What happened in 2013, what is coming up in 2014? And what about the LG ICT Network?


Dear LG ICT users and followers

We hope you had a happy festive season and a great start into the new year! 

First an announcement and request on our own behalf:
The GIZ (Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has commissioned Pinoak Consulting to design a study on the sustainability of the LED and LG ICT Networks in SALGA. As a user of the LG ICT Network, we would kindly ask you to spend 5 minutes in completing the questionnaire, which you can access here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SusLGICTNetwork

Every respondent who gives us his email-address at the end of the survey will enter into a raffle, with the following prices to win: 

1st prize:   A R500 voucher for Exclusive Books
2nd prize: A 2014 wall calendar as well as LED & LG ICT Network mugs and an LED bag
3rd prize:  An LED or LG ICT Network mug & LED key ring

Your answers will help us define the future of the LG ICT Network - they are immensely valuable to us!


And on other news around ICT for Local Government: The year is still quite young and business is starting slowly. The perfect opportunity to have a look at the past - What happened around IT in 2013? - and the future - What are the IT trends for this coming year? We put together some articles and links for you, and have also updated our jobs and tender sections.


We hope you enjoy the read!

Your LG ICT Team




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2013 African ICT news recap

oAfrica.com looked at the 2013 stories on African Internet progress, and selected a best-of by country read more



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5 IT predictions and 3 IT trends for 2014

Cloud company Citrix and IDG connect reveal their "IT predictions" for 2014 read more




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The Africa Internet Governance Forum - AfIGF 2013 - Draft Report

On the 23rd, 24th, 25th and the 26th of September 2013, the Africa Internet Governance
Forum held its second annual face-to-face Forum at the Multimedia University of Nairobi,
Kenya. The AfIGF was conducted under the general theme of "Building Bridges"-
Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development", in
accordance with the global Internet Governance Forum. The F read more



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Shadow IT: Taking the risk out of collaboration without damaging productivity

Businesses need to implement secure, compliant enterprise-grade collaboration services but with the ease of use of consumer-grade solutions.
A recent survey of IT strategists reveals that 60 percent believe that their organisation's data is
at risk because of employees' use of cloud-based systems designed for consumers. Furthermore,
14 percent said shadow IT systems presented a major proble read more




Professional Officer - Implementation Supervisor

Our client a leader in Local Government is seeking the services of a Professional Officer - Implementation Supervisor.


NQF6 - Telecommunication qualification
5+ years' experience in supervising implementation of multiple (50+) minor Telecommunication projects (Civil works, fibre, radio and transmission / data) at any given time
Project Management certification adv read more



PRIN TECH ILO Wireless Network Planner

Our client a leader in Local Government is seeking the services of a PRIN TECH ILO Wireless Network Planner.


Applies professional knowledge and experience to assist a full range of programs, systems, policies and practices in relation to the professional discipline of the client's wireless telecommunications network infrastructure planning. Performs integrated wireless plan read more




PHP Conference Johannesburg

After a very success 1st PHP Conference in Cape Town that saw us sell out 120 tickets in 5 weeks, we are now going to Johannesburg April 4th&5th 2014. The move to Johannesburg was due to request from Joburg Developers to run a conference for them. Currently this is shaping up to be the Biggest PHP Conference on the African Continent with speakers travelling in from Africa, Abroad and some local sp read more



Ecommerce Show Africa 2014

The Ecommerce Show Africa is the leading marketplace and online retail show for the Africa's retail community, who are hungry for innovative solutions.

This is a platform for retail innovators and disruptors to showcase their solutions to Africa's key online retailers read more


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