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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and now industry is leaning into technology that increasingly automates, integrates and harnesses collaboration between disparate business operations. As it does, IT leaders are putting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) firmly back on the boardroom table in large enterprises.
Metadata management, the ability to provide context and meaning to data, is a foundation of many other data management disciplines. The broad range of applications for metadata mean that approaches to metadata management vary widely, with no one tool set or platform addressing every need – particularly when addressing the complex data landscapes of big, modern enterprises.
The drive towards digital transformation and the adoption of new IT methods, tools and technologies is a business critical move to build an intelligent enterprise which will stand above the competition and succeed as the enterprise of tomorrow.
The changing global landscape has caused many businesses to seek out new ways of remote working. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) automation can help companies navigate business disruption caused by COVID-19, but can an effective ERP solution be delivered off-site?
It is time for the many pockets of digital progress to give way to digital transformation. Approximately three in five Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) are not only investing in digital solutions, but already scaling them – and surprisingly doing so rapidly enough to surpass other business functions.
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.
In the aftermath of the virus outbreak, 2020 has certainly been a challenging year for the manufacturing sector. The World Bank predicts the pandemic will push Sub-Saharan Africa into its first recession in 25 years with growth predicted to fall to -3.3% for 2020. Reduced demand has taken its toll on the balance sheet and cash flow of most producers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy.
While IT continues to innovate and advance at a dizzying rate, the dark corner of technology licensing remains, for some, a haven of inertia. But even here there is activity and creativity as we see increasing demand to create a licensing model free of lock-in and representative of true value and transparency.
COVID-19 cannot take all the blame for the disruptions taking place in the global economy. The pandemic and resultant lockdown simply provided a conduit for highlighting the failings across industries in South Africa, whether that is healthcare, public transport, education, or others.
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