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Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

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Article by Neil Herbert, Director: Business Analytics at SAP Africa With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked […]


The ‘modern software factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy

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CA Southern Africa has revealed the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics. The survey confirms that mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software Factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy. The new research, […]


South Africa climbs the cloud curve and leapfrogs to IaaS

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Andrew Cruise, Managing Director, Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud hosting platform provider, says that almost all South African businesses now have a cloud strategy. While the adoption curve remains at the beginning stages, especially for internal apps, he says that South Africa’s late adoption has led to a leapfrogging of sorts. “While websites have always been […]


SDN and NFV cause disruption in the communication service provider and cloud markets

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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) will enable communication service providers (CSPs) to create a more agile and flexible communications infrastructure. We asked Martina Kurth, Research Director at Gartner, how this technology disruption will enable CSPs to create and deliver cloud based-services to organisations, where, when and how they need them. Consequently, CSPs […]


M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

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As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming evermore apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter, SADC Regional Head at Eseye, who notes that the financial sector has always been a front runner in technological advancements and […]


Epicor to showcase suite of cloud-ready, vertical-focused ERP solutions at GITEX 2017

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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center, 8-12 October, 2017. The company will use GITEX as a platform to showcase its range of global enterprise resource planning […]


SD-WAN: An answer to improving network performance

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“The consistent, reliable, low latency and, above all, fast performance of an organisation’s network is a non-negotiable in the era of digitisation,” states Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. Jacobsz is, in particular, referring to total software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) experts, Silver Peak, whose solutions Networks Unlimited distributes in sub-Saharan Africa. […]


Remain compliant with Nigeria’s fast-moving regulatory environment: automate your payroll

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Article by Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage in West Africa Many business managers and entrepreneurs think of running the payroll as a simple matter – what could be hard about paying your employees the right amount of money on payday and giving them a payslip? But the Nigerian regulatory environment is becoming more complex […]


Hitachi accelerates hybrid cloud initiatives with enhanced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform

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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and VMware Global Innovation OEM Partner of the Year, has announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, a fully integrated, software-defined data centre (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™. Hitachi UCP RS enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time […]


Vodafone Group agrees to enterprise licensing agreement with VMware

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Vodafone Group has agreed to a software licensing agreement with VMware, Inc. that will enable it to access a range of the technology vendor’s products. As part of that agreement, VMware will be one of the vendors to support the operator’s global roll-out of network functions virtualisation (NFV) to accelerate its delivery of future products […]


Veeam to showcase innovations for seamless digital life experience at GITEX 2017

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, has reiterated its commitment to helping Middle East enterprises meet the requirements for 24.7.365 Availability and deliver seamless digital life experiences by announcing its participation for the seventh consecutive year at GITEX Technology Week. The company will demonstrate the new Veeam Availability Suite v10 that bridges […]


Focus Softnet to place the spotlight on its multi-lingual and VAT-ready ERP at GITEX 2017

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Focus Softnet, the leading software development company, announced that it will be placing the spotlight on Focus 8, its flagship ERP, which has been upgraded with multilingual capability, GCC VAT-readiness, and cloud platform enablement at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The company will also be showcasing its vertical-focused solutions, mobile apps and cloud-ready business software solutions […]


Kodak Alaris focused on information capture ecosystem at GITEX Technology Week 2017

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Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for organisations in the Middle East and around the world. At GITEX Technology Week 2017, the global solution provider will expand the previously announced Alaris IN2 Ecosystem by unveiling the Alaris S2000 Series Scanners – a new family of network/wireless […]


CaseWare Africa launches CloudTax – powerful new solution for tax practitioners

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CaseWare Africa, a division of Adapt IT, has launched CloudTax, a powerful new product aimed at small, medium and large tax practices. CloudTax provides tax practitioners with a central place to manage their entire practice which integrates seamlessly with SARS eFiling, says Katharine Janisch, Head of Sales and Marketing at CaseWare Africa. “Initially, we have […]


ServiceNow launches software asset management

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ServiceNow has announced the industry’s first software asset management solution that gives businesses the power to fix licensing issues before they affect their bottom line. Licensed software is now found in every enterprise department and managing compliance to these complex software contracts has become a minefield for IT. With vendor software audits on the rise, […]


ISYX Technologies unveils next generation Managed Services

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Building on the success of its existing traditional model, ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation Managed Services initiative. As part of its new Managed Services offering, the company has also invested in building state of the art network and security operation centres […]


Gemalto enables biometric passports in over 30 different countries

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its advanced ePassport technologies are now being used in over 30 different countries. Thanks to their outstanding security and the faster, more convenient border crossings they facilitate, the company’s solutions help authorities strengthen homeland protection and improve the traveller experience. Gemalto’s leading position has been built […]


Veeam helps BankservAfrica save 50% in data backup costs

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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 […]


Four guardians guiding enterprise software development success

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Article by Gareth Hawkey, CEO of redPanda Software Speed, efficiency and constant disruption are what characterise and define today’s business environment. For those that cannot innovate, adapt and respond quickly to the market, survival is dubious (at best). Within the realm of enterprise software development, it is critical to have a structure in place that […]


RippleNami, Inc. announces partnership to accelerate the use of blockchain in West Africa

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RippleNami, Inc., provider of the only blockchain map-based data visualisation platform, announces a partnership with Data Edge Revenue, a Sierra Leone-based systems integration company focused on advancing digitisation in West Africa. The partnership provides blockchain-based solutions to help public and private players deliver economic opportunities, critical services and resources to improve the lives of the […]