This futuristic, floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, fintech, cyber, dynamics, innovation,Imagine living in a sustainable city that not only produced its own food and energy but also withstood natural disasters — all while resting out on the ocean.

Although it sounds like something concocted by a science fiction writer, the United Nations wants to make it a reality. Continue reading “This futuristic, floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes”

Audit Industry NEEDS a Makeover

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,

Recent corporate scandals now requires profession to use more updated ways.

The audit profession has been under scrutiny. due in part to several high-profile corporate failures. Stakeholders and regulators have thus questioned the “quality” in the field.

Continue reading “Audit Industry NEEDS a Makeover”

Using ‘MINDFULNESS’ as a Workplace Assist

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,More importantly, it’s not an individual thing but can be deployed for greater good.

The digital age has profoundly changed the very nature of work. As teams are spread far and wide, collective decision-making and teamwork have become all the more essential to the success of a business. Continue reading “Using ‘MINDFULNESS’ as a Workplace Assist”

3 Signs Your Startup Might Die …. taken from Startups that Actually did DIE!

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, fintech, cyber, dynamics,Do any of these ring a bell? It might be time for your start-up to call it quits.

It’s old news that startups die often, fast and hard. Whatever stats you set store by — the one that says 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail or the one about 50 percent of all businesses failing within five years — the conclusion is the same: Your startup has a statistically unfavourable road ahead. Continue reading “3 Signs Your Startup Might Die …. taken from Startups that Actually did DIE!”

eSourcing : 3 Crucial Ways to help Your Business

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, esourcing,Finding and negotiating with suppliers is a time-consuming and challenging process for any business – especially for those with complicated supply chains. eSourcing can streamline this process, allowing your organisation to use a suite of online systems to collect and compare information on a range of suppliers, run auctions, tenders, and complete vendor surveys – all designed to help you choose a preferred provider Continue reading “eSourcing : 3 Crucial Ways to help Your Business”

10 examples of brands using emotion analytics to ramp up customer engagement

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, fintech, cyber, dynamics, innovation,British Airways, Disney, USA Today and BBC are just some of the brands tapping emotion analytics such as biometrics and facial recognition to lift their marketing game.

Facial recognition, social listening, audio analytics and biometrics scanning are just some of the ways emotion analytics is entering the mainstream.

Broadly speaking, emotion analytics is about better understanding how consumers communicate both verbally and non-verbally Continue reading “10 examples of brands using emotion analytics to ramp up customer engagement”

Beyond savings: How procurement departments can digitally transform and elevate to world-class status

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, Americas, emea, imea, aspac, asean,Business competition across industries is intense, so companies are looking to their procurement departments to increase capabilities, become even more efficient and save money. To meet those demands, many are turning to technology, seeking ways to implement digital transformation. While few organizations have fully made the shift to digital, many are taking steps to move their departments forward. Continue reading “Beyond savings: How procurement departments can digitally transform and elevate to world-class status”

How Digital Continuity Leads to Better Products

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,Using incorrect information is very costly for a company. This also applies to the manufacturing industry, in which data runs like a continuous thread through all departments and processes. Digital continuity is in this case crucial. But what exactly is digital continuity? And what does this require?

Continue reading “How Digital Continuity Leads to Better Products”

Is Your Companys Procurement Compliant ?

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Over the last decade, several Latin-American countries have implemented different practices to fight illicit practices and corruption. As an example, we can quote Law 12. 846 in Brazil, Law 30424 in Peru, or Law 27. 401 in Argentina. Also, in recent years, these nations have proposed additional measures to protect government administrations, and local and international businesses. It is evident that ensuring efficient Compliance measures in your company has become the standard to reduce legal risks.

However, Continue reading “Is Your Companys Procurement Compliant ?”

Africa can lead the world in new technologies

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,Due to the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), there is great fear about the loss of work for many, but some of this is misplaced. AI will no doubt destroy some jobs but it will create jobs too.

Africa will soon have the world’s second-largest continental Continue reading “Africa can lead the world in new technologies”

Indian IT 4.0: Upping the Ante on Innovation

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,For long, India has been the destination for low-cost outsourced software services, but it’s not enough now.

The IT services industry has remained a crown jewel in India’s success story, and a key growth catalyst in the nation’s economy. This industry grew to $181 billion in 2018-19, Continue reading “Indian IT 4.0: Upping the Ante on Innovation”

Exploring the Roots of Health Care Cybersecurity

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,There is often a gap between concerns regarding health care cybersecurity and the underlying software faults that have been a concern for decades.

If there is one lesson to draw from this year’s Boeing 737 Max debacle, it is that software glitches can have catastrophic consequences.

That isn’t exactly a new revelation. There are multiple examples in recent decades of software bugs leading to loss of life and other forms of destruction. Continue reading “Exploring the Roots of Health Care Cybersecurity”

Africa’s cloud computing boom creates data centre gold rush

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Continent’s capacity has doubled in the past three years as global investment surges

International investors are rushing to fund a boom in the African cloud computing market, as the proliferation of smartphones and mass adoption of business software on the continent leads to soaring demand for data centres to power the technology Continue reading “Africa’s cloud computing boom creates data centre gold rush”

Customer Experience & Industry 4.0

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, 4.0,In the age of the experience economy, customer loyalty is driven by convenience and instant access to information.

the way we perceive and interact with technology to manage and protect the lifeblood of every organisation Continue reading “Customer Experience & Industry 4.0”

The future of the CDO: Chief Data Officers need to sit near the top

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, fintech, cyber, dynamics, innovation,The logic of the argument is simple. How chief data officers are central to the success of organisations, as for the future of the CDO: a position on the board will await man.

In a funny way, CDOs and gardeners are quite similar. At least we were left with that impression. It’s about data. Companies are realising that they must either become a disruptor or find a way to deal with disruption. EMEA and Latin America for Continue reading “The future of the CDO: Chief Data Officers need to sit near the top”

UNDERSTANDING THE WHAT, WHY, & HOW OF STRATEGIC SOURCING

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,As businesses today continue to harness the power of globalization to expand performance, the role of effectively sourcing goods and services from suppliers has become inevitable. Additionally, procurement is transforming into a more strategic function that is aligned to organizational goals and objectives. Furthermore, issues like economic and political volatility, technological disruption, etc. have rendered market a fierce competition. Hence, it is important for organizations to adopt effective strategic sourcing skills and processes to maximize their business performance and efficiency to gain a competitive advantage over their peers.

WHAT IS STRATEGIC SOURCING? Continue reading “UNDERSTANDING THE WHAT, WHY, & HOW OF STRATEGIC SOURCING”

Toyota & a Car that can run Forever

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a vehicle might run forever.

That’s the audacious motivation behind a project by Toyota Motor Corp., Continue reading “Toyota & a Car that can run Forever”

Accelerating the face of AI with 3 Global Initiatives

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,On Sep. 25 at the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres spotlighted, “Rapidly developing fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and biotechnology have the potential to turbocharge progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Artificial Intelligence is connecting people across languages and supporting doctors in making better diagnoses. Driverless vehicles will revolutionize transportation. But there are also risks and serious dangers.” Continue reading “Accelerating the face of AI with 3 Global Initiatives”

Good customer service comes naturally

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Which is why having the right individual and team matters most in such interactions

Like many other issues, the falling standards of customer service are a concern for all. These days quality customer service is indeed a rare phenomenon that we experience. Continue reading “Good customer service comes naturally”

IoT Technology Is Transforming the Agricultural Sector as We Know It

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,IoT-driven agriculture could help farmers produce more high-quality food than traditional agriculture to meet the world’s growing food demand and nutritional needs.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has generated a lot of attention over the years, and for good reason. In today’s digitized age, IoT technology is helping many industries improve their operations. Even agriculture is starting to embrace IoT connectivity. Global food demand is growing, and traditional agriculture simply can’t produce enough food to meet the world’s nutritional needs. To save future generations from hunger and malnutrition, farmers will need to deploy more innovative techniques to increase their yields.

IoT & Big Data in Agriculture

This is where IoT technology steps in to give a helping hand Continue reading “IoT Technology Is Transforming the Agricultural Sector as We Know It”

Australia’s cloud market booms as productivity benefits unfold

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Cloud technology has proven to be just as popular and effective in Australia as it has across the globe, according to new analysis from Deloitte Access Economics. According to the firm’s calculations, the integration of cloud technology within operations across Australia has boosted the economy’s productivity by nearly $9.5 billion over the last half a decade.

Not only has cloud adoption enhanced key areas of business Continue reading “Australia’s cloud market booms as productivity benefits unfold”

5 Tools & Practices that can help Your Remote Team

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Today, almost 63% of companies have remote employees and expected that in the coming decade over a third of full-time workers will work remotely. Mainly, your sales department may have workers that operate in different geographical locations, even across international borders.  As a result, you may choose to create your regional sales efforts by engaging remote team members who do not work from a central workplace and can be self-driven. Continue reading “5 Tools & Practices that can help Your Remote Team”

Canada and the ENCRYPTION ‘Holy Grail’

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security thinks it may be about to produce a new form of encryption that it describes as the ‘Holy Grail’ of data encryption.

But while seeing the main cyber-security body of a five-eyes country advocating encryption so strongly is good news, cyber-security experts are less sure about their solution. Continue reading “Canada and the ENCRYPTION ‘Holy Grail’”

IoT Technology Is Transforming the Agricultural Sector as We Know It

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,IoT-driven agriculture could help farmers produce more high-quality food than traditional agriculture to meet the world’s growing food demand and nutritional needs.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has generated a lot of attention over the years, and for good reason. In today’s digitized age, IoT technology is helping many industries improve their operations. Even agriculture is starting to embrace IoT connectivity. Global food demand is growing, and traditional agriculture simply can’t produce enough food to meet the world’s nutritional needs. To save future generations from hunger and malnutrition, farmers will need to deploy more innovative techniques to increase their yields.

IoT & Big Data in Agriculture

This is where IoT technology steps in to give a helping hand Continue reading “IoT Technology Is Transforming the Agricultural Sector as We Know It”

The dreaded task of data entry still exists in an age of AI – but can be less disliked!

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Data-entry is difficult to eliminate as a task, but a single despised task does not always mean an entirely despised job, says an observer.

A recent study showing that data entry is one the most redundant and hated workplace tasks raises questions about why – in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), data mining and smart technologies – this task is still being done manually. Continue reading “The dreaded task of data entry still exists in an age of AI – but can be less disliked!”

Indian IT 4.0: Upping the Ante on Innovation

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,For long, India has been the destination for low-cost outsourced software services, but it’s not enough now.

The IT services industry has remained a crown jewel in India’s success story, and a key growth catalyst in the nation’s economy. This industry grew to $181 billion in 2018-19, Continue reading “Indian IT 4.0: Upping the Ante on Innovation”

Toyota & a Car that can run Forever

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a vehicle might run forever.

That’s the audacious motivation behind a project by Toyota Motor Corp., Continue reading “Toyota & a Car that can run Forever”

Cloud market in Africa to grow to R23.6 billion by 2023

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Africa Cloud Computing Overview and Market Sizing Report, which shows that the growing adoption of cloud computing in South Africa has democratised IT resources and made technology available that traditionally would have been out of reach of the smaller player. Continue reading “Cloud market in Africa to grow to R23.6 billion by 2023”

10 Ways to ensure Your Procurement IT Implementation will SUCCEED!

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, implementation,The recent annual PASA ProcureTECH conference in Melbourne, now in its 6th year, offered a dazzling array of useful free advice for busy buyers looking to implement new technology and automation tools in to the supply side of their business.

Over 150 people attended the 6th annual Continue reading “10 Ways to ensure Your Procurement IT Implementation will SUCCEED!”

COULD GROUP PURCHASING ORGANISATIONS BE PROCUREMENT’S ENDGAME?

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Procurement’s fight for strategic recognition could be seen as a fight for its very survival. Could it be time to assemble around a collective idea before the endgame starts?

Have you heard the one about procurement being outsourced as a function? Where organisations finally tired of not getting the value they need and hand over the reins to an external third-party to run the show? If that sounded like the lead in to a joke, it wasn’t intended as one. Continue reading “COULD GROUP PURCHASING ORGANISATIONS BE PROCUREMENT’S ENDGAME?”