Content is at the core of every business process, so it follows that content services and process digitization are very closely linked. But the real scope for experience transformation comes when data, drawn together from multiple sources, can inform and trigger next actions—especially when it means that human involvement is strategic rather than intrinsic to a process.
Continue reading “The key to Digital Business Process Innovation : SMARTER CONNECTIONS”
How procurement automation can benefit your business
With the rapid development of new technologies in the last decade, businesses in various fields have taken steps to implement process automation systems into their daily operations. Procurement processes are no exception, including automated Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and vendor contracting activities. Continue reading “Benefits of procurement automation”
How civil society responses to COVID-19 in South Africa are resisting the all-too-common return to pre-crisis ‘normal.’
Civil society responses to COVID-19 in South Africa have shown remarkable agility, scope, and impact in the last nine months, especially in responding to the most-pressing problem in many vulnerable communities: hunger. These have included efforts by established nonprofits, as well as diverse mutual-aid groups like the community action networks (CANs) that spontaneously emerged in suburbs of Cape Town and then spread to other parts of the country. The individual CANs collaborate and support each other within a larger network called Cape Town Together. Interactions include “pairing” partnerships, in which a CAN in an affluent suburb collaborates with a CAN in a poor community, not to facilitate charity, but rather to foster solidarity across historically divided and profoundly unequal suburb communities. The impact has been significant and vital, with estimates suggesting that NGOs and mutual-aid groups provided more than half of all hunger relief during South Africa’s winter months.
Continue reading “Turning Short-Term Crisis Relief Into Longer-Term Social Innovation”
Car crashes, home injuries, fires, natural disasters: every minute – if not every second – spent without treatment in such cases of medical emergencies and high-risk patients could reduce the chance of survival or proper recovery. In fact, when deprived of oxygen, permanent brain damage begins after only 4 minutes, while death can occur as soon as 4-6 minutes later. In this race against time, digital health technologies that turn patients into the point-of-care could prove to be game-changers for first responders and emergency units.
Continue reading “The Future of Emergency Medicine: 6 Technologies That Make Patients THE Point-of-Care”
Changes can take place in niches or even on margins to make an impact.
The youth does owe a debt to preceding generations… for their innovation and tenacity. Now, that onus falls on the young to usher in the next era of progress. This is likely to be an incremental rather than an overnight revolutionary one, and such has been the trend through most of history.
Continue reading “Innovation will do just as well with incremental add-ons”
With the right cloud strategy, companies can shift corporate IT from a cost center to a business enabler — and, ultimately, to a hotbed of innovation.
Most technology professionals today understand that their companies can’t afford for their IT shops to be stuck in “keep-the-lights-on” mode. Continue reading “Move Beyond Business as Usual with This Cloud Innovation Checklist”
COVID-19 has finally imposed the need to expand telemedicine as a viable option
When the pandemic stormed across the globe creating havoc, the healthcare industry was left grappling with a reality that it hadn’t faced in living memory. Hospitals despite being a hot zone in this situation, literally and figuratively, also became a danger zone for several patients who feared venturing past its doors to avoid catching the lethal infection. Continue reading “Hospitals have a cure for their financial woes”
Amid the economic upheaval caused by Covid-19, technology-driven disruption continues to transform nearly every business at an accelerating pace, from entertainment to shopping to how we work and go to school. Though the crisis may be temporary, many changes in consumer behavior are likely permanent.
Continue reading “A Measured Approach to Regulating Fast-Changing Tech”
Too many startups focus on the first S in SaaS, but they forget all about the second one. When software and service aren’t equal priorities, it’s impossible to build a successful company.
Back in Silicon Valley in 2007, self-serve software was all the rage. Everyone wanted to create products that sold themselves.
Ten years later, there’s still a sense that startups can simply develop a product, lean back, and let the software do all the work. But Continue reading “Why service is the most important part of SaaS”
Many of the world’s most influential CEOs have one thing in common: they led and grew their businesses with inventions that started or changed entire industries. But they didn’t do it themselves — behind them were leaders as committed to disruption as they were. And whether the product was the iPhone or something else, this ethos permeated the entire executive committee.
Continue reading “How CIOs can pioneer Digital Transformation”
As startup and innovation culture deepens on the continent, the explosion of tech hubs across Africa has shown no signs of slowing down: the number of tech hubs across Africa grew by nearly 50% over the past year. As these hubs play crucial roles for community, business incubation and ideation, their growth continues to fuel innovation on the continent.
Continue reading “Africa is the HOTTEST Innovation Continent”
Work models are changing in front of us in real-time, and not just in remote ways
For decades, tech advances have changed the way we work, and organisations have adapted. So, why is this time different? Continue reading “Let’s treat ‘digital workers’ as peers”
Turkey will establish a mining company in order to conduct exploration and mining operations abroad, Deputy Energy Minister Mithat Cansız announced Wednesday. “This new company will obtain mining licenses in Africa and Central Asia, and start to operate as soon as possible,” Cansız said Continue reading “Turkey goes Global for Mining”
IMEA’ Shift to a services era While IMEA’s (India, Middle East & Africa) trajectory remains full of daunting challenges, there is reason to be optimistic. Ratification of the Continental Free Trade Agreement demonstrates critical collaboration between IMEA leaders, and promises to unlock the region’s potential. Equally important, growing investments in broadband ensure that affordable access to leading technology will accelerate the continent’s productivity Continue reading “Openness is key to success in a data-driven world”
The digital economy should be a new ASEAN Economic Community pillar.
Singapore deserves high praise for driving forward a resilient and innovative ASEAN community as well as bringing about several agreements designed to invigorate the region’s digital economy.
Continue reading “The NEXT Frontier for Southeast Asia’s Growth?”
Inclusiveness isn’t just about understanding power dynamics inside your business, it is much more!
You’re a manager who deeply cares about creating a team that’s diverse, inclusive, and supportive.
That’s great! Because in addition to this being the right thing to care about, Continue reading “Business Owners & Managers Everywhere Need Diversity and Inclusion Help….. BUT are put off by cost …….. so here’s some for FREE!”
Nearly 50% of Latin America’s data centre capacity resides in Brazil and over $2.5bn have been invested in the last 24 months in the sector.
Samba. A rich and syncopated rhythm with voluptuous dance moves whose origins can be traced back to the 17th century in Recôncavo, within the region of Bahia. Continue reading “Brazil Is More Than Samba. Here We Unveil One Of The Fastest Growing Data Centre Markets In The Southern Hemisphere”
Growth is the goal for pretty much all small companies, but many of them don’t follow a traditional trajectory and can expand and contract throughout the year to meet customer demand without affecting their overall viability. Continue reading “Why a business for all seasons is not the only path to success”
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) has nearly completed the construction of the Africa Region First, the 83 MegaWatts Geothermal plant in Olkaria, Naivasha. The plant is expected to increase Continue reading “Kenya takes the Lead in raising the Green Stock for Africa”
Back to the drawing board… everything we thought we could expect in 2020 has been upended by Covid-19, with a continuation as we push through 2021. This has been especially true for the global procurement and supply chain landscape. All the careful plans and strategies are being recalibrated as companies try simultaneously to save on costs, drive value, surmount disruption and build agility and resilience. Continue reading “How the pandemic will reshape procurement and supply chain: Revised 2020 outlook”
The adoption of tech innovations such as AI, ML, IoT and analytics across sectors has helped organisations scale up their efficiency rate.
India’s largest bank, State Bank of India, faces a unique challenge — it receives 2,000-3,000 applications daily for every job vacancy it wants to fill. These forms pile up rapidly, and the bank regularly deals with the daunting task of sifting through nearly half a million applications, looking for the best of the lot. Continue reading “Artificial intelligence will make Indian businesses smarter”
With all the talk of ‘legal innovation,’ it’s remarkably difficult to overcome institutional stasis within a legal organization, regulatory body, law firm, corporate legal department, or law school. The principal reason is the cultural collision between the stakeholder/beneficiaries of law’s decaying guild and the diverse, digital, collaborative, interdisciplinary emerging global legal marketplace. The tension between the two creates headwinds for innovators and additional runway for legacy stakeholders. Continue reading “Singapore: What Happens When A Nation State Endorses Legal Innovation?”
As all four major Australian banks publicise their aspirations to move to a simplified, more agile and cost-efficient operation, hybrid cloud capabilities are at the heart of enabling this growth and transformation goal. As banking organisations create new business models, cloud will enable a simpler, efficient and more customer aligned bank. Cloud investment is growing.
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It’s often said that age is just a number, but for just a number, there are a lot of people talking about it. Quite right, too. After decades of youth-focused consumerism, the Baby Boomers have grown up and a demographic time bomb is exploding.
The stats say it all. According to the World Health Organisation, by 2050 the over 60s will increase to two billion people, doubling from 11% to 22% of the global population, and 400 million people will be aged 80+. It’s not just the developed world Continue reading “Exploding Age: Are Retailers Ignoring Half Their Customers?”
As agriculture and food systems across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) try to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers must act to unleash the sector’s vast potential to drive sustainable and inclusive growth for decades to come, according to a new World Bank report.
Continue reading “Agriculture in Latin America & the Caribbean is Poised for Real Transformational Change.”
Even today, there are non-tech SMEs deploying variations of this for day-to-day needs.
The mention of Artificial Intelligence (AI) often sparks images of big-scale government projects or exclusive cutting-edge applications that are the reserve of elite businesses. A science fiction image, propagated by Hollywood movies of robots and complex computer systems, further adds to the impression that AI is a technology only available in the distant future to a select few.
Continue reading “Small Business & AI Should NOT BE Strangers”
Digital banking is the recent rage in the global finance domain as this disrupts the concept of traditional banking. Talking about digital banking, Germany has witnessed noticeable growth and innovation in the fintech sector, especially in digital banking in recent years.
Continue reading “The Innovative Challengers in Germany that are disrupting the Banking Sector”
Old habits die hard. Most corporate fleets either use a system of car lists, TOC (Total Cost of Ownership) car budgets or a combined methodology to organise how employees select their company cars. Leasing companies have adapted their online quoting systems to accommodate for these options, resulting in a well-operating offering for both demand-side and supplier side.
Continue reading “Smart Mobility comes with the introduction of Smart Budgets”
Monotonous workflows and slow tech advancement are the biggest growth barriers for a business. In recent times, organizations have started to implement new technologies to address these challenges. One such cutting-edge technology that has helped businesses streamline processes and enhance workplace productivity is Robotic Process Automation or RPA.
Continue reading “The REAL Need for RPA Implementation in the Workplace”
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $3 million for a feasibility study for a 4MW/50MWh fully dispatchable solar hydro power plant.
Melbourne start-up RayGen will develop the plant, which will be built in Carwarp near Mildura. Continue reading “$3 million energy technology investment for Victoria”