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Redstor reveals key to effective data risk and compliance

Danie Marais, Director of Product Management at Redstor, will reveal how a new technology developed in South Africa is helping organisations comply with regulations when he addresses the ITWeb Governance, Risk and Compliance conference. As data grows and becomes decentralised in a multi-cloud world, making it difficult to keep track of where it all exists, […]


Kenyan investment bank migrates 100% to the cloud in one day

When Genghis Capital, a leading investment bank in Kenya, took the decision to modernise its technology organisation, it opted to think out of the box. Part of a strategic new direction, the bank wanted to explore the digital and productivity freedom the cloud could offer and move away from archaic systems that were proving to […]


Vodacom KwaZulu Natal builds indoor mobile coverage and capacity in SA

To help businesses deliver first-class service, Vodacom announced it is offering dedicated 4G digital distributed antenna systems (DAS) in South Africa to boost in-building wireless technology.  “As global technological advancements are evolving at a rapid pace, businesses across South Africa can’t afford to be left behind,” said Ishmael Mathinya, Head of Operations, Vodacom KwaZulu Natal. “Vodacom […]


Elingo says that companies can count on cloud to enhance their business

Migration to the cloud is on the rise with more businesses adopting cloud solutions to realise the benefits. Elingo, a leading IT solution and service specialist based in Johannesburg, says cloud is no longer a mystical concept, but a concrete pipeline to a more flexible, cost-effective work environment. “The migration from desktop solutions to cloud […]


Forcepoint expert on resolving disruptions in the financial industry

Gregg Brans, from Forcepoint SA, looks as how to resolve potential disruptions in the financial industry.  In the current digital era, customers regularly share their personal information with organisations and as a result, expect companies to safeguard their personal data as prime priority. This has never been more apparent than with financial institutions, as customers […]


MTN initiates Digital Transformation with Oracle Cloud Applications

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major, MTN, has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. “MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to […]


Infoblox hosts ‘security and data centre’ tour across EMEA

Infoblox, a leader in secure cloud-managed network services, has announced that it is hosting a 21-city tour throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. The Middle East and Africa leg of the road tour, focuses on security and next generation data centres, with the theme ‘Take Network Security to the Next Level’, […]


The ​critical ​​f​actors needed for ​a ​successful​ ​transformation

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, MEA at Nexign, looks at what is needed to make the transition from communication to digital service provider. We are all part of Digital Transformation – governments, companies and consumers. But while some feel like they are on the back of a runaway train, others have taken control of their destinies. Manufacturers […]


Security spend and priorities – is your business getting it right?

Bernice Binet, F5 Brand Executive at South African based IT service management company EOH, analyses why organisations spend 90% of their security budget securing the perimeter of their systems when 77% of cyberattacks happen through apps.  Organisations locally and abroad do seem to be taking cybersecurity a lot more seriously. This is especially true in […]


Rocket challenge, sponsored by Axiz, targets local coding skills

Addressing the growing skills gap within software development, information technology value added distributor, Axiz has sponsored the Rocket APT Challenge and encouraged 39 students to participate in the regional round of the Rocket.Build coding challenge. Colleen Becker, Axiz Pre-sales Engineer, said that the response to the challenge was exceptional and the company is excited to […]


Cloud vital for insurance growth, says SilverBridge Managing Executive

With the number of insurers using cloud computing services tripling over the last few years, those still undecided as to its relevance need to start making a serious investment into strategically understanding the impact on their businesses. Research from Novarica reveals that 70% of surveyed global insurers are using cloud computing to a lesser or […]


Decision Inc expert on the trends that you can’t ignore this year

Value in the form of quality interactions and ethics are the biggest priority for consumers in 2019, and this will shape how companies design solutions, deliver services and communicate. Leigh Whiting, Experience Design Lead at Decision Inc, tells us more.  Value over noise One of our core design principles at Design Inc. is ‘impactful – […]


Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Teraco Data Environments, a leading provider of colocation data centre infrastructure in Africa, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor. Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, […]


Old IoT vulnerabilities: A botnet gift that ‘keeps on giving’

Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, warns that it’s not only obvious IoT devices like fitness wearables and watches that are at risk; so are commonly overlooked devices like IP cameras and cable modems. Here tells us more here… New research from Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) reveals that while […]


Vox introduces high-speed satellite internet plans to South Africa

To keep pace with evolving requirements in South Africa, integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox, which offers broadband satellite Internet through YahClick, has announced new service plans to give customers better speeds and more data options. “Apart from offering new users competitively priced products, this is of huge benefit to our existing customers,” said Jacques […]


Veeam Software expands leadership in Cloud Data Management

Veeam Software, a leader in backup solutions that that enable Intelligent Data Management, has  announced the general availability for new cloud data management capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, as well as the upcoming Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console v3. The new major capabilities deliver cost effective data […]


Akamai director on how to prevent rise in cryptocurrency mining attacks

Opinion piece from Richard Meeus, Security Technology and Strategy Director at Akamai Coin-mining malware isn’t a new threat. Although it has received increased attention over recent months following the fluctuations in the value of bitcoin and other digital currencies, it has roots dating back to 2011. The term ‘coin-mining malware’ is used to refer to malware […]


Decision Inc launches Dynamics 365 F&O app on Microsoft AppSource

Software solutions provider and Microsoft ERP gold partner Decision Inc. Immix has introduced D365 Internal Stores Requisition Management (ISRM), the first Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (F&O) application to hit the Microsoft AppSource business applications store in South Africa. “The D365 ISRM app is filling a much-needed gap in the market and has […]


Fibre optic firm OFS launches R-Pack Rollable Ribbon Backbone Cable

OFS, a global manufacturer of leading-edge fibre optic solutions that operates in Morocco, has introduced the R-Pack Rollable Ribbon (RR) Backbone Cable as the newest member of its portfolio of award-winning, premises rollable ribbon cables. According to Premises Cable Product Manager Dan Hendrickson, the launch of the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable marks a key step forward […]


IDC expert on how to prevent the rise in cryptocurrency mining attacks

By Kieran Frost, Research Manager, IDC South Africa Cryptomining attacks (commonly known as ‘cryptojacking’) are the among the most prevalent threats organisations currently face, by 8,500% in 2017 according to Symantec. Cryptojacking is when a device is unwittingly used to mine cryptocurrency – depositing the currency into a wallet designated by the threat actor. Often […]