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Where are Africa’s software developers?

Businesses in Africa are in dire need of sound business applications, and the shortage of qualified developers is having a negative impact on SME growth on the continent. CyberPro Consulting, based in Johannesburg, is one such company providing software services, aimed...

The cost of database DIY – are you really saving money?

The database is the heart of the modern organisation, keeping business alive by supplying applications and people with the information and technologies they need to do their jobs, in much the same way as the human heart keeps the...

Open source meets the database – it’s not free, but it is all about freedom

Proprietary software has traditionally enjoyed a sound foothold in the database space in particular. However, in recent years we have seen an upsurge in interest for open source database solutions, for a number of reasons. Proprietary solutions are costly,...

Migrating to cloud? Ensure it has a silver lining

Despite international uptake, cloud computing has been slow to gain traction in the local market.  However, no one can dispute cloud computing's benefits in several Information Communication Technology (ICT) areas, including the database. This is particularly relevant in the local...

Workforce Optimisation drives business performance

The workforce is an organisation’s greatest asset but it is customer satisfaction and loyalty that keeps the business ticking over. A Workforce Optimisation (WFO) strategy helps drive both. It’s what will keep customers coming back – and the competition...

How can database archiving be simplified?

Application data continues to grow exponentially. But application data growth can have significant negative business consequences if it is not managed, including unacceptable application performance, increased cost and an inability to effectively manage risk.  Organisations that derive value from...

Egypt considers e-voting for future elections

Information technology in Egypt is on the rise, with ICT leaders and industry experts pushing for e-voting to be introduced in the country. The new plans were revealed at Intel’s “Egypt Tomorrow – IT Vision for a Brighter Future” conference. The...

Orascom, Algeria locked in legal feud

ORASCOM's on going battle with the Algerian government hit another snag after the valuation requested by the latter was delayed because of a disagreement over company data. Global news sources indicate that Djezzy has prohibited auditors from looking at its...

Database of African businesses launched

Database 360, a division of Data and lead generation specialists CG Consulting, has unveiled its latest African database, a comprehensive resource of companies and executives throughout the African continent. CG Consulting sales and marketing director Louise Robinson says Database 360...

Oracle on cutting-edge solutions

Lagos, (IT News Africa)--- Oracle is expanding its educational offering to include the Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Fusion Middleware products acquired from BEA. Officials said this will enable beneficiaries gain access to cutting-edge solutions for database management and enterprise...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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