Technology business showcase

South Africa’s growing SMEs need effective communications but want to avoid heavy investment and long-term commitments—and Nashua Mobile believes it has the answer.

South African businesses are surprisingly well served with their computer needs and are often in the vanguard of what is new, as Alan Swaby learns in conversation with Global Micro.

Tracy Bolton, who heads Microsoft South Africa’s Information Worker division, talks to Jayne Alverca about the group’s mission to optimise the user experience.

As 2012 begins, Jannie Viljoen, manufacturing director of the new Mount Edgecombe site of Altech UEC South Africa, is presiding over the African continent’s most advanced facility of its type.

Alan Swaby talks to a South African mining software company that is resisting being pigeon-holed and, in the process, carving out a successful path for itself.

acQuire Technology Solutions has ambitious plans for diversification and growth. CEO Warren Cook talks to Gay Sutton about innovation and building a management structure that can be replicated across new markets.

Bazlan Osman, group chief financial officer of Telekom Malaysia, talks to Jayne Alverca about the company’s achievements and challenges in one of the world’s most competitive markets.

As Jeff Daniel learns, the very latest telecommunications technology isn’t necessarily found in Western countries.

International carrier Djibouti Telecom already has the strongest presence in Eastern Africa. Now it has ambitious plans to expand further across the region and become the gateway to Europe.

Regional market leader Uganda Telecom Ltd is required to invest heavily in management, infrastructure and technology improvements to increase its share of the market.

Developing new IT systems is fraught with danger at the best of times; but as Alan Swaby learns, when you harness the power of 98 different customers, you become a force for change.

Timezone has a time honoured format but is ahead of the games industry in every important respect, offering value for each dollar the customer spends.

South Africa-based Altech has established a leading position as a provider of converged communications in South Africa and East Africa. CEO Craig Venter explains how the company is gearing up to go global.

...and clear strategic thinking mean that after five years building a nationwide fibre optic communication backbone, Neotel is leading the migration to next generation communications.