CAPE TOWN – The success of the South African business depends largely on its ability to capitalise on the demands of the 21st century and using advanced technology effectively to accelerate business growth is one of them.
After all, the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an era marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields including robotics, artificial intelligence and blockchain requires that businesses embrace innovation, or get left behind.
While South African businesses are generally on-par with the rest of the world when it comes to embracing advanced technology in-house, there’s still a lot of work to be done, especially for the bigger fish in the corporate world.
“Tech is changing and disrupting the way we operate, and businesses, especially large-scale organisations need to be far more reactive to this.
Advanced technology presents the great opportunity for businesses that choose to take it on-board and great threat for those who choose not to embrace it,” said Ryan Martyn, co-founder of Syntech – a tech-based firm that sources industry-leading technology products from around the world for distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.