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Today’s consumers are more informed than ever about their purchasing decisions. They are constantly connected, constantly searching for information, constantly sharing their brand experiences on social media and constantly demanding that their needs are instantly gratified.
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Across the world, businesses are finding it difficult to grapple with rapidly shifting cybercriminal motivations, tactics and appetites for destruction.
Over the past few months, we have seen a storm of hype about 5G, the next evolution in mobile network technology. Handset manufacturers are starting to come to market with 5G-ready smartphones, while many mobile network operators worldwide looking to deploy 5G networks in 2019 and 2020.
Exciting developments in enterprise resource planning provide us with a compelling snapshot of how the country is progressing with regards to digital transformation. Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year.
There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology and infrastructure.
Businesses are, for a large part, uninformed and risk averse towards securing IoT. Enterprise, industrial and commercial IoT is a sticking point for business, particularly in South Africa, where boards of directors and senior executives are not yet knowledgeable about the benefits. This causes them to be exceptionally averse to risk, but this is changing as younger and more informed ‘tech-savvy’ executives are being appointed to boards.
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