In the era of information overload, our minds are constantly bombarded with news from various sources, both credible and dubious. One phenomenon that significantly shapes our perception of news is confirmation bias. This inherent tendency to favour information that aligns with our pre-existing beliefs can inadvertently lead us down the rabbit hole of fake news.
In recent years, the cloud has emerged as an undeniable powerhouse in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market, with projections indicating a staggering transformation from the current $64.7 billion valuation to an astounding $130 billion by 2027. The allure of cloud-based ERP is undeniable, offering cost savings, swift implementation, enhanced flexibility, and accessibility for businesses to scale seamlessly.
Compliance is an increasingly important subject in South Africa as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gains traction. However, while many businesses are working to ensure that they align with relevant laws, it is just as important to ensure that third-party vendors and suppliers too are compliant.
The pace of technology change keeps accelerating, not just in the manufacturing sector, but across industry sectors globally. Machines are faster, more powerful and more sophisticated than ever, and this trend shows no signs of easing off. However, for many reasons, South African industrial equipment and machinery (IM&E) manufacturers have been slow to adopt some of the latest technology, relying instead on old models. In doing so, they run the risk of falling behind their regional and global counterparts.
The concept of a crisis and how to manage it isn’t foreign to anyone running a business. Something untoward happens, it affects the business and then there are a host of effects ranging from revenue loss, reputation management and compliance questions.
Edge computing and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) are two ground breaking technologies poised to revolutionise business operations across diverse industries. These innovations offer a multitude of advantages, ranging from reduced latency and enhanced performance to heightened security, cost savings, and scalability.
For jobs to be created, new industries need to be created and for that, you need people. A unique opportunity for job creation is emerging with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which is set to not only become a new growth area of its own but will also upend innumerable existing industries.
In today's digital landscape, cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeted. While organisations invest in advanced anti-malware and threat detection software, they often overlook a critical variable in their security posture: people.