Online FMCG shopping leapfrogs five years amid pandemic

As we experience the first-ever Black Friday promotional phenomenon under lockdown, the dominance of online shopping platforms has become crystal clear. To keep track of this development, Nielsen Global Connect has conducted extensive research that includes an...

Covid-19 sees surge in online spending

A Mastercard study on consumer spending has revealed that 68% of South African consumers are shopping more online since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Essential items have seen highest surge online with the majority (81%) of South African consumers saying they...

Trends that will impact how we work

Automation of routine work with artificial intelligence (AI), digital dexterity, and hybrid work with distributed workforce will be three key trends impacting the future of work that CIOs should focus on, according to Gartner. "In 2020, organisations across the world...

Healthy growth forecast for EMEA PC market

According to research by IDC, shipments of EMEA traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will total 82,1-million in 2020, a 12,7% YoY growth. With the impact of the global pandemic not expected to undergo any immediate improvement, the...

Rate of first-time default slows in Q3

Experian South Africa has released its quarterly Consumer Default Index (CDI) for quarter 3 (Q3) 2020 showing improvement from last quarter's all-time high - down from 5,86% in June 2020 to 4,68% in September 2020. The improvement can primarily be attributed to a...

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Consumers cautioned on instant EFT payments

As South Africans prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, FNB is encouraging consumers to heed a caution issued by the SARB, PASA and the FSCA on the risks associated with instant EFT payments when shopping online. Instant EFT payments require the use of "screen...

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Avec takes Roboteur into the Australian market

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – Companies across the globe are under pressure to create new working models and are increasingly looking to robotic process automation (RPA) to help them gain business value quickly and cost-effectively....

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RPA and the low-code revolution

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – There’s a new buzzword in the IT industry: the low-code (or no-code) revolution will make it easier for developers to design and deploy applications, ensuring a quicker time to value for organisations....

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The RPA journey with a major SA bank

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – The key to success in robotic process automation (RPA) is to understand exactly what you issues you  need to solve. This is according to Nedbank’s Andre Nel, describing the bank’s RPA journey, and shares...

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RPA and the quest for value

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – A serious challenger in the robotic process automation (RPA) solution space, Roboteur is SpacePencil’s newest offering in its quest for a no-code future. SpacePencil is an unusual name for a software...

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