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Financial & Data Literacy – Leveraging Data with Understanding & Insights

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

At the United Nations’ World Data Forum, the International Statistical Institute shared their definitions of data literacy:

  • Data literacy is the ability to read, create and communicate data as information
  • The desire and ability to constructively engage in society through and about data

 

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The Dawn of Post-Modern Analytics

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

Technology is not only changing at an exponential rate, it’s creating shifts in power too. Today, he who holds the information holds the power – and this is the key driver of innovation in this data age.

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Data: Making Energy & Utilities More Efficient

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

As rolling blackouts and continued load-shedding continue to plague South Africans, rumours of a permanent Eskom shutdown looms. Green energy, hydro-power and many alternative solutions have been put forward to solve the current energy crisis – but what if the solution lies in data?

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Qlik Drives AI With November 2018 Update

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

As the world continues to digitise, and Industry 4.0 drives rapid development, software providers are hard pressed to keep pace and ensure their solutions remain relevant, reliable and accurate. Part of this innovation is a demand for embracing emerging technology; using the associative powers of artificial intelligence (AI) and the like to amplify human intelligence.

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The Journey from Qlikview to Qlik Sense

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

The QlikView solution was originally developed to bridge the gap between traditional business intelligence (BI) solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. This was successfully achieved and brought about an age of centrally deployed Guided Analytics. As the solution continued to develop, Qlik Sense was born – offering greater self-service solutions, and delivering a platform that truly ties together everything from guided to embedded analytics and reporting.

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How Data Literacy Affects Retail Businesses

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

As innovation, emerging technology and constant mobility continues to breed increasingly savvy and demanding consumers, the customer experience becomes absolutely paramount. According to Forbes Magazine, research shows that “75% of companies said their top objective for the year was improving customer experience”.

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Data Literacy; A Sprint Or A Marathon?

By James Hickman, Managing Director

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller

 

Can you derive meaningful information from your data? If not, you definitely need to consider improving your data literacy. According to a global report; “Data literacy is a critical skill to develop a more effective workforce while also helping students become more attractive job candidates.”

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Software Innovation Ensuring Supply Meets Demand

In any organisation, a key element of success is the ability to deliver what is promised. When demand outstrips supply, brand reliability is damaged and potential growth thwarted. In a modern age, businesses that don’t rely on software innovations to ensure maximum profit and productivity are missing a crucial step.

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How to Succeed in a Two-Speed World

Adapted from a Q&A session held at the Southern Africa Qlik Summit 2018

Between Jane Thomson (SAQMR Director) and Rob Godlonton (CEO, ICT Division EOH)

 

In the Information Technology sector, businesses across the globe are seeking solutions to help customers survive in a two-speed world. According to Rob Godlonton, CEO, ICT Division, EOH, “Many organisations have current legacy system in place and are looking to digitally transform their systems.”

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Adopting a Data Literacy Culture

By Jordan Morrow, Global Head of Data Literacy, Qlik

Adapted from his presentation at the Southern Africa Qlik Summit 2018

 

It is essential that modern businesses implement an organisation wide data literacy initiative. This must comprise a framework that everyone can access. The first step to developing this framework is establishing a roadmap.

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