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As load shedding persists and solar gains popularity in South Africa, households are left with the decision of either buying or renting a solution. Solar solutions have taken centre stage in South African homes. The quest for an “always on” lifestyle has propelled consumers into a crucial crossroads: should you rent or buy your solar system?
As the world becomes increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, IT departments are actively driving sustainability efforts. According to Enterprise Strategy Group research, a significant majority (93%) of IT decision makers consider a supplier's ESG programme when making IT purchasing decisions.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic the world has been affected by many events that are now the new normal and businesses will now have to make strategic changes to the way they operate. These events are geo-political - the Russia-Ukraine war; logistical - supply-chain bottlenecks; economic - high energy prices, demand supply issues - global commodities pressures and chip shortages, rising inflation and possible recession.
Central banks around the world are hiking interest rates to battle rising inflation. Recessions are now expected in the US, UK and Europe in the next year. Interest rates around the world are rising at an alarming pace, as central banks admit that inflation is becoming more ingrained, rather than just a series of transient shocks.