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Hitachi Vantara launches cloud-enabled data recovery solution

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Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has introduced the latest version of its specialised data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernises IT environments and how data is protected. This newest version improves data availability – a requirement for transforming an organisation into a modern digital enterprise – […]


DocFusion365 and DocuSign add value to paperless office processes

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In today’s age, merging all the processes required for an automated system can be tricky and costly. This has paved the way for the development and introduction of solutions that streamline critical business processes and functions, of which document automation is considered one of the most important. “Combining the power of Office365 with DocFusion365 and […]


Digital tech key to unlocking value of Africa’s investments in ports

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Africa’s commercial ports should invest in revamping their enterprise applications and digitalising their operations as part of the multi-billionaire dollar capacity expansion projects underway across much of the continent. Such investments in technology hold the key to improving the industry’s utilisation of assets such as berths, cranes, terminal tractors and people. That’s according to Thabo […]


Black Friday and Cyber Monday reflect growing digital evolution

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With digital transformation initiatives permeating everything business does, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period this year is expected to illustrate just how far online retailers have come in embracing availability. Veeam Software examines what needs to be done for companies to maximise their sales by reducing the chances of downtime, and the catastrophic effect […]


From ugly duckling to swan: the metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

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The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to easily manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a Software as a Service (SaaS), which is of benefit to both […]


One Channel partners with 2Interact to expand into HRMS

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Cloud specialist One Channel has now partnered with 2Interact, a global human resources management system (HRMS) provider, as part of One Channel’s strategy to provide complete cloud-based solutions to mid-sized and larger customers on the African continent. Interact HRMS provides a complete suite of seamlessly integrated applications that encompass the full scope of HR and […]


dormakaba South Africa opens hotel doors with tap and go

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dormakaba South Africa, a trusted partner for smart and secure access solutions worldwide, has designed a secure, accessible and easy-to-use mobile Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution for hotels. The solution allows for hotel guests to use their mobile devices as room keys, neatly sidestepping check in queues and paperwork. Installation is simple and cost-effective, and […]


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

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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 […]


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 […]


New Nokia security software helps combat growing ransomware threat

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Nokia has announced its next-generation NetGuard Security Management Center software, designed to bolster service providers’ ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware. The volume, velocity and variety of security data today is overwhelming security teams. Companies typically receive hundreds of thousands of security alerts per […]


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 […]


Machine learning and the smart autonomous vehicles revolution

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Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better. We can confidently say that because machine learning is making great strides in improving sectors such as healthcare and manufacturing and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a plethora of industries. For those who are into science fiction, the […]


Cisco announces world’s first AI-powered voice assistant for meetings

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AI-powered voice assistants are changing the way we live. Hundreds of millions of people use these assistants regularly to check the weather, wake up on time, and find their way around town. Yet there have been no virtual assistants to help us at work – until now. At the Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco announced Cisco […]


How modern storage investments help you achieve total data availability

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Article by Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam Software Data protection is essential – but what good is it if it prevents you from getting full business value from your data? Today, total data availability is the aim, and it’s what your business needs if you want to leverage all of your […]


Software-defined networking enables today’s business cases

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Computer networks are the heart of modern communication, and software-defined networking (SDN) is considered a revolution in terms of how today’s networks are designed, built and operated. “SDNs are far more agile than the LANs and WANs of the past. Their elasticity allows them to quickly adapt to changing businesses needs. And, in a world […]


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 […]


Automic announces Continuous Delivery for SAP environments

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CA Southern Africa has announced that Automic Software, a leader in business automation software owned by CA Technologies, has released a radical new automation use case to help enterprises empower digital transformation initiatives across their SAP environments. “Today, every business is a digital business,” says Chris Boorman, Chief Marketing Officer, Automic. “As organisations implement digital […]


CaseWare releases Kenya-specific update for regulation compliance

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CaseWare Africa has released a fully updated and localised version of its world-leading software for automating annual financial statements that fully complies with the new Kenya Companies Act 2015. The new Act came into force in July 2017. “This is a milestone for CaseWare Africa because it represents the first full localisation of the CaseWare […]


Datacentrix and clients win four Pan-African OpenText Awards

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Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, and three of its flagship clients have netted four of the six OpenText Digiruption Indaba awards for 2017. This impressive haul confirms Datacentrix’s unparalleled depth of understanding, not only of OpenText’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) tools, but also in integrating OpenText into SAP-based enterprise software. […]