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Infoblox enables rapid automation of core network services for data centres

Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced new updates to its Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) platform enabling organisations to automate core services and data centres such as Red Hat Ansible in order to rapidly deploy network and security services via the cloud. Connecting your on-premise NIOS based solutions […]


Wireless networks: Big benefits for small businesses

Osama AlHaj-Issa, Regional Channel Director, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says it’s time we addressed the demands of the smaller businesses and made network management simple. Very few small and midsize businesses (SMB) owners have a fully functioning IT department. But they are still expected to provide modern […]


Attackers could use heat traces left on keyboard to steal passwords

Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, outlines details of an attack called ‘Thermanator’, which could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard. A team of academics from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have presented […]


CA Technologies ranked number one for Delivery Automation

CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies, a leader in business automation software, is ranked number one in Delivery Automation: ARO Application Release Orchestration, based on revenue in a recent Gartner report ‘Market Share: IT Operations, Worldwide, 2017’. The Application Release Orchestration (ARO) market continues to grow, with Gartner revealing an estimated 37.5% increase in […]


McAfee expert: Seeing through the cloud to ensure security

A McAfee study underlines the ubiquitous nature of cloud services but managing these requires specialised knowledge. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee, tells us how to address the security challenges this presents. He argues that better visibility enables organisations to respond more quickly to cloud security threats. Cloud services are nearly ubiquitous, with 97% of […]


AfricaOnline launches JET-powered wireless network in Namibia

AfricaOnline, one of the largest ISPs in Namibia, has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart Beamforming solutions. AfricaOnline has complemented its long-standing WiMAX service with a new carrier-grade JET PtMP service to deliver high-speed packages of up to 100Mbps to enterprises and homes in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. AfricaOnline […]


du collaborates with Cisco to drive its digital transformation journey

Joint white paper provides a roadmap, outlines new technologies and approaches for du to evolve into a digital services company. du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, has unveiled a white paper outlining its transformational journey towards becoming an ‘ICT service provider’ by 2021. Titled ‘EITC Infrastructure Outlook 2021’, the […]


AWS Direct Connect now live at South African data centre Teraco

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now live in South Africa and located at Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. AWS Direct Connect enables clients to directly connect to their AWS resources in an AWS region. The service is accessible via a direct cross-connect within Teraco or from the Teraco Cloud Exchange platform […]


Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefiting critically important demographics of the country. FOR YOUth is a benefits programme […]


Decision Inc expert says we should embrace the science of data

According to Reghard van Jaarsveld, Engagement Manager at Decision Inc, the importance of data in the digital society cannot be underestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. With worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics […]


Digital Content Hub launched in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University, has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). Established in 2016 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct incubates digital entrepreneurs and grows the skills […]


African insurers to benefit from cost-effective cloud solutions

In a move designed to provide insurers with an affordable policy administration offering that enhances operations, SilverBridge Holdings has introduced a cloud-based solution that can scale according to business requirements. Globally, insurers are embracing the cloud and SilverBridge has responded by developing an affordable cloud-based policy administration solution that enhances operations and scales according to […]


Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, Gerhard Nortje, Business Development Manager at redPanda Software, says that ‘business process monitoring offers firms an affordable and effective way to be proactive and manage their businesses, cutting the leakage off […]


Software firm e4 sides with conveyancers in battle against ProxiSmart

Software-as-a-Service technology company, e4 has reiterated its support for conveyancers and legal practitioners following a ruling in the Pretoria High Court, which found that administrative processes inherent to property transfers in South Africa should remain within the ambit of the legal fraternity. Despite the High Court’s dismissal of newly established ProxiSmart and its business model, […]


Cloud tech key to personalise South Africa’s travel experiences

Opinion article by Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle For the travel industry, the customer’s experience is perhaps the most important variable in determining the long-term success of the business. Because of this, airlines, hotels and other travel-related operators are affected more by digital transformation than most. According to the most recent […]


Digital transformation ‘needs a business-focused approach’

Desmond Struwig, executive head of digital at Decision Inc, says discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it. Discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it or risk losing relevancy to competitors. But despite all […]


Internet of Things: Pandora’s Box or enterprise enabler?

George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media and Internet of Things (IoT) at International Data Corporation (IDC), says IoT has yet to overcome significant challenges to truly deliver the value the enterprise requires. The enterprise remains wary of investment into the Internet of Things (IoT). There are key inhibitors to adoption that affect its efficiency, […]


Broadband experience set to be enhanced in Sudan

Nokia and Sudatel are to trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia’s fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum. Under its 2020 Strategy, Sudatel is focused on transforming its fixed access and […]


Endpoint security automation a top priority for IT professionals

Global cybersecurity training company, the SANS Institute, has released its 2018 SANS Endpoint Security Survey report, which found that automating endpoint detection and response processes is the top priority for IT professionals trying to put actionable controls around their endpoints. The survey questioned IT professionals globally on how they approach endpoint security within their organisations, […]


CA Technologies unveils updates to CA Automic One Automation platform

CA Technologies has released the CA Automic One Automation platform, a unified suite of automation products delivering intelligent automation to the enterprise. The new release empowers Ops with new lifecycle management capabilities of automation artefacts, intelligent critical-path management and support for PostgreSQL. It also enables ‘shift-left’ automation capabilities for developers with new automation-as-code functionality and […]