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Pandemics & Wars: There’s an app for that

May 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the early days of the Ukraine invasion, IT enthusiasts on quadbikes helped prevent a colossal 65km Russian tank convoy from reaching Ukraine’s capital. Armed with drones and night-vision goggles they ambushed the tanks and supply points during a series of night raids. Blocked by wreckage and paralysed by fuel shortages, 15,000 soldiers and heavy …

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May 8 2022

Learn The Number 1 Programming Language

Python is easy to learn, very powerful and it supports fast growing niches like data science and machine learning. Terence Govender from Regenesys Business School explained in our recent Data Science webinar that Python syntax is also very close to English. It’s also widely used for AI applications and web development, for example Youtube, Instagram, …

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May 6 2022

Weaponised Data: Ukraine & Banks In The Frontline

Cyber security at Bank Of America has unlimited budget to keep their customer’s data safe. The CEO knows you can’t put a price on public trust so they spend what they need on technology, training and resourcing. Financial Services companies invest heavily in cyber security; the industry is hacked a staggering 300 times more than …

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Apr 18 2022

Unlock Value From Data With Machine Learning

Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to act like humans, because they are able to improve their behaviour as they encounter more data. Computers “learn” to make decisions and predictions without being directly programmed to do so; with the right tech and skills in place this can transform your business. …

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Mar 28 2022

Learn Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a very popular, human-centred process for solving problems and designing solutions. Global companies are turning to Design Thinking to completely re-invent their products and services, especially as these firms take advantage of new technologies in digital transformation. Although iterative in nature, it has 5 primary stages: Empathy, Define, Ideation, Prototyping & Testing. …

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Mar 15 2022

Finance For Non-Finance

Whether you are managing a cost centre or a coffee shop, you need to understand finance fundamentals. Financial terms like balance sheets, income statements, liquidity ratios and trade receivables become important as you grow in your career or get to grips with how to run your own business. It’s not just your own confidence that …

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Mar 7 2022

Regenesys Expands Onto Udemy

Regenesys Business School is thrilled to announce that its online course offering is expanding its services by launching on Udemy. Digital Regenesys already has a range of successful online courses such as design thinking and artificial intelligence which have proved extremely popular with its current audience. The first course to launch on Udemy is the …

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Mar 7 2022

Professional Business Writing

It’s an imperative in our digital and connected world that you get ahead by learning business writing: the communication process, writing practices, communication failures, how to read an audience and types of writing According to Forbes, writing is the most important skill that you need to be successful in business. Whether you are climbing the …

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Feb 26 2022

Digital Marketing: Talent, Interviews & Ethics

In a recent Student Success Coach webinar I interviewed expert digital marketer and serial entrepreneur Salil Dhawan. We spoke about how digital has changed the face of marketing from broad based campaigns to highly targeted messages on social media which rely on data from cookies and pixels. Knowledge of social media platforms is crucial for …

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Feb 6 2022

Culture Eats An Industry: Bingeworthy Drama

How no-rules ruled at Netflix; CEO Reed Hastings connects the dots in his rear-view mirror Steve Jobs used to throw sub-standard laptops against the wall and Elon Musk has blown up a few rockets on his path to greatness. But after reading “No Rules Rules”, I will remember Reed Hastings as the CEO who tore …

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Jan 30 2022

Renewed ambition for Google in enterprise cloud market

Based on its partner network investment, skills demand, new strategy and growing overall market, Google Cloud is still a viable competitor in the enterprise cloud market. The enterprise cloud market is dominated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, but Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian is hoping to make it a three-horse race in …

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Jan 21 2022

Blog Your Passion In 2022

Do you want to start a blog or get your writing going this year? In a recent webinar I interviewed serial entrepreneur Salil Dhawan to find out how people can start blogging. He explained that it’s so easy but people lack the confidence because they think it requires a lot of complicated set up. It’s …

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Jan 17 2022

How To Develop An Effective Business Strategy

“I found this exceptionally valuable.” – Gerhard (Group Executive), talking about Dr Robertson’s StratMap© and StratSnap© tools and methods for developing effective strategy. Combined with a well run strategic workshop, these tools and methods will help your organisation get alignment and achieve the transformation you need. What is the value of an actionable strategic plan, …

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