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Red Hat announces new management portfolio innovations

Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced new innovations in its management portfolio. Included is Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms, designed to simplify ongoing infrastructure management. IT infrastructure is increasingly complex with disparate systems across physical hardware, virtualised environments, private cloud deployments and public cloud instances. The […]


Huawei Marine partners with PCCW to construct submarine cable

In a further boost for African internet connectivity, Huawei Marine has announced that it will partner with PCCW Global to construct the first submarine cable between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island. This will be Huawei’s 12th submarine cable system deployed in the African region to meet the increasing demand for internet connectivity. Located north-east of Mauritius, […]


Case Study: Prompt medical treatment could mean difference between life and death

A system from Dimension Data has helped the West Cape Government provide an ambulance service that delivers a more efficient emergency response.  The ambulance service of the Western Cape Department of Health is one of the largest ambulance services in South Africa. It serves a population of over six million and covers an area of […]


CIO Opinion: Six ingredients to a successful digital transformation journey

It can be challenging to define what digital transformation means for a business. Ahmed Yehyia, Head of IT Planning and Delivery at Safaricom, says there are six key areas to consider when starting your journey.   Digital transformation has become one of the latest buzzwords especially in the telecommunication and banking sectors. Yet, it has also […]


Velocity Group brings customers a focus on security with Check Point partnership

The Velocity Group is adding Check Point Software to a list of vendors. It means that the specialist South African ICT partner will be able to provide more than 400 mid-market customers access to a host of security solutions that specifically address changing security needs. “With its multi-level architecture approach to security, its focus on […]


IT Integration: Cquential helps Cipla save lives with intelligent warehouse system

Global pharmaceutical company Cipla manufactures more than 1,500 products, with its South African subsidiary one of the country’s market leaders in terms of value and volume. To ensure the efficient delivery of its medicines to clients around the country, it moved to a new state-of-the-art warehouse in Bellville, with long-time partner Cquential providing the intelligent […]


Joint-partnership for Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

The Internet Society and African IXP Association are to hold the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF). The annual event – which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from August 21-23 – serves as a platform to expand and develop the African Internet. It connects infrastructure, service and content providers with policymakers to […]


Veeam Availability Orchestrator ensures disaster recovery compliance

Veeam Software has announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator, the newest addition to the Veeam Availability Platform, which enables enterprises to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) compliance. Most DR failures can be tracked back to outdated and untested plans. The rapidly increasing rate of business and technology changes makes it critical […]


Form and function: Key considerations for business analytics in 2018

In a time when data has been labelled ‘the new oil’, businesses are scrambling to implement effective forward-thinking data management strategies. Neil Herbert, Director for Business Analytics at SAP Africa, says they need to start the journey toward a cloud-based world of actionable business insights. Data modellers have become indispensable assets to enterprises wishing to […]


Trackmatic proves the case for Driver-Led Visibility at Eurasiayan Supply Chain and Logistics Forum

The CEO of Trackmatic will showcase how the transportation and logistics industry can transform operations by blending people at the 2018 Eurasiayan Supply Chain and Logistics Forum. The solution, according to David Slotow, is to empower the driver and turn the person who sits behind the wheel into the solution. “Individuals and businesses expect their […]


Hubtiger app to launch to benefit cycling enthusiasts and service providers

Cycling enthusiasts and service providers will finally be able to connect with each another thanks to the hubtiger platform and app. Developed for cyclists who love their bikes, hubtiger will enhance their experience by connecting them with data, information and service providers in a user-friendly manner. “We have a long-term vision for hubtiger but initially […]


Country Focus: Cloud computing can be more efficient for everyone

Cloud computing has a huge potential for not only making life easier, but more efficient for everyone. Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, the Managing Director for Kenya Hub, covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle says Kenya is well positioned to ride the technological wave to transform businesses, governments and citizens. Not far from Oracle’s Nairobi […]


CA Technologies say some firms are missing out on benefits of agile and DevOps

CA Technologies has announced the results of a global study which shows that some organisations are struggling with the key challenges and missing out on the extensive benefits that agile and DevOps can have. The study, ‘How Agile and DevOps enable digital readiness and transformation, found that, while 75% of respondents recognise that agile and […]


Redstor unveils unique archiving service to its data management platform

International SaaS specialist Redstor has unveiled a unique archiving service as the latest addition to its complete data management platform. It gives organisations dealing with multiple terabytes of data the ability to free up space on their costly primary storage by offloading rarely accessed data to the cloud. This offers significant savings, particularly to organisations […]


Editor’s Question: Ned Baltagi, from SANS Institute on improving cyber defences

With one third of business leaders apparently not intending to improve cyber defences in the next 12 months, our Editor’s Question for March is: What message would you send to business leaders who have no intention of improving cyber defences? Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East & Africa at SANS Institute. With today’s cyber criminals […]


Sophos launches its Mobile 8 security solution in bid to tackle malware

Sophos has unveiled the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. The Sophos Mobile 8 lets administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to […]


Sage streamlines compliance with new VAT rate for South African customers

Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, has updated its portfolio of enterprise management and accounting solutions to ensure its South African customers are compliant with the new VAT rate, which comes into effect on April 1. The rate will increase from 14 to 15% – the first time it has gone up […]


CA Technologies once again named leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

CA Technologies has been named a leader in the 2018 Garnter Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration for the second consecutive year. The report evaluated CA Southern Africa’s Identity Suite, a comprehensive, enterprise-grade identity management and access governance solution. The report states: “IGA Leaders deliver a comprehensive toolset for governance and administration of identity […]


Cloud leader Elingo to raise the bar at MyBroadband Conference 2018

Leading ICT services provider Elingo has announced its bronze sponsorship at the MyBroadband 2018 Cloud Conference. The premier event, which will take place at Gallagher Estate on June 13, will focus on cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IOT), hosting, virtualisation, security and connectivity and is aimed at South Africa’s top cloud and hosting executives […]


Networks Unlimited links up with Carbon Black as Value-Added Distributor

Networks Unlimited has joined the Carbon Black partner programme as a Value-Added Distributor (VAD). Carbon Black is a leader in next-generation end-point security and the partnership will see Networks Unlimited become one of its Solutions Provider Partners. It will enhance its extensive cyber security offering with Carbon Black’s suite of best-in-class next generation end-point security solutions […]