Daily Archives: March 2, 2016
Software developers, once seen as ‘the geeks in the back room’, are now becoming the crucial agents of change for business as companies face growing threats from innovative digital start-ups. That’s according to international analysts such as IDC and Gartner, who point out that companies across a range of industries – from banking and retail through to mining and manufacturing – will have to become software companies to stay ahead in a competitive global market.
China’s meteoric economic rise and the burgeoning ascendancy of OIC nations in the international landscape are altering global economic power dynamics, and players from both markets are eager to tap the lucrative opportunities arising from stronger bilateral ties.
They say that travel broadens the mind but, when it comes to business, it can do so much more than that. Traveling for business is an amazing way to create, and develop, connections with associates and clients, learn so much more about a particular industry, and explore new ways of conducting operations, as well as uncovering products and services to add to portfolios. Those who travel for business discover so many more opportunities, both inside and outside of work, but it pays to know where to travel; the world is an endless network of amazing cities, so how does one make sure to make the most of each journey?
The decline in commodity prices over the last three years has made life harder for many African businesses, as natural resources make up a large percentage of the business landscape on the continent. However, the drop in commodity prices is not the only challenge companies in Africa are facing. Increasing volatility in the African currency markets is also a cause of grief for transnational businesses in Africa.