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Embrace AI to Remain Competitive in the Digital Business Environment

  Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead – Data, Planning, and Analytics at Altron Karabina Even though artificial intelligence (AI) provides businesses with significant short-term benefits, it can also ensure a vital competitive advantage. While reducing costs and increasing profits are key drivers for applying the technology, AI also provides for new business approaches. The biggest problem that organisations seem to…

Restless Leg Syndrome

By: Renewal Institute 19 February 2020 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  There are many conditions that aren’t well understood by doctors and restless leg syndrome (RLS) is one of them. The condition isn’t rare. It’s thought to affect as many as one in ten adults. Still, it’s often misdiagnosed, fobbed off as the result of poor circulation, arthritis, pinched nerves and even varicose veins. Also, the exact cause isn’t completely…

How Can I Wipe My Credit Clean?

By: Meerkat 12 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Have you ever wondered how you can wipe your credit record completely clean? Now the next question you might probably have would be; how do I actually do it? Is it even possible to have my credit wiped out? Well...here's the good news, YOU CAN and IT IS POSSIBLE through a debt review application. Read on to find out how…

The Smart Money is on Local Tech, Especially for 4IR

By: MIP Holdings 11 February 2020 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

  Not so long ago, at the end of the 90s, locally developed software was commonplace, particularly among South Africa’s public and private organisations. Then a blitz of international providers changed the picture. Roadshows, overseas trips and constant marketing turned the market’s appetite towards overseas products. Yet it still took considerable effort from local skills to fit these solutions into…

TUHF Secures R700 Million Nod from Standard Bank

By: TUHF 11 February 2020 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

TUHF Limited has secured a R700 million investment from Standard Bank through the bank’s Debt Capital Markets team This development follows TUHF’s successful execution of the Mortgage backed Securitisation of R650 million in December 2018. This new facility will be invested through the Vuselela Warehouse SPV, a special purpose vehicle, through which TUHF will continue its securitisation programme. Speaking on…

Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Coronavirus? Advice From a Business Resilience Expert

By: Continuity SA 11 February 2020 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the coronavirus has been making headline [caption id="attachment_60807" align="alignright" width="250"] Padma Naidoo[/caption] While the primary concern remains the spreading of the virus and healthcare for those infected, the potential effects on businesses are broader, says Padma Naidoo, General Manager: Advisory Services at ContinuitySA, Africa’s…

Learning Through Experience with Johannesburg Business School

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 demographic trends are drastically altering how companies operate throughout the world. As such, business schools need to tailor their educational experiences to enable leaders to thrive in this era. In this…

Investing in Property with Friends – Good Strategy or Bad Idea?

Starting a property investment club with like-minded friends is an increasingly attractive investment option But before you drop your hard-earned savings into a hard asset like a property, read Marc Psillos’ story about the risks and rewards of a property club. In 2016, I started a property fund with a small group of good friends. As young professionals and entrepreneurs,…

How Does Asset Management Create a Sustainable Competitive Edge?

By: Pragma 7 February 2020 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Making sure a business is sustainable is a concern all executives should share – after all, you don’t want your operation to curl up and die two years into your five-year plan Stephan Kornelius: Strategy and Business Development Manager, PragmaStefan Swanepoel: EAMS Product Manager But what exactly do we mean by sustainability? In the context of this article we’ll talk…

Reimagine the Employee Learning Experience In the Information Age, Supporting Lifelong, Continual Learning is Vital to Powering Organizational Development

By: SAP 7 February 2020 HR ESSENTIALS

  It’s what enables people to progress from entry-level positions to senior leadership roles – and drives employee satisfaction and retention. But are your learning resources meeting the needs of modern learners? Employees typically have less than a half-hour per week for training – so your challenge is helping them consume targeted, high-quality content in the course of their day-to-day…

Cloud to Drive Employee Enablement in 2020

  By Ryan Jamieson, Solutions and Innovation Officer at Altron Karabina [caption id="attachment_60754" align="alignright" width="300"] Ryan Jamieson[/caption] Even though local organisations are starting to take employee enablement more seriously, there is still much work to be done to truly transform how staff work. A fundamental challenge plaguing companies is how they can break beyond the traditional limitations of people sitting…

3 Facials that are Worth the Hype

While relaxing, facials don’t always offer you the best bang for your buck Often they merely involve the layering of products you could buy and use yourself. This is why, if you really want to benefit, a Skin Renewal medical facial is the way to go. Performed by a doctor or highly trained therapist, these type of treatments are the…