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Is it becoming easier for cybercriminals to access company data?

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox, looks at how companies can balance giving employees freedom to use their devices in the workplace while ensuring the network remains secure. We are in the age of the ‘office of the future’ – every company now battles it out to attract staff and clients […]


Data centre opens doors to national and international customers

Kenya’s first carrier neutral co-location data centre has opened its doors to national and international customers. Icolo.io partnered with Siemon to equip the new facility with state-of the-art network infrastructure solutions. With an approximate population of 180 million people, East Africa has seen tremendous growth in Internet and mobile phone adoption in recent years. This […]


MTN Nigeria takes customer experience to new levels

MTN Nigeria has taken a bold approach to customer service, showing that their customers are at the core of their organisation. Using Nokia’s Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution, it will drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations to improve the overall experience for its 52 million customers. The inherent automation and intelligence that is […]


Sophos announces launch of Intercept X for Server solution

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyberthreats. Sophos’ deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen […]


Wireless networks: Big benefits for small businesses

Osama AlHaj-Issa, Regional Channel Director, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says it’s time we addressed the demands of the smaller businesses and made network management simple. Very few small and midsize businesses (SMB) owners have a fully functioning IT department. But they are still expected to provide modern […]


Fortinet gains traction in SD-WAN market with integrated offering

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it has gained significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace by delivering a comprehensive SD-WAN solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches. The growing appeal of SD-WAN technologies has caught the attention of the IT […]


FibreCo to boost broadband connectivity in Kroonstad

Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Only 5.4% of households in the province have access to the Internet at home, with 9.9% having access at work; therefore it’s clear […]


Ruckus drives next generation networks with ICX switches

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the availability of its new family of switches in the sub-Saharan African market to support next-generation network edge and aggregation/core requirements. The Ruckus ICX family of switches simplify network set-up and management, enhance security, minimise troubleshooting and make upgrades easy to deliver high-performance switching capabilities that meet current […]


Vodafone to help in fight against malnutrition in Africa

Vodafone has announced it is working with Sanku-Project Healthy Children (Sanku-PHC) to equip small flour mills in Africa with Internet of Things (IoT) services to provide fortified flour to millions of people. Two billion people around the world suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. Fortified flour battles against hidden hunger in developing countries, which includes pervasive issues of nutrition deficiency such as birth defects, child development issues and blindness. […]


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 […]