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Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters a new wave

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the entertainment and media (E&M) experience, the most disruptive, forward-thinking companies are striving to create an integrated ecosystem suited to this consumer-driven dynamic. That is according to […]


Kaspersky Lab research reveals surge in attacks on IoT devices

IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware in the first half of 2018 – more than triple the amount of IoT malware seen in the whole of 2017. That’s according to the Kaspersky Lab IoT report, with the cybersecurity vendor warning that the snowballing growth of malware families for smart devices […]


South Atlantic interlink connecting Cameroon to Brazil fully installed

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced the completion of the near 6,000km marine installation of its 25-year life-span transatlantic fibre optic subsea cable. This marks a significant milestone because, for the first time, two continents, Africa and the Americas, are fully connected to their respective landing stations; Kribi in Cameroon and Fortaleza […]


Ethiopian Airlines app adds Alipay through mobile payment platform

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SkyTrax Four Star Airline, has partnered with CellPoint to accept payments via Chinese firm Alipay. This is the first APM integration for CellPoint Mobile as part of an ongoing partnership with the flag carrier of Ethiopia. “CellPoint Mobile has demonstrated its commitment and knowledge of the Africa region as a member […]


Changing technology helped South African children’s wear store grow

A Cape Town-based children’s wear chain is set to go big within the next few years, thanks to the advanced management tools and market data within its point of sale solution. Petit Love, a luxury baby-goods retail chain, is targeting expansion to 15 new stores over the next four years, proving that small business can […]


ManageEngine strengthens endpoint security with Browser Security Plus

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced its launch of Browser Security Plus, a browser management solution that helps organisations secure their corporate data in the cloud and protect their networks from web-based cyberattacks. Available immediately, Browser Security Plus provides organisations with a layer of management capabilities for browsers and their add-ons to maintain […]


Xperien CEO asks if we should destroy or redeploy old equipment?

Companies must be cautious to safely dispose of data-rich electronics, especially in this rapid pace of technological and digital change. An even bigger challenge is to decide whether it is more economical to destroy or redeploy old equipment. Recycling old electronics is the right choice when they are broken and beyond repair, but equipment that […]


Netshield GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway helps cut support costs

Netshield has launched its next generation Inline GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway. It is the ideal accompaniment for businesses looking for a cost effective and easy to deploy means to remotely monitor for business disruptions, such as power, temperature, humidity, flooding and even door contacts on their client’s sites. The device is particularly relevant for […]


Cloud shift starting to take place in SA financial service sector

Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.  Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that thanks to the cloud and a growing base of market disruptors, innovation and technology are becoming more critical to the survival of today’s financial institutions. […]


Disaster Recovery 2.0: Protecting your business from the unexpected

Whether it is fires, floods or other natural or man-made disasters, recent events have taught us that previous best practices for disaster recovery are not fit for purpose. Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa South at Veeam, looks at how this paves the way for cloud and service provider technologies to provide the solution. Whether […]


Vend Chief Executive Officer on how AI is changing the retail industry

Vaughan Rowsell, CEO of Vend, looks at on how Artificial Intelligence in retail is changing the industry. When you think about Artificial Intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your […]


Trend Micro expert on email hackers being defeated by AI

Email is a regular method of attack for the cybercriminal because it is the easiest and most successful way to spread high-risk threats, making it one of the most popular vectors in a hacker’s arsenal. The thing with hacking an email account is that the hacked account can be used for fraud. For example, a […]


Sixth annual Agile Africa conference to take place in Johannesburg

The latest trends, insights and the future of Agile Development in South Africa and on the African Continent will underscore this year’s sixth annual Agile Africa conference, taking place from October 1 to 2 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. Organised by Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), the two-day conference features […]


Siemon demonstrates advantages of plug terminated link technology

Siemon, a global network infrastructure expert, has created a new video to demonstrate how plug terminated link technology speeds up the deployment of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices in intelligent buildings, while cutting costs and increasing security and performance. Using high-end graphics, the new video takes the viewer on a virtual tour through an intelligent building […]


Second place for tech specialist e4 at Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Technology specialist e4 came second in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge, hosted in Lomé, Togo. According to Andrea Tucker, R&D Head at e4, there is a lack of a fully digital onboarding solution across most banks. “Onboarding customers is notorious for its tedious nature, for both the bank and customer,” she said. “Although it is a […]


China Telecom Global to have hub at Teraco Data Environments

China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited (CTMEA), the Middle East and Africa subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced that it is establishing an inter-connection network and telecommunications hub to support growing traffic demands at Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre. CTMEA has established its network nodes in Teraco’s data […]


SAP Africa drives innovation opportunities via universities

SAP Africa has announced the opening of eight new SAP Next-Gen Chapter universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main objective is to expand and drive innovation opportunities with SAP customers to help them accelerate into becoming intelligent enterprises. The following SAP Next-Gen Chapters universities are tasked with preparing the future purpose driven innovators for the SAP […]


Xperien partners with Merchant West to offer IT life-cycle solutions

Xperien has partnered with independent financial services company Merchant West to provide continuous IT life-cycle solutions, a fresh line of alternative funding to reduce the cost of IT assets. The partnership offers a full end-to-end IT Asset Life-cycle solution from acquisition to financing, management and disposal. Merchant West will structure a finance deal that reduces […]


Cisco expert on building and securing the 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. Ensuring the security of the SP network infrastructure, the business and its customers will require a holistic approach says Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Every new generation […]


CA Technologies unveils seven trends in Docker Container Monitoring

CA Technologies, a leader in industry application performance management solutions, has announced new survey research, Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring, a study conducted in collaboration with Gatepoint Research. As application containerisation adoption continues to rise, the survey findings examine key challenges and provide guidance for organisations to maximise their container investments. Containers offer immense value […]