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Big data is that buzzword that explains the growing volume of data encompassing every aspect of human life. It relates to the notion that almost every human action can be quantified and logged in a bank of data that is expanding at an unusual rate.

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Opinion: Lessons from Lush — why quitting social is a terrible idea

Earlier this month, UK-based cosmetics company, Lush, announced that it was quitting social media. While the reasons it gave for doing so — that it was “tired of fighting with algorithms” and didn’t want to “pay to appear” in newsfeeds — will be familiar to anyone who’s ever run a corporate social media account, they simply don’t warrant such drastic action, in my opinion. In fact, in doing so, Lush risks a slide into obscurity and irrelevance.

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Specialists could restore trust in consultancies following state capture damage

Since 2017, South Africa’s management consultancy and business advisory industry has been under incredible pressure. With big players such as McKinsey, Bain, and KPMG implicated in state capture controversies, the model itself has been called into question. And, according to a recent study by Research & Markets, these scandals have combined with tough economic conditions and consulting expenditure setbacks to put pressure on a traditionally lucrative industry.

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2019 Study on Management Consulting & Business Advisory Services in South Africa, with Comprehensive Profiles on 46 Firms, Including McKinsey and Bain

It includes comprehensive profiles of 46 firms including multinational firms operating in South Africa such as McKinsey and Bain, both of which were implicated in state capture revelations. It includes profiles on the major auditing and advisory firms such as Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG and specialist firms such as Hoorah Digital

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