Research used to support business initiatives into Africa needs to be taken with the proverbial pinch (perhaps even a bag!) of salt. The majority of Africa’s economy is informal and it is therefore difficult to get reliable statistics. Available information spans vast time frames covering the years between 2002 information for some countries, current (2009) information for other countries and anywhere in between for
All modern organisations, in existence for any length of time, will have built up a portfolio of technology assets. Often these assets are acquired without a guiding blueprint; with many developed, customised and altered to fit each organisation’s specific context, at a point in time. A key responsibility for technical architects is to understand the health of the current technical environment in their organizations.