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SAP galvanises enterprises with AI-powered innovation and industry solutions

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SAP Survey: Nine Out of 10 Business Leaders Investing in AI By 2019 Launch of SAP C/4HANA Aims to Disrupt Customer Relationship Management Marketplace SAP Founds Global Blockchain Consortium with Intel Corp., HPE, and A3 by Airbus SE SAP SE has announced new products and partnerships to enable Middle East and North Africa enterprises to become more […]


New Avaya IP Office now available globally

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Avaya Holdings Corp has announced that the new Avaya IP Office release is now available globally. Avaya IP Office helps businesses drive greater productivity and streamline collaboration through a single application for all communications channels, meetings, team collaboration and content sharing. Avaya IP Office adds support for Avaya Equinox, the company’s signature UC experience, as […]


Large IT distributor Kolok improves efficiencies with Citrix

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Kolok, a division of the Bidvest Group and one of South Africa’s largest IT distributors, has deployed Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN to improve its customer service, speed of response and business efficiencies. With an operation as complex as Kolok’s, a reliable and secure network is paramount to keep business running smoothly. The company fulfils thousands of […]


CaseWare partners with ICPAK to offer preferential pricing

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The Kenyan National Treasury’s recent mandate that public entities should submit financial reports quarterly, rather than just annually, should be welcomed, argues Theuns Holtshousen, Business Leader, CaseWare Africa. He believes the move will set the tone for greater financial accountability and effective use of financial data across the entire economy. In support of the move, […]


Spearheading local IoT innovation thanks to entrepreneurship programme

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SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E– IoT to the powe.r of E The objective is to enable entrepreneurs to enter the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and become part of the broader ecosystem. “The success of IoT hinges […]


LoyaltyPlus’ refined AgriBonus helps SA’s agriculture flourish

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A ground-breaking revenue generating programme has adapted to local market conditions to ensure 20 years of business-building benefit to commercial farmers. In 1998, leading CRM software manufacturer LoyaltyPlus was approached to introduce a loyalty programme to encourage commercial farmers in South Africa to continue their membership with not-for-profit producers’ organisations, formally traditional agricultural boards that […]


BondTracker app launched by e4 to enhance registration process

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Software as a Service company, e4, has launched BondTracker, a mobile business app, designed to facilitate efficiency in tracking and communicating progress when registering a property. Clive Bredenkamp, Head of Legal Studio at e4 says that BondTracker is another e4 innovation aimed at improving traceability when registering a bond. Without needing your PC, BondTracker will  […]


Freshworks accelerates growth with market expansion in South Africa

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Freshworks Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based business software, has announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint. “Our growth plan for South Africa completely leverages the company’s product strengths, financial capabilities and technology innovation to drive industry-leading returns,” said Arihant Jain, Business Head, Middle East & […]


SMART Technologies appoints FVC as distributor in MENA

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SMART Technologies Inc. has announced an agreement with FVC, a leading value-added-distributor (VAD) to distribute SMART’s market-leading collaboration solutions across the Middle East, North Africa and East and West African markets. The company, a solution leader in channel-centric technology, strives to appoint distribution partners with a broad reseller network, strong geographic reach and a portfolio fit. […]


HomeFixer announces innovative collaboration with Hirsch’s

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South Africa’s recently launched home improvement app, HomeFixer, has announced a partnership with Hirsch’s, one of the country’s most well-known independent home appliances and furniture store. “We are proud to be partnering with Hirsch’s not only because of our shared values of customer care and satisfaction, but also to explore new and innovative ways of […]


CA Technologies showcases new and updated innovations at summit

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CA Southern Africa has revealed that at its second annual Built to Change Summit, CA Technologies showcased new and updated innovations across the portfolio that fuels every company’s evolution to a Modern Software Factory. These solutions integrate powerful advanced analytics and data science with machine-learning, artificial intelligence and automation into the tools and technologies that support the […]


J2 Software cautious about free and easy access to IP

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The growth in cyberattacks is all too familiar.  Hackers use their devious skills to acquire financial and personal information with the unwitting victim’s data either being sold or used to commit fraud or make purchases. John McLoughlin, MD, J2 Software, says that the growth in rewards programme’s fraud has provided a new method for criminals […]


Troye partners with Pure Storage to introduce hot new technology

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Troye, a managed IT services provider, is to introduce hot new technology to the local market, driving faster, smarter and more innovative business. The company has partnered with Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform offers a simpler, more effective and more […]


How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

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Research by Accenture indicates that only 31% of local executives state that blockchain and smart contracts will be critical or very critical to their organisations over the next three years – versus a global average of 60%. Niral Patel, MD and Technology Leader for Oracle South Africa explains why South African organisations need to look at […]


Paratus Africa begins implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite

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Mapcom Systems, a global leader in visual OSS and BSS software solutions for telecommunications service providers, has announced that Paratus Africa has begun the implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite to accelerate the service fulfilment process and manage the planning, build-out and maintenance of its broadband network. Paratus is the largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms […]


Data integration is a ‘must-have’ for cloud-focused enterprises

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Cloud integration is rapidly becoming one of 2018’s top software trends. Andrea Tucker, Business Applications Head at e4, says that developing data integration is proving to be a ‘must-have’ for cloud-focused enterprises and service providers. There is a universal understanding that the more a software system is integrated, the better it functions and it is […]


Veeam appoints Kate Mollett as new Africa Regional Manager

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Veeam Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, has appointed Kate Mollett as the Regional Manager for South Africa. Mollett takes over from Claude Schuck, who has been named as the Regional Manager for Middle East and Central Africa. She will report directly to Gregg Petersen, VP of Middle East and […]


Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neutral networks

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While a number of cities are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, Kameshwar Rao Sorda, Solutions Director at Huawei Enterprise Southern Africa, says the future lies in harnessing artificial neural networks to automate and continually improve many of these operations. […]


BeyondTrust announces new features in PowerBroker

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BeyondTrust, a leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced two new features in PowerBroker for Windows that help IT administrators manage privileged access by automating their security policies. With an increase in stolen credentials as the cause of many of today’s data breaches and hacking attacks, according to […]


Veeam appoints new manager for Middle East and Central Africa

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Veeam Software has announced the appointment of Claude Schuck as the Regional Manager for Middle East and Central Africa. In his new role Schuck will be responsible for leading the sales and pre-sales teams as well as planning and executing channel and marketing strategies to help grow Veeam’s business in the region. He will report […]