How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

It’s no longer news that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the global economic returns of this revolution expected to be in the region of about $16-trillion, writes Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft. Along...

Leaders drive business success

For many, the title of manager or leader means that you earn a significant salary and have absolute control while delegating the work to others. But, this is not a sustainable form of leadership, particularly not in the modern workplace. By Dr. Jopie de Beer, CEO of...

Inside the workplace of the future

We already have an idea of how digitalization, and above all new technologies like machine learning, big-data analytics or IoT, will change companies’ business models — and are already changing them on a wide scale. So now’s the time to examine more...

Automation drives creativity in the office of the future

Over the past decade, the office environment has evolved with rapid advancements in automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and voice activation which are all set to play a bigger role in future ways of working. By Lee-Anne Letcher, product manager: CIG marketing at...

Brave new world for accountants?

Accountants need to adapt to a new reality, one where technology is a dominant feature of our financial systems, capital markets, and organisational processes. So says Anton Colella, who recently took the helm as CEO of Moore Stephens. He notes that, while it’s...

Technology puts the ‘resource’ in human resources

The technology terms machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and robotics are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life and...

Ride the growth wave: consolidate business services

Business technology is like ordering a meal, then having to cook it yourself. But by adopting managed business services, local companies can open the resources to ride South Africa’s renaissance wave. The tide is turning in South Africa. In the International Monetary...

There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

The World Economic Forum predicts that 5-million jobs will be lost by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform labour markets. By Matthew Kibby, vice-president: enterprise, Africa and Middle East at Sage Most of the casualties will be repetitive...

Make people analytics a company-wide responsibility

People analytics involves using digital tools and data to measure, report, and understand employee performance. It has traditionally been used to assess the return on investment of huma resource programmes, but people analytics can bring much more to the table, from...

Better EQ puts you a step ahead

By Dr Karina de Bruin – When going to work, one does not necessarily consider the emotional aspect of it, which in reality plays a significant role in your productivity and success. We are, after all, emotionally-driven creatures, whether we want to be or not....

AI should empower and enable human prosperity

By Paige dos Santos – Despite the reservations of several leading technologists and scientists – most notably among them Messrs Musk and Hawking – artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting and possibly useful technological developments...

Critical for employers to be procedurally fair

South Africa’s labour law is decisive in that there are definite processes that have to be followed in order for disciplinary cases to be confirmed as being both substantially and procedurally fair. Human resources (HR) and human capital management (HCM) solution...

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