Richard Firth

Why is local no longer lekker?

Now, more than ever, businesses are appreciating the value that technology brings says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.
Jul 27, 2020

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

The conversation has moved from big data as a concept to its real-time usage, and the benefits organisations are gaining from this.
Jul 13, 2020

Are cryptocurrencies the 21st century’s biggest fraud?

The benefits offered by blockchain as a technology have been somewhat eclipsed by the media around cryptocurrencies.
Jun 30, 2020

Covid-19 killed traditional disaster recovery

Pandemic has highlighted a number of other technology areas where conventional wisdom no longer applies - especially Disaster Recovery.
Jun 1, 2020

Are you ready for the 4IR?

Organisations will need to understand and learn to harness four major technologies – 5G, cloud technology, big data and AI.
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, MD of MIP Holdings.
May 11, 2020

Innovate for the new normal

The onset of the global coronavirus pandemic has now forced organisations of all sizes to work remotely.
Apr 30, 2020

Start training the skills of the future, now

Some experts have predicted that as many as 47% of all jobs may be lost due to automation in the future.
Apr 2, 2020

Start training the skills of the future, now

If South Africa wants take advantage of the opportunities presented by the 4IR, it must urgently address skills and training requirements.
Feb 25, 2020

AI set to enhance customer experience

Although AI will undoubtedly have a major effect on many areas of the business, such as training, HR, sales and marketing, its application in customer experience will be particularly useful.
Dec 12, 2019

Cloud still too pricey in SA

In Africa, cloud spending has also seen a marked increase, according to the Cloud Africa 2018 report, a research project conducted by World Wide Worx for F5 Networks.
Nov 12, 2019

Software licencing 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.