Dubai’s journey to blockchain-powered government

In 2016, the desert metropolis of Dubai set its sights on claiming the moniker of ‘world’s first blockchain-powered city’ for itself. A burgeoning hub of economic development, the city needed more agile government processes – particularly for...

Brave new world of passport-less travel

Just when you thought the rapid pace at which technology is altering the way we go about our daily lives couldn’t gain any more velocity, something brand-new and exciting comes along. A case in point: Sydney Airport is currently running a facial recognition...

Digitally enhanced public private partnerships

The term technology is wide and far reaching – it refers to a plethora of things, including manufacturing, process, and building technologies. This article, by Vino Govender, executive: strategy, mergers & acquisition and innovation at DFA, focuses on...

Creating a 21st century civil service

Digital transformation is a challenge for most industries, but the pains are felt most acutely in the public sector. There are several reasons for this, not the least because the sector represents a myriad of different types of enterprises with very different...

Connected government: convenience or necessity?

As governments are working towards delivering quality services in increasingly complex environments, so Internet of Things (IoT) technology could provide new value for South African citizens, enhance capabilities, streamline processes and better engage partners. BBD...

Cyber-security defences for the public sector

In the public sector the risks of data breaches are vast, costing millions in halted or impacted operations, lost revenue, data recovery and more. By Sanjay Vaid, Ddrector: cybersecurity and risk services Africa for continental Europe at Wipro Allied to this is the...