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The rollout of 5G in South Africa's urban centres is likely to be one of the most significant technology events of 2021. Where 3G and 4G LTE technology provided increased speeds compared to their predecessors, 5G will establish an entirely new innovation platform upon which many of the technologies and day-to-day conveniences of the future will be built.
Who knew a year ago, when we left our offices 'for a couple of weeks' to work from home, how different our lives, and our businesses would be now? As business owners, we were forced to adapt, often with more emphasis on haste than humanity.
Recent global events, specifically the global COVID-19 pandemic, have caused widespread business disruption and transformation, forcing businesses to adapt to new ways of working in an extremely short period.
Statistics show that companies that are evolving by embracing speed and agility are growing at twice the rate of companies that are struggling to scale innovation.
We have released our 20th annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report, which highlights how worldwide trends in TMT may affect businesses and consumers worldwide. In addition, the report highlights how many of these trends are being driven by the global pandemic’s economic and societal impacts, resulting in intensifying growth in video, virtual, and cloud technologies, as well as in media segments such as sports.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released their report on ‘Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade’ a topic that has been sitting on the side-lines for a long time, overshadowed by more prominent criminal ventures, such as drug trafficking.
It’s hard to imagine a world without technology – the speed and ease of the internet, and daily innovation that continues to disrupt business models. Across industries, we are starting to notice businesses of all sizes embrace the digital economy to create value, increase efficiency, and adapt to stay ahead of competitors.
It’s universally agreed that one of the most significant changes that have been brought about by the COVID-19 is the shift in the way people will live and work in the years to come. Given that technology and digitisation will be central to this shifting dynamic, the role of data scientists in enabling and informing business strategy has never been bigger or more important.
In 2020, the world found itself in a state of flux. A global pandemic disrupted the world order while the digital transformation that is the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), with its challenges and huge potential benefits, presented a fundamental paradigm shift.