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CIOs should play a bigger role in business transformation

October 28, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on CIOs should play a bigger role in business transformation

CIOs need to do more to ensure that IT plays a role in business transformation in an environment where 70 per cent of CEOs believe that business change and entrepreneurialism will increase in the next five years, according to Gartner. “When organisations have to navigate a business transformation, the IT organisation is usually in the [&hellip...

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The role of IT in corporate governance

October 26, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on The role of IT in corporate governance

One of the important developments in the new King III Report released earlier this year is the fact that it has finally taken into consideration the role of Information Technology from a governance perspective. Its pervasiveness and strategic importance has...

The dynamic cloud has arrived

October 21, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on The dynamic cloud has arrived

A recent report by research authority, Gartner, cites that Cloud Computing is transforming the market as the technology service meets the needs of today’s key business requirements: flexibility, scalability and agility, which in turn leads to quicker...

Five top tips for getting ERP implementations right

October 18, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Five top tips for getting ERP implementations right

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is typically a costly exercise and there are often high expectations placed on projects to deliver the anticipated business benefits. This makes it vital to get the implementation right the first time around. When it comes...

Pervasive, powerful and popular – the rise of mobility

October 15, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Pervasive, powerful and popular – the rise of mobility

The mobile and wireless technology industry is on the move and, fortunately for all channel operators, the consumer seems to be keeping up with the pace. Against a backdrop of increasingly popular social networking and the undeniable influence of corporate...

Facing the top 5 GRC challenges

October 4, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Facing the top 5 GRC challenges

More and more organisations in South Africa are starting to take corporate governance, risk and compliance seriously. Regulatory bodies are beginning to require businesses to initiate corporate governance, risk and compliance programmes, and there is growing...

Taking the service delivery struggle back to the people

September 28, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Taking the service delivery struggle back to the people

Much of our thoughts recently have been around the public sector strikes and political jockeying at a national level. We now need to turn some of our attention to the local elections which will be held next year. Over 10 000 council seats which includes 4277...

In times of rapid change what do CIO’s need to consider?

September 22, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on In times of rapid change what do CIO’s need to consider?

For businesses the ability to change rapidly has long been a survival imperative, however it continues to become more difficult to keep apace with the accelerating rate of change. New trends and business models are appearing and just as quickly disappearing,...

Demystifying The Cloud

September 16, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Cloud computing has become a pervasive business technology in the past couple of years. Many organisations are looking at deploying cloud computing to strengthen their technology environments because it provides customers with powerful and flexible IT...

Don’t get locked into the cloud

September 14, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Don’t get locked into the cloud

Cloud computing offers businesses flexibility and scalability at an attractive price. Unless you make the wrong decisions. If you run a business chances are you already run part of your business “in the cloud”. And if you don’t then you will, in...

Market ready to fully embrace cloud computing

September 9, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Market ready to fully embrace cloud computing

There may be significant consumer interest in cloud computing but potential investors are advised to seriously consider a number of factors before making a commitment. This is the view of Warren Small, MD at BasisOne, an established SAP technical specialist...

Top 10 Forces to Impact Outsourcing and IT Services Industry

September 8, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 10 Forces to Impact Outsourcing and IT Services Industry

Gartner has identified 10 major forces that are actively reshaping the future of IT services and the outsourcing market. “Buyers, providers and investors in the IT services market confront the same confluence of market and technological forces, even though...

A services-minded Technology strategy

September 7, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Managing an information technology budget is often like managing a professional sports team. In the sports world, team owners look to managers to acquire the brightest talent and maintain a winning team while keeping a watchful eye on the results. In the...

Next era of cloud computing is all about the customer

September 3, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Next era of cloud computing is all about the customer

While first generation Software-as-a-Service generated a lot of interest, people will look back on this period as an era of iron-clad, centralised operations that restricted the ability to customise the solutions, explains Keith Fenner, vice-president –...

Quantifying the benefits of ITIL

August 31, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library, more commonly known as ITIL, is currently in its third iteration, offering a common language as well as best practice guidelines for IT service management processes. ITIL is designed to help organisations...

Get your head around the cloud

August 27, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Get your head around the cloud

Cloud computing is one of those IT buzz phrases that you may think means nothing to you as a marketer. In reality, cloud computing can help you to leverage marketing automation technology at a low cost, roll it out quickly and start experiencing its benefits...