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ievo appoints Network Information Technology as META distributor

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ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint biometric solutions, has announced that Network Information Technology (NIT), an Ingram Micro company, has been named the distributor for their product range for the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region. After establishing a strong foothold in the domestic and European markets, this is the next step in […]


The network effect: ensuring effective healthcare in Africa

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Article by Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa Implementing effective healthcare in Africa will require multifarious stakeholders to collaborate in a more effective and efficient way to optimise the scarce resources available while maximising the potential of a growing population. I would argue that making healthcare work in Africa is inherently a network […]


Remain compliant with Nigeria’s fast-moving regulatory environment: automate your payroll

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Article by Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage in West Africa Many business managers and entrepreneurs think of running the payroll as a simple matter – what could be hard about paying your employees the right amount of money on payday and giving them a payslip? But the Nigerian regulatory environment is becoming more complex […]


Morocco to welcome African energy leaders for November’s Renewable Energy Forum

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) and the preceding Gas Options: North and West Africa meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca. As the officially labelised side-event of COP22, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum was first held in Marrakesh from 2-4 November 2016 under the […]


GE signs partner agreement with HPE for digital solutions across MEA

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GE has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The three-year agreement with HPE is the first collaboration of this scale and scope in the region, and will focus primarily on cybersecurity solutions in operational […]


South Africans lead the way in mobile banking, Avaya survey reveals

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Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say they preferred to use a mobile banking app to access their […]


Veeam helps BankservAfrica save 50% in data backup costs

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Following its investment in new data centres and disaster recovery strategies, BankservAfrica, the largest automated clearing house and payment system operator in Africa, has contracted Veeam® Software to modernise its backup and data protection systems. Processing billions of transactions annually for 23 banks and their 27 million customers while maintaining the safety and security of […]


Digital disruption and embracing singularity at Datacentrix Showcase 2017

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Datacentrix’s second annual one-day industry event, Showcase 2017, drew in over 1,900 registrations and was supported by 29 technology partners, such as HP Enterprise (HPE), Cisco and Lenovo. Taking place recently at Montecasino in Johannesburg, Datacentrix Showcase 2017 focused on the journey towards singularity, with a view to equipping South African businesses with the information […]


Techne Summit: the Mediterranean leading technology conference

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Techne Summit, the yearly international entrepreneurship and technology event that gathers the main global players in the technology industry, will take place once again this year from the 30th September–1st October 2017 in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. The two-day summit will include the main global players in the technology industry, namely industry professionals […]


GE’s efficient power generation and air-quality control technology deployed at Kusile Unit One

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GE has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant. GE’s scope in Kusile Unit One is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of six turbine islands, air-cooled condensers and wet flue gas desulphurisation plant (WFGD). The WFGD plant is an environmental control solution and the first […]


Broadband is the foundation for cloud services in southern Africa

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Huawei South Africa has urged ICT policy makers to consider broadband connectivity not just for Internet access, but as an enabler of cloud services, which will leapfrog digitisation of Southern African economies. Huawei is attending the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ICT Ministers Meeting, taking place at Zimbali outside Durban. The event is being attended […]


dotAfrica is the best option for Africa in cyberspace

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It is now possible to own an Internet address, or domain name, ending with .africa. Already, more than 8,000 of the continent’s and world’s biggest brands, businesses and individuals have registered for this exciting new Internet address. Diverse organisations ranging from banks to media companies are registering .africa domain names. “Leading continental and international brands […]


RippleNami, Inc. announces partnership to accelerate the use of blockchain in West Africa

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RippleNami, Inc., provider of the only blockchain map-based data visualisation platform, announces a partnership with Data Edge Revenue, a Sierra Leone-based systems integration company focused on advancing digitisation in West Africa. The partnership provides blockchain-based solutions to help public and private players deliver economic opportunities, critical services and resources to improve the lives of the […]


TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town event announced for March 2018

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TMT Finance, the global telecom, media and tech investment news and events provider, has announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town, South Africa conference on 15 March, 2018. The senior executive only conference, supported by Standard Bank and IFC (World Bank Group), will gather key leadership from telecom, media and […]


Increased focus on lowering smartphone costs could drive next African smartphone boom

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For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. Recent times, however, tell a different story. In 2016, according to Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip from what had been a 39% year-over-year growth rate. However, […]


Teraco announces sponsorship to help boost Africa’s Internet infrastructure

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SAFNOG hosting sponsor, Teraco, says this year’s event remains highly relevant to the local industry as more opportunities are sought to build and sustain regional Internet communities. In its role as one of the industry’s fundamental foundations, Teraco has announced a vital sponsorship providing quality colocation infrastructure to all 13 global root operators. Teraco’s Technical […]


Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

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Article by Kevin Norris, Consulting Solutions Architect, the Jasco Group Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) with […]


Datacentrix helps 1,000 SNG staff enjoy enhanced collaboration, security and mobility

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Datacentrix, a local provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, recently completed the swift roll-out of over 1,000 AMD PRO-based Hewlett-Packard notebooks, to South Africa’s fifth largest accounting, audit, advisory and forensics firm: SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG), helping the company to realise R2 million in savings through the use of these cost effective, yet high performance […]


How to maintain effective systems in period of rapid growth

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As an organisation moves through the five stages of the business life cycle, rapid growth must be coupled with sound processes and access to information to reach maturity. With the correct systems in place, the business can function at the same efficiency regardless of its size. However, if there are deficiencies in these systems, the […]


Co-creation helps Swazi Bank go digital

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Article by Kathy Gibson at Fujitsu World Tour, Bryanston, Johannesburg Swazi Bank was given a mandate to transform to a digital, online banking experience – and it has exceeded that expectation. Paul Wasswa, CIO of Swazi Bank, explains that when he joined the bank, availability was bad, staff were unproductive and customers were unhappy. He […]