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How data can unlock opportunities in Africa’s financial services industry

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While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions in the African financial services industry, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to address customer needs more effectively. According to a McKinsey article […]


Veeam acquires N2WS to deliver availability and protection for AWS Cloud

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Veeam® Software has announced that it has acquired N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native enterprise back-up and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in a deal worth $42.5M. N2WS is a leader in IaaS data protection, providing a cloud-native back-up solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organisations to back up data and applications as often […]


Siemon launches new Z-PLUG field terminated plug for intelligent buildings

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its new Z-PLUG™ category 6A field terminated plug for quick, reliable high-performance plug terminations in the field that enable custom-length direct connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in intelligent buildings. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), more devices than […]


Whirlpool Corporation launches IoT functionality for home devices

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Consumers in the Africa will soon be able to communicate with their home appliances through their Apple Watch. Whirlpool Corporation, which operates in Africa, is connecting its appliances to allow consumers to remotely communicate with ovens, washers and dryers via Apple Watch. The collaboration marks the first time an appliance maker has connected its products […]


Ecobank wins awards for operations in five African countries

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Ecobank, a leading pan-African banking group, has won ‘Bank of the Year’ awards in five of its countries of operation. Ecobank scored the five-trophy haul at The Banker Awards, held in London with the honours going to teams in Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, Gambia, Togo and Uganda. Judges said  teams from the winning countries had made […]


MRI Software acquires real estate software company MDA Property Systems

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MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of MDA Property Systems, a property management and accounting software company based in Cape Town. MDA Property Systems dominates the South African real estate market, with approximately 5,000 users and 70% of South Africa’s listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) using the company’s software. With […]


Software from 6d Technologies overcomes connectivity problems in rural Africa

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Field agents working for telcos are being helped to overcome problems with poor connectivity in rural parts of Africa. The deployment of Engrafi from 6d Technologies across Chad, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania and Angola has enabled a quick and convenient subscriber registration process despite connectivity problems. Engrafi allows subscribers to register themselves with quick digitalised forms, ensuring authentic verification of the user […]


BCX and GE partner to bring innovation to farming in Africa

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Collaborative partners BCX, an information and communications technology company, and GE, a worldwide digital industrial enterprise, have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultures. The Digital Farm, created by BCX and GE, allows stakeholders to manage, predict, and control inputs and outputs across the agricultural supply chain. The solution will […]


Report names CA Technologies as a leader in identity management

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CA Technologies has been recognised as a market leader in KuppingerCole’s 2017 Leadership Compass Report for identity provisioning. KuppingerCole evaluated CA Identity Suite and compared it with other available solutions. In an overview of all products included in the report, CA received a ‘strong positive’ rating in four out of the five evaluation areas, namely security, functionality, […]


Cloud company awarded major contract from African mobile operator

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A cloud communications platform company has been awarded a major contract from one of Africa’s largest mobile phone operators. Pareteum Corporation has been awarded a three-year contract from Ericsson, a significant player in the mobile phone market across the continent. Under the terms of the agreement, Pareteum will provide its global cloud services platform and […]


Africa Tech Summit offers an insight into technological development

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An event in Rwanda will offer an insight into technological developments in the African continent. The Africa Tech Summit Kigali , which takes place on February 14 and 15, will offer networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who want to drive growth in the continent. The two-day event, supported […]


Pioneering app will provide real-time shopping services in Africa

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The use of digital platforms to conduct business might be a symptom of the times, but it has become a success differentiator. Seee In is a soon-to-released app that aims to change the game with dual benefits that cater to both consumers and businesses. It will provide businesses with a unique digital marketing and advertising solution, […]


Egyptian ICT minister meets start-ups participating at Consumer Electronics Show

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ICT minister Yasser ElKady has met with representatives from Egyptian technology start-up companies. The minister received a delegation from the General Division of the Digital Economy and Technology of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. The group included the representatives of nine Egyptian start-ups that are due to participate as exhibitors in the first […]


How the humble printer has become your personal assistant

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Remember that large plastic box that occupied a huge space in the corner of your office? All it did was print documents and nothing more. Now leading vendors offer advanced printing solutions that incorporate state-of-the-art features bringing high-levels of functionality to your fingertips. At one time printers just printed – that’s all they did. Now […]


Fortinet Report reveals cybercriminals are using common exploits and ‘Swarm’ Technology

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Fortinet, a global leader in cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at an unprecedented scale. “Whether it’s WannaCry in May or Apache Struts in September, long-known […]


A10 Networks makes predictions for cloud computing in 2018

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Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we’ve seen in recent years. A total of 79% of companies now run workloads in the cloud (split almost evenly between public and private clouds). With the cloud bar constantly being raised, Kamal Anand, VP of the A10 Networks Cloud Business […]


Aruba expert: Healthcare industry increases innovation and reduces costs through IoT

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According to HPE Aruba, nearly 90% of early IoT adopters have already suffered an IoT related security breach. But the good news is threats to the healthcare sector can be combated with good practice, Jose Vasco, Regional Director MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us. When it comes to healthcare, six in […]


MTN and Huawei deploy connected driver IoT solution in SA

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MTN Business has launched a connected driver, usage-based insurance (UBI) solution in partnership with Huawei. MTN will be the first mobile operator in South Africa to commercially deploy a connected driver solution, which uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and assess driver behaviour and motivate better driving. Connected driver solution in car insurance […]


IDC analyses its 2017 ICT predictions for South Africa

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South Africa’s economy continues to feel the pressure of recent credit rating downgrades and further potential downgrades looming in the future. “We spoke about how tough this year was going to be at the 2017 IDC Predictions event we hosted at the end of 2016, looking back this has definitely become a reality for South […]


Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence gains momentum in ZA

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Article by Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault South Africa Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence is gaining traction among business IT departments wishing to enable digital transformation while under the constant pressure of increasingly tightening budgets. However, transitioning to converged infrastructure can be fraught with challenges, from implementing a strategy and execution plan, to planning […]