Tag Archives: Emerging markets

How to scale your business with AI.(Forbes)

Impact Of AI On Businesses A recent PwC survey revealed that 75% of business leaders are confident AI will help them make better decisions. Sixty-four percent believe it will be critical to their organization’s efficiency and productivity in the future. Using artificial intelligence for business is one of the hottest new trends. In other words, AI […]
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Four marketing trends businesses should explore in 2022 (MU)

With every new year comes new consumer spending habits, making it increasingly important for businesses to adapt and stay relevant to their customers, says Grant Kruger, business lead of ID / IT/ solar at LG South Africa. Kruger adds that the pandemic has certainly set the trend across the retail industry and will likely continue […]
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Delay in new-energy vehicle plan may favour SA, says Toyota president (BL)

Pushing back the strategy could allow the country to avoid pitfalls being encountered elsewhere. Delays in designing a new-energy vehicle (NEV) strategy for SA might not be a bad thing if it allows the country to avoid pitfalls being encountered elsewhere, says Toyota SA president Andrew Kirby. The department of trade, industry & competition had […]
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Industry Experts: What we’d like to hear from SONA (iAfrica)

David Senker, Founder & CEO, The Business Exchange Support for entrepreneurs needs to feature high on the agenda of this year’s SONA. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy and, with unemployment at a staggering 35%, we simply have to pull out all the stops to encourage entrepreneurship, and offer the relevant support, information, infrastructure and […]
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What non-geographic number porting means to you (BT)

It is number portability that enables a consumer or business to leave one telecommunications service provider and move to another, taking their number with them. For larger businesses in particular, changing numbers comes with significant costs and inconvenience. Changing all of a company’s marketing collateral and business information – think directory listings, advertisements, business cards […]
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Government stance will discourage agribusiness’ use of new plant-breeding technology (BL)

Innovative technology such as new breeding techniques must be allowed to be part of the solution to help meet national commitments to food security. SA’s agricultural sector has thrived on productivity improvement, which has partially benefited from better breeding techniques over the years. Breeding on its own has been part of human history for thousands […]
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Why business cannot afford to ignore tech ethics (FT)

From one angle, the pandemic looks like a vindication of “techno-solutionism”. From the more everyday developments of teleconferencing to systems exploiting advanced artificial intelligence, platitudes to the power of innovation abound. Such optimism smacks of short-termism. Desperate times often call for swift and sweeping solutions, but implementing technologies without regard for their impact is risky […]
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Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2022 (Gartner)

Gartner expects these 12 technology trends to act as force multipliers of digital business and innovation over the next three to five years. Every year, Gartner identifies technology trends that are critical to business. This year, the list comprises 12 strategic trends that will enable CEOs to deliver growth, digitalization and efficiency — and position […]
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Business insights for emerging markets 2020 (OECD)

This edition of the Business Insights on Emerging Markets comes at a critical time and is a welcome contribution to the discussion on the policy levers that can bring about this recovery. It provides private sector perspectives on existing barriers and potential enablers for business in areas that can contribute to long-term investment and sustainable growth across emerging […]
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Six tips for working with emerging market data according to Euromonitor (Euromonitor)

A recent Euromonitor article, written by Sarah Boumphrey and Ramune Verikaite, outlines six tips for working with emerging market data.  Euromonitor, themselves, follow these tips to ensure the quality of their data. Their tips are: Question quality even from government sources. Think proxies to help gain insight if quality data is not available. Be wary […]
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