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ABOUT KAKONO TECHNOLOGIES


Kakono Technologies (Pty) Ltd is a Johannesburg - Headquartered - ICT Company. We are Innovators of Consumer & Business Technology Solutions for a Charging Africa. We are made up of individuals with exceptional skills, impeccable values, rich histories and depth of knowledge in various management & technology disciplines. Skills development & transfer are key ideals. 36% of Kakono is Black South African Women Owned.

Accounting & Audit

Agriculture

Architecture & Construction

Education - Adult Literacy

Education - Early Childhood Development

Education - Primary & High School

Education - Tertiary

Financial Services - Banking

Financial Services - Capital Markets

Financial Services - Insurance

Government - Central

Government - Municipal & Local



Healthcare

Hospitality - Hotels & Lodges

Hospitality - Restaurants & Fast Food

Legal & Law

Media & Communications

Mining

NGO - International

NGO - Local & Regional

Real Estate - Development

Real Estate - Management

Security & Intelligence

SMB (Small to Medium & Business)



Supply Chain - Distribution & Logistics

Supply Chain - Manufacturing & Production

Supply Chain - Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation - Air

Transportation - Maritime

Transportation - Rail

Transportation - Road


If your vertical or industry is not listed for please get in touch with us.

TEL: +27 11 317 3890

VERTICAL INDUSTRIES IN WHICH WE AND OUR PARTNERS EXCEL IN OFFERING OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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Business Technology Review (BTR) QuickStart


The BTR QuickStart is a process Kakono Technologies conducts jointly with select clients and consists of three basic steps:


- Profiling your business, goals, IT initiatives, and IT infrastructure

- Benchmarking and assessing your IT capabilities based on a methodology developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

- Presenting the data and developing a go-forward plan



The Objectives and Benefits:


The BTR QuickStart creates shared benefit to both parties.  The benefits for you:


- You will receive an assessment of your IT capabilities which includes:

- A comparison of your IT infrastructure to industry benchmarks

- A prescriptive indication of IT infrastructure needed to support your business goals

- A gap analysis of your IT capabilities

- You will have access on arrangement to talk to our partners, technology vendors’ (Microsoft/Oracle/SAP/HP/IBM etc.) business and technology thought-leaders throughout the process to help push critical thinking within your organization

- You will help Kakono become more educated about your business goals, objectives and IT capabilities, which will help us to better serve your needs

Business Technology Review and Roadmap (BTRR)

Information Technology Consulting

Business Processes & Process Modelling …


1. All companies have business processes, regardless of size or industry.

2. Efficient processes enable a company to reach customers with products and services faster than the competition and to respond promptly to changing market requirements

3. Business Process Analysis (BPA) comprises designing, analysing, optimising and communicating processes.


The Power of Process:


We make organisations operate better - and faster.


Processes are at the core of almost every business function, whether you are managing customer calls, shipping packages,

building applications or creating sales campaigns. “Process” is not just a technical term. It is a simple way to define and

organize the core activities that enable your organization to function.


Our end-to-end Business Process Excellence helps transform your business in even more strategic ways—and closely aligns

both business and IT departments around common, achievable business goals.


We help you improve your process in virtually unlimited ways so you can:


• Establish efficient processes that align business and IT around organizational goals

• Define role-based workflows to address who will do what and when

• Implement new processes within your enterprise, or across specific environments such as SAP

• Discover, analyse and improve your processes with process intelligence solutions that support the entire BPE lifecycle

• Integrate your silos of information for improved visibility

• Govern and SOA-enable your architecture to build new applications faster

• Leverage your mainframe data and applications across the enterprise


If you’re like most of our customers, globalisation, intense competition and the commoditisation of products are forcing you to re-evaluate how you manage your organisation. Expectations are higher and budgets are tighter. You are asked to do more with less. Exploit opportunities. Be strategic.


If your organization is feeling these pressures, Business Process Excellence provides the solutions to help both your business and IT staff lead their organisation to enviable levels of achievement - faster.

Business Processing Modelling (BPM)

Our Audit Work Covers:


- Developing and implementing a risk-based audit strategy

- Planning specific audits

- Conducting audits in accordance with standards, guidelines, and best practices

- Dealing with conflict, potential risks, and communicating audit results to stakeholders

- Implementing risk management and control practices while maintaining independence


Our IT Governance work Includes:


- The fiduciary responsibility and security requirements that every organisation must exercise to protect assets and information

- Accepted management practices that are in use to optimise allocation of available resources

- How management establishes adequate internal controls for the IT organisation

- What management needs to do to protect the critical dependencies of information systems in economic transactions

- How an organisation demonstrates that it has exercised



Overview of Certified Systems Audit


It is a trend worldwide for organisations to have to implement and prove the existence of strong internal controls. You may have heard of a few of these, such as the Basel II accord in banking, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for public corporations, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These are just four of more than twenty high-profile regulations that demand audited proof of internal controls.


For many years, organisations have undergone the scrutiny of financial audits. As financial systems have become more and more complex, automation has introduced a situation in which the integrity of financial records may be in question. An organisation would hire a certified public accountant to review their financial records and attest to their integrity. Larger organisations would hire certified internal auditors to assist with normal internal controls of the business. Now, the long list of regulations requiring internal controls has focused attention on the information systems. Computers are now the house in which the financial records live. The CISA is the top credential for auditing IS and related internal controls.


Kakono has highly experienced and certified CISA professionals to assist African business see beyond the usual financial audits.


We continue building our pool of qualified CISA and other technology professionals and investing in the following qualifications to enhance our offering:


Information Systems Security Practices

- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

- Certified Information Security Management (CISM)

- CompTIA Security+


Auditing

- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

- Information Assessment Methodology (IAM)

- Information Evaluation Methodology (IEM)


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

- Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)

- Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)

- Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP)

- Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI )


Project Management

- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

- Project Management Professional (PMP)

- Project+


Physical Building Security

- Physical Security Professional (PSP)

- Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

Technology Auditing & Governance

Business Technology Roadmap (Go Forward)


As an output of the Business Technology Review Process, Kakono will provide a go-forward plan that documents your business needs and proposes specific and actionable next steps.


Key components for a go forward plan will include:


- Business Technology Roadmap

- Kakono will deliver a three-five year technology roadmap that will plot out and align various technologies with key business requirements and IT projects.

- This will also serve as the Vision/Scope document for the technologies that will serve as a roadmap for deployment from internal IT staff, Kakono Consulting Services and select technology vendors.

- Key Technology Vendors Product Roadmaps (Microsoft, Software AG, Oracle, SAP, Google, Facebook etc…)

- Complete product roadmap detailing:

- Product release dates

- Product support timelines

- Aligning vendor technology products with business requirements

- This will ensure that you together with Kakono Technologies can plan on a complete future view of available technologies and solutions and the systems needed to support the plan.