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Itec Southern Africa expert on the introduction of GDPR

After a prolonged period of two years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a wide-reaching new piece of European legislation, is coming into full force. Though this law may seem a world away from South Africa, Daniel Lötter, Head: Bids and Tenders at managed service provider Itec Southern Africa, says organisations should pay close attention […]


High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

Ken Munyi, Country Manager at IWayAfrica Kenya, says African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. The millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such […]


SilverBridge expert on managing predictive behaviour in insurance

Predictive and behavioural analytics enable better risk mitigation, fraud detection and customer insight for insurers. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, believes this provides organisations with a better understanding of not only how to approach solution development but also customer management. “Being able to use these advanced analytical tools allows insurers to optimise business […]


Paper to be presented about requirement of PoPI Act and GDPR

A member of the Information Regulator will be presenting a paper to help shed light on the requirement of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze will help business owners understand how European law will affect South African companies and it will also enable them […]


‘Casting shadows in the cloud’. Opinion piece by T-Systems SA expert

Sonja Weber, Lead Delivery Solution Manager at T-Systems SA, says that, with the right cloud partner, firms can establish sound governance and unify their cloud strategies to derive maximum value. The ease and speed with which businesses can adopt new cloud-based infrastructure, applications and services has been a tremendous boon in the drive to digitise […]


Pure Storage announces AIRI™ Mini that is powered by NVIDIA

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI […]


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 […]