3:40
Big data
Jul 27, 2020

Big data is BIG, but it must be real-time

When information derived from the data is integrated back into the business in the right way, real-time feeds can start informing real-time interactions with existing business processes, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

4:30
MIP Holdings
Jul 14, 2020

Are crypto-currencies the 21st century’s biggest fraud?

Crypto-currency’s energy-intensive verification process is less efficient than systems that rely on a trusted central authority like a central bank, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

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.
Jun 30, 2020
3:10
Business
Jun 1, 2020

Are you ready for the 4IR?

<span>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.</span>

4:40
Business
May 11, 2020

Innovate for the new normal

<span>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.</span>

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.
Apr 30, 2020
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 MIP Holdings.
Feb 25, 2020
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.
Dec 11, 2019
5:10
Business
Nov 12, 2019

Software licensing should be getting simpler, but it's not

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.

Why it's time to differentiate 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.
Aug 1, 2019
Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks
Risk management will change significantly over the next decade, and banks need to get on board now, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Jul 17, 2019
Do you still have ownership of your data?
Because cloud involves automating a process rather than shifting the process to an outsourcer, many companies don't realise what data is being stored in the cloud.
Jul 10, 2019
iPads in education: where to draw the line?
High school pupils who are learning IT or programming, or any other kind of problem solving, should not be using a media consumption device as the platform to do so, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Sep 26, 2013
The other CIO: Chief Innovation Officer
Innovation officers should report directly to the CEO or the board, and have their own resources, says Richard Firth, serial entrepreneur and CEO at MIP Holdings.
Jul 26, 2013
Beware the walled gardens
In today's world of access anything, anywhere, the walled garden should be an outdated concept, yet it still informs the approach of many of the world's biggest technology companies, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Mar 27, 2013
!Waytag pursues growth
The geolocation start-up is pursuing outside investment in order to capitalise on growing market opportunities.
Jan 21, 2013
Conundrum of the cloud and audit requirements
If unauthorised users access information, an organisation's information could be compromised, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Jan 21, 2013
SA lags in gamification
With gamification taking hold in business, an infrastructure must be built to support it, but the current infrastructure is reliant on an outdated approach, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Nov 14, 2012
The future of app development
If developers want to deliver a Web experience around multiple devices, they have to be doing it in HTML5, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Oct 12, 2012
Location on the rise
Location-based services have applications in business beyond social networking, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Sep 13, 2012
Schools shouldn't be teaching technology, they should be using it
Schools should go beyond teaching to exposing learners to technology in the right way in order for them to thrive in the future, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Aug 23, 2012