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Decision Inc. Fosters Community this Mandela Day

Decision Inc. Fosters Community this Mandela Day

July 22, 2020 | Even though Mandela Day is special every year, this was an especially unique one given the challenges that exist with the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is important to reach out and foster community. Thanks to the unfailing support of our staff, the company has once again been able to make a difference and take that step to help others,” says Natalie Meikle-Braes, HR Manager at Decision Inc.

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The Changing Face of the Supply Chain

The Changing Face of the Supply Chain

July 09. 2020 | The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the supply chain industry in several ways, many that will change it forever.
It has been a year of complete and comprehensive change. The 2020 pandemic has altered the way people work and live. It has changed the ways in which different sectors approach business and growth.

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Overcoming Lockdown with a Data-Driven Approach

Overcoming Lockdown with a Data-Driven Approach

June 23, 2020 | The new normal requires a different management approach to business. Simply returning to how things were done before will not be a sustainable approach in the future.

Even in adversity, there are opportunities to reposition an organisation that is willing to find more innovative ways of challenging the status quo.

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Automate. Automate, Now

Automate. Automate, Now

Published 06 May, 2020 – ITWeb | Is business process automation (BPA) really worth it? Is it genuinely the essential tool that every organisation should consider in a recession? Perhaps the best quote to answer these questions is the one from Byron Reese, CEO and publisher at Gigaom: “Individuals need to ask themselves, ‘What drudgery do I engage in that I can use technology to destroy?”

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How Decision Inc’s Tarryn Swemmer was plunged into the deep-end of HR leadership

How Decision Inc’s Tarryn Swemmer was plunged into the deep-end of HR leadership

Published Apr 13, 2020 in CHRO Magazine | Decision Inc. Group HR Executive Tarryn Swemmer started her career at McKinsey while finishing off her Master’s in Chemistry. She joined the research division and worked her way up until she was managing it. She loved it, but she realised that, in order to get to the next level within that space, she would have had to travel more and focus less on people, which was not what she had in mind for herself.

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SDN: It’s an Evolution Revolution

SDN: It’s an Evolution Revolution

Apr, 8,2020 | It’s time to remove static and complex issues around a legacy distributed network architecture by abstracting higher-level functionality. SDN helps to virtualise the business networking infrastructure and is still a key in taking networking to the next level in terms of automation and improving user experiences.

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People-Centricity during COVID-19 crisis – A True Test for our Management Skills

People-Centricity during COVID-19 crisis – A True Test for our Management Skills

Apr, 1, 2020 | The economic and human impact of the lock down in South Africa will be felt for years to come. Of course, the immediate priority is heeding the brave leadership of our President to ‘flatten the curve’ and minimise the spread of the corona virus. Inevitably, for all of us, this is introducing new ways of remote working to ensure companies remain operational during the next three weeks.

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The Best ways to Manage a Remote Team in Uncertain Times

The Best ways to Manage a Remote Team in Uncertain Times

Mar 27, 2020 | The impact of Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus, is being felt across the global business landscape. The Presidential address on 23 March 2020 has placed South Africa under lock down for 21 days – a step that’s aligned with global best practice but that’s set to change the working landscape for a long period of time. Organisations have to find new ways of working as employees are required to work from home (WFH) in order to limit the spread of the virus and maintain health.

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Getting ROI out of Business Data

Getting ROI out of Business Data

Mar 5, 2020 | Effectively calculating a return on investment (ROI) is not the most intuitive exercise at the best of times. But given the growth of data in business today, it becomes a particularly challenging undertaking. Often, the sheer amount of information works against decision-makers. However, organisations need to ensure they get the best value out of what has become their biggest asset – their data. And to do that, they need to determine its ROI.

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Embracing Hyper-Automation for Business Growth

Embracing Hyper-Automation for Business Growth

Feb 24, 2020 | Hyper-automation is considered to be one of the most important trends in the ICT sector today. Companies looking to increase the momentum of their digital transformation journeys must embrace this if they are to remain relevant and competitive in the connected business environment.

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Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts when Adopting a Reporting Strategy

Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts when Adopting a Reporting Strategy

Jan 27, 2020 | The journey from data to decision-making through reporting is a complex one. In the ultra-connected world where customer expectations revolve around real-time feedback, decision-makers have no choice but to move beyond being reactive and adopt a proactive mode of operating, leveraging the likes of predictive analytics, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

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South Africa Becomes a Cloud-Friendly Environment

South Africa Becomes a Cloud-Friendly Environment

With 77% of South African businesses currently using cloud services in their IT department, the local market is strongly positioned to usher in a new era of services to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Even though the cloud is gaining significant momentum locally, the next evolution of it (hyper-scale computing) will become even more important.

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Making the Move to the Cloud

Making the Move to the Cloud

It has been several months since the launch of the two Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa. And as expected, this has resulted in many organisations looking for ways to move their on-premise data environments to the cloud. But apart from the obvious, what has changed to see this influx of interest?

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The Future State

The Future State

Nicholas Bell, the CEO and founder of Decision Inc., a global leader in information-driven transformation, defines the fundamental methodology an organisation needs to adopt in order to achieve a sustainable future state.

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The Transformative Power of RPA

The Transformative Power of RPA

When done properly, RPA is exceptionally beneficial to both businesses and the employees who work there. When approached and developed as a centre of excellence (COE), RPA becomes deeply embedded in the organisation, and wins hearts and minds with the teams driving adoption and utilisation in current systems and applications – with a forward-thinking view – maximising the benefits of the ever-evolving scope of intelligent automation products.

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The Rise of Intelligent Financial Planning

The Rise of Intelligent Financial Planning

The role of the modern CFO is evolving. From accounting specialist to dynamic, business performance leader, CFOs are increasingly responsible for both rapidly identifying business opportunities – and intelligently guiding their companies accordingly.

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Modernising the Mines

Modernising the Mines

It’s hard to underplay the importance of the mining sector to South Africa. Historically, it’s been a key provider of exports, jobs and economic growth, but the country has struggled to come to terms with an industry that’s inevitably shrinking as reserves dry up.

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