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Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

SAP Africa’s Head of Innovation and South Africa’s Mars One candidate, Dr Adriana Marais, talks about taking back ownership of our identities in the digital world, through the compelling application of blockchain. Body We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time – how do […]


Epicor to accelerate cloud ERP adoption via Microsoft Azure

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver Epicor enterprise-class solutions globally on the Microsoft Azure platform Epicor will initially standardise cloud deployment of its Epicor ERP and Epicor® Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites on Microsoft Azure, […]


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 […]


BeyondTrust expert on how to have an effective incident response

Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer at BeyondTrust, looks at what companies can have in place so they are fully prepared for any disasters. As a security professional, I have seen a wide variety of best practices for incident response. The methodologies vary greatly based on the sensitivity of the data and requirements to notify law […]


ZaiLab expert: ‘Measuring and analysing data is essential’

In light of the latest incidents of data sharing breaches, ZaiLab data analyst Sanneke Brok believes measuring and analysing data is essential for the success of any enterprise. Since the Cambridge Analytica story made headlines, many businesses have been questioning what constitutes an appropriate use of data within their business landscape. Certainly data should be […]


Relief for ransomware victims with free tools from Trend Micro

The Middle East and North Africa have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats. Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s greatest security threats and has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for their customers in the last six months, […]


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,” […]


How malware has evolved to exploit cryptocurrencies

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and speed infections. While ransomware continues to impact organisations in destructive ways, there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer […]


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 […]


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 […]


Securing the utility’s most valuable resources when disaster strikes

Managing crises when they hit is something that utility companies have to deal with, according to Alessandro Postiglioni, Head of IT Security Sales, BT in Africa. Adverse weather, natural disaster or vandalism can all wreak havoc. How a power company or utility responds and recovers is critical to their business continuity and reputation management. However, […]


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 […]


Microsoft CSP to be provided to customers in the Indian Ocean islands

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced that partners of Westcon Africa (Mauritius) Ltd in the Indian Ocean Islands are now able to procure and deliver the full spectrum of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) solution, through its digital logistics platform BlueSky. “The Microsoft CSP programme enables Westcon-Comstor partners to own the end-to-end engagement of their […]


NAPAfrica now ranked in the top 15 of the world’s largest IXPs

Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica is now ranked in the top 15 of the largest global IXPs. This ranking position is in terms of the number of unique ASNs or peering members across the IXP. Andrew Owens, Technical Manager, Interconnection & Peering, Teraco, […]


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 […]


Veeam unveils vision to provide intelligent data management at massive scale

Veeam Hyper-Availability Solutions, as used by 75% of the Fortune 500, provide a smooth journey to intelligent data management with features for behaviour-driven orchestration of data across large-scale multi-cloud infrastructures. Veeam Software has unveiled its vision for the hyper-available enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to intelligent data management at […]


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 […]


SqwidNet expert on adopting Internet of Things solutions

Organisations across the African continent are increasingly looking at adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable their digital transformation. Markets are rapidly evolving because of emerging technologies and, according to acting SqwidNet CEO Phatizwe Malinga, so too must brands if they want to remain relevant and fresh. SqwidNet has announced the launch of its […]