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Oracle invests in partner success to drive Africa’s tech economy

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In a major push to help Oracle Partners drive cloud adoption across Africa, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) hosted its Africa Partner Day in Kenya. The event focused on presenting new resources and initiatives for partners to create innovative digital transformation strategies for organisations across the continent. “Oracle Partner Day is the foundation to building a better […]


Eseye and Bukard unearthing the Internet of Things in agriculture

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IoT M2M connectivity specialist Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research since 1953, to harness the power of the IoT. Burkard has developed a piece of real time pathogen monitoring equipment to predict and provide an early warning system of crop disease risk. The collaboration with Eseye and […]


Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

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Article by Ashley Boag, Chief Business Officer at SAP Africa In 2050, Africa’s population will double to 2.4 billion people, accounting for a fifth of the global population. At the same time, the continent will need to create 20 million new jobs every year to meet the demands of what will be the world’s largest […]


Machine learning predicts both human and technology behaviour

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“Humans have long been adept at analysing information received. Now imagine the power of a machine to breathe in data, study it, learn from it and exhale an accurate solution – that’s machine learning. It’s a neural network on steroids,” says Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. He highlights that a […]


Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa

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Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa. The upgrade to 100G wavelengths will take advantage of the latest DWDM technology from Huawei, enabling Liquid Telecom to offer additional […]


Oracle strengthens partner network in SADC to support cloud growth

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Oracle has reinforced its commitment to advance cloud growth and provide near-seamless support to customers and partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by naming Britehouse and AGILEUM as two of the first partners to join the Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) programme. Launched at OpenWorld 2017, the CEI partner programme is designed to accelerate […]


SAP supports digital innovation with new SAP Leonardo Center in SA

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SAP SE has announced that to help its customers step up their digital innovation journey, it will add eight new locations to its global network of SAP Leonardo Centers. The new slate of SAP Leonardo Centers are set to open next year in Berlin, China, Johannesburg, Moscow, Seoul, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Tokyo to follow […]


Angola Cables and Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa

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Angola Cables has announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to […]


Teraco selected as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner

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Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, has announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner, providing clients with high performance private network connections to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services. Teraco will be one of the first companies to offer access to the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute sites in Africa, when […]


RedCloud Technologies recognised for enterprise software leadership

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Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise software for the financial services industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises RedCloud Technologies with the 2017 ‘Sub-Saharan African Visionary Innovation Leadership Award’ for its innovative RedCloud One – an end-to-end configurable platform that empowers companies to design and offer new services efficiently. Despite the regional growth for cloud […]


NewTelco SA launches local IaaS offering for international Telcos

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South Africa’s telecoms market is still growing strongly, making it attractive to international telcos and service providers that are looking to grow their client base. To facilitate their entry into this market, Jasco is launching an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering through NewTelco SA, its carrier-neutral data centre solutions provider and joint venture with […]


Is the emerging cloud 2.0 the dawning of pragmatic cloud?

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South Africa’s cloud adoption rate is on the increase and we are rapidly moving from cloud-first to a cloud-only methodology. The trend, which is rampant globally, is picking up speed as IDC predicts that 60% of enterprise IT workloads will soon be off-premise. Andrew Cruise, Managing Director, Routed, South Africa’s only neutral cloud infrastructure provider, […]


Synchronous replication: Game, set, data match

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The headache and stress of losing data is indescribable. And any outage, whether on-premise or cloud, puts storage architectures in the spotlight. Avoiding such a scenario is always better than scrambling for a cure when it happens. Imagine organisations not being able to access their data for minutes and even hours. The financial implications are […]


Leveraging cloud-based solutions for African insurance expansion

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With many insurers looking at business expansion into Africa, the opportunity exists to embrace cloud-based solutions more fully to deliver solutions for these new markets. Patrick Ashton, Managing Executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group, examines if this must be an all-or-nothing approach. “In recent years, much attention has been placed on embracing […]


ArcelorMittal SA migrates to Dimension Data Cloud for SAP

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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 […]


XON and NEC Africa to launch Africa’s physical and cyber defence centre

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XON and NEC Africa will launch their joint Cyber Defence Operation Centre (CDOC) on 6 November. The centre will be the only such facility from a single service provider in Africa that offers end-to-end physical and cyber defence services, with all the underlying IT infrastructure necessary for a turnkey solution. The launch will be to […]


Why the professional services industry needs to automate

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The professional services industry is changing rapidly and to remain competitive, firms need to change their working models and automate all back-end services to eliminate paper-driven processes. This will help them reduce operational costs and customer requests service time. According to a recent report, Professional Services Market Global Report 2017, by The Business Research Company, […]


Organisations relying on cloud service providers for data protection

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced the results of a global survey indicating that the majority of global organisations (56%) operate with a cloud-first mentality when it comes to deploying new applications and managing workloads. Only 1% of organisations reported that they will not be adopting cloud over the next two […]


Cisco and Google partner on new hybrid cloud solution

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Cisco and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximise their investments across cloud and on-premises environments. The companies will provide a unique and open hybrid cloud offering that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform. The […]


McAfee announces new endpoint and cloud innovations

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McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, has announced new endpoint and cloud solutions that go beyond machine learning to take advantage of the speed and accuracy of advanced analytics, deep learning and artificial intelligence, and increase efficiency of security operations. Cyberthreats and the data needed to defend against them continue to increase, overwhelming […]