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Munters launches new cooling technology for data centres

SyCool ITC offers data centre owners and operators an energy efficient indirect cooling solution without the need for water. Munters Group has announced the launch of an exciting new cooling technology into the Data Centre industry. SyCool ITC, Indirect Thermosyphon Cooling, provides an efficient cooling solution for new and existing data centres where access to […]

Innovation competition aimed at improving travel across Africa

The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct, has launched an innovation competition to address the question, ‘what information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable?’. The SITA Air Transport Community Foundation Innovation Award 2018 offers a […]

Decision Inc. migrates Khumani Iron Ore Mine to SharePoint

Complete migration to Microsoft SharePoint has enabled Khumani Iron Ore Mine to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiencies. Khumani Iron Ore Mine has appointed Decision Inc. to assist it with implementing Microsoft SharePoint to replace ageing technology and help the organisation meet its growth demands for the future. Khumani Iron Ore Mine is situated approximately […]

South Africa Customer Value Leadership Award for redPanda Software

Based on its recent analysis of enterprise software for the retail market, Frost & Sullivan has presented redPanda Software with the 2017 South Africa Customer Value Leadership Award. The company creates customized enterprise software platforms and services with the customer in mind, effectively establishing itself as the trusted retail technology partner of choice. The company […]

Infor launches Healthcare Enterprise Analytics to aid patient care

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced Infor Healthcare Enterprise Analytics, a comprehensive solution that will provide healthcare organisations with greater insight into their operations, supporting their efforts to improve outcomes and lower costs. Powered by the Infor Birst Cloud Analytics platform, the solution will transform complex data from any source into […]

Red Hat Virtualization now supports SAP HANA platform

Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA platform. Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level […]

Nokia and Orange to roll out 4G LTE in seven African countries

A Nokia single radio access network is being rolled out in seven African countries in a three-year modernisation project to prepare the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment, Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Centre for Orange. Around 11,000 radio sites will be modernised in Egypt, Ivory Coast, […]

Riverbed Launches Digital Performance Platform and New Brand Identity

Digital performance company Riverbed Technology has launched its Riverbed Digital Performance Platform and unveiled a brand new identity. The announcements are the result of a multi-year strategy from Riverbed – which has sites in Johannesburg and Pretoria – to lead in digital performance, which included several strategic acquisitions, organic development of digital performance and cloud-based […]

Temenos welcome financial leaders at Bank to the Future forum

Temenos, a software specialist for banking and finance, welcomed the leaders that are driving real change across the industry in Africa at the Bank of the Future forum. The event took place at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and focused on software solutions for the digital future of financial services. According to […]

Get to Know: John McLoughlin, Managing Director, J2 Software

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry-experts what makes them tick. John McLoughlin, Managing Director, J2 Software. 1) What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? This is a big question as there have been so many. We fly though life and I don’t think we can ever rest on one […]

Help AG’s Nicolai Solling on governments struggling with network security

Despite significant investments into network security solutions, organisations still find themselves vulnerable because they overlook critical flaws. Nicolai Solling, Chief Technology Officer at Help AG, says that governments will find that simple and cost-effective measures can go a long way.  The rise of network security related incidents has in recent years brought the subject into […]

Gregg Petersen on what can we do about the expected increase in ransomware

What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyber-extortion tools? By: Gregg Petersen, Regional Sales Vice President, MEA, Veeam Software Paying ransom fees to regain access to data in the vague hope that criminals will release files from hostage is a known phenomenon that continues to demand regular column inches. But currently, […]

Bryan Hamman on benefits, risks and threats of Bring Your Own Devices

Arbor Networks has, with many peers, been discussing Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) for over five years. Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks’ Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, says this trend is not going away and the rise of BYOD has been attributed to many factors, including the introduction of next generation office works who don’t necessarily […]

Attivo Networks achieves record results in 2017 with more than 300% revenue growth

Attivo Networks, a leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defence, has announced record-breaking results for 2017 and continued market momentum generated by increasing global demand for its deception-based threat detection and response solutions. The company achieved record revenue for both the full year and in the fourth quarter with increased adoption in energy, financial, government, […]

How cloud is bringing application and process users together

The cloud has evolved and no longer defined by an air of silence between those who implement cloud systems and their customers, who are mostly business users. Today, as offerings evolve into more bespoke solutions, cloud vendors must deal directly with operations and business leaders. This is according to Kevin Hall, National Sales Manager at […]

Opinion: DDoS in the cloud – who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is seeing a steady and undeniable growth in adoption across all types of industries. Growing just as progressively, however, is the extent to which it puts many corporate networks directly in cyber attackers’ line of fire – most specifically when it comes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The challenge with moving […]

Mobile-first solutions driven by the growth of the Internet of Things

Mobile-first solutions are starting to dominate the enterprise sector. Cassie Lessing, CEO of Strato IT Group, says more businesses are realising that a mobile-first business is better set for long-term success. Globally, enterprise mobility strategies, which focus on mobile device use for business purposes, are already a to priority as most seek to better engage […]

Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure and available

South African cryptocurrency exchanges are on the increase promising favourable rates and other value-added services to those looking to venture into these digital assets. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says we need to carefully consider the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on availability strategies. When I was a child, the prospect of […]

BIM compliant solutions essential for dormakaba South Africa

Dormakaba South Africa, an internationally recognised provider of smart and secure access solutions, says its product data is readily available to be imported and is compliant with the building information modelling (BIM) process in the construction section. This enables professionals to plan, build and maintain buildings with greater efficiency using a secure, and customisable product […]

GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

Eseye has announced that eWATERpay’s IoT deployment has won the Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs). Presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly […]