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All about the Geospatial industry in South africa.The past, the current and the future.
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Reason 1 out of 10: Why your small business will fail in 2012

Reason 1 out of 10: Why your small business will fail in 2012 | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it

 

Any business, whether big or small has to guard against elements of threat; but most small businesses are not always equipped with coping methods(or even knowledge) to ensure that their businesses do not go under.

Most business specialists, analysts and advisers will tell you that small businesses fail for a number of reasons, occurring either on their own or in combination with others. The following have been sited as ten of most given reasons why small businesses fail: management exposure, cash flow management, insufficient capital, business planning, fixed assets over-investment, personal use of business funds, competition, inappropriate pricing and………poor location.

Can you believe that? That location, the land, and vicinity we all take advantage of; and seem not to have any regard for can make or break you in business? Yes, with a big and resound Y-E-S!!

Most people have no clue about how information can make your personal and business life easier. If you note all the above-mentioned 10 reasons, their solutions could arise through knowledge. Whether you gain the necessary knowledge yourself or you bring in a knowledgeable person in, to assist your business is not much of essence. What matters most is that, owners must decide the course for their companies with a better set of knowledge compared to the norm.

My interest in helping people with their businesses does not lie in my background in finance or anything commerce related, but rather science and technologies. I am a spatial technologies professional and I too have knowledge of how you can make better decisions for your business.

I use spatial (or rather location) technologies to help business plan their operations. Using geographic information for your business can save you a lot of money; this is because geographic information of your vicinity and market can expose hidden patterns you never considered.

Location technologies allow business owners to be better aware of their markets, expose new (or previously ignored) markets, assess future business, as well as market outcomes; and it allows you to open your eyes regarding your competition.

It is about that time that all business owners are unafraid of using technologies to get ahead, look at what computers did for the world. Are you ready to see what maps can do for your business?

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Predicting the future of prediction

Predicting the future of prediction | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it
"We're finally in a position where people volunteer information about their specific activities, often their location, who they're with, what they're doing, how they're feeling about what they're doing, what they're talking about," ...
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ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems provides technology for far, far away

ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems provides technology for far, far away | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it

This Rochester imaging company specializes in pictures taken from space.
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EnhancedView: Why the Entire Geospatial Industry Should Care - DirectionsMag.com

EnhancedView: Why the Entire Geospatial Industry Should Care - DirectionsMag.com | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it
EnhancedView: Why the Entire Geospatial Industry Should CareDirectionsMag.comBy Kevin Pomfret The cuts proposed for the US defense budget could have a significant impact on the commercial remote sensing industry as well as the entire geospatial...
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Legislation Authorizing the Creation of State Geospatial ...

Legislation Authorizing the Creation of State Geospatial ... | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it
This paper provides information on legislation authorizing the creation of state geospatial coordination councils in the United States. The material was put together primarily through outreach to members of the National States ...
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Malaysia seizes smuggled ivory from South Africa

Malaysia seizes smuggled ivory from South Africa | GIS in South Africa | Scoop.it
Malaysia has seized elephant tusks worth 2.4 million ringgit ($760,000) from South Africa in the first haul of smuggled ivory destined for the SoutheaLatest news around the world and developments close to home - MSN Malaysia News (Malaysia seizes ...
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