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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 to accelerate infrastructure deployments

SUSE has unveiled SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8, its latest enterprise-ready OpenStack Cloud platform. Based on OpenStack Pike, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 is the first release to integrate the best of SUSE OpenStack Cloud and HPE OpenStack technology, which was acquired by SUSE last year. In addition to accelerating the deployment of software-defined infrastructure, it delivers […]


Vox looks to the channel to capitalise on virtual data centre demand

Integrated ICT and telecommunications provider Vox is looking to extend its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering by making it available to its channel partners. “We believe there is a good revenue opportunity, especially for managed services providers that cannot afford to purchase the full cloud infrastructure,” said Craig Freer, Executive Head of Cloud and Managed […]


SearchInform holds road show in South Africa

Information security experts as well as top managers and executives were among those to attend SearchInform’s road show, themed Money Loss Prevention: futuristic security, in South Africa. The company entered the South African market in March 2018 and has immediately engaged businesses to showcase its solutions. The company offers a fresh perspective on cybersecurity, replacing a […]


Increase in ransomware attacks targeting supply chain

Cybercriminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data. This is according to Dimension Data’s newly published Executive Guide to the NTT Security 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which has revealed there was a worrying increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting the supply chain in 2017. […]


Oracle expert on what you should have when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Itayi WP Mandonga, Oracle PaaS Cloud Champion (South Africa) Cloud computing is now broadly accepted as an economical way to share a pool of configurable computing resources. No one solution works for every business. Flexibility is great, but with so many choices, […]


Paratus Botswana now offers quality Molex cabling solutions

Paratus Botswana has launched a new initiative that is aimed at equipping employees with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the fast-evolving technological world. The intensive training course is for staff to futureproof customers’ networking infrastructure. As a talent-led organisation, Paratus aims to develop the critical skills needed to make market-relevant interventions and […]


AppCentrix announces expansion into Middle East

AppCentrix, a leading South Africa-based managed ICT services company, has announced its expansion into the Middle East and the signing of a distribution agreement with ExtraHop, a leader in real-time IT analytics for network performance management and security. The company intends to capitalise on the region’s growing need for robust and competitively priced cybersecurity solutions […]


Leading data management firm Veeam unveils DataLabs component

Veeam® Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, has unveiled a new, key component of Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform – Veeam DataLabs™. A form of copy data management, Veeam DataLabs allows organisations to easily create new instances of their production environments on demand. This capability enables use cases beyond typical data protection […]


PBT Group expert: Security should underpin a cloud strategy

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Yolanda Smit, Regional Director (Gauteng) at PBT Group. Cloud remains a topic, which is continually debated among business. While it can be complex to move or integrate completely into the cloud, the possibilities that the cloud can open for a business, means it […]


HomeFixer app launched to ease home renovations and maintenance

An app to held fix any household related issue at the push of a button has been launched. HomeFixer was recently launched by 2018 Namibian rugby captain Renaldo Bothma, who is now playing in the UK for Harlequins. It is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies […]


Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks’ territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses where South Africa stands in terms of government awareness of DDoS threats, and activities that should be taken to protect business and enterprises from DDoS attacks. There’s no doubt that the United States is taking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks seriously. In point of […]


‘Protecting the Human Point’ paper to be presented at summit

Today, the traditional security perimeter has dissolved, primarily because of two changes within the enterprise – the rise of the mobile employee and the wide scale adoption of cloud services. This means that security professionals can no longer take a threat-centric approach, but must be prepared to respond to and manage threats which could already […]


ICT investment and partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

As the world marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day today, Huawei Southern Africa Regional President Li Peng looks at why and how public and private partnership are necessary to get more Africans connected to the internet and move the digital economy forward. Rapid advancements in Information Communications Technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has […]


Developer walks away with SilverBridge Awesome Projects award

SilverBridge developer Tsundzukani Davi Mhlongo has walked away with the first prize in the customer category award of the annual SilverBridge Awesome Projects campaign. His SmartGrid solution simplifies the way Exergy users resolve validation errors. “Tsundzukani joined SilverBridge as an intern in 2016 following which he was appointed as a permanent staff member. This illustrates […]


Research shows Veeam achieving high customer satisfaction rates

Veeam Software has announced that the latest Net Promoter Score (NPS) research, conducted by an independent third party, shows the company achieving a rating of 73. This places Veeam above some of the largest, most respected brands in the world in terms of customer satisfaction, and is 3.5 times the industry average – the fifth […]


Acumatica cloud ERP ranked highest for usability by Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research has ranked Acumatica Cloud ERP highest for usability in its ERP Technology Value Matrix 2017. Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has announced multiple enhancements to its latest product release as the disruptive company continues expanding into markets underserved by larger, less innovative competitors. One Channel, Africa’s leading cloud ERP solutions provider […]


Red Hat’s new mission: Making IT’s four footprints immaterial

By Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.  For the past several years, Red Hat has emphasised the interplay of IT’s four footprints, from physical servers and virtual machines to private and public clouds. A single environment is unlikely to scale and adapt to meet the needs of the modern enterprise, from competitive dynamics […]


More than 2.5 billion records stolen or compromised globally in 2017

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, an 88% increase from 2016. While data breach incidents decreased by 11%, 2017 was the first year publicly disclosed breaches surpassed more than two billion […]


Hybrid approach to security needed for maximum protection, expert says

Despite the popularity of SaaS security solutions, Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director Middle East and Africa at ‎Infoblox, argues that a hybrid approach is the best prevention against cyberattacks. Are Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) security solutions truly the panacea they are publicised to be? The answer is, it depends on how the SaaS solution is architected. A majority […]


Revolutionary sub-ducting solution for rapid fibre deployment

Jasco has brought a new, advanced fibre optic ducting solution to the South African market that promises to revolutionise the implementation of fibre optic networks, increasing the speed and ease of deployment and lowering costs significantly. The company also believe the unique sub-ducting features of the product will enjoy rapid adoption by all major and […]