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Business Process Outsouring News

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. 

IT@WORK

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 

IT@WORK

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Accounting software companies to merge 

Opinion

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Editorial 

BLACK POWER – Eskom’s first black CEO speaks about how he will lead the utility through its transition 

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Innovation is our history and this is what is going to leverage us into the future.” 

SA-designed device to find way into millions of British homes

By: System Author     27th October 2000 A South African-designed box – the size of an average plug-point casing – could find itself into half of all British homes within the next three to five years. 

TMT is TNT – that’s the Craig Venter belief

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Reaping benefits from telecom, media and IT convergence 

IT@WORK

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Businesses need to stake claim fast in economy gold rush 

IT to improve cement-producer logistics

By: System Author     20th October 2000 The first phase of Kwazulu-Natal cement manufacturing and distribution company NPC Eagle Cement’s R13-million information technology business management system changeover project will be completed by the end of the year. 

Cabinet drives telecom change

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Cabinet is due to receive a report before year-end in which a range of liberalisation options for the South African telecoms markets will be discussed. 

Construction industry needs to adapt to new economy

By: System Author     13th October 2000 In order for the construction industry to remain competitive in the new economy, it will have to understand its business processes and know how to apply information technology (IT) to improve them, says CSIR Building and Construction Technology (Boutek) manager: IT/information centre Nellis... 

Telecommunications, countrywide

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Having already invested more than R11,4 billion in its network since 1994, Vodacom will spend an additional R3,7 billion on capital projects in South Africa next year 

Social infrastructure can meet basic needs and boost local economies

By: System Author     13th October 2000 South Africa needs to consider an approach to social infrastructure delivery which embraces the meeting of basic needs and stimulation of economic activity. 

Spectrum squeeze on South African cell leader may halt new sales by December

By: System Author     13th October 2000 South African cellular telecommunications group Vodacom is concerned about the effects of the uncertainty over the awarding of the third cellular licence and the future allocation of 1 800 MHz frequencies. 

B2B e-commerce . . . Is the B for Boom or Bust?

By: System Author     6th October 2000 As South African companies cautiously begin embracing the e-commerce revolution, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce revenues will exceed that of business-to-consumer (B2C) for the first time this year. 

IT@WORK

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Collaborate or die, warns leading ERP vendor 

Looking to the Web for cost reduction and service improvement

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Systems integration and software development firm Business Edge Systems has been contracted to initiate an extensive overhaul of the operational support systems at Lease Plan Fleet Management SA, a member of the ABN Amro Lease Group. Lease Plan aims to improve customer service and reduce... 

More hitech advances

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Hitech Briefs 

South African broadcast know-how for Africa

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech is planning an ambitious expansion drive into East and West Africa, and has begun diversifying its business in preparation for its planned restructuring by the Department of Communications. 

The next silicon revolution

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Hitech Briefs 

Focus on voice component of e-commerce

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Telecom, satellites, cellphones & radio trunking 

Infrastructure boost imperative

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Telecom, satellites, cellphones & radio trunking 

More emphasis on software predicted

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Telecom, satellites, cellphones & radio trunking 

Roll-out of Internet mobile technology seen as vital

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Telecom, satellites, cellphones & radio trunking 

Strategic application service provider partnership formed

By: System Author     15th September 2000 IT@WORK; Parliament IT project under way 

Technology race to solve cricket’s LBW woes

By: System Author     15th September 2000 Technology solutions are emerging thick-and-fast for the game of cricket’s most problematic feature (and it’s not match-fixing) – the leg-before-wicket (LBW) decision. 

SA large-telescope project forges ahead

By: System Author     15th September 2000 Construction of the Southern African Large Telescope – the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere – is about to begin. 

Launch of e-commerce incubator to combat dot.bombs

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Launch of e-commerce incubator to combat dot.bombs Laura Franz Engineering News Staff Writer Johannesburg is the location for consulting multinational Andersen Consulting’s 24th Dot-Com launch centre worldwide in its e-commerce stable. The multimillion-rand centre was launched at its head... 

Software training for engineers

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Lani Holtzhausen Engineering News Staff Writer MIDRAND engineering and manufacturing software solutions supplier Automated Reasoning has completed the first in a series of training sessions for customers in its ‘digital factory’ software, reports consulting manager Charles Anderson.... 

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