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Cisco releases new developer capabilities across platform

Cisco has announced that it has released new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform. These advancements underscore Cisco’s continued progress in delivering an open, programmable platform that spans the entire network, from campus to data centre, branch to edge. By providing an open network, Cisco is empowering 500,000 developers, 60,000 partners and three million […]


BondTracker app launched by e4 to enhance registration process

Software as a Service company, e4, has launched BondTracker, a mobile business app, designed to facilitate efficiency in tracking and communicating progress when registering a property. Clive Bredenkamp, Head of Legal Studio at e4 says that BondTracker is another e4 innovation aimed at improving traceability when registering a bond. Without needing your PC, BondTracker will  […]


Huawei expert on what will drive Africa’s digital economy

Article by Dr. Mohamed Madkour, Vice President of Huawei Global Wireless Network Marketing Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life. Universal access to Internet connectivity is even being punted as a basic human right. Huawei’s recently released GIV (Global Industry Vision) predicts […]


Service providers need the ability to future-proof their networks

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks, says service providers need to future-proof their networks embracing architectures and solutions that give them the ability to utilise different deployment options. For a service provider to succeed, their technology needs to work for them, not vice versa. And it certainly can’t work against them. Service Providers need choice. […]


Huawei’s CloudCampus solution unveiled at Huawei rethink IP event

Huawei South Africa has announced the availability of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its enterprise customers at the Huawei Rethink IP event that took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The CloudCampus solution adopts the ‘intelligent, simplified, converged, secure and open’ design concepts and leverages cloud management technology to implement centralised multi-tenant management and […]


Siemon enhances the Digital Lighting Partner programme

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has continued its commitment to adding value to its global network of installers and contractors by developing and enhancing the Digital Lighting Partner (DLP) programme. It is uniquely designed to deliver business opportunities to a network of Siemon installers by leveraging key industry partnerships and growth in the […]


Red Hat enhances foundation for digital transformation

Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2, the newest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform. Built on the enterprise-grade backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 offers significant product updates from a simplified user interface to […]


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 […]


‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]


South African businesses improve emphasis on Internet of Things

South African businesses are being forced to redefine value chains because of the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to Eseye, a leading M2M connectivity provider and an advanced network infrastructure provider for IoT. Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye Southern African Regional Manager, says that digitising physical and disconnected processes and allowing products and services […]


The MediaShop selects Ruckus Networks for head office connectivity

The MediaShop, a South African media agency, has selected Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, to deploy its internal wireless network at the new head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg. “As a communications agency, we understand the importance of uptime and customer satisfaction,” said Lisanne Hofmeyr, IT Manager at The MediaShop. ”For our staff, we wanted to […]


CA’s Leadership in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Management recognised

CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has been named a ‘value leader’ by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in its Enterprise Hybrid Infrastructure Monitoring (EHIM) Radar Report. EMA scored solutions based on their ability to discover and monitor servers, networks, hypervisors, containers, storage systems and public cloud services. CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM), a comprehensive […]


BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling in Africa

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]


ManageEngine expert: ‘Tools are vital for performance optimisation’

Sridhar Ivengar, Vice President of ManageEngine, says it is vital that companies have the tools in place when it comes to performance optimisation. ManageEngine, an operating division of Zoho Corporation, has more than 90 products and free tools that help cover everything that IT needs. This can be anything from network and device management to […]


‘Don’t let congestion humiliate your Wi-Fi’, says Riverbed expert

In a relatively short time, smart devices have moved from being a luxury item to an everyday essential. Elie Dib, Regional Vice-President, METNA, Riverbed, looks at how providers can remain effective during busy periods. In a relatively short time, smart devices have moved from being a luxury item to an everyday essential. Wireless communications – […]


Infoblox appoints new Senior Vice President for International Business

Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that Cherif Sleiman has been appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) International Business, responsible for driving business growth in international markets. In this expanded role, he will lead all businesses outside the Americas and continue to report to Bill McCarthy, Executive Vice President, […]


MainOne secures license to expand connectivity in Ivory Coast

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build […]


Wi-fi adding to spectator experience at Botswanan stadiums

Ruckus Inc was contracted by Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) to provide extensive wireless connectivity at two stadia that were used to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee Independence Day event. The project would normally take between three to five months to complete, but the teams on hand managed it in just three weeks. It is almost […]


Huawei CloudAIR solution is set to benefit carriers in Africa

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei says its CloudAIR solution will benefit South African and African carriers who are affected by a lack of spectrum but have a need to improve both coverage and capacity. “With the rapid development of mobile broadband (MBB) services, operators are concerned about heavy network load, poor user experience and traffic […]


In212 Technologies expert: Chatbots improves Government service delivery

As our government looks towards new technologies to enhance services to South Africa’s 55 million citizens and residents, Saurabh Kumar, CEO at In212 Technologies, says Chatbots appear as a valuable tool, with the potential to transform the way people engage with government departments. Chatbots combine the ease of mobile messaging with the power of Artificial […]