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The effect of innovative technology on investigations industry

Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector. Today, the private investigations and risk management sectors are led by businesses that have […]

Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]

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 […]

Frost & Sullivan highlight emerging ICT trends in South Africa

Last year saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, 2019 will be the year when South Africa start-ups lead the innovation in IIoT and AI, and their cross-industry integration, according […]

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 […]

RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in South Africa

UiPath has welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President says that, over the next six years, every child in the country would be provided with digital workbooks and textbooks on […]

West Africa Cable System Upgrade II is completed by Huawei Marine

Huawei Marine has completed the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II. The project was signed a year ago before being put into commercial use last October. The upgrade realised 32*100G wavelengths configured on the longest optically amplified single fibre span stretching 11,500km from South Africa to Portugal. As the longest 100G submarine cable system […]

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 […]

Redstor adds new data centre in South Africa following high demand

Redstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, is expanding operations by adding a new data centre in Johannesburg. The decision to take up a presence in Teraco Data Environments, Isando, follows unprecedented demand for the company’s disruptive data management platform. Paul Evans, CEO and co-founder of Redstor, said: […]

Emerson to showcase next-generation oil and gas solutions at EGYPS 2019

Emerson will be highlighting the latest innovations in its digital and software portfolio at the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) that will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) from February 11 to 13. Members of the firm’s Middle East and Africa leadership team will be at Stand 3C28, Hall 3to showcase the […]

Integrated HCM system ’empowers businesses to master African tax’

HR and HCM specialist CRS Technologies says a single integrated system allows for centralisation, locality and globalisation. Amid constant changes to tax and labour legislation, the firm says that businesses must keep ahead of developments affecting the progressive work environment. “This is why an integrated HCM system makes sense,” said Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS […]

Digital Transformation to be promoted at Africa Tech Week event

The city of Cape Town, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), will host the inaugural Africa Tech Week that will introduce African small businesses to digital solutions and future business strategies and development. Digital Transformation requires cooperation between companies, government and civil society and Africa Tech Week creates a unique platform for exactly […]

Andela secures funding to build distributed engineering teams

Andela, a company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, has announced the completion of a US$100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to US$180M. Andela, which has […]

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 […]

Oracle expert on how Enterprise Resource Planning changed last year

Oludare Ogunlade, Sales Director, West Africa Applications at Oracle, looks at how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has changed in the past year. The ability to keep up with the unprecedented pace of business change, such as implementing the latest best practices and innovations on a regular basis, is something that is fairly new to the […]

Battery Centre moves to the Cloud after deploying CloudBox

The move to the cloud can help businesses increase revenues while also improving customer engagement, performance, security and reliability. As part of its Digital Transformation drive, Battery Centre Kempton Park, based in South Africa, has deployed Cloudbox, an ‘All-in-One’ IT solution that includes everything from email to backups, file sharing, security and communication. Like many […]

Focus on Information and Communications Technology in Angola

Prior to gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola had a rich tradition of family-based farming and was self-sufficient in all major food crops, except wheat. But by the early 1990s, the Southern Africa country produced less than 1% of the volume it had produced two decades previously, while production of cotton, tobacco and sugar […]

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 […]

Redstor adds clout to ITWeb Cloud Summit 2019 event in South Africa

Redstor, sponsors at ITWeb Cloud Summit 2019, will highlight how technology developed in South Africa is revolutionising the way businesses are managing their data. Danie Marais, Redstor’s Director of Product Management, will explain why organisations with sprawling complex estates can now discover, manage and protect all their data with confidence – and in real time. […]