Data is everywhere in the digital age and more and more businesses are looking for ways to effectively use data to deliver improved outcomes for the organisation. Data is also helping buyers make smarter decisions when purchasing from suppliers. Many procurement and sourcing teams continue to fight new data driven approaches to the buying process. However, the availability of data sources will continue to grow as...

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HR insights

As any business owner and management staff member knows, the success of a company is heavily reliant on the people under its employ, how satisfied they are with their work circumstances and how driven they are to perform at their best. HR has always been the fundamental go-between that maintains open channels of communication between the company and its directives and each staff member, ensuring...

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As long as the business industry has existed there have been onslaughts and attempts to outsmart operational systems for dubious purposes. Fraud has been an undeniable part of our world and has only grown more intricate and threatening over time, which is why businesses have needed careful analysis and early detection systems in place to counteract, prevent or deal with fraudulent activity. The evolution of...

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Many myths surround the origins of “Black Friday” most especially, the crash of the US gold market in 1869 but the most commonly told tale is the shopping mania that takes place after the Thanksgiving holiday in America. What is Black Friday?   In the 1950s, people began calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving to give themselves a four-day weekend. Since stores were open, those who took...

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The current business climate calls for CFOs to be innovative and think out the box in order for their businesses to stand out in their industry. As technology has evolved, so too has data availability and being able to interpret and effectively use the data to improve cost reduction and revenue optimisation could mean the difference between you being an effective or ineffective CFO.   Consider the...

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The term 4th Industrial revolution is mentioned more everyday but how will this shift in the way in which humans create and share value? How will this impact businesses and how can businesses in Africa stay ahead of the competition?  The Fourth Industrial Revolution has digital transformation at its core and uses technologies, such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, physical systems, augmented reality, robotics,...

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