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Commvault expert: Generating value from your data

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European citizens. The definition of […]


Network control company Infoblox appoints Brad Bell as CIO

Infoblox Inc, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that it has appointed Brad Bell as chief information officer (CIO) of Infoblox. Bell will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. […]


Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]


Cisco seeks to transform network management with intent-based innovations

Over the past few years, the explosion of devices, adoption of cloud and exponential growth of security threats have challenged current approaches for building and managing networks. Cisco’s vision is to create a network that anticipates operational issues, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to learn, adapt and protect. To realise this, Cisco […]


Trend Micro deepens investment in Middle East and north Africa in 2018

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has shared some of its 2018 investment and growth plans for the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) markets. The company has positioned top executive talent to lead programmes specifically designed for opportunities available in MENA. Part of Trend Micro’s recently launched corporate venture fund in partnership […]


Angola set to be rising force in global ICT thanks to South Atlantic Cable System

Angola is a shining example of digital transformation in a rapidly changing continent. Moving away from a dependency on oil production, the country is emerging as a leader in telecommunications. With the South Atlantic Cable System set to be completed in mid-2018 and centred in Angola, the first direct link between Africa and South America […]


BeyondTrust’s password management solution integrated with McAfee ePO

BeyondTrust has announced that PowerBroker Password Safe has been certified on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). This integration provides joint McAfee ePO and BeyondTrust customers with automated privileged password and privileged session management capabilities through a single platform. The certified integration will link the industry leader for privileged access and session management with the most advanced, […]


Sophos introduces predictive protection in Intercept X with advanced deep learning

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive […]


VMware expert on transforming security for today’s business landscape

It’s no secret that organisations are spending more money than ever on security. Despite this, the only things outpacing increasing security spending are the losses due to security breaches. Ian Jansen van Rensburg from VMware EMEA tells us how businesses can best respond to today’s security landscape. Business models keep transforming, people and devices are becoming increasingly connected, […]


Pure Storage expert: Making the most of your data

Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage, tells Intelligent CIO how it’s vital to make the most of an organisation’s data. In the same way that a CFO sets out the strategy and framework for investment and cash flow, CIOs and CTOs need to take control of making dataflow work for their organisations. Data is now […]


Mimecast makes two key security executive appointments

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced Janet Levesque has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with cloud-based solutions to enhance […]


Report reveals one-third of business leaders will not improve security this year

CA Southern Africa has announced that Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, and acquired by CA Technologies, has released new research revealing the widening gap between software creation and software security, with the rush to innovate outpacing the urgency to secure the process. The Securing the Digital Economy report highlights how investment in […]


Lasernet wireless connectivity system used by emergency services in South African blaze

Even in the intense heat of a major fire in South Africa a high-capacity wireless connectivity system from InfiNet remained unaffected. In fact, despite the runaway blaze in Knysa the equipment, utilised by customer Lasernet, proved to be so resilient that it was used by emergency organisations when all else had failed. Lasernet was established […]


Networks Unlimited partners with HyperGrid for ‘next era’ cloud computing

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]


9TH BIT brings StreamSets Data Connector Edge to South Africa to address data drift

9TH BIT Consulting, specialists in implementing SOA solutions, middleware integration and products, has announced the local availability of StreamSets’ Data Connector Edge (SDC Edge) continuous ingest software, that effectively addresses the sinister challenge of data drift. 9TH BIT Consulting is the African partner for StreamSets, a global leader in data performance management. Data drift, the […]


ServiceNow appoints new regional director for South Africa

ServiceNow has announced the promotion of Mark Ackerman to the position of Regional Director for Middle East, South Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe. Joaquin Reixa, senior AVP EMEA South at ServiceNow, said emerging markets such as these require a team with an intimate understanding of their cultural and political nuances. He said: “In 2015, Mark […]


BT appoints Eyad Shihabi to lead operations in Middle East and North Africa

BT has announced the appointment of Eyad Shihabi as its vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region. An accomplished technology-sector leader, Shihabi will help BT drive the digital transformation agenda in business and public sectors across the region. Speaking at a media roundtable in Dubai to introduce the new regional manager, Kevin […]


Zebra Technologies leads the next generation of clinical mobility

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers which operates in Africa, is showcasing two solutions that improve clinical mobility workflows and patient care at Arab Health held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 29 to February 1. The DS8100-HC series scanners and the durable TC51-HC […]


Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg has announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, said the programme is part of BCX and the Telkom Innovation Programme and is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative digital […]


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

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 […]