[Cape Town | ITWeb, 28 July 2006] – Sharp cuts in the City of Cape Town’s IT budget will seriously hamper its ability to retain staff, perform routine maintenance and threaten its place as the country’s most ICT-centric city, says CIO Nirvesh Sooful. According to Sooful, the 2007 capital budget was slashed from a requested R75 million to R30 million, in what he describes as an Ã¢â‚¬Å“arbitrary mannerÃ¢â‚¬?.
Great! You do know what that means for us? This will encourage the powers that be to look at FOSS business soltuions before prorietary
solutuons licenses 🙂 There’s gonna be so much less SAPping of the budget. Great oppurtunities lie ahead for everyone. Read the full Cape Town slashes ICT budget article.