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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.... 

Bringing the digital age to SA townships

By: System Author     1st September 2000 New black-empowerment company M Computer Solutions is assisting and training people from townships to enter the information 

Minimising the high cost of HIV/Aids

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Gauteng independent employee health services company Lifeworks has laun- ched a software package that enables employers to calculate the financial costs of HIV/Aids. Available at no charge, the Aids Impact Calculator for the first time allows employers to predict and plan for the effect of the... 

E-business alliance announced

By: System Author     25th August 2000 E-business alliance announced Two significant participants in the e-commerce space, Oracle South Africa and the Dimension Data group, have announced an alliance to offer true end-to-end e-business infrastructure and services. In terms of this alliance Dimension Data has become an Oracle SA... 

Solution for employment equity reporting developed

By: Vanessa Bowler     25th August 2000 One of South Africa’s leading developers and implementers of payroll and human resource management software, VIP Personnel & Payroll Systems, a member of the Softline Limited group, has launched a complete solution for the employment equity reporting requirements of small, medium and micro... 

E-commerce taking off at airports

By: Vanessa Bowler     25th August 2000 The first in a series of projected e-commerce initiatives has been successfully completed by the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), reports acting MD Justin Williamson. He comments that a newly-established information technology (IT) interface between Acsa and South African Airways (SAA)... 

Telkom monopoly to begin roll-out of new-generation network in March

By: System Author     25th August 2000 In March next year, domestic telecoms monopoly Telkom will begin rolling out what it describes as a next-generation network – an initiative which is viewed as a vital pillar in the corporation’s preparation for competition in either 2002 or 2003. 

Getting to grips with e-commerce

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Information technology 

IT brings new human behaviour

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Information technology 

E-business capital fund launched

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Information technology 

IT degree modified to suit industry

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Information technology 

Let info-age tools boost our strengths

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Editorial 

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