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// November 2009

141
Skill me up

Some say South Africa has what it takes to be an outsourced software development destination. Others say skills are a problem. ...

142
Yes we can?

Some commentators believe SA can compete globally, while others believe more needs to be done. ...

143
If we dont, we’re...

The skills issue is becoming critical. As it has been for at least a decade now. Time to get innovative. ...

144
We want more

Skills, skills, and skills are top of everyone’s ‘want’ list. ...

145
Hidden treasure

An ancient masterpiece, with the most breathtaking coastline, it’s easy to see why Lord Byron dubbed Dubrovnik ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic.’ ...

146
Innovation bytes

New technologies that excite the geeks ...

147
Second time the charm for MTN and Bharti?

But what does that mean for Africa’s largest cellular operator? ...

148
Could GNP outshine MNP?

It remains to be seen whether the geographic number portability will overcome the challenges faced by mobile number portability. ...

149
A techless vision

Technology appears to have taken a back seat in Gauteng’s development plans. ...

150
The devil and the detail

President Jacob Zuma was almost mum on technology during his State of the Nation address. Surprising? Perhaps not. ...

151
Law 2.0

Michalsons Attorneys is taking local law online. ...

152
Things that raised a chuckle

Came demands supply ...

153
How the impossible becomes possible

The programme to get Windows laptops to teachers is impossible and inefficient. Yes, both. ...

154
Buy, buy, buy!

There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling. Which ICT company will be snapped up next? ...

155
Cut the wrong IT costs peril

IT is a tempting target when it comes to cutting costs. It shouldn’t be. ...

156
The copyright wars

Lawyers and copyright are killing art. ...

157
All together now

Soft-switch technology paves the way for true converged telecommunications. ...

158
Icasa in crisis

As communications technology becomes more complex and regulatory processes more dense, Icasa is in more of a mess than ever....

159
Tender chaos!

How does a multibillion-rand tender just get cancelled and reissued? What recourse do bidders have when they waste millions preparing bids? ICT procurement in government is in desperate need of an overhaul....

160
Music wants to be mobile ...and DRM-free

The world’s biggest handset maker is not surrendering. It wants to be the way you consume and experience music....