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Ekso Bionics aids patient recovery with Vodafone

Many people who suffer from a stroke or spinal cord injury face a long road to recovery lasting months or years, with a goal of restoring functionality and returning to their community. This can be devastating, not only for the person injured but also for their family and friends. Swifter recovery, along with quantified feedback […]

Case Study: Prompt medical treatment could mean difference between life and death

A system from Dimension Data has helped the West Cape Government provide an ambulance service that delivers a more efficient emergency response.  The ambulance service of the Western Cape Department of Health is one of the largest ambulance services in South Africa. It serves a population of over six million and covers an area of […]

Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]

The IDC sees over 400% data centre performance boost with Datacentrix

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has seen a more than 400% performance improvement within its SAP environment, as well as a marked boost in agility, following the deployment of new data centre infrastructure by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions. Established in 1940, the IDC is a national development finance institution, […]

Tradebridge transforms approach to collaboration with Riverbed

Tradebridge is the leading South African value-added transaction switch, providing solutions to enable immediate, secure and reliable messaging between organisations that support financial transactions. The company consists of three group members: Healthbridge, Sureswipe and DCM Group. Through a powerful range of products and services that Tradebridge has pioneered, it has saved the South African healthcare […]

GE increases efficiency and output at Ivory Coast’s Azito Power Plant

To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by […]

Odek Technologies improves customer’s performance with Tintri VMstore

Tintri VMstore Systems boost application performance, simplify IT management, and reduce storage footprint for large South African life insurance company. IT challenges Odek Technologies is an information and communication technology (ICT) company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Odek provides private cloud and infrastructure management services to many successful enterprises, including a large life insurance company. […]

ArcelorMittal SA migrates to Dimension Data Cloud for SAP

ArcelorMittal South Africa has successfully migrated to Dimension Data’s Cloud for SAP, a Gold partner with a deep understanding of the impact and value that powerful cloud-based solutions such as these offer customers. ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer in Africa, with a production capacity of 6.1 million tonnes of liquid steel per […]

Airline works with Microsoft to gain a 360° view of their customers

Air Mauritius is the national airline for the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Its fleet of 13 aircraft carries half of the nation’s air passenger traffic, some 1.6 million travellers a year. Its flights connect to more than 100 destinations through hubs at key airports on four continents. The airline’s 2,800 employees have worked […]

SA’s NDoH digitally transforms health service with Dynamics 365

The South African government’s National Department of Health (NDoH) is the executive department dedicated to the health of all 55.9 million citizens. It does this through illness prevention, promoting healthy living and improving health service delivery. Business goal Confronted with aging ICT infrastructure and a growing population to service, the National Department of Health needed […]

Veeam helps BankservAfrica save 50% in data backup costs

Following its investment in new data centres and disaster recovery strategies, BankservAfrica, the largest automated clearing house and payment system operator in Africa, has contracted Veeam® Software to modernise its backup and data protection systems. Processing billions of transactions annually for 23 banks and their 27 million customers while maintaining the safety and security of […]

Datacentrix helps 1,000 SNG staff enjoy enhanced collaboration, security and mobility

Datacentrix, a local provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, recently completed the swift roll-out of over 1,000 AMD PRO-based Hewlett-Packard notebooks, to South Africa’s fifth largest accounting, audit, advisory and forensics firm: SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG), helping the company to realise R2 million in savings through the use of these cost effective, yet high performance […]

Redstor provides QCTO with backup platform

The Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) has been using the Redstor Backup Pro solution as the means to protect its important data spanning several servers. Now in its fourth year of implementation, the testing and reporting functionality of Redstor has empowered the QCTO to maintain its focus on operations while its backup and […]

Co-creation helps Swazi Bank go digital

Article by Kathy Gibson at Fujitsu World Tour, Bryanston, Johannesburg Swazi Bank was given a mandate to transform to a digital, online banking experience – and it has exceeded that expectation. Paul Wasswa, CIO of Swazi Bank, explains that when he joined the bank, availability was bad, staff were unproductive and customers were unhappy. He […]

Redstor drives backups at The Scientific Group

Redstor’s cloud backup and disaster recovery services have provided The Scientific Group with a convenient and reliable offering to meet its backup and business continuity requirements. Medical supply business The Scientific Group has been relying on Redstor Backup Pro to ensure the security and integrity of its data for several years. About The Scientific Group […]

Safaricom uses Nokia CEM on Demand to differentiate services in Kenya

Customer demands are constantly evolving and will not slow down. To keep pace with this, operators have been managing digital transformation, seamless omni-channel experiences and embedding the voice of the customer into their operations. However, with technology evolving faster, growing competition and greater consumer standards, it is increasingly difficult to maintain pace with customers. This […]

National Disaster Management Centre puts availability and safety first with Veeam and HP

Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, has announced that The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite™ to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates disaster preparedness programmes […]

Datacentrix supplies HPE NonStop solution through channel; increases local skills demand

Datacentrix, a provider of high-performing and secure ICT solutions, has achieved a global milestone by providing BankservAfrica, an automated clearing-house located in Johannesburg, with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) NonStop solution, making Datacentrix the first channel supplier of HPE NonStop locally. Factors that influenced the decision involved the non-negotiable requirements for always-available transactions and the […]

Rwanda Energy Group goes live with Phase 1 of IFS Applications roll-out

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) operating companies have gone live with IFS Applications™ 9 in the first phase of the implementation of an Integrated Business Management Solution (IBMS). REG is Rwanda’s national grid operator, comprising Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) and Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL). This represents […]

Syrex harnesses Redstor to deliver seamless solutions

Syrex, provider of virtualised and hybrid network infrastructures and solutions, has implemented numerous Redstor offerings in the South African market, providing clients with enterprise-level cloud backup and security implementations. For Syrex, the Redstor portfolio is ideally suited to the local market with comprehensive security and capability alongside relevant and accessible management functionalities. “We have utilised […]