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Insight: ICT Sea-change

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CIOs just don't get it

At a time when visionary leadership is needed, most South African CIOs are stuck between two eras – the industrialisation of yesteryear and the digitalisation of tomorrow. It's a transition that key IT industry also finds difficult to keep pace with, and there will be blood.

Innovation: The data scientist

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Tracking herds, app-style

Cape-Town-based safari company Discover Africa is using a Web application built on Google Maps to let travellers track the spectacular wildebeest migration.

Innovation: Traffic management

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Smart traffic management

Traffic Freeflow streamlines the allocation of pointsmen on SA's roads and saves time and money with a simple smartphone app.

Innovation: RainFin

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Shaking the giants

Fast-rising RainFin is tapping social data to shake up the local banking market and grab a slice of the lucrative loans business.

Innovation: The Disrupters

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Breaking out of the cubicle

Are online resourcing platforms like Elance forever changing the nature of knowledge work?

Brainstorm CIO Roundtable: Cloud computing


Little room for the middleman

Cloud service brokers promise one throat to choke and a unified delivery of cloud services. Is there room for them in SA?

Brainstorm: Enterprise risk management


It's about people and process

Like any other risk, managing enterprise risk has a lot to do with how you tackle it.

Insight: CIO priorities

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Survival of the fittest CIO

Eighty percent of South Africa's information officers are dinosaurs, and Gartner's nexus of forces is the meteor.

Insight: Listed/large companies

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Slow and steady wins the day

Telkom's vision for the future is one of fibre optics, connected homes, triple-play and seamless fixed and mobile convergence. Just how practical is all of this?

Insight: Nedbank case study

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Banking on virtualisation

Nedbank saves R100 million and consolidates its physical server infrastructure by 85 percent through virtualisation.

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