BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four ‘Afro-futurists’, all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session that will set the course into 2020 and beyond. The BizTrends Report is published in early January each year, with contributions from over 120 multi-industry trend analysts.…

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Trends empowering intelligent transformation

A new age is dawning. For big companies, the oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models. It will force them to globally reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management and governance. It will require intelligent transformation. Jim Holland is country head at Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) South Africa…

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Will 2019 be the year of consumer paranoia?

Our ever-present wearable device (usually a Fitbit or Apple Watch) monitors our resting heart rate and cardio fitness. We track our daily steps to get a free smoothie (and maybe even a free flight) from our health insurer at the end of the month. When paying for coffee at the local hangout, we simply tap…

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Tech trends that are part of our daily lives

At the beginning of 2018, technology concepts and concerns such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing were on the tips of everyone’s tongues. Looking ahead to the coming year, these are still very relevant, and they’re just getting better, smarter, faster and set to be more efficient in 2019. But they’re no longer…

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All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event celebrating those trailblazers leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent. The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by founding awards sponsor, PCCW Global, took place in Cape Town last night, 14 November, during AfricaCom 13-15 November 2018. “AfricaCom…

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What’s really chewing up your data

“I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!” It’s a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud. Cybersecurity has long been seen as…

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Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

Job creation, empowerment, enablement are at the core of Bizcommunity’s business model. Every month Bizcommunity, South Africa and Africa’s biggest online B2B publishers, post up to 4,000 job vacancies on behalf of corporate and recruiter clients. The most abundant jobs usually appear in the Marketing & Media, ICT, Retail, Finance and Tourism sectors as well…

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Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

Job creation, empowerment, enablement are at the core of Bizcommunity’s business model. Every month Bizcommunity, South Africa and Africa’s biggest online B2B publishers, post up to 4,000 job vacancies on behalf of corporate and recruiter clients. The most abundant jobs usually appear in the Marketing & Media, ICT, Retail, Finance and Tourism sectors as well…

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Moving towards a synchronized society for the connected generation

Technology trends and changes in human behaviour are inseparable and synonymous with innovation – with that in mind; to understand innovation is to understand evolution. Innovation is not an option; it is necessary to keep improving the way we do things. Our roles are constantly changing, not to maintain but ultimately to improve our “overall”…

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Top 10 trends in digital commerce

Much has changed since the first products were sold online in the 1990s. Early instances of e-commerce focused on the transaction, with little emphasis on improving fulfilment, customer service or loyalty. Sandy Shen is research director with the e-commerce team at Gartner Retailers began to hone their commercial operations in response to customer desires, offering…

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Breaking through digital frontiers to achieve the exceptional

We stand at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises to be the most globally impactful revolution to date. The immersion of technology into virtually every aspect of our world is resulting in the convergence of the physical (hardware), digital (applications and software) and biological (human) domains of life. Digital transformation, customer experience,…

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