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Disrupting Business as Usual

By: Ian Houvet, Director Boxfusion Technology continues to disrupt the public sector across the globe. And while many bureaucrats may treat new developments, such as automated leave process, paperless auditing, AI and Blockchain technologies with suspicion, they can be harnessed to improve processes within the public sphere to great effect. […]

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Developing the local tech industry benefits both government and small businesses alike

By Dudley Petersen, CIO at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs There is an African proverb that says: “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” I believe that this is never truer than when it comes to partnering for […]

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Wasted software is wasteful expenditure

By: Ian Houvet – Director, Boxfusion “Wasteful expenditure”, it’s an ugly turn-of-phrase that has become so commonplace in South Africa’s political discourse. Usually we associate wasteful expenditure with illicit tenders and shady, underhanded deals, but what about software used in government processes? It is both ubiquitous and invisible, which means […]

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GITOs should be empowered to do more than just set up your email

By Xolile Ndlangana, Director at Boxfusion In the digital age, we see rapid innovation and technological developments emerging from the private sector on an almost-daily basis, whether it’s sending people to colonise Mars, or developing AI. Whichever way you look at it, digital is integrated into our lives, improving, automating, […]

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