digital advancement and prepare for the changes that lie ahead, while highlighting the risk of inaction. “Digital and mobile technology has delivered far-reaching social and economic benefits at both the global and national levels,” said John Giusti, chief regulatory officer,…

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#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it’s not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work. According to Dr Chakib Bouhdary, digital transformation officer at SAP, this shift presents a huge opportunity to reimagine the workplace as we know it. Dr Chakib…

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#BizTrends2017: People-powering the digitalisation process

Giorgio Heiman, VP, Africa, Orange Business Services People are becoming more mobile and more social, and these trends have created an unprecedented need for universal connectivity. But they’re not merely technology trends; they’re societal trends, and they require businesses to digitally transform and respond to them. “It’s not just hype,” confirms Giorgio Heiman, VP of…

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What's worrying businesses most in 2017?

Companies increasingly fear the unpredictable business environment, where markets are volatile and political perils – such as protectionism or terrorism – are on the rise. Other growing concerns are digital dilemmas arising from new technologies and cyber risks, as well as natural catastrophes. However, what continues to trouble them most, are losses from business interruption.…

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