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Industry experts comment on Collection #1 data breach

Industry experts have been providing comments on the Collection #1 data breach – the largest ever database of breached login details leaked on the Dark Web. Details of the breach were outlined by cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt, a Microsoft Regional Director, in his blog. Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwordsmade up of a […]

Utility Systems CTO on the future of smart water metering in 2019

Darren Oxlee, Chief Technology Officer and Director at Utility Systems, looks at the future of smart water metering in 2019. Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – including smart meters – and […]

Konnect Africa launches Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat, has announced the launch of its Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Côte d’Ivoire stood at 155,541 in the second […]

Two co-financing agreements for Cameroon-Chad electricity project

The European Commission and the African Development Bank have signed two co-financing agreements for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection project and the trans-Saharan fibre optic (SDR) scheme. Ousmane Doré, Director General of the Bank for Central Africa, and Francesca Di Mauro, Head of the Central and Southern Africa Unit, and Indian Ocean, Directorate General for International Development […]

Mango Airlines to install Split Scimitar Winglets tech on Boeing fleet

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) has announced that South Africa’s Mango Airlines has ordered its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet. Mango Airlines plans to perform the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African Airways Technical facility. “Mango Airlines clearly recognises the enhanced performance and improvement to the […]

CIO challenges 2019: The biggest obstacles and how to overcome them

Andy Mack, Software Services Director at Echo Managed Services, creator of multi-utility billing software, Aptumo, talks to us about facing the biggest challenges of the coming year head on and how software vendors can support CIOs to excel. Given the speed at which technology is transforming our business landscape, it’s vital that global and UK […]

KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]

TransUnion CEO on five trends set to dominate technology this year

As technology disruptions become the norm, Lee Naik, tech expert and TransUnion CEO, says five trends will dominate the year. Technologies converge as 5G lands Biometrics, robotics, AI, augmented and mixed reality. none of these technologies are new – NASA has been using a digital twin framework as far back as the Apollo 13 mission. […]

Expert opinion: Why software needs to eat your business

Sanjiv Gossain, Head of Cognizant Digital Business, Europe, talks to us about how software is being heavily utilised throughout organisations to place them at the top spot when it comes to their Digital Transformation. Those that do not adapt and reap its benefits will fall behind. When Marc Andreessen wrote the now-famous piece ‘Why Software […]

ServiceNow Vice President on how to understand digital technology

While Digital Transformation is all the rage these days, Chris Pope, VP of Innovation at ServiceNow, says that understanding the subject is a prerequisite if firms are going to fully appreciate where new and emerging technology will have an impact. There are college degrees in computer science and software engineering that feature different programming languages […]

Nutanix Country Manager on the cloud opportunities in Africa

Even though there are still challenges to overcome, the cloud provides an ideal platform to channel this growth. Paul Ruinaard, Country Manager at Nutanix Sub-Saharan Africa, tells us more. Such are the opportunities offered by the cloud, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index 2018 Report shows that instances of the hybrid cloud in South Africa are […]

Econet President and CEO on the evolution of broadcasting in Africa

Africa’s Over-the-top (OTT) market is poised for growth and it’s being driven by the need for superior customer experience. Joseph Hundah, President and Group CEO of Econet Media, tells us more. Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In […]

The 2019 trends impacting mobile technology on the African continent

According to the GMSM Mobile Economy 2018 report for Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones. Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing […]

Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]

Decision Inc. enhances insights for property management group

Attacq contracted Decision Inc. to assist with enhancing the MyBuildings mobile app with data analytics and reporting capabilities, to ensure it accurately and effectively manages its tenants and building needs across South Africa. The ability to methodically and consistently generate high levels of service delivery are a distinguishing characteristic for any business enterprise. About Attacq […]

Agriculture industry in Angola and Lesotho receives US$50m boost

Efforts to improve agriculture productivity in Southern Africa got a boost following the World Bank Board approval of a US$50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho. This will be done under the ongoing World Bank financed Agriculture Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) involving three other countries in […]

Vanu Inc launches accurate wireless connectivity mapping resource

Vanu, a provider of mobile communications solutions that allow mobile network operators to provide service in places that do not currently have network coverage, has launched VanuMaps, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa. Resulting from collaboration with FHI 360, this new mapping […]

African technology to be showcased at International CES in Las Vegas

The African entrepreneurship ecosystem is to be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health and connected cars, International CES is aimed at innovative companies around the world. Called AfricaTech Now, the African event at CES […]

South Africa urged to invest in high-performance computing skills

South Africa has been urged to invest heavily in the development of a skilled high-performance computing generation to avoid missing out on the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town, the Director-General of Science and Technology, Dr Phil […]

Digitising traditional supply chains becoming critical for businesses

The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, particularly supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of Strato IT Group, provider of business system solutions including StratoPOD, says that digitising traditional supply chains has become a critical […]