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Avelacom extends low latency connectivity to South Africa

Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa, enabling trading firms to access the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in a fast and reliable way. Global banks, HFTs and hedge funds accessing JSE can now obtain ultra low […]

Industry demand for Intelligent Data Management continues at pace

Veeam has announced its Q3 2018 results, marking the company’s 41st consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Locally, the Africa South region’s bookings grew 30%, licence and upgrade bookings are up 19% year-over-year and the region added 105 new customers during the quarter. This growth is mostly driven by SMB and commercial customers. The quarter also […]

Decision Inc acquires majority stake in Copperman Consulting

Decision Inc has acquired a majority stake in Copperman Consulting, UK-based SAP EPM specialists. The move forms part of Decision Inc’s global expansion strategy, using the strong foundation provided by Copperman to establish a foothold in the UK market. The shareholders of Copperman will convert their remaining equity into Decision Inc Holdings equity to ensure […]

Trackmatic wins gold at Logistics Achiever Awards ceremony

In a gala ceremony at the iconic 30-year Logistics Achiever Awards (LAA), Trackmatic received a Gold Award for Developing Innovative Technology to Improve Delivery Efficiency and Customer Service for Coricraft. The LAA awards recognises professionalism and excellence in the effective application of strategic, tactical and operational logistics and supply chain management principles, concepts and practices […]

Schneider Electric VP demonstrates importance of self-sustainability

According to Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for Schneider Electric, the energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn. “It offers digitisation, decentralisation, grid maintenance and management, energy efficiency and industrial applications, renewable energy systems, energy storage, demand management, communications and automation for infrastructure. “Schneider Electric strives to […]

ZTE Corporation wins six awards at the SDN NFV World Congress

ZTE Southern Africa has revealed that ZTE Corporation – a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet – has won several awards at the SDN NFV World Congress, held in The Hague, Netherlands. ZTE Common Core – a 5G-orientated convergent core network solution – won the Best New […]

IT identified as a future-orientated business in South Africa

Research shows that South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP. To further grow this sector and boost a struggling economy, J.P. Morgan has been supporting several companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME […]

Redstor unveils Artificial Intelligence positioning at Gartner event

Danie Marais, Director of Product Management at global data management SaaS specialist Redstor, says businesses have an opportunity to tap into the evolution of data management and take advantage of solutions that are being developed for AI, Robotics, Machine Learning and the cloud. Delegates who visited the 2018 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town were guided […]

CIOs in Africa ‘play a central role in defining new business models’

Analysts examine the results of the Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda that took place at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town, South Africa. Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help. According to Gartner Inc’s annual CIO survey, half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation […]

Automation testing skills define the future, says Africonology CEO

In 2016, the global test automation market was valued at around US$16 billion. And, in a study done by Zion Market Research, the company predicted that this market will reach US55 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of just over 23% from 2017. Driven by Digital Transformation and measurable benefits to business and process, the […]

Redstor expands operations in Kenya following market share growth

Redstor, a leading South Africa-based cloud data management SaaS business, is expanding its operations in Kenya after seeing the company’s market share grow by around 50% annually in the last four years. The company is not only looking to strengthen its presence in the Kenyan market but also its partnership with Internet Solutions, who currently […]

CA Technologies explores how AI improves human decision making

CA Southern Africa has announced CA Technologies’ participation in scientific research to discover how Internet of Things (IoT) applications can use a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) known as ‘deep learning’ to imitate human decisions. The research will also explore how to prevent that AI-based decisions are not producing biased results. The three-year research project […]

StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Country Manager: Sub-Sahara, West and South Africa at StarLink, on her memorable achievements and what drives her on.  Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? Within StarLink, I currently have the privilege of taking on the role of a Country Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, covering Eastern, […]

Thingstream local partnerships fast-track South African IoT innovation

From tracking vultures to monitoring trucks across the continent, IoT enablers Thingstream’s new partnerships in South Africa are driving the development of more cost-effective IoT innovations, faster. Thingstream, which earlier this year announced it was expanding into South Africa via a local partner network, has formalised partnerships with many local innovators, supporting their development of […]

Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters a new wave

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the entertainment and media (E&M) experience, the most disruptive, forward-thinking companies are striving to create an integrated ecosystem suited to this consumer-driven dynamic. That is according to […]

AfricaCom 2018: Telcos creating value in new, unprecedented ways

Whether your focus is on 5G, policy and regulatory frameworks that are going to enable communications, ICT investment, new revenue streams or accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, AfricaCom 2018 – which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 13 to 15 – will be the place […]

Frost & Sullivan examines South Africa’s telecommunications industry

With global 5G rollout gathering speed and the recent launch of 5G in Lesotho by Vodacom, the question of whether South Africa is ready for the transition to 4G’s successor is dependent on various factors that could cause a delay in the integration of 5G in the country. Mobile communications have been the catalyst for the development of new […]

Get to Know: Grant Bennett, Country Manager, SUSE South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I remember this as if it was just yesterday – at a former company, I was the first executive to […]

Changing technology helped South African children’s wear store grow

A Cape Town-based children’s wear chain is set to go big within the next few years, thanks to the advanced management tools and market data within its point of sale solution. Petit Love, a luxury baby-goods retail chain, is targeting expansion to 15 new stores over the next four years, proving that small business can […]

Cloud shift starting to take place in SA financial service sector

Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.  Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that thanks to the cloud and a growing base of market disruptors, innovation and technology are becoming more critical to the survival of today’s financial institutions. […]