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Business Process Outsouring News

SA fibre cable maker seeks to light up exports

By: Laura Franz     22nd June 2001 South African fibre-optic cable manufacturer Aberdare Fiber Optic Cables has set its sights on the international market, particularly the African market, following the equity partnership agreement it entered into with Corning International, of the US, this month. 

Bad foundation mite bring the mobile Internet house down

By: Laura Franz     15th June 2001 Although many people are excited by the thought of what might be gained by providing  

Secure data transmission now possible

15th June 2001 Modern and powerful encryption processes protect company data and confidential information exchanged over the Internet from unauthorised access by third parties. 

R3-million deal marks firm's first SA implementation

15th June 2001 Information technology (IT) company Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS) South Africa has implemented a significant business system contract  

Workshop kickstarts R8m skills initiative

15th June 2001 Plans to resolve South Africas serious shortage of skills in information and communications technology (ICT) are being formulated following a two-day workshop run by the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) in partnership with global communications and IT company Marconi. 

Tanzania an untapped mining market

14th June 2001 Tanzania is regarded by South African business, and the mining sector in particular, as a vast and underdeveloped potential market. 

Siemens forms an alliance in Swaziland

14th June 2001 Southern Africa 

SA company expands down under

8th June 2001 Local company MunSys Technologies, which specialises in geographic information systems (Gis) for local government, is expanding into Australia. 

Botswana installs hitech SA fuel monitors

8th June 2001 A consortium led by Midrand-based company Inala Identification Systems is supplying the government of Botswana with an electronic system that will monitor the fuel consumption of its 6 000-strong vehicle fleet. 

Four ingredients to ensure infotech growth

8th June 2001 Although the high-tech sector is somewhat out of vogue at present, many still believe in the fundamental power of the information, communications and technology (ICT) revolution. 

Future IT to be based on services

By: Laura Franz     1st June 2001 In his keynote address at Computer Faire 2001, held in Midrand, Sun Microsystems chief technologist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Dr Hellmuth Broda set the tone for his predictions for the future of technology with this quotation. 

Telecoms firm in R14-m re-engineering project

1st June 2001 The telecommunications division of Transnet, Transtel has initiated a R14-million business process re-engineering project in a move to support the utility's selection as the second national fixed-line operator. 

Gas giant awards R131-m IT deal

1st June 2001 Leading information technology (IT) services company EDS has become the largest IT services provider to the South African gas and energy market following the award of a R131-million contract from gas and healthcare giant Afrox. 

Llew Jones, Tellumat

1st June 2001 Leader of 1 050 

IT indaba stimulates interaction

By: System Author     8th December 2000 The Department Computer Science of the Rand Afrikaans University, in association with information technology (IT) solution provider the IQ Business Group, held its third yearly IT research indaba in November, the objective of which was to stimulate interaction between industry and academia. 


By: System Author     8th December 2000 Technology firms are no longer all the rage 

New portfolio of industrial IT products launched

By: System Author     1st December 2000 A new portfolio of industrial information technology products, which enable industrial companies to take advantage of e-commerce, and integrate existing automation, control and IT systems within the company, was launched by ABB Automation this month, recognising the trend in the industry towards... 


By: System Author     1st December 2000 Editorial 

New phone tech for deaf

By: System Author     1st December 2000 A new service introduced by the Cape Metropolitan Council (CMC) will provide the means for deaf people to obtain public transport information over the telephone. 

Running noses at UK university

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Hitech Briefs 


By: System Author     24th November 2000 Development framework for ICT sector announced 

SA wins from $40m Nigeria project

By: System Author     24th November 2000 A $40-million Nigerian contract, secured by multinational ABB, has guaranteed R50-million for the company’s South African operation, through the use of its products and systems, while enabling it to increase production by 30%. 

How old ink cartridges become corporate gifts

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Computer company Hewlett Packard South Africa has launched a programme which it hopes will eventually see all empty toner and ink-printer cartridges being recycled as opposed to being dumped on landfill sites, which are already under pressure. 


By: System Author     17th November 2000 R500-million for IT functions 

Telecoms monopoly spending on technology

By: System Author     17th November 2000 South African telecoms monopoly Telkom is investing heavily in a national, regional and local ring architecture designed to improve the speed, access and quality of its network. 

Telecoms roll-out ‘failing’

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Telecoms monopoly Telkom’s much-vaunted roll-out of services to the previously disadvantaged, although looking good on paper, is, in fact, largely a failure. 


By: System Author     10th November 2000 New Economy offers extensive opportunities 

SA ‘shores up’ telecom link to world

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Work on Africa’s innovative undersea fibre optic cable system has taken a significant step forward with the shore-end landing of the South Africa-Far East cable, at Melkbosstrand, in Cape Town. 

Is South Africa ‘set’ for science, engineering and tech challenge?

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 At the beginning of the twenty-first century, which has been anticipated throughout the last 50 years to be a technological watershed for humankind, the question of whether South Africa is, in fact, prepared for a science, engineering and technological future remains largely unanswered. 


By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Software integration for manufacturing industry 

On-line trading hub accommodates small to large companies

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Last month saw the official launch of Johnnic’s on-line trading hub, TradeWorld, which is reportedly South Africa’s first marketplace to offer e-commerce tools to major corporations and small to medium companies. 

New infrastructural technology introduced

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Electronics 

Telecommunications, Tanzania

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The East African subsidiary of South African cellular network operator Vodacom has connected 33 000 customers after only three months of commercial operations to become the biggest GSM digital cellular network in Tanzania. 

Communications, United States

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Communications and electronics group Tellumat has signed a distribution agreement with Dallas-based Hutton Communications to target the rapidly growing US market for wireless communications technology 

R1bn listing fee the right price?

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The listing of Telkom will prove a lucrative business for whoever wins the bid to be appointed global co-ordinator of the listing process. 

R250m fibre optic plant for N Cape

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The Capricorn Business and Technology Park, in Muizenberg, Western Cape, has been identified as the preferred location for a R250-million hi-tech fibre optic plant. 

Digital revolution contributes R37-billion to the economy

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Electronics 

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