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5 Best Digital Skills You Must Learn in 2023



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In today’s fast-paced world, having digital skills has become a necessity for one to thrive effectively, either in business or career. The advancement of technology has no doubt transformed the workplace and business landscape which has placed a high demand on these skills.

In the past few years, digitization and automation have been the most often discussed technologies that firms/ Business owners are leveraging to transform the way they support core business activities which also helps them to adapt to a new and more virtual work style.

Without a firm command of digital skills in today’s world, there is only very little way to propel and remain competitive, as having one or more skills sets an individual or a business apart from the rest.

Before giving you a list of the top five (5) best digital skills to learn in 2023, let us define what digital skills are.

Digital Skills

UNESCO defines digital skills as those skills needed to use digital services, communication Applications, and networks to access and manage information.

Digital skills are also defined as skills needed to use computers and digital devices to access and manage information.

Here is a list of five (5) best digital skills to learn in 2023

1.) Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks has been predicted to be one of the biggest issues with modern-day businesses because a lot of them have taken their business to the online space.

Apart from businesses/organizations, the average everyday consumers/internet users are also not left out as they experience phishing schemes, data breaches, ransomware attacks, financial losses, etc.

This means the more we rely on the internet, the more we need good cybersecurity in all forms.

That is to say that learning this skill in 2023 will make one very sought-after because as more businesses continue to shift to offering online services, the demand for cybersecurity experts will continue to increase.

2.) Social Media Marketing

Looking at today’s world, a lot of companies/businesses now offer most of their services online, which makes social media marketing a perfect skill to learn in 2023.

This skill involves promoting a business on social media platforms through paid and unpaid means. It also involves placing social media ads, creating and sharing great content, organizing social media events, etc.

Most businesses desire a good social media presence due to the fact that it can create customer retention, form a brand community and generate leads. 

Therefore, equipping oneself with this skill will make one very sought after, as most businesses are constantly on the lookout for people who can produce engaging social media content, manage business accounting effectively, drive traffic through ads, and implement diverse marketing strategies to boost sales/ traffic.

3.) UX Design

In simple terms, UX design is the process of creating products (digital or physical) that are practical and usable. It is also the process of creating products or services that provide meaningful experiences for users, involving many different areas of product development including branding, usability, function, etc.

Most businesses in today’s world understand that a UX design is important to meet the needs of conusmers, as a good design often helps a business to stand out in the marketplace also enhancing brand reputation.

This skill is no doubt a top skill to learn in 2023 as most businesses need UX designers to help increase conversions as more users/customers are likely to patronize a business or purchase a product that is appealing.

4.) AI Skills

This skill encompasses many key areas such as designing intelligent agents, machine learning algorithms and advanced artificial neural networks, etc.

Looking at the way a lot of jobs are been displaced by Artificial Intelligence machines, AI skills have become a top demand in the job market as most businesses are looking for ways to integrate AI into their operations.

For individuals looking to stay ahead in the job market, this is one skill to learn.

5.) Data Analyst

A data analyst job entails the gathering and interpretation of data to solve specific problems. In the past few years, 90% of the world’s data has been created and businesses are spending more than $180 million a year on big data analysts as these businesses rely on data to make critical business decisions.

This has seen Data analysts in high demand across all sectors such as consulting, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, and education. A report from McKinsey Digital on big data states that by 2023, the big data industry will be worth an estimated US$77 billion.

The report also states that 90 percent of the data available right now was produced over the last two to three years. That is how quickly the data is produced. What this implies is that the increase in the production of data will lead to an increase in the need for someone to analyze the data. That is where data analysts come into the picture.


It is no longer news that we are living in a highly digitalized economy, which is essential for one to acquire relevant digital skills to stay relevant and easily navigate jobs.

As technology advances, most jobs/ businesses are beginning to need some level of digital skills. Also having these skills prevents one from earning meager pay, as most current roles requiring digital skills often pay more than those that do not.

It is not far-fetched to say that those who take bold steps to learn new digital skills in today’s world, will be the ones to reap the benefits of long-term success.


Huawei Records Decline in Profits For 2022 as US Sanctions, China’s Pandemic Impacts Earnings




Chinese leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices Huawei has reported a decline in profit for 2022, attributing the decline to US sanctions and China’s pandemic controls.

The tech giant company recorded a net profit of 35.6 billion yuan ($5.18 billion), a 69% year-on-year decline, which is reported to be the company’s biggest annual decline since 2011.

Huawei which is one of China’s first global tech brands was caught up in China-U.S. tensions over technology and security. This prompted U.S. officials to disclose that the company is a security risk and might enable Chinese spying.

The U.S., therefore, banned U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei, cutting off its access to chips and software such as Google services for its smartphones, also preventing it from selling its telecommunications gear to U.S. customers.

This move by the U.S. affected Huawei’s smartphone business which was once the number one in the world. Huawei’s consumer business which houses its smartphone unit, fell more than 11% to 214.5 billion yuan in 2022, a significant decline from 2021. However, the company recorded a huge profit after it sold off its Honor brand to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers to keep its budget smartphone unit alive.

Speaking on the business operations for the year 2022, Huawei’s chief financial officer Sabrina Meng said, “The year 2022 is a year where Huawei pulled ourselves out of a crisis mode. U.S. restrictions are now our new normal and we’re back to business as usual.”

Also commenting is the rotating Chairman at Huawei Eric Xu who said, “In 2022, a challenging external environment and non-market factors continued to take a toll a Huawei’s operations. In the midst of this storm, we kept racing ahead, doing everything in our power to maintain business continuity and serve our customers”.

Investors King understands that Huawei has since sought to diversify its business into new areas such as cloud computing and automotive after a few years following U.S. sanctions that took a toll on the company’s revenue. For now, these businesses seem to have paid off as Huawei’s enterprise business revenues in 2022 grew 30% from a year earlier to 133.2 billion yuan ($19.4 billion). 

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Google Removes 5.2 Billion Ads, Over 4.3 Million Ads Restricted for Violating its Policies



A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich

Giant tech company Google in its Ads Safety Report 2022 revealed it removed 5.2 billion ads, restricted over 4.3 million ads, and suspended over 6.7 million advertiser accounts in 2022 for violating its ads policies.

The company also stated that it has blocked and restricted ads from serving over 1.57 billion publisher pages across over 1,43,000 publisher sites compared to 63,000 in 2021.

Reports reveal that the 5.2 billion ads that were removed violated Google’s policy which includes misleading financial ads, dangerous products, and services, trademark violations, counterfeit goods, sensitive events about the Russian-Ukraine war, etc.

On the other hand, the over 4.3 million ads contained unacceptable content such as copyrights, alcohol, financial services, healthcare and medicines, adult content, gambling, local legal requirements, and restricted businesses.

Speaking on the report, Google Ads safety and privacy director Alejandro Borgia said, “Bad actors use online advertising to cause harm. We are committed to keeping you safe online by building products that are secure by default, private by design and put you in control. This promise extends to your online ad experience, which is why we are committed to blocking or removing bad advertisements.

“To create safe ads for users, we have updated 29 advertiser and publisher policies. This policy creation cycle is continuous and as we detect new issues that are emerging on the internet, we are constantly refining our policies and creating new policies when necessary. We will continue to invest in policies our team experts and enforcement technology to stay ahead of potential threats”.

Investors King understands that Google is also rolling out an Ads transparency center or a searchable hub for all ads from verified advertisers where users can see what they have run on the platform, the formats, and more.

It is interesting to note that there have been incessant complaints from users stating that Google’s search results are increasingly stuffed with paid ads, and they expressed concerns that spam sites are getting better at pushing themselves up in search results by gaming the company’s algorithms. Users disclosed that using the site was becoming less helpful and more annoying even as it remains the primary tool more than 4 billion people use to search the internet.

Looking ahead into 2023, with the first quarter (Q1) almost over, Google has revealed that it is committed to providing a safe and trustworthy ads experiment for users, which it disclosed is the company’s critical mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The giant tech company further promises to stay diligent in its efforts to combat abuse across its platform while helping advertisers and publishers grow their businesses.

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Nigeria’s EFCC Arrests Olumide “D.O” Olusanya, Founder of Kloud Commerce




Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken Dr. Olumide “D.O” Olusanya, the founder of Kloud Commerce, into custody, according to sources.

The EFCC officers reportedly detained Olusanya on Monday while he was in the middle of a meeting at the Lekki offices of Gloopro, one of the business ventures he led. Olusanya’s previous startup,, was also shut down.

Investors have alleged malfeasance and deceptive practices by Olusanya, who they claim provided false updates on the growth of Kloud Commerce. At least 18 institutional and individual investors had provided capital to the now-shuttered startup.

Former executives and employees who worked with Olusanya at Kloud Commerce had described him as an abrasive founder who presented a positive picture to investors despite scarce progress while continuously demotivating the team he had assembled.

Kloud Commerce had raised USD 765 K in pre-seed funding in 2021 to develop a multi-channel commerce solution for African businesses, starting in Nigeria. However, the startup closed its doors a year later after a prolonged period of questionable management and disputes that left the company crippled for several months.

At the time of publishing this report, Olusanya remains detained, and further clarification on the matter is still pending.

The situation serves as a reminder of the importance of transparency and accountability in the startup ecosystem, where trust and credibility are vital factors for attracting investors and customers.

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