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Infoblox appoints new Senior Vice President for International Business

Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that Cherif Sleiman has been appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) International Business, responsible for driving business growth in international markets. In this expanded role, he will lead all businesses outside the Americas and continue to report to Bill McCarthy, Executive Vice President, […]


Three myths Nigerian firms should bust to drive innovation in 2018

According to the Global Innovation Index 2017 Report, Nigeria is ranked in 119th place in terms of innovation and is performing below its level of development. Adebayo Sanni, Managing Director for Oracle Nigeria, unpacks the three key myths that stand in the way of innovation.  Today, every business knows that just keeping the lights on, is not enough. […]


Veeam reports 39th straight quarter of double-digit bookings growth

Veeam Storage, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, has announced results from quarter one 2018. In its 39th straight quarter of record bookings growth, Veeam delivered 21% growth year-over-year (YoY) in total bookings. With another 12,000 customers added to its current total of 294,000, and 58% YoY growth in named enterprise […]


African data centre Teraco predicts more growth across the continent

Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral colocation data centre now has over 12,000 interconnects, meaning that it is very easy and efficient for its clients to do business and exchange information. Teraco CEO, Lex van Wyk, says that the company is also home to Africa’s largest peering exchange, NAPAfrica and is playing a critical role in […]


Infoblox expert on the importance of cyberthreat intelligence

Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By Ali Sleiman, Technical Director MEA, Infoblox Threat intelligence is analysed information about the intent, opportunity and capability of malicious actors. This is where the planning phase becomes important, today’s organisations are required to understand their own environment first and then understand the challenges […]


Securex South Africa exhibitors reveal plans for the 2018 show

Exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new products and services to the thousands of visitors expected to attend Africa’s biggest security and fire focused trade exhibition, to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from May 22 to 24. New Teltron (stand F21) is launching the Fargo DTC1500 direct-to-card printer at […]


Legacy email security systems failing to provide sufficient protection

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of tests that measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. It reveals that these systems missed 11,653 emails containing known malware, which should be the easiest to identify, as they are […]


Expert opinion: Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming important?

Is cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By John McLoughlin, MD, J2 Software Cyberthreat intelligence is not becoming increasingly important. Cyberthreat intelligence is already critically important in the battle against cybercrime. It is just unfortunate that so many do not make use of service providers and platforms that provide access to […]


New affordable support model from Alto Africa disrupts IT market

Alto Africa is shaking up the IT industry by introducing the first affordable unlimited support service in Africa. A more inter-connected world is driving changes in the way that IT support and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are being structured. New models are changing the way in which companies procure IT support and disruptive technologies like […]


Citrix’s Ultimate Rewards programme to simplify channel incentives

Citrix has announced an overhaul of its existing channel programme and introduced Citrix Ultimate Rewards. The program is designed to make Citrix a better partner by simplifying the process and streamlining the incentives. The initiative is closely aligned with the company’s goal of helping customers make the strategic transition to cloud and is currently being […]


Kaspersky Lab present cybersecurity trends in META

Kaspersky Lab held its annual Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) to explore the evolution of the threat landscape and to find out which approaches businesses need to take to survive. Various topics were discussed, including IoT security, blockchain technology and the rise of targeted attacks as well as threats […]


GE supports Ghana’s digitisation drive at Silicon Valley delegation

GE, the world’s premier Digital Industrial Company, recently joined a delegation to Silicon Valley led by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who is currently spearheading the country’s digital transformation project. The VP’s focus is to accelerate the digitisation of the Ghanaian economy and move Ghana beyond aid dependence.  The delegation aimed to explore the […]


ServiceNow research uncovers security’s patching paradox

ServiceNow Inc has released new research, Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention based on a survey conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The report uncovered security’s ‘patching paradox’ – hiring more people does not equal better security. While security teams plan to hire more staffing resources for vulnerability response they won’t improve their security […]


Condyn expert: How honest employees become criminals

The incidents in information security might occur due to the fault of the most respectable employees, according to Jorina van Rensburg, Managing Director at Condyn. We have been working on the development of corporate systems to prevent information leakage – DLP (Data Loss Prevention) – for more than 12 years. And employees may not be […]


Africa Health Exhibition & Congress to be held in Johannesburg

Incorporating digital disruption into the healthcare market will be one of the central discussions at the eighth annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from May 29 to 31. The African region is seen to be one of the most sought-after markets globally for healthcare investments, having […]


Deadline for South African employers to submit their WSP and ATRs

South African employers have until April 30 to submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) to their respective Skills Education Training Authority (SETA). HR and HCM solutions market leader CRS Technologies explains that employers with a total salary bill of R500 000 plus over a 12 month period are required to […]


African businesses to license ONEm’s Internet-like service technology

ONEm Communications, a London-based high-tech firm that provides services to millions of people without the Internet, is planning on expanding in Africa through licensing and local partnerships. African business concerns are currently discussing licensing rights and partnerships. The move will see advanced services for rural Africa spread throughout the continent. In a presentation to African […]


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 […]