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Gemalto helps banks simplify and streamline encryption operations

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has announced the launch of the industry’s first payment hardware security module (HSM) to include partitioning as an advanced security feature. This new capability allows financial services organisations to simplify cryptographic operations by using a single HSM to support dozens of security applications and protect sensitive payment information […]


Sierra Leone transitioning as Africa’s first ever ‘smart country’

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Sierra Leone President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and RippleNami Inc., a blockchain systems solution provider, have announced a nationwide digitisation programme that will forever change Sierra Leone’s global digital standing. By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Sierra Leone is poised to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and […]


Youtap launches cloud-based mobile money payment processing platform

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Youtap has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payment providers in developing markets. Youtap Cloud enables real time transaction processing for contactless mobile money and bank wallet payments. It supports QR code payments, as well as NFC technology, including low-cost micro point-of-sale (POS) devices, companion […]


Riverbed: Legacy networks holding back cloud and digital transformation

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Riverbed Technology has announced the results of the Riverbed ‘Future of Networking Global Survey 2017’, which explores the impact both legacy infrastructure and next-generation networks have on cloud adoption and digital transformation. The global survey, which includes responses from 1,000 IT decision makers across nine countries, revealed an incredible level of agreement that legacy infrastructures […]


Digital document management taking businesses to the clouds

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An increasing number of companies are readily adopting digital solutions to automate and enhance critical processes, most prominently document management. Experts in the field say the advent of innovation and rise of mobile-first and digital-centric businesses has changed the industry dynamic profusely. Digital documentation and solution development is being driven by cloud-based solutions, integrations via […]


Zebra Technologies presents the ‘Intelligent Enterprise’ at GITEX 2017

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Zebra Technologies Corporation, the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real time enterprise visibility, will be showcasing its wider portfolio for the retail, transport, manufacturing and healthcare industries at GITEX on 8-12 October (booth A5-6). Zebra’s cutting-edge solutions allow businesses to capitalise on […]


Cisco’s Intersight platform brings data centre management to the cloud

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Cisco has unveiled Cisco Intersight™, a management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) and Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, marking the start of a multi-year strategic programme to provide customers with clear IT advantages that support their competitive business goals. Cisco Intersight simplifies data centre operations by delivering Systems Management as a Service, […]


What my trip to the Rainbow Nation tells me about our future

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Article by Steve Tzikakis, SAP President EMEA South We all face an exciting – but uncertain – time ahead. The disruption of the fourth Industrial Revolution will change every facet of work and life over the coming decades. We will need to confront global challenges such as the socio-economic effects of workplace automation, climate change […]


Acquisitions, AI and digital transformation at Infor Next 2017

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Contrary to the predictions of the futuristic movies of the 80s, the ‘rise of the machines’ will not be the downfall of mankind, but rather deliver the business application support system that drives greater efficiencies with more intelligence, less error and greater data control. As enterprise software continues to evolve, the introduction of mainstream artificial […]


Wireless wayfinding: roadmap for the aspiring smart city

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Article by Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President, InfiNet Wireless We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily commute, is being […]


Veritas elevates software-defined storage to make storage ‘smart’

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced Veritas Cloud Storage, a new software-defined storage solution designed for massive amounts of unstructured data. This storage solution enables customers to apply analytics, machine learning and classification technologies to stored data, which can help customers extract much greater value from their data, delivering better business […]


SA’s Belgium Campus ITversity joins Infor Education Alliance Programme

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Earlier this month, Eyewitness News reported that the latest South African jobs statistics continue to reflect an appallingly high unemployment rate. According to the World Bank, the 2016 average unemployment rate for all upper middle-income countries was 6.2%. In 2016, South Africa’s rate was at 25.9%, rising to 27.7% in 2017. Of these unemployed droves, […]


Palo Alto Networks’ latest Traps™ strengthens ransomware prevention

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Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, has announced enhancements to its Traps™ advanced endpoint protection offering. These enhancements strengthen current ransomware prevention by monitoring for new techniques and ransomware behaviour and, upon detection, prevent the attack and resulting encryption of data. As ransomware attacks continue to escalate in both sophistication and frequency, organisations are […]


Gemalto’s breach report finds identity theft and poor internal security practices taking a toll

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]


Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

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Article by Neil Herbert, Director: Business Analytics at SAP Africa With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked […]


Preventing and mitigating ransomware with cyber situational awareness

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Article by Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-founder of Digital Shadows If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before The Godfather or Goodfellas. Even cyber extortion, which extends this criminal activity into […]


ievo appoints Network Information Technology as META distributor

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ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint biometric solutions, has announced that Network Information Technology (NIT), an Ingram Micro company, has been named the distributor for their product range for the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region. After establishing a strong foothold in the domestic and European markets, this is the next step in […]


The ‘modern software factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy

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CA Southern Africa has revealed the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics. The survey confirms that mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software Factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy. The new research, […]


73% of MEA businesses committed to being ‘information-based’, but face workload dilemma

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Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced the results of ‘Evolution 2017′, a groundbreaking independent global research survey that explores the ways businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and across the globe are balancing infrastructure and applications, today and beyond. The global research, which […]


USTDA connects US energy industry to business opportunities in South Africa

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The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology. The EnergyPod2® is a long-duration energy storage system based on […]