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Spectrum from Arbor gives you a detective inside your network

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Advanced malware is no longer the most dangerous enemy in the world of advanced threats. Instead, the new enemy is the attack campaign – a series of hidden events engineered to create chaos. This is according to Arbor Network’s Territory Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman, who says, “The new enemy is human orientated. Traditionally, […]


DocFusion365 and DocuSign add value to paperless office processes

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In today’s age, merging all the processes required for an automated system can be tricky and costly. This has paved the way for the development and introduction of solutions that streamline critical business processes and functions, of which document automation is considered one of the most important. “Combining the power of Office365 with DocFusion365 and […]


Digital tech key to unlocking value of Africa’s investments in ports

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Africa’s commercial ports should invest in revamping their enterprise applications and digitalising their operations as part of the multi-billionaire dollar capacity expansion projects underway across much of the continent. Such investments in technology hold the key to improving the industry’s utilisation of assets such as berths, cranes, terminal tractors and people. That’s according to Thabo […]


Paratus to disrupt enterprise telecom market in Botswana

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Paratus has announced that it intends to disrupt the telecoms market and bring quality, reliable enterprise telecommunication services to Botswana. The operator sees a tremendous amount of potential in the market and is committed to providing its signature, innovative solutions as a fresh approach in Botswana. Paratus Botswana Managing Director Shawn Bruwer says Paratus is […]


From ugly duckling to swan: the metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

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The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to easily manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a Software as a Service (SaaS), which is of benefit to both […]


True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

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Article by Cameron Beveridge, Director: Cloud at SAP Africa No matter your industry sector or geographic location, all businesses today have one overriding thing in common: to be successful and sustainable you must be digital. While the rewards of moving a business towards digital are considerable, the initial transition can be challenging. Innovation requires the […]


Siemens creates opportunities for digital skills development in Africa

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The fourth Industrial Revolution is having a disruptive effect on economies and the development of digital skills is vital. There is an opportunity, especially in Africa, to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialisation and drive economic growth. With this in mind, Siemens is handing over equipment specifically related to […]


One Channel partners with 2Interact to expand into HRMS

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Cloud specialist One Channel has now partnered with 2Interact, a global human resources management system (HRMS) provider, as part of One Channel’s strategy to provide complete cloud-based solutions to mid-sized and larger customers on the African continent. Interact HRMS provides a complete suite of seamlessly integrated applications that encompass the full scope of HR and […]


Fake news ‘as a Service’ on the rise according to Digital Shadows

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New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed for ideological purposes. However, research conducted by analysts at Digital Shadows reveals the growth of toolkits and services – available for just $7 […]


Bad patch management keeps old exploits en vogue

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As much as cybercriminals continue to refine and expand their ways of attacking data and devices, they are also digging into their bags of tried and trusted tricks. Richard Broeke, an IT security specialist and General Manager at leading managed IT security provider, Securicom, says that there’s a growing number of companies experiencing exploits on […]


DDoS mitigation is the best practice in an IoT world

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a conversation that has been gathering momentum in the public space for around the past five years or so, even though the concept has been around for a few decades. And yet, in this brand-new world of science fiction coming to life, threats lurk also. So says Arbor Network’s […]


dormakaba South Africa opens hotel doors with tap and go

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dormakaba South Africa, a trusted partner for smart and secure access solutions worldwide, has designed a secure, accessible and easy-to-use mobile Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution for hotels. The solution allows for hotel guests to use their mobile devices as room keys, neatly sidestepping check in queues and paperwork. Installation is simple and cost-effective, and […]


The shift from prevention technology to deception and response

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Intelligent CIO caught up with Ray Kafity, Vice President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Attivo Networks to discuss the company’s forecast for upcoming industry trends and how they are witnessing new technologies such as IoT changing the threat landscape. Q: Since the product launch in June this year, has Attivo made any adaptations to […]


NIT signs distribution agreement with Dell EMC for MEA region

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NIT an Ingram Micro Company and leading regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Dell EMC, a global leader in networking, server/storage solution for physical security environment. Through this agreement, NIT is now authorised […]


Accessible and affordable data is key to Africa’s tech advancement

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Forget growing the economy if data is not made affordable and accessible, or if app developers continue to disrespect phone users in South Africa, says Lorraine Steyn, CEO of KRS. There is currently a lot of buzz around ICT4D – the fourth Industrial Revolution. As wonderful and exciting as the possibilities are of what technology […]


Cybersecurity alert: should you fear the ‘Reaper’?

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Article by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks Move over Mirai. There’s a new monstrous botnet in town. The newly-discovered botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’, appears to be a more powerful strain of Internet of Things (IoT) attack malware than Mirai, the previous holder of the IoT botnet crown. And while Reaper hasn’t […]


GE increases efficiency and output at Ivory Coast’s Azito Power Plant

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To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by […]


Oracle invests in partner success to drive Africa’s tech economy

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In a major push to help Oracle Partners drive cloud adoption across Africa, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) hosted its Africa Partner Day in Kenya. The event focused on presenting new resources and initiatives for partners to create innovative digital transformation strategies for organisations across the continent. “Oracle Partner Day is the foundation to building a better […]


Eseye and Bukard unearthing the Internet of Things in agriculture

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IoT M2M connectivity specialist Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research since 1953, to harness the power of the IoT. Burkard has developed a piece of real time pathogen monitoring equipment to predict and provide an early warning system of crop disease risk. The collaboration with Eseye and […]


Fujitsu safeguards organisations with Cyber Threat Intelligence service

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Intended to safeguard companies from cyberattacks that could have a catastrophic effect on business continuity, Fujitsu has announced the availability of its Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) service in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). The service ensures that customers can properly defend themselves against cyberattacks, which have the potential to put a company […]