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Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled world
Reconnecting with humanity in a tech-filled world

Media keeps showing us pessimistic views of the future where it becomes all too easy to buy into the idea that tech is out to rob us of our humanity...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

By Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha
#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha

In today's society, the youth are ageing at a faster rate than ever before. But are our educational facilitators ready for this, or are they in need of a reboot?

By Nicola Cooper 21 Jan 2020

Artificial intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?
Artificial intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?

Artificial intelligence is our shiny new toy. We're dazzled by its potential to help us make our lives more efficient, more productive... just... better...

By Catherine Black 20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: What you need to know about AI in 2020
#BizTrends2020: What you need to know about AI in 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of computers to learn, gain experience and make decisions, just like humans...

By Avsharn Bachoo 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Cybersecurity trends predictions
#BizTrends2020: Cybersecurity trends predictions

The realities of the negative impact of modern cyber threats arguably hit home for South Africans in 2019 - more than any other year...

By Brian Pinnock 16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Taking the 20s into the cloud for marketing clout
#BizTrends2020: Taking the 20s into the cloud for marketing clout

The last decade was all about the cloud. From 2010 the cloud moved from novelty to the accepted means to deploy infrastructure...

By Johan Walters 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020
#BizTrends2020: 6 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2020

The cybersecurity threat landscape is always shifting, making it easy for businesses to become vulnerable to emerging threats...

By Charl Ueckermann 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Data becomes ever more precious in 2020 and beyond
#BizTrends2020: Data becomes ever more precious in 2020 and beyond

Global lawmakers' growing concern with privacy is forcing marketers to rely more heavily on their first-party data. For the foreseeable future, CMOs will need to turn their minds to how they can use this data to create content that answers consumers' needs and captures their minds and loyalty.

By Ansa Leighton 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketing
#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketing

For years digital marketers revelled in the fact that they could accurately measure the return on ad spend. Since everything could be tracked, we could know where our money was being spent and how it was being consumed by our target audiences.

By Andrew Smit 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Is the digital revolution in a plateau?
#BizTrends2020: Is the digital revolution in a plateau?

Have we said all we can say about the digitisation of business?

By Yaron Assabi 15 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?
#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

By Cathy Smith 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine
#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine

Tich Savanhu, head of digital strategy at Incubeta SA, looks at what should be highest on the agenda for marketing professionals when crafting their 2020 strategies...

By Tichaona Savanhu 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 human intelligence trends shaping the digital era
#BizTrends2020: 3 human intelligence trends shaping the digital era

While today's operating environment puts businesses under pressure to innovate, the workforce can feel left out and wonder where they fit in...

By Dov Slowatek 13 Jan 2020

Roan Mackintosh, MD Incubeta MEA
#BizTrends2020: Marketing teams must activate data insight in 2020 or be left behind

Companies are tripping up in their attempts to embrace the opportunities of digital transformation. Creating great customer journeys relies on the smart use of available data...

By Roan Mackintosh 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 changes coming to the way we learn

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100 percent return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change.

By Adi Stephan 10 Jan 2020

Boniswa Pezisa, CEO of Net#work BBDO.
#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer apps

I predict we will see a rise of essentialism and discernment, mindfulness and wholesomeness, and Boomer apps over the course of 2020...

By Boniswa Pezisa 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation
#BizTrends2020: Digital digitisation and transformation

2020 holds digital sway over the business, investment and innovation...

By Chris Ogden 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Emergent security and intelligent marketing
#BizTrends2020: Emergent security and intelligent marketing

The top trends for 2020 are the same trends that dominated in 2019, only with a bit more flair and a lot more functionality...

By Henk Olivier 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Digital ecosystems will drive digital businesses
#BizTrends2020: Digital ecosystems will drive digital businesses

Digital ecosystems will drive digital businesses in 2020 - so what can we expect?

By Grant Bennett 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100% return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change...

By Adi Stephan 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SME technology in 2020 - a path to efficiency
#BizTrends2020: SME technology in 2020 - a path to efficiency

Many businesses are hurriedly turning their attention to technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to stay ahead in 2020...

By Aaron Thornton 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020

Access to software skills is now critical for any growing company...

By Stephen van der Heijden 3 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: What's in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: What's in store for 2019?

As we head into 2019, we're seeing several trends in the proptech space which are interesting to both millennials and businesses...

By Gil Sperling 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 22 Jan 2019

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