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Elingo congratulates fellow industry leader MiWay on PureConnect Award

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Johannesburg-based ICT and premise and cloud solutions leader Elingo has congratulated congratulates its client and short-term insurance innovation leader MiWay Insurance Limited on winning the Genesys: PureConnect Innovation Award 2018. The awards formed part of the G-Summit Johannesburg 2018, a flagship African digital transformation event for all Genesys customers and partners in South East Africa. […]


Siemon partners with IDC for cloud and data centre roadshow series

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for data centre professionals. The Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow takes place in eight strategically selected cities, […]


Nutanix launches new channel charter – Power to the Partner

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that the company is officially launching its new channel charter, Power to the Partner. The charter stands out from traditional channel programmes by providing a unique emphasis on partner investments in Nutanix rather than solely on revenue targets. Nutanix first shared the high-level vision of its […]


Why cloud is key to unlocking rail industry growth

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Norman Frisch, Business Development Transport Solutions at Huawei Enterprise, says harnessing the power of cloud computing, coupled with the shift from analogue and toward broadband communications, not only helps improve internal efficiency for rail operators but also has the potential to open up new services that come along with adopting Digital Transformation. South Africa’s current […]


Pure Storage expert: Making the journey to the all-flash cloud

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Enterprise IT leaders are facing critical decisions on how to build a data-centric IT infrastructure that will allow them to harness the value of their data. Christian Putz, Director, Emerging Markets, EMEA, at Pure Storage, explains why an underlying all-flash cloud strategy will be a crucial component of such an endeavour. The cloud should be […]


‘Not all cloud software is created equal’ – Fortinet expert

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Enterprises and organisations require scalable, high-performance security solutions to meet the growing demands of the modern marketplace. But they must make informed decisions when selecting a vendor, says John Maddison, Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions, Fortinet, to ensure the solution is the best fit for the organisation’s performance and budgetary requirements. An assumption […]


Alto Africa CTO Oliver Potgieter on securing data in the cloud

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Many small business owners are more concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud but don’t worry about taking their unencrypted laptops to a local coffee shop, says Alto Africa CTO Oliver Potgieter. He talks to Intelligent CIO about why having a ‘secure’ password doesn’t mean one’s data is protected and why ‘the […]


Innovative security solutions for the modern data centres

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Troye is now offering an innovative security solution for the modern data centre by combining the benefits of Citrix SD-WAN and ZScaler Cloud Security. The company has launched an holistic solution that provide cost effective and highly available WAN, securing branch Internet traffic, enabling compliance with corporate content and access policies. Complete with Internet user […]


McAfee enhances offering with new enterprise security portfolio

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced McAfee MVISION, a first-of-its-kind portfolio featuring new McAfee innovations designed to give customers a comprehensive, flexible defence system that manages their security products based on their needs today and in the future as they continue to move to modern device operating systems and to the cloud. MVISION strengthens […]


WatchGuard launches AuthPoint multi-factor authentication for SMBs

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WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, has unveiled AuthPoint – a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The solution aims to support SMBs which have previously considered MFA to be out of reach due to cost, complexity and management issues. In fact, according to a new survey of IT managers and […]


‘The future of security is autonomous,’ says Oracle expert

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Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle, discusses how blockchain technology could help put the end user back in the ‘driving seat’ while Machine Learning and AI help to reduce the cyber-risk of cloud technology. When I started working in security, over 20 years’ ago, many vendors made claims about passwords being a thing […]


Janrain and Akamai partner to enhance customer identity security

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Janrain, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, and Akamai Technologies, one of the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platforms, has announced a new partnership to provide Janrain Secure Edge, bringing new integrated security capabilities to the Janrain Identity Cloud. The value of customer profile data linked to […]


Qualys unveils free community edition of its cloud platform

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Qualys’ new free community edition includes asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, secure configuration assessment, web application scanning, digital certificate and public cloud management, all within a single-pane view. Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced Qualys Community Edition, a free cloud-based service giving small organisations unified visibility of their […]


McAfee expert: Seeing through the cloud to ensure security

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A McAfee study underlines the ubiquitous nature of cloud services but managing these requires specialised knowledge. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee, tells us how to address the security challenges this presents. He argues that better visibility enables organisations to respond more quickly to cloud security threats. Cloud services are nearly ubiquitous, with 97% of […]


Mimecast acquires cybersecurity training platform Ataata, Inc

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc. Ataata is a cybersecurity training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organisations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees. The acquisition will allow customers to measure […]


The Internet of Things can transform business, says FABS expert

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Peter Shaw, Engineer at Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS), says the Internet of Things can transform business and create innovative new revenue streams. While the demand for IoT is certainly growing, most providers are still far too focused on the technology and not communicating the business value proposition to their clients. This means that they […]


African insurers to benefit from cost-effective cloud solutions

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In a move designed to provide insurers with an affordable policy administration offering that enhances operations, SilverBridge Holdings has introduced a cloud-based solution that can scale according to business requirements. Globally, insurers are embracing the cloud and SilverBridge has responded by developing an affordable cloud-based policy administration solution that enhances operations and scales according to […]


Zoona automates financial forecasting with Decision Inc.

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Implementing Adaptive Insights has brought about significant operational improvements at Zoona, enabling the organisation to become more efficient and responsive to market demands. Decision Inc. has recently implemented an automated financial forecasting solution at Zoona to replace its manual-based financial forecasting and planning system. About Zoona Zoona is a fintech start-up committed to helping communities […]


Cloud tech key to personalise South Africa’s travel experiences

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Opinion article by Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle For the travel industry, the customer’s experience is perhaps the most important variable in determining the long-term success of the business. Because of this, airlines, hotels and other travel-related operators are affected more by digital transformation than most. According to the most recent […]


Effective cloud security requires a dedicated hybrid approach

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As more businesses embrace digital transformation strategies, there is a growing need to ensure robust cloud security solutions are in place. Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab Africa, discusses the cybersecurity risks of using cloud services and how these can be mitigated with the use of specialist technologies. With the advancement towards digital transformation remaining […]