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 2018 SME Index results




SA SMEs to stay competitive with AI SMEs to stay competitive with AI80% of South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners surveyed in the first quarter 2018 Business Partners Limited SME Index believe that they will need to invest in automation or other advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing and robotics over the next three to five years in order to remain competitive. This is despite 67% of respondents saying that the evolution of such technology has not yet contributed to the growth of their businesses. 2018-07-09T22:00:00.0000000Z