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CA Technologies again recognised as a leader by Gartner

CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies Inc, a leader in the world’s software, has been positioned in Gartner Inc’s Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing quadrant for the fifth consecutive time. “Competing in today’s application economy requires a Modern Software Factory approach that gives companies a competitive edge by embedding security directly into […]

CaseWare Africa launches template for modified cash standard

CaseWare Africa, a division of AdaptIT, has launched a template for the modified cash standard. It was developed by the Office of the Auditor General in National Treasury to mandate the principles by which national and provincial departments should present their financial accounts. “The key benefit of CaseWare’s templates is that they automate the onerous […]

Customisation in BIM drives dormakaba South Africa approach

According to dormakaba South Africa, the customised building information modelling (BIM) solutions it provides help differentiate the company in a fast-growing market that is transforming design and construction. BIM is a 3D model-based process that delivers the insights required to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. It is widely considered to […]

Datacentrix unveils Backup and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offering

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has launched a new Backup and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering, providing affordable off-site cloud backups with the highest level of data protection and redundancy. This innovative offering is aimed at assisting local organisations with the management of unprecedented volumes of data, while safeguarding it from […]

A10 Networks announces ultra-high capacity software solutions

A10 Networks, a Reliable Security Always company, has announced ultra-high capacity software solutions in both virtual and bare metal versions for high performance application delivery and the industry’s highest level of security. A10’s high-speed third generation SSL processing with advanced cipher support has now been incorporated into the bare metal solution, with the new solutions […]

Combatting contact centre fraud through voice recognition

Ebrahim Dinat, COO at South African customer experience solutions provider Ocular Technologies, says customer service is more important than anything in business, including protecting against fraud. Everyone has a unique voice. In the same way that everyone has a unique fingerprint. It can’t be forged. Research by Pindrop Labs, a company that is focused on […]

ZTE Corporation participates in EANTC’s interoperability test

ZTE South Africa has revealed that ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has participated in the public multi-vendor interoperability test organised by the European Advanced Networking Test Centre (EANTC). The multi-vendor interoperability test held by EANTC aims to verify the capabilities of the vendors’ equipment in […]

JP Morgan and Tshimologong launch Africa Rising 4.0 start-up programme

JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct, has launched Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage start-up growth in Johannesburg. The 12-week intensive incubation programme is designed to coach the disciplines of entrepreneurship, while also building innovative digital businesses. Shaun Randles, Enterprise Development Manager, Tshimologong Precinct, said: “We […]

Entersekt launches digital payments enablement product

Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first FinTech solutions, this week launched Connekt, a digital commerce enablement product. The company, known for its mobile app security and authentication technology, is offering Connekt to financial services providers to help them adapt to changing market conditions. Tech giants and a host of start-ups have come to dominate digital payments, […]

Enhancing productivity and transparency in the IT support environment

  For local enterprises of all sizes, employee productivity and staff motivation are two of the biggest stumbling blocks on the path to growth and sustainability. Within the IT support environment, businesses often suffer from a lack of transparency and fail to gain a comprehensive view of trends and challenges within their operating environment. Having […]

Thuraya unveils the world’s smartest satellite phone

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has unveiled the world’s first satellite smartphone during its partner conference in Dubai. The Thuraya X5-Touch runs on the Android Operating System and has a 5.2″ full HD touchscreen. It targets users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, […]

CIN Coatings selects IFS’ ERP solution to power its global expansion

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has signed an agreement with Portuguese coatings company CIN for the implementation of IFS Applications across all its business areas. The solution includes IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence to provide visual insights throughout the company’s value chain. With more than 100 years of experience in the coatings industry, CIN is […]

Red Hat launches latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with enhanced security

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 provides consistency for hybrid IT environments, delivers enhanced security at scale, Windows interoperability and storage cost reductions. Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Serving as a […]

Digitally-driven education platforms key to South African youth

South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised. Government has responded with subsidy offers, but simply providing financial aid does not solve the crisis that South Africa faces. Compounding the issue is the fact that universities are at capacity, with no new plans to build more facilities. […]

Video-calling app for blind people now offers IT help from Microsoft

Blind people can now get IT help from Microsoft experts via a free video-calling app. Be My Eyes sets up a live video connection between customers and sighted staff at the technology company who can help with a range of issues including setting up or updating devices and turning on accessibility features. The app is […]

Oracle expert: Companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing

Companies looking to harness the full potential of their Internet of Things investments are increasingly turning to cloud computing, according to Craig Nel, Cloud Platform Leader, Mobile, BOTS and A1 at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Gartner’s technology predictions state that 2018 will be the year in which intelligent things proliferate, driving a shift from […]

Huawei CloudAIR solution is set to benefit carriers in Africa

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei says its CloudAIR solution will benefit South African and African carriers who are affected by a lack of spectrum but have a need to improve both coverage and capacity. “With the rapid development of mobile broadband (MBB) services, operators are concerned about heavy network load, poor user experience and traffic […]

Cyber resilience: A strategy the public sector can’t afford to overlook

Public services are getting smarter and more connected. However, Thomas Mangwiro, Business Development, Public Sector, Mimecast, says these innovations need to be matched with a new defensive strategy. Public services are getting smarter and more connected, but these innovations need to be matched with a new defensive strategy. The opportunity to wreak cyber havoc against […]

Navigating the challenges and roadblocks of digital transformation

The digital revolution continues to gather pace and traditional business models are undergoing unprecedented levels of disruption. This has led to a wave of digital transformation initiatives across the African region which, according to Andries Lombaard, Country Manager of International Data Corporation (IDC) South Africa, require expert guidance to overcome the myriad of challenges and […]

The top five identity trends of the year

Jim Ducharme, RSA Security’s VP of Identity Products The days where passwords and tokens were our only way of identifying people and systems is long gone. Today, we have a vast array of technologies, including: multi-factor authentication (MFA), standards-based solutions, biometrics and smartphone-based authentication – to name just a few. This change has been driven […]