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Itec Southern Africa expert on the introduction of GDPR

After a prolonged period of two years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a wide-reaching new piece of European legislation, is coming into full force. Though this law may seem a world away from South Africa, Daniel Lötter, Head: Bids and Tenders at managed service provider Itec Southern Africa, says organisations should pay close attention […]


High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

Ken Munyi, Country Manager at IWayAfrica Kenya, says African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. The millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such […]


Furnmart set for enhanced profits with Argility Solution

Argility’s 15-year partnership with Furnmart continues with a full implementation of a new Java-based retail management and merchandising system. The new system provides enhanced functionality to enable the group to continue competing successfully into the future. Body In 2003, Argility entered into one of its longest running client relationships when it helped Furnmart implement the […]


Paper to be presented about requirement of PoPI Act and GDPR

A member of the Information Regulator will be presenting a paper to help shed light on the requirement of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze will help business owners understand how European law will affect South African companies and it will also enable them […]


ERP in cloud and big data to create US$1.1bn to tech market in SA

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Fintech and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa. As a result, telecommunications providers will use innovation as the springboard to offer mobile application-based services such as mCommerce, mAgriculture, connected services, mLearning, mHealth and […]


Kolok SA transforms delivery capabilities thanks to Trackmatic

Kolok, a division of Bidvest Paper Plus, invested in Trackmatic’s Driver-Led VisibilityTM technology to transform operations and improve their supply chain visibility. Since January 2018, the organisation has seen a 39% increase in on-time departures, a 50% increase in route duration adherence, a 25% reduction in fuel consumption, and 97% in successful customer visits. Kolok […]


Oracle expert on what you should have when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Itayi WP Mandonga, Oracle PaaS Cloud Champion (South Africa) Cloud computing is now broadly accepted as an economical way to share a pool of configurable computing resources. No one solution works for every business. Flexibility is great, but with so many choices, […]


Obama Foundation selects Tshimologong’s CEO Lesley Williams

Johannesburg’s leading digital innovation hub, Tshimologong Precinct, has announced that its CEO, Lesley Williams, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. “Through Tshimologong Precinct and other initiatives, South Africa has made impressive progress to not only improve our country, but to build much needed skills,” […]


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 […]


Dubai Technology Partners and Quintiq announce partnership for MENA

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrator for the aviation industry, has announced that it is has signed a partnership agreement with Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O). Since 2004, DTP has acquired extensive knowledge and skills to cater to […]


Southern African ISP company OpenWeb rewarding clients with Avios

OpenWeb has announced that it is now rewarding its clients with Avios on their LTE-A mobile data purchases. As part of the launch, OpenWeb and Avios will be awarding the first 150 customers that take up the offer, a 2,000 bonus Avios. Avios will be awarded into customer’s Avios Travel Rewards Programme account or their […]


Siemens wins Digital Solutions of the Year Award at Africa Utility Week

Siemens has won the Digital Solutions of the Year Award for its South Africa headquarters microgrid project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards that took place in Cape Town. The traditional power grid provides reliable power most of the time, but when natural disasters or security breaches threaten the grid, the ensuring blackouts can […]


ICT investment and partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

As the world marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day today, Huawei Southern Africa Regional President Li Peng looks at why and how public and private partnership are necessary to get more Africans connected to the internet and move the digital economy forward. Rapid advancements in Information Communications Technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has […]


Secure access control to be demonstrated by dormakaba at trade show

Smart and secure access solutions partner dormakaba South Africa has confirmed it will participate in the next Hotel Show Africa trade show at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 24 to 26. Hotel Show Africa is an opportunity for dormakaba to display its best-of-breed smart access and workforce management solutions. The company has established […]


Five key areas where AI and automation could impact your business

Niral Patel, Managing Director Oracle South Africa, looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding a place at the heart of the enterprise. Enabling better-informed decisions by augmenting human intelligence with powerful computing and precise data analysis and then automating the tasks that follow, AI and automation – like an AA battery – have the power […]


Hollard Namibia embraces real-time data analytics with SilverBridge

Hollard Namibia, the largest privately-owned insurance group in the country, has contracted SilverBridge Holdings to implement a Microsoft-based business intelligence (BI) solution and enable it to extract meaningful insights from its data to help drive business strategy. “Previously, Hollard did not have access to dynamic information despite the wealth of data at its disposal,” said […]


Jasco and Avaya to deliver cloud-based solutions in East Africa

Jasco has announced that it is working with Avaya, a leading global business communications company, to market and sell cloud-based communications solutions to businesses in Africa, focusing strongly on the Kenyan market. Jasco is a leading end-to-end ICT provider in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, offering a range of services and cutting-edge […]


‘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 […]


Revolutionary sub-ducting solution for rapid fibre deployment

Jasco has brought a new, advanced fibre optic ducting solution to the South African market that promises to revolutionise the implementation of fibre optic networks, increasing the speed and ease of deployment and lowering costs significantly. The company also believe the unique sub-ducting features of the product will enjoy rapid adoption by all major and […]


New app launched by Dineplan makes restaurant bookings easy

Dineplan has launched South Africa’s first instant booking platform for restaurants. It is an innovative app that enables patrons to now browse and instantly make restaurant reservations according to customer ratings, specific cuisines, availability, name, area or even by current location. The Dineplan app allows users to conduct location-based searches, create lists of their favourite […]