LOCAL

Why language is key to ERP success in Africa

Expanding into Africa? Many growing South African companies are and when they do so, the first real tests of their enterprise resource planning solutions start to take place. Among those tests is the ability for the system to work in multiple currencies, across different time zones and in areas where connectivity just isn’t all that great. And there is one more major test, too – language.

SAP Cloud opportunity similar to mobile in Africa

Cloud computing has often been called a fad, but many experts agree that it is the future of business. While cloud adoption on the continent has been relatively slow, SAP believes that African businesses will inevitably see the benefits and take the leap.

GLOBAL

The chances you will lose your job to a robot are growing

A recent Oxford University report estimates that robots could replace nearly half of the current U.S. workforce.

Oracle Could Expand Cloud Footprint Through 'Customer 2 Cloud' Program

Recently, Oracle announced the ‘Customer 2 Cloud’ program as an effort to boost growth rate in its cloud business. We take a look at the company’s Customer 2 Cloud program and its impact on overall cloud revenue growth rate for Oracle.

TRAINING

Workforce planning skills are not enough, says new report

The report identifies that successful workforce planning must operate in three dimensions - strategic and business vision, workforce planning and HR implementation skills.

Case study: Measuring knowledge at NASA

E-learning has become almost ubiquitous over the last decade, while virtual social learning is now spreading rapidly. Yet NASA's Knowledge Services team isn't paying much attention to either training fad.

MOBILE

Beyond VPN: Supporting The Mobile Workforce

Today's employees demand support for mobile devices and cloud applications that the traditional hardware-based network cannot supply.

The bring-your-own-device economy: empowering a mobile workforce

Businesses today are going mobile, with workers using their own technology and devices in the enterprise and the boundaries between work and personal time and space blurring.

IT

Top 10 Trends in Cloud ERP

Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software hasn't really caught on yet. But according to a recent Gartner survey, it will soon. Here are some of the top trends shaping cloud-based ERP.

Productivity in the workplace could get a boost from wearable technology

The Human Cloud at Work study, headed up by Dr Chris Brauer of the Institute of Management Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, found that productivity was boosted by 8.5 percent through the use of wearable devices.

HR

What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership?

Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause more problems than it solves.

Getting HR Data Right Is Key to Leveraging Latest HR Technologies

The biggest challenge isn’t which technology to adopt; it’s the quality and relevancy of the data.
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