CITiCafe - Cafe Conversations on the Cape Information Technology Initiative

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Understanding Information Technology: Developing for Development (I)

According to the Princeton online dictionary, the strict definition of 'Information Technology' is:

"(n) information technology, IT (the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information).…


Added by Natasha van Rooyen on July 15, 2010 at 12:10 — No Comments

Brazil's struggle to market its IT services misses its best asset

I came across this article regarding Brazil's efforts to market itself as an IT services provider. A lot of the issues raised are relevant to us in Cape Town.

Added by Stephen Hall on June 15, 2010 at 12:53 — 1 Comment

Cafe Conversation - Demand

Joining in the conversation on Friday was interesting.

Two themes that I picked up on:

Demand and market evaluation

Understanding the business need and translating this for IT

Ideas management and implementation

Demand and market evaluation

A gentleman made the observation that the model shows the supply chain model but lacks the analysis of demand. This sparked a good debate and conversation. Where is the demand? Do…


Added by Liesl Van Wyk Lotter on February 13, 2010 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

The broader Cape

Hi, I represent the Garden Route and want to do my utmost to ensure we are included as a region when it comes to the CitiCafe thinking and strategy.

We have recently formed a co-operative body, the Garden Route IT Consortium.

Our aim is to collectively market our services and to take on larger projects on a national and international level.

As numerous professionals with many years of national and international… Continue

Added by Imel Rautenbach on February 11, 2010 at 17:10 — No Comments

First CITI Cafe a good start

The first CITI Cafe event was held on Monday 8 February and was a nail biting start for me because we only had three people there at 08h30, and then a rush to almost full house in the next 10 minutes.

Despite taking longer than anticipated for the group to understand the model that we were proposing (which may have had something to do with poor acoustics), it ended up being a very stimulating conversation that raised very important issues.

Roderick Lim Banda was…


Added by Jenny McKinnell on February 9, 2010 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

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