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Get ready to welcome the ‘new banking platform’

Most financial services organisations today are focused on building an API strategy and/or platform, and view the marketplace as a potential project for the future.


Banking on application programming interfaces

Taking a deeper look at the status of application programming interfaces in the banking sector in South Africa versus the rest of the world.


So, what’s driving API use in banking and finance?

Application programming interfaces are increasingly sophisticated, standing firmly at the heart of open banking and ushering in a host of innovations.

Jun 22, 2020

BizOps transition isn’t easy, but worth it

BizOps helps companies to put business outcomes at the centre of everything, from value management, to development, to IT operations.

Jun 15, 2020

BizOps: The alchemist for business and data

Through BizOps, teams can ensure digital infrastructures and software provide the speed, scale, efficiency and agility that business services require.

Mar 11, 2020

Prepare for intelligent automation but don’t forget the past

The future of workload automation is still very much dependent on its ability to connect with the past.

Mar 4, 2020

The role of the central manager in workload automation

Unwrapping the mystery or perceived complexity of workload automation and uncovering some of the potentially beneficial outcomes.

Feb 26, 2020

Removing the complexity of workload automation

How the management of complex workloads can be achieved from microservices all the way through to the ‘Big Iron” ‒ the mainframe.

Jul 11, 2018

Designing a system of micro-services

Companies struggle with determining how to define optimal boundaries between their micro-services, says Michael Brink, solution strategist at CA Southern Africa.

Jul 27, 2017

Defining the API strategy in business terms

The value proposition should show the measurable business benefits the programme will offer to the company.

Jul 20, 2017

Effective API management

Building an application programming interface is a long-term commitment.

Jul 13, 2017

Unsung heroes of the app economy

How to build an effective application programming interface management strategy in the South African market.

Michael Brink
Chief technology officer of CA Southern Africa

Michael Brink is chief technology officer of CA Southern Africa.

He is a 20-year veteran of the technology industry, with a proven track record of success in delivering transformative technology to the marketplace. He started his career as technical leader, principal consultant and architect at various financial institutions and ICT service providers before joining CA in 2012 as solution and enterprise architect.

In 2019, he was appointed CTO of CA Southern Africa, where his responsibilities include outlining the company’s technology vision, ensuring the technological resources are aligned to the business needs, implementing strategies and managing a high-performance pre-sales team.