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// December 2009

Dial 911 for Nigeria

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

Open source charms banking

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

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...

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....

There's always room… for the garage developer

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

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?...

SDT get agile

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

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. ...

Preaching independence

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

On the spot: CRM

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

For the people

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

Government as a commodity

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

Security spend, trust on the up

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

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....

Cloudy conditions forecast

Local bandwidth still stymies cloud computing adoption....

A private cloud

Duplicating the cloud computing experience...

Explore the land of the Pharoahs

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

Innovation bytes

New technologies that excite the geeks...

Fixed line meltdown

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

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. ...


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