Basics of New Age Technology: At Work and at Home

Understanding how AI, Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing is working together to build Metaverses.


  • This is good for anyone who wishes to understand the basics of how new age technology is wrapped around our day to day lives.


As organizations adopt new ways of working in the Covid era, there is a growing dependency on technology to smoothly transition into a Post-Covid era of work. Tech-based solutions towards making individuals safe and organizations secure have emerged, and continue to adapt to evolving situations across the globe. Then there are solutions that promise to optimize the use of real estate and building services. However, organizations need to tread with caution and not resort to ‘off-the-shelf’ buying when it comes to such new-age solutions. Solutions need to support organizational goals and be integrated with the organizations’ vision and respective post-Covid strategy thereof.

Most of the solutions out there are based on Artificial Intelligence or Big Data analysis or Cloud Computing or Internet of Things or a combination of some of these. What do these terms really mean? Learn the basics of these in a simple format, with examples. If you are looking to adopt new-age technology to bring about efficiencies or improve safety/security, knowing the basics will enable you to relate to the solutions better and make an informed decision. If you are generally interested in understanding the base-level tech on which businesses run today, you will secure a better appreciation of how technology can boost business in the new era.

This course guides you through the basics of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things in the first four lectures….and much more towards the end, about how humans will soon work and live off the metaverse.

Soon, most organizations may expect employees to work from metaverses. What is the metaverse all about? How will different technologies be at play? How will it make life easier for employees and businesses alike? The last lesson looks at how technology is evolving to build a new way of working and living for humans.

Who this course is for:

  • Entrepreneurs/Wanna-be entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders
  • Students

Course content

1 section • 5 lectures • 54m total length

LIVE FR8 App – advancing 4IR logistics using Cloud computing

Road Freight and Logistics Optimization enhanced by Machine Learning (AI)


  • Ability to Operate Smart Devices.
  • Basic understanding at NQF 4.
  • Understanding of Basic English.



The Live Fr8 App was developed to create a platform for Cargo Suppliers (Freight) and Logistics Suppliers (Transporters) to engage with the intent of doing seemless business. It comprises a comprehensive system enabling the parties to load freight or find loads. The communication system of the App allows for loading of specified cargo in order to receive a quotation from transporters. The system is based on effective use, thus payment is only made by the transporter on a successful transaction agreement with the Cargo Supplier (Principal).

Cargo Supplier App

Candidates will learn to operate and teach Cargo Suppliers the system, and to operate it effectively from any smart device.

Logistics Supplier App

Candidates will learn to operate and teach the operation of the app to Transporters.

  • Learn to expose cargo to transporters for free.
  • Learn to find more cargo loads to transport from any geographic location.
  • Step-by-step tutorials on how to efficiently use the Application as either a Cargo Supplier (any individual or company with loads to transport) or Transporter (any individual or company with a vehicle ranging from motorcycles to flatbed trucks).
  • Introduction to Cloud technology.
  • Advantages of Cloud technology – 80 000 transactions per second with unmatched security.

Carbon Reduction

The international awareness for the need of reduction of carbon monodioxide is well published. By effective use of the system it is expected that the potential reduction is up to 30% within the framework of 2020.

Who this course is for:

  • People with an interest in logistics and cloud technology, focused on freight and Logistics optimization.
  • Transport Managers and Controllers
  • Dispatch Clerks
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Distribution Clerks
  • Truck Drivers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Warehouse supervisors
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Logistics Supervisors
  • Transport Brokers
  • Long Haul and Bulk Breakers
  • Couriers
  • Business People
  • Cargo Suppliers
  • Freight Suppliers from 1kg to 200 000 mt
  • Bulk movement companies in agriculture, mining, construction,
  • Professionals such as Financial Managers, Logistic Managers, Accountants, Operational Managers, CEOs, CFOs and Commercial Managers.
  • Optimization Specialists.
  • Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs

Course content

3 sections • 14 lectures • 1h 9m total length