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The effect of innovative technology on investigations industry

Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both simplifies and complicates the sector. Today, the private investigations and risk management sectors are led by businesses that have […]

Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]

Palo Alto Networks announces new capabilities to stop cyberattacks

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, has underscored the need for increased IT security by releasing several new capabilities that predict malicious attacks and use automation to stop them in progress. Next-generation firewall customers who upgrade to PAN-OS version 9.0 will now get access to these new security capabilities, over 60 new features and new […]

Huawei set to launch cloud data services in Africa in March 2019

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town. Huawei will deploy localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions. Globally, Huawei […]

By 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as CHROs

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture […]

Frost & Sullivan highlight emerging ICT trends in South Africa

Last year saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, 2019 will be the year when South Africa start-ups lead the innovation in IIoT and AI, and their cross-industry integration, according […]

Vox expert on the value of adopting Internet of Things technology

The addressable market opportunity for the Internet of Things (IoT) in South Africa is predicted to grow to R24.5 billion by 2021 according the IDC and although businesses understand the value it offers, some still tend to view it as a concept rather than a business solution. However, Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud at Vox explains […]

Insight into the career of Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa’s CEO

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have had to turn a number of businesses around. It never gets any easier to do but it is always worth it in the end, and it is something tangible as you can see where you as an individual make a difference. […]

Tripwire announces enhancements to vulnerability management solution

Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, has announced that vulnerability management solution Tripwire IP360 can now discover more than 200,000 conditions, including vulnerabilities, configurations, applications and operating systems. Tripwire provides comprehensive coverage of conditions, a state-of-the-art lab, unwavering attention to the changing threat environment and timely vulnerability intelligence […]

Epicor expert says you can use data in order to make better decisions

Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI), Epicor Software, looks at the role data plays in the modern workplace. There are vast amounts of data being created, mined and managed every day – and, according to an executive summary by Cisco, global IP traffic will experience an almost threefold increase […]

Qualys releases Global IT Asset Inventory (AI) Cloud App

Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced general availability of its groundbreaking global IT Asset Inventory (AI) Cloud App, which provides security and IT teams with a single source of truth to analyse their complex and interconnected global IT environments, and collaborate on critical security remediation efforts. Digital […]

Medium-sized businesses are leading digital workplaces, says Aruba

As they continue to contribute more than €1trillion to the economy across EMEA, today’s medium-sized businesses are investing fast in technology. However, with digital now a priority for businesses of all sizes, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, says they must ensure they have the necessary skills and security management in place to handle the […]

RPA leader urges greater focus on automation skills in South Africa

UiPath has welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s intention to introduce automation training at primary school level, saying the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolution is underway, but the necessary skills are lacking. The President says that, over the next six years, every child in the country would be provided with digital workbooks and textbooks on […]

SilverBridge COO on the practical disruption in insurance

While there is much talk about the disruption of insurance through cutting-edge technology that will fundamentally transform the way the industry works, the focus should instead be on how it will improve the customer experience. That is according to Lee Kuyper, COO at SilverBridge, who says insurers need to capitalise on existing advancements for a […]

West Africa Cable System Upgrade II is completed by Huawei Marine

Huawei Marine has completed the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II. The project was signed a year ago before being put into commercial use last October. The upgrade realised 32*100G wavelengths configured on the longest optically amplified single fibre span stretching 11,500km from South Africa to Portugal. As the longest 100G submarine cable system […]

Redstor adds new data centre in South Africa following high demand

Redstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, is expanding operations by adding a new data centre in Johannesburg. The decision to take up a presence in Teraco Data Environments, Isando, follows unprecedented demand for the company’s disruptive data management platform. Paul Evans, CEO and co-founder of Redstor, said: […]

BeyondTrust expert on why biometric data poses unique security risk

Morey Haber, CTO at BeyondTrust, explores the potential security risks associated with biometric data and provides some basic recommendations that consumers should consider before handing over biometric data to organisations. We live in sensitive times. One ‘sensitive’, under-discussed topic that we need to directly confront and have an open conversation about is around the sensitivity […]

IFS expert predicts what will happen in aviation industry this year

In 2019, global fleet and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets will see dynamic growth as the demand for air travel rises. Mark Martin, Director, Aerospace and Defense Business Unit, IFS, targets three developments that will enable operators and MRO commercial aviation companies to take advantage of these growth opportunities. Prediction 1: Reliability analysis becomes […]

Emerson to showcase next-generation oil and gas solutions at EGYPS 2019

Emerson will be highlighting the latest innovations in its digital and software portfolio at the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) that will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) from February 11 to 13. Members of the firm’s Middle East and Africa leadership team will be at Stand 3C28, Hall 3to showcase the […]

Integrated HCM system ’empowers businesses to master African tax’

HR and HCM specialist CRS Technologies says a single integrated system allows for centralisation, locality and globalisation. Amid constant changes to tax and labour legislation, the firm says that businesses must keep ahead of developments affecting the progressive work environment. “This is why an integrated HCM system makes sense,” said Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS […]