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Industrial consumables exchange is launched

By: System Author     18th August 2000 Suppliers and buyers of industrial consumables are being brought together by a partnership that has launched a new Internet-based market aimed at increasing speed and efficiency. As a solution to the inefficiencies faced by buyers in the industrial consumables market, directors Peter Skei,... 

Engineering IT still ‘ineffective’

By: System Author     28th July 2000 For more than 30 years, business has used information technology as a tool to improve management practices, efficiency and profits but, despite the decades of experience in dealing with the problems of effective information management and a multitude of new developments, some sectors are still... 

IT@WORK editorial section: Linking ‘clicks’ to ‘bricks’

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Weekly, from August 4, 2000, we will be introducing IT@WORK – new sections in both Engineering News and Mining Weekly – aimed at bridging the gap between the new economy and industry. 

IT-automation JV creates new leader

By: System Author     28th July 2000 South African information technology company AST and Austrian automation solutions provider Voest Alpine Industrieanlagenbau have joined forces to create a new manufacturing execution systems, automation services and solutions firm. 

The laying of SA’s link to world

By: System Author     14th July 2000 The $600-million fibre optic submarine cable system, known as Sat-3/Wasc/Safe, which will connect 15 countries in Africa, Europe and Asia directly, will be laid at speeds of about 10 km/h by purpose-designed ships, with certain sections being laid at depths of around 6 000 m. 

SA faces severe IT skills dearth

By: System Author     7th July 2000 A report issued by one of the leaders in networking for the Internet, Cisco Systems, reveals the shortfall in the supply of skilled networking professionals in South Africa is forecast to be among the most severe throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

Trends in IT seen at CeBIT 2000

By: System Author     7th July 2000 Hitech Briefs 

IT training a vital component

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 Education & training 

International IT college arrives in SA

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 Education & training 

New Web-based marketplace on way

By: System Author     16th June 2000 South Africa’s leading information technology company, Dimension Data, is setting up what it calls a ‘horizontal’ Web-based marketplace, which could facilitate R6-billion a year of on-line trade. 

R1,2 billion IT contract

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Johannesburg information technology firm debis IT Services Southern Africa, which won a R1,2-billion five-year contract with Sanlam last year, is looking for a black-empowerment partner. 

Return to core competences mooted

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Chemicals 

R200m IT project for Telkom

By: System Author     9th June 2000 South African telecommunications giant Telkom is to embark on a three-year R200-million project to convert its desktop and workgroup software standard. 

R100m telecoms network centre commissioned

By: System Author     9th June 2000 South African telecommunications giant Telkom’s R100-million national network operations centre in Centurion, Gauteng, has proved invaluable in the company’s efforts to improve its performance. 

Telemedicine could filter into Africa

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Medical & pharmaceutical engineering 

Black-empowered IT firm aims at local govt

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Information technology firm National Data Systems has formed a joint venture between its local government business unit and the black empowerment Ikwezi group’s IT arm, to form Ikwezi Samras. 

Untangling South Africa’s telecoms crossed lines

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Communications DG promises framework for next network operators long before year’s end 

Taking IT to the people

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Reconstruction & development 

Rapid Allweiler

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Factory 

World UPS market booming

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Electricity power generation & transmission 

Multinational opts for IT over power

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Electricity power generation & transmission 

Outsourcing steam becomes hot topic

By: System Author     28th April 2000 The concept of outsourcing steam, which has been introduced in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal, is set to be introduced in Gauteng in the near future. 

Hard-hats soften to IT

By: System Author     14th April 2000 The information technology industry has seldom serviced the hard-hat community better than it does at present with digital factory technology, which creates a two-dimensional or three-dimensional computer simulation of the processes contained in a facility. 

Telecom satellite caught in red tape

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Relentless bureaucracy in the South African Department of Communications is threatening to dump the country in the telecommunications dark ages. 

Portable satellite system converts Africa into giant office

By: System Author     14th April 2000 A new portable satellite system that will turn the whole of the African continent, and the rest of the world, into an instant office has been launched by African Satellite Corporation together with British Telecommunications. 

Merger creates virtual security and transaction company

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT security 

Focus on IT security increasing

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT security 

Firms advised to be proactive

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT Security 

Steelwork inspections outsourced

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Innovative inspection services 

The IT imperative for SA manufacturing

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Get wired or be retired 

SA IT sector growing at 10% a year

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The first product of the three-year R15-million South African Industry Strategy Project, is a baseline study on the status of the local information technology industry and related jobs and skills. 

New cricket software takes to the crease

By: System Author     11th February 2000 New cricket software is taking player and match analysis out of the dressing-room and right into the heart of the players’ pavilion which, in some cases, can mean real-time changes out in the middle. 

SA must boost IT skills – Minister

By: System Author     4th February 2000 South Africa will have to seek ways to increase skills in the information technology and telecommunications sectors if it wants to compete more effectively on the global market. 

The digital factory

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Start-up times of South Africa’s new industrial ventures can be compressed from months to days using the latest virtual reality (VR) and concurrent engineering technologies tailor-made for the African century. 

Software to cut decision-making time

By: System Author     10th December 1999 In today’s world, many manufacturing industries want to process substantial volumes of information in short periods to ensure they remain internationally competitive. 

Business as usual as Mozal goes on-line

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

New Web-based cellphone launched

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Accessing the Internet with a cellphone will be possible this Christmas in South Africa. 

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