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  • Open source BI – no longer ‘big investment’ but rather affordable BI for Africa

    February 9, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Open source BI – no longer ‘big investment’ but rather affordable BI for Africa

    Business intelligence (BI) has long been touted as the saviour of the modern business, the best way to gain a competitive edge, manage performance and make sound fact-based decisions on strategy and the way forward. These benefits and more are all possible...

  • 5 telecoms trends to watch in 2011

    February 9, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    Expect 2011 to be an exciting year for the telecommunications industry as a host of new products from the world’s handset and computer manufacturers hit the South Africa market and as competition among the country’s service providers and operators heats...

  • Analytics – a key enabler in the age of unstructured information

    February 8, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    Data is exploding at an unprecedented rate. Businesses are feeling the pressure of trying to cope with the increasing volume, velocity and variety of information entering the organisation on a daily basis. And those that are managing to not only cope with...

  • Cloud computing – SA in danger of being left behind

    February 2, 2011 • OpinionComments (2)

    Cloud computing is a rapidly growing software service trend globally, however South Africa is in danger of being left behind. According to Marthinus Strydom, CIO and Marketing Director, McCarthy Motor Group, “Government needs to take serious action...

  • ERP‘s value for listing

    January 26, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on ERP‘s value for listing

    Listing on the stock exchange may be a daunting prospect but it is destined to offer a wealth of benefits and opportunity for the business, not least of which is the elevated status and financial standing created. There is definitely a certain level of...

  • Service, innovation, people mesh in the world of triple play

    January 24, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Service, innovation, people mesh in the world of triple play

    From a networking perspective the year ahead looks dynamic, exciting but very busy. No doubt there will be many talking points and a great deal of activity as players within the channel compete for business and try to keep costs down. It is not surprising...

  • Top technology trends for 2011

    January 17, 2011 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top technology trends for 2011

    The economy is slowly regaining consciousness, and organisations are getting to grips with a sluggish post recession environment. Although many still fear a double dip recession, others see increased market opportunities. The unfamiliar economic environment...

  • Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    December 17, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    The year 2010 has been one of slow recovery and rebuilding following the economic meltdown, a year in which investment into infrastructure and upgrades was slow and many companies focused on weathering the storm and tightening budgets to reduce excess...

  • Improving internal efficiency in banking

    December 10, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

    Across the globe banking was left reeling as a result of the sub-prime meltdown and the following financial crisis that gripped the world, and the recovery process has been long and arduous. In South Africa, however, the banking sector survived the crisis...

  • Innovative technology can reach the previously unbanked

    November 30, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Innovative technology can reach the previously unbanked

    The South African banking market is somewhat of a paradox, being vastly ahead in some aspects and lagging behind in others. From a technology point of view, especially in terms of electronic banking, the local environment is highly sophisticated – a...

  • 10 changes that will affect the world of work

    August 5, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on 10 changes that will affect the world of work

    The world of today is dramatically different from 20 years ago and with the lines between work and non-work already badly frayed, Gartner, Inc. predicts that the nature of work will witness 10 key changes through 2020. Organisations will need to plan for...