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Ecobank wins awards for operations in five African countries

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Ecobank, a leading pan-African banking group, has won ‘Bank of the Year’ awards in five of its countries of operation. Ecobank scored the five-trophy haul at The Banker Awards, held in London with the honours going to teams in Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, Gambia, Togo and Uganda. Judges said  teams from the winning countries had made […]


Standard Chartered Bank and Ant Financial sign MOU

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Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a leading international banking group with a strong presence in Africa, and Ant Financial Services, one of the world’s leading digital financial services providers, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under its terms SCB will combine its banking expertise and insights in emerging markets such as Africa […]


Company announces validations that ‘deception’ fools attackers

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Validating deception’s ability to serve as a reliable security control for closing in-network detection gaps, Attivo Networks has released results of a penetration test conducted by a top computer forensics company that specialises in penetration testing and has also announced the ThreatInject simulation tool for testing deception resiliency. By creating an authentic synthetic network based […]


McAfee completes Skyhigh Networks acquisition

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McAfee, which operates throughout Africa, has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit. Skyhigh is an ideal complement to McAfee’s strategy – one focused on building and optimising mission-critical cybersecurity environments for the future. […]


Distributor recommends Mellanox’s products for data centre efficiency

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Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor, has welcomed the deployment of Mellanox’s 25GbE and 100GbE ConnectX-4 EN family of Ethernet adapters. It says Mellanox’s products allow companies to save on capital spending since there is no need to convert data centres’ legacy infrastructures. In addition, it says Mellanox’s open source DPDK software helps prevent denial of […]


Egyptian bank wins 12 international renowned awards in 2017

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Commercial International Bank-Egypt (CIB) received 12 international awards in 2017, in recognition of its outstanding innovative performance. After positioning itself as a local bank with global standards, CIB-Egypt is now competing at a regional and international level. CIB-Egypt was named the ‘World’s Best Bank in the Emerging Markets’ by Euromoney; the first bank in the […]


The IDC sees over 400% data centre performance boost with Datacentrix

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The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has seen a more than 400% performance improvement within its SAP environment, as well as a marked boost in agility, following the deployment of new data centre infrastructure by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions. Established in 1940, the IDC is a national development finance institution, […]


Canon holds annual conference for partners from Africa

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Canon has hosted a gathering of its regional partners from the Middle East and Africa where they witnessed the latest innovative imaging products and solutions that are to transform and support the growth of their businesses in a fast-paced, technologically-enabled future. Held in Dubai over two days, the Annual Partner Conference aimed at further cementing […]


Kodak Alaris expert on document management in the era of data chaos

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There is more data in existence than ever before but it’s usefulness can be limited if it’s trapped on a piece of paper. Gregoire de Clercq, Marketing Director, Kodak Alaris Information Management, tells us how to set your data free. The ever-increasing flood of data into and out of an organisation and how best to […]


Mimecast expert: Cybercriminals are setting sights on healthcare

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Cybercriminals have set their sights on protected health information. It’s Black Market value is greater than credit card information. By Brandon Bekker, Managing Director at Mimecast, Africa and the Middle East, explains why and how the healthcare sector is under attack.   The Internet of Things has transformed the healthcare sector, allowing practitioners to easily […]


Wireless tech is an integral part of Africa’s telco development

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While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed. Comprehensive and well-intended rural rollout strategies still remain unaffordable […]


Five traits of the transformational Chief Information Officer

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Article by Niral Patel, MD and Technology Leader, Oracle South Africa The transformational Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the talk of the town – a captain of innovation, charting a course toward digital transformation for your business. With a view that stretches beyond the IT department, the transformational CIO is instigating a seismic shift in […]


Hyperscale computing for enterprise data centres

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R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, is forecasting new challenges for traditional data centres. On the road to cloud computing, data centres will have to modernise and extend their networks to be able to provide resources more flexibly. And they have to extend their fibre-optic cabling. “The […]


Public cloud: only part of the strategy for MEA organisations

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Article by Yousuf Khan, CIO of Pure Storage For consumers and businesses alike, digital technology has proven disruptive. Consumers can, in theory, embrace or reject the trend as they see fit. But a reluctance to embrace digital technologies can leave organisations falling behind competitors. The good news is that enterprises in the Middle East and […]


Enabling clean and affordable energy in East Africa with the cloud

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M-KOPA Solar is recognised as one of the top 50 companies changing the world. As of May 2017, the company has connected over 500,000 homes to affordable solar power, with 500 new homes added per day, transforming lives in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Worldwide, 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. People in Africa are […]


Kickstarting business growth with smart software development

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Article by Gareth Hawkey, CEO of redPanda Software Choosing the right development approach is key to success in a fast-moving environment… In today’s digitally-driven business environment, it is critical that businesses are powered by enterprise software that is tailored to their specific needs. Indeed, every business – even if they sit within the same sector […]


Unpacking what the local data centre means for business in Africa

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Article by Amr Kamel, General Manager, Microsoft West, East and Central Africa Cloud is revolutionising the way companies in Africa do business. The announcement that Microsoft is building two new data centres on the continent will further help businesses in Africa connect to opportunities across the globe while taking full advantage of the benefits cloud […]


Angola Cables and WACREN expand connectivity for academic institutions

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Angola Cables has announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa. The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa, including services that foster collaboration […]


Safaricom enhances customer experience with voice biometrics

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Safaricom has introduced a dynamic voice biometrics system that will enable customers to access services through a quicker and less intrusive vetting process. Safaricom’s Voice Biometrics system, known as Jitambulishe, allows customers to use their voices for authentication before accessing assisted services such as resetting M-PESA PIN, and PUK requests, significantly cutting down the steps […]


MainOne is Nigeria’s Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner

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MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications services company and operator of the premier Tier III data centre, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute connectivity provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to […]