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IBA Group Opened a Digital Twin Laboratory

The laboratory operates as a part of the company’s software development department. In addition, IBA launched a two-week hackathon, focusing on creating digital twins. Four teams will work on four digital twin prototypes. The best solutions will be transferred to the IBA Accelerator to become full-scale products. IBA Group invited business representatives to evaluate the results of the hackathon, which…

Learning Through Experience

Johannesburg Business School steers executive education in industry 4.0 Technological change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is transforming the global business landscape on an unprecedented scale. Increased competition, shifting customer preferences, the globalisation of markets, and changing demographics trends are drastically altering how companies operate throughout the world. As such, business schools need to tailor their educational experiences to…

Digital Transformation – Don’t Forget the Human Element

By: SAP 15 October 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

Everywhere, business leaders are embarking on digital transformation initiatives to seize new opportunities presented by the digital economy Across industries, companies are using new technologies to generate insights, engage customers, and deliver better outcomes. From Big Data and Cloud Computing to the Internet of Things and Machine Learning, these technologies grab the headlines. But as an HR pro, you know…

Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

By: Genesis 15 October 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Losing your hair could be a sign that your thyroid isn’t working as it should. Fortunately, getting the correct treatment and care could restore your hair The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ in your neck that produces thyroid hormone. These hormones control many functions in your body, including your heart rate, metabolism, breathing and nervous system. Diseases of the…

How to Build an Emergency Fund

By: Meerkat 14 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

You can never predict when an emergency may happen and what that emergency might cost you It could even add to your already growing debt Be prepared and start saving up an emergency fund so you can be financially prepared for when life happens. How to get started It is ideal to aim for an amount large enough to cover…

Women are a Vital Source of Economic Growth and Development in Africa

“By investing in women and the civil service, we have the opportunity to accelerate, and secure, Africa’s progress.” - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Women have a fundamental role to play in shaping Africa’s future. Research has shown that organisations with a greater proportion of women board members and executives tend to perform better financially, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has…

The BEE-Connex Success Story: Connecting People, Changing Lives

By: BEE-Connex 14 October 2019 ABC OF BEE

You may be wondering, where an online platform like BEE-Connex comes into all of this? Well, BEE-Connex has the power to connect corporates to worthy causes through the Social Economic Development (SED) and Enterprise Social Development (ESD) elements of the B-BBEE (BEE) scorecard. As South Africa’s leading (and largest) provider of BEE service providers, BEE-Connex transform lives. We connect prospective…

Steyn City’s Launch of New Luxury Apartments Gains Excellent Traction in the Market

By: Steyn City 11 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Just three months after its launch, 104 on Creek – the new luxury resort-style apartment development at Steyn City – has attracted much attention from buyers in the market; an excellent sign ahead of its occupation date in the first quarter of 2020 “The success of 104 on Creek shows us that we are on the right track when it…

ContinuitySA offers ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November

By: Continuity SA 10 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

ContinuitySA will once again be offering its five-day Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November 2019 The course will take place at ContinuitySA’s Midrand facility and will provide participants with the guidance needed to develop a practical and thorough implementation plan. “ISO 22301 was a milestone in business continuity because it provided a much-needed standards framework, and is…

Has the 4IR Caught the Banking Sector Unawares?

  “You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are massive dislocations in our society to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”  Robert J. Shiller, 2013 Nobel laureate in Economics, Professor of economics, Yale University On Friday 27 September 2019 the South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO), a…

Human Machine Interfaces in Building Management Systems

  By Micropower ModulekBuilding Management Systems are best recognised by the software on a server that allows the Facilities Manager to access information about the climate control, lighting control, access control and intrusion detection systems. These evolved from clunky, cumbersome systems on mini-computers to the sleek, colorful and intuitive software that we see on desktop and portable computers today. The…

Risk & Opportunities in Facilities Management

  By Zamani Shongwe, Director, Inhlanzeko Project Management Services As a profession, facilities management is relatively new in South Africa, and as a result it is not yet recognised in the industry as a solution to cut costs and plan budgets. Most clients respond to a crisis instead of having planned programmes, and because of this, they end up paying…