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  • IT consists of information and communications technologies (ICT) typically used in business, corporate or enterprise management (e.g. computer processing, data management, business processes and applications, customer service, enterprise networking).

    OT consists of specific operational technologies used to run a business operation (e.g. capital assets, manufacturing process control,

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  • Only municipalities working through a broad Digital Transformation strategy can truly expect to be in strategic control of Smart City initiatives as part of that framework. 'Smart’ initiatives are a critical element in fulfilling Digital Transformation for cities. 

    For many civic organisations, the Mayor, Councillors, City Planners and Administrative Staff

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  • The workforce is changing. The rise of digital innovation, disruption of businesses practices, and indeed entire industries, and the influx of digital natives into the workforce has fundamentally shifted expectations about how, where and when work gets done, and the role of the IT group.

    Towards the workforce of the future provides you with an

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  • Digital transformation of a business is defined as making fundamental and revolutionary changes to achieve new business goals using ICT.

    Although digital disruption is now a given in every industry vertical, each business is impacted in its own distinctive ways. 

  • Many enterprises are simply not capable of implementing the ICT programs and projects that they attempt because they lack the experience, skills, sophistication and organisation required to address these developments adequately.

    The "fix" is at Governance level. Businesses must assess their native capability to contemplate, manage and complete the IT solutions planned to support their

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  • When the leadership of IT and business management work well as a team there are few limits to what they can achieve in delivering services to clients. However for the teamwork to become a reality line management and IT professionals must put aside special interests and focus on implementing initiatives that deliver outcomes that meet the objectives of the organisation.

    Agility is

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  • Workspaces: At the next desktop upgrade an organisation has two options: It can incrementally improve the desktop, using 20-year-old assumptions, or create a new end user computing platform based on modern technology trends. In this IBRS master advisory presentation (MAP), IBRS outlines the high-level issues surrounding the future of the Digital Workspace

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  • Many IT organisations are trying to change their perceived image from high-cost / low quality to value-added service providers. However, many of the adopted approaches revolve around improving just few processes (e.g. problem management). While these processes are important, they are insufficient to produce the desired effect for IT groups to deliver value-added

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  • Pervasive networking is becoming ubiquitous as fixed and mobile communications’ reach, coverage, reliability, latency and speed improve consistently over time. These critical networking characteristics are unlikely to saturate before 2025. The net outcome of all these factors is that telecommunications and enterprise networking will deliver networked applications that create the foundations

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  • In the search for a competitive edge more organisations are looking to activity-based working (ABW). It is not a quick or low-cost option. Some of the apparent benefits and merits may also lack demonstrable certainty. However, the workplace is changing rapidly for some types of information workers. IT should understand ABW, its potential and pitfalls, and be prepared to engage the rest of the

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  • Enterprise Mobility is opening up new approaches to performing business activities. Early adopters of mobility technologies report significant improvements in process quality, as well as dramatically reduced latency for work activities. However, to achieve the expected results of mobility, organisations need to balance tactical mobility projects against longer term architectural approaches.

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