"South African tech companies have all the skills and experience to hold their own against the best on the international stage. Traditionally, we have been held back by a pervasive mindset that we simply don't match up to the global players; however this is changing fast and the growing confidence of local IT service providers is setting us up for great things in future."
One of the biggest and most important trends coming to the fore in the technology industry is the rise of Open Source Software (OSS). Although the use of OSS is relatively new to South African enterprises, it is being adopted more and more by local businesses who are able to use these developments to streamline their processes and build innovative solutions.
Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.
Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.
Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.
Fewer South African companies are using unlicensed software, opting to avoid the numerous security threats associated with counterfeit software, but one in three copies of software installed on local PCs during 2013 was still not properly licensed. The estimated commercial value (locally) of the unlicensed software is R4.11 billion.