The link between substance abuse, stress and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree. By Rhys Evans, MD of ALCO-Safe Web MD lists stress and environmental stress as one of the potential causes, or triggers, for mental...

SA poised to adopt intelligent process automation 

Business process management (BPM), robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent process automation (IPA) – each represents a giant step forward for enterprise operations in terms of automation. By Sumit Kumar Sharma, enterprise architect at In2IT Technologies South...

ATI warns against misspending in post-2020 SETA landscape

The centralising of functions within the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) will help to address the challenges within the diluted entities. However, Sean Jones, MD of the Artisan Training Institute (ATI), says the management and allocation of funds...

The role of leadership in fighting corruption and bribery

Tackling business corruption requires more than just a tick-box approach. It requires a strong culture, one that drives company towards maintaining a visible and active compliance programme at all times. Starting at the top, company leadership that demonstrates...

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...

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