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Working from home won’t work for everyone

Articles, webinars, and opinion pieces about how office workers will never return to work full time are all the rage right now. According to all the pieces I see and read, people love working from home and will elect to carry on doing so full-time or only return to the office a couple of days a week - the ‘hybrid’ model that so many are talking about. While I am sure this is true for some, and indeed for the people writing these columns, I think many more are eager and even anxious to get back to the office.

What the new world of work might look like

In this insightful video, I give my views on what the new world of work could look like. I discuss issues like policies that are currently being changed or created to accommodate the trends that we are starting to see and I offer advice on how companies can ensure that they are appropriately prepared for the new world of work.

Why ERP projects fail

ERP systems require a certain level of planning and coordination to build and maintain. Unfortunately, many ERP projects ultimately fail as they are driven by short-term goals that have little relevance to the long-term success of an organisation.

Gearing for the future home in the 5G era

As the promise of fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband begins to become a reality, the role of communication services providers (CSPS) will change. The future home and indeed lifestyle will be built around massive amounts of data and pervasive information flows in the home.

REPORT | Finding pathways to a decarbonised power sector

As a country with one of the most emissions-intensive power sectors in the world, and a nation that is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, South Africa understands the need to transition its economy and to decarbonise, as well as to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Supply chains – recrafting & repairing after the violence & looting

ALONG with responsible, like-minded, and frightened South Africans, we looked on in growing horror two weeks ago as parts of our county were engulfed by acts of public violence, flames, and wanton looting. More tragic is that so many lives have been lost.

A new route in energy while creating new markets and products

Oil and gas companies looking to establish winning positions in the decarbonisation transition and beyond cannot achieve that goal by themselves. They will need the help of their customers, particularly those that are heavily dependent on hydrocarbons, and adjacent sectors, and be part of developing the cross-sectoral actions.

How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of...

The journey to reaching digital resiliency: pursuing digital transformation initiatives to thrive despite the ongoing pandemic challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the manufacturing and distribution industry profoundly.

Digitalisation of SME enablement key to supply chain integration

If South Africa is to successfully drive job creation and achieve sustainable economic growth, the key is to enable large corporate support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The small business sector is instrumental to creating an inclusive economy and a better life for the previously marginalised.

Urban logistics self-storage a winner in battered property sector

Urban logistics as a subsector has benefited from the surge in online shopping and the demand for ever-shorter delivery times. While the pandemic has driven sustained and unprecedented disruption of property as an asset class, self-storage has emerged as a resilient sub-sector.


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