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// October 2011

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CIO roundtable: Taking government to the people

In the 1990s, we got the business case for mobile phones badly wrong. We must not make the same mistake when looking at how they can now be used to improve service delivery....

22
CIOs drive expansion into Africa

South African companies are finding innovative ways to work around the ICT challenges they face as they expand into the rest of Africa....

23
Playing with tigers

Getting into the growing African market demands canny local partners while facing extreme Asian competition....

24
The quiet colossus

The Linux kernel processes almost everything you touch....

25
The world’s most advanced camera

Enhanced imaging improves our capacity to understand ourselves and the world....

26
The gambling mafia clamps down

Gambling is a crass and exploitative business, which makes it perfect as a trough for fat-cat pigs. And by pigs, I mean government. So when a foreign pig saunters into your sty, you kill it and eat it....

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Editor's note

So local loop unbundling (LLU) was meant to happen by this month....

28
Figures at your fingertips

Forecasting is hardly an exact science, but research into historic trends can provide insight into the direction markets may take. International and local research houses share their predictions of what the future holds....

29
Return to central control?

The internet is increasingly centralised. That’s bad....

30
Things that raised a chuckle

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31
Figures at your fingertips

Forecasting is hardly an exact science, but research into historic trends can provide insight into the direction markets may take. International and local research houses share their predictions of what the future holds....

32
Counting servers?

Juggling priorities, business requirements, project failure. Wives, children and Sars. SA’s CIOs have a lot on their minds....

33
Editor's note

Brainstorm  has ventured into the world of infographics this month. ...

34
Trust, simplified

TrustFabric is a small startup with a gigantic mission: to restore the balance of power between consumer and vendor....

35
Telkom’s about-face

Telkom’s had a change of heart when it comes to customers and competitors....

36
HP’s big announcements

HP’s 18 August announcements were met with mixed reactions, and a share price drop....

37
Radio 2.0

The internet is reinventing radio for the digital generation....

38
The app era

Mobile applications have become everybody’s business. For South African companies wanting their own apps, there are several options to consider, starting with: do you really, really need one?...

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Revitalising SA’s ruined railways

Highly efficient rail transport could rebound in South Africa, but will it?...

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A charming man

Deon Liebenberg is a real people person, something that’s served him well in his career in the ICT sector....