Satisfying software customers
South African CIOs are prioritising software purchases. Whatever works, wins.
Icasa still dragging its heels
While the smaller players await licence conversions, the big players have the market to themselves.
Demand for simple-to-use mobile applications has resulted in unique partnerships, the most recent of which is between smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion and software vendor SAP.
Growing the middle class
Arguably, the growth of the ICT sector and access to communications is dependent on the healthy growth of the middle class.
No such thing as ‘can`t`
Mirriam Zwane`s ‘can do` attitude has propelled her to the top.
The talented Mr Grcic
When James Grcic returned to South Africa from a five-year stint in the US, he put everything he had (literally) into building his dream business.
1780: James Watt obtains a British patent for letter copying presses.
Call centres/BPO timeline
1776 – The idea of outsourcing has its roots in the ‘competitive advantage` theory propagated by Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations 1776 – The idea of outsourcing has its roots in the ‘competitive advantage` theory propagated by Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations.
IT for SMEs timeline
2001: Microsoft acquires SME business software supplier Great Plains.
BPM / workflow timeline
1911: Frederick Taylor focuses on manufacturing tasks and time/motion studies, which are measured statistically.
1960s: Alan Kay of Xerox PARC proposes a notebook using pen input called a Dynabook.