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// October 2009

101
Dial 911 for Nigeria

Can ex-Cell C boss Jeffrey Hedberg help Multi-Links turn the corner? ...

102
Open source charms banking

Open source software is worming its way into the local banking industry....

103
Mapping the world class African city

The City of Johannesburg is closing off its GIS data in a ‘cost recovery’ move that other South African municipalities are set to follow. This, say some industry players, is not in keeping with Joburg’s plans to become ‘a world-class African cit...

104
The upside of a downturn

Despite the gloom over the economy, which I don’t expect will lift any time soon, the energy of our entrepreneurs is good for the soul....

105
There's always room… for the garage developer

Microsoft’s chief software architect thinks there’s still room for young, idealistic talent....

106
Technology incubators: how successful are they really?

Incubators supporting start-ups with infrastructure and networking rather than cash are claiming success at every turn. But how much success are they really having?...

107
SDT get agile

Rethinking and reshaping an entire product development cycle means a big change in mindset....

108
A star is born?

Barnstone started out life as an incubator for local entrepreneurs. Now it’s a specialist outsourcer with R115 million turnover and offices on two continents. ...

109
Preaching independence

VMWare's Maurizio Carli says the tin no longer matters.  ...

110
On the spot: CRM

The customer is still, allegedly, king. And one view of the king is still, allegedly, possible. Or is it?...

111
For the people

Government has much work to do if it is to keep its promises of improved service delivery to South African citizens....

112
Government as a commodity

Social media, public data and cloud computing hit the government radar....

113
Security spend, trust on the up

The recession is biting, with many international companies taking visible strain. Security players are still smiling, however....

114
Threats on the increase

With the recession, upcoming World Cup and all-round smarter criminals, the security threat landscape is looking a little, well, intimidating....

115
Cloudy conditions forecast

Local bandwidth still stymies cloud computing adoption....

116
A private cloud

Duplicating the cloud computing experience...

117
Explore the land of the Pharoahs

Cairo lives up to anyone's expectations, as long as you take a few precautions....

118
Innovation bytes

New technologies that excite the geeks...

119
Fixed line meltdown

Telkom continues to push up the base cost of telephony, and lose customers. ...

120
Surgery for Sita

Government’s IT agency is up for a radical facelift as new Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi looks to bring the agency to order. ...