Is our culture too sensitive?

Is our culture too sensitive?

I am sure that every man and his dog are currently airing their views and opinions about how diabolical Woolworths have been with their recent Valentine’s Day campaign and how it adds to a culture of chauvenism. So let me add to the fray. Personally, I think that we, as consumers and as a nation, …

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Mobile Payment Solutions

Mobile Payment Solutions

The mobile payment revolution is upon us! Technologists and futurists have been making promises about mobile payment solutions for almost a decade now. Promising that it would revolutionise the way in which we pay for goods and services. In fact, I was quoted by ITWeb back in 2012 in an article entitled Wireless spells ‘end …

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Open Data Business Models

Open Data Business Models

Open data platform adoption is the new Holy Grail for business model disruption. Effectively harnessing two of the major trends over the last few years. The first being that of a platform business model and the second, exposing a level of scrubbed data to the industry. The second trend is certainly far more scary than …

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Technology silos that must be broken down

Technology silos that must be broken down

Much has already been written about the CIO and the CMO having to work closely together. Already in 2016 in a Gartner Research webinar, analyst Laura McLellan made mention that the next department to claim technology ownership, will be marketing – predicting that CMOs will spend more money on IT than their CIO counterparts. Claims such as …

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Learn to speak Exco

Learn to speak Exco

Jargon. Arguably the biggest killer of shared understanding at exco. The business world is littered with a lexicon of terminology that baffles even the most ardent scholar of business. When we add the subcultures of technology, marketing, operations, supply chain, finance and any other segment of business we are lucky if anyone has a clue …

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The Future of Last Mile Logistics

The Future of Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics is the Holy Grail for courier and logistics companies. Ensuring that parcels and packages get to the right place safely, on time and efficiently. This is a particularly tough nut to crack when you have large informal settlements that don’t have clear roads and street numbers, let alone physical houses that are …

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IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

IT Leaders are still not considered Business Leaders

With the proliferation of digital transformation and technology-speak in an organisation; I am constantly amazed that CIOs or IT leaders are still fighting for their seat at the executive table. This was recently reinforced as I have read through a number of digital transformation surveys and research reports from a number of large and respected …

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Leaders drive Culture which affects Digital Transformation

Leaders drive Culture which affects Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the process whereby your organisation embraces the online world. Whether it is through client facing systems and processes or if it is only in the realm of the employee. This change to business process and operations remains critically in the heads of leadership who can make or break a change to the …

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Net Neutrality Is Almost Over And Out

Net Neutrality Is Almost Over And Out

Not to be too dramatic about it; but basically the internet as we know it is all but dead. And unless there is a collective outcry and immediate action from the masses of us who essentially “live” and rely on the freedom of the internet each day; it will die. I’m talking about Net Neutrality; …

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Digital Culture Must Precede Digital Transformation

Digital Culture Must Precede Digital Transformation

Digital culture is not quite what it looks like at face value. Digital culture is not defined as one where everyone lives on a digital platform 24/7. Sure there are certainly large pieces of activity that can be devoted to being on a digital platform; but this is not what makes for a digital culture. …

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