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COVID-19 killed traditional disaster recovery

Until a few months ago, DR was focused on providing business resilience by offering an off-site office environment that allowed employees to operate as if they were in their normal premises, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

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Jun 1, 2020

Are you ready for the 4IR?

Companies that embrace AI and integrate it into every element of their business and technology strategies today, are the ones that will be leading the future, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

4:40
May 29, 2020

It’s time to move beyond tech’s big bang attitude

The tech sector should focus more attention on the attitudes today that unintentionally keep people and businesses on the wrong side of the digital divide, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

4:10
May 11, 2020

Innovate for the new normal

Companies across the value chain will need to look at adapting how they work and what they offer to stay relevant, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

3:30
Apr 30, 2020

Start training the skills of the future, now

The jobs conversation around 4IR should be about upskilling and creating digital skills rather than job losses, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

4:50
Apr 23, 2020

Practising business process socialisation

Business process socialisation improves a company’s ability to continue doing business from anywhere – especially when its staff are not together.

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AI set to enhance customer experience

AI interactivity will allow businesses to identify issues, troubleshoot problems, route customers, and deal with issues with far greater accuracy than human interactions alone, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

3:20
Dec 11, 2019

Cloud still too pricey in SA

Local companies do not see the equivalent savings businesses in other countries do because of the exchange rate, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

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One cable to frustrate them all

Proprietary cables have stubbornly held on despite the availability of global standards like USB, resulting in devices being retired long before they need to be, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

5:30
Nov 28, 2019

The smart money is on local tech, especially for 4IR

The more we offshore our tech products and skills, the more our local capability shrinks, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

4:50
Nov 12, 2019

Software licensing should be getting simpler

While most licensing works on a per-user basis, some vendors have started offering different options in order to simplify the process, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

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Aug 1, 2019

Differentiating between a job and a course

Companies should select a candidate with the required qualifications, then look to mentor and train them with the skills to fill the role required, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

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