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IRESS opens software design to users through IRESS Labs

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Financial technology business IRESS has announced a new initiative, IRESS Labs, that means more users of its software will be able to input directly into the design and development process and use future functionality in advance of general release. IRESS Labs, which operates in South Africa, is now available to users through the latest version […]


Eseye expert: Make data the centre of your IT infrastructure strategy

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It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart devices has seen IoT becoming vertically focused, coining on several focused […]


South African retailers buck global trend, according to Vend

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During the past year, South Africa’s independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend. Vend’s Retail Benchmark Report for 2018, which compared data from over 13,000 retailers, shows that the average independent retail store makes US$22,300 per month, with a gross margin of […]


Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

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Article by: Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, INFINIDAT We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately 75 billion connected devices expected to be in use globally by 2025, according to Statista. Organisations are recognising the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, which is driven by the […]


How to protect customer experience in the face of perpetual innovation

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Article by: Michael Allen, VP and EMEA CTO, Dynatrace Over the past decade, the speed of digital innovation has been supercharged. Companies are now on a constant treadmill of pushing software updates to improve the customer experience and offer new functionality for users. This system of perpetual innovation is a crucial part of a business […]


ContinuitySA leverages Veeam to deliver hyper-availability

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ContinuitySA, a leading African provider of business continuity management services to public and private sector organisations, chose Veeam Availability Suite to help deliver dependable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions as a fully managed service with predictable recoverability for its customers across industry sectors. Headquartered in Johannesburg, ContinuitySA’s client base consists mainly of large and […]


The Internet of Things can transform business, according to IDC expert

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Mark Walker, Associate Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC), says the Internet of Things can transform business and process if done with intent. South Africa is already past the Internet of Things (IoT) hype cycle and well into the mainstream. Projects and pilots are already becoming a commercial reality, tying neatly […]


Netshield unveils latest device that offers full IoT enablement

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Netshield South Africa has announced the latest iteration of its NVIROMON, the Netshield NVIROMON-ULTI-1S, an intelligent IoT enabled environmental monitoring and control gateway. The NVIROMON-ULTI-1S now provides users access to a device that offers full IoT enablement, traditional SNMP manageability enhanced intelligent features to support monitoring and management of connected devices and sensors within any […]


Get to Know: Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software

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What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It is quite difficult for me to pinpoint my most memorable achievement as there are two key achievements that have led me to where I am today. The first is having the opportunity to travel. It might not sound like an achievement in itself, but long […]


FABS expert on the IoT pieces solving the healthcare puzzle

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Karien Bornheim, Founder and CEO of Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS), says solving business problems across the continent don’t need massive investment, they need lateral thinking to look at the challenges in a different way. There is a way to catch the challenges on the African continent in a web of innovation and ingenuity. It […]


SAP Africa advisor on impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa, says the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to widen the digital divide and is particularly critical to Africa if it is to fully participate in the global economy. It’s unplanned, unstoppable and inescapable. That sounds like a tsunami, right? Not quite. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution; […]


Dimension Data announces winners of Tour de France coding competition

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Dimension Data has announced the winner of its record-breaking Tour de France-inspired coding competition Le Code to France, a brand-new initiative aimed at engaging its 30,000 global employees and driving innovative ideas that can be implemented during future Tours. The winning team, called Mark Codendish after Team Dimension Data’s illustrious sprint cyclist, created a fantasy […]


Two new appointments at commercial provider Azuri Technologies Ltd

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Azuri Technologies Ltd, a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers has welcomed two new appointments.. Based in Nairobi, Collins Oneko joins as Operations Director, East Africa and will apply his in-depth knowledge of sales and distribution to support Azuri’s expansion plans in East Africa. He will head the team defining […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


Loyalty software – next generation CRM from LoyaltyPlus

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Software solutions provider LoyaltyPlus believes local businesses have a unique opportunity to not only enhance existing customer service levels but attract more business and capture more of the market by leveraging next generation CRM solutions. The company has established a leadership position through its CRM Loyalty and Rewards system software solutions. These are targeted at […]


Euphoria launches new app so you are connected wherever you are

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Euphoria has launched an app that will enable mobile workers to be connected wherever they are. Company staff can now make and receive calls as if they were sitting at their desks by simply downloading the free Euphoria Softphone app from Google Play or IOS Store. There is a radical shift toward a more distributed […]


Dandemutande CEO on seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era

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As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future according to Never Ncube, CEO of Dandemutande, a licensed Internet Access Provider and ISP. Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in […]


Veeam launches Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Version 2

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A new release from Veeam builds on the market success of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 by adding more than 50 new features that protect Office 365 investments; deliver efficient data protection and recovery; and help meet legal and compliance requirements. Veeam Software has released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Version 2. This […]


Nigerian organisation turns to Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service

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An African organisation has deployed an early adopter version of a blockchain service. Nigeria Customs has deployed Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service which allows it to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale. Aber T Benjamin, Assistant Comptroller General Modernisation, Nigeria […]