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Jasco and Avaya to deliver cloud-based solutions in East Africa

Jasco has announced that it is working with Avaya, a leading global business communications company, to market and sell cloud-based communications solutions to businesses in Africa, focusing strongly on the Kenyan market. Jasco is a leading end-to-end ICT provider in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, offering a range of services and cutting-edge […]


Epicor payroll MEA solution launched to meet employment regulations

Epicor has launched a flexible and responsive payroll solution that has been custom built to meet the country-specific employment regulations and business needs of HR departments across the MEA region. Built on the Epicor ERP platform, and recommended for any organisation using Epicor ERP version 10 or above, Epicor Payroll MEA helps improve employee experience […]


‘Liberate economic development for renewable energy companies’

With government refreshing its drive to build renewable energy capacity, Waldo Adams, Executive Director for Projects at Economic Development Solutions, says it’s time for companies to renew their focus on economic development outputs. Licences were first issued in 2011 and the communities around these plants are growing. With the sector being revitalised, now is the […]


Protecting privacy and personal data key to digital economy in Africa

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of guidelines at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy. The guidelines recommend a range of actions […]


‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]


SUSE expert on what strategies you need when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Matthew Lee, Regional Manager for Africa at SUSE African attitudes towards the cloud over the years have changed drastically with companies moving at least some of their processes to a hosted environment, the migration is bringing with it a realisation of business […]


Dimension Data and Cisco take anti-poaching technology into Africa

Global technology giants Dimension Data and Cisco are to expand their anti-poaching Connected Conservation programme into Zambia, Kenya, and Mozambique to continue protecting rhino, as well as help fight the war on the startling number of African savanna elephant being poached. This move follows a successful pilot which saw the two companies install some of […]


South African businesses improve emphasis on Internet of Things

South African businesses are being forced to redefine value chains because of the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to Eseye, a leading M2M connectivity provider and an advanced network infrastructure provider for IoT. Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye Southern African Regional Manager, says that digitising physical and disconnected processes and allowing products and services […]


SilverBridge expert: Insurance model requires digital innovation

Insurers must adapt to the new digital environment and provide customers with the same degree of customisation they receive in other industries. That is according to SilverBridge director Stuart Blyth, who says the traditional insurance model is required to make way for strategies that incorporate a lifestyle-centric approach. With pressure coming from more agile insurtechs, […]


Partnership agreement to offer new services in Nigeria

Perpetual Communications Limited, a leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, has selected global VOIP network operator and carrier-grade service infrastructure provider as its exclusive technical and trading partner to provide voice, data, SMS and VAS aggregation services. PCL currently provides a range of VAS services, including caller ID, mobile content, messaging and other services to mobile […]


Decision Inc expert on revitalising strategic planning

With South African companies finding it challenging to put an effective business strategy in place, Alistair Maxwell, Head of Strategic Planning at Decision Inc, asks what can done to address this need for planning? An effective strategy requires executives to identify areas of business improvement and assess the current capabilities of the organisation to deliver […]


Kenya Revenue Authority enhances taxpayer experience

With a reduced call abandonment rate, a significant drop in customer response time and increased engagement across different channels, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has registered an increased score of 71.9% on the Customer Satisfaction Index; a clear indication of the hassle free and seamless taxpayer experience now being delivered by the government authority. This […]


The MediaShop selects Ruckus Networks for head office connectivity

The MediaShop, a South African media agency, has selected Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, to deploy its internal wireless network at the new head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg. “As a communications agency, we understand the importance of uptime and customer satisfaction,” said Lisanne Hofmeyr, IT Manager at The MediaShop. ”For our staff, we wanted to […]


CA’s Leadership in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Management recognised

CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has been named a ‘value leader’ by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in its Enterprise Hybrid Infrastructure Monitoring (EHIM) Radar Report. EMA scored solutions based on their ability to discover and monitor servers, networks, hypervisors, containers, storage systems and public cloud services. CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM), a comprehensive […]


SANS expert on the importance of cyberthreat intelligence

Is Cyberthreat intelligence becoming increasingly important in the battle against cybercrime? By Dave Shackleford, SANS Analyst and Senior Instructor. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and become more complex and attackers take advantage of new vulnerabilities and techniques, security teams need all the help they can get to more effectively prevent, detect and respond […]


Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems. OneChannel CEO Bernard Ford will be presenting a paper, entitled Impact of Cryptocurrencies on Financial Services and Security at the upcoming Digitisation & Cyber Security Conference 2018 taking place at the Indaba Hotel, […]


ServiceNow named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

ServiceNow Inc has announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High‑Productivity Application Platform as a Service. The Now Platform is used by business analysts and professional developers at the world’s largest companies to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. Customers recognise the Now Platform for the […]


Secure ICT solutions provider attains Dell EDM Titanium Partner status

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has been appointed as a Dell EMC Titanium Partner, joining a niche group of partners who are recognised for their expertise in the South African industry. It acknowledges partners who have demonstrated capability and resources, going above and beyond requirements to achieve expert levels in […]


Limelight Networks opens new Point-of-Presence in South Africa

Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, has announced the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa. It is situated at vendor neutral data centre Teraco, alongside Africa’s largest Internet Exchange (IXP), NAPAfrica Johannesburg. Limelight’s expansion into Africa follows positive signs of online traffic growth within the continent.  According reports, the […]


IFS Applications 10 and IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner launched

Global enterprise applications company IFS, which has a location in South Africa has unveiled some new solutions at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. IFS Applications 10 is the new version of IFS’ enterprise applications suite and is built to help customers capitalize on disruptive industry needs, such as automation, connected devices (IoT) and servitisation. […]