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Euphoria launches new app so you are connected wherever you are

Euphoria has launched an app that will enable mobile workers to be connected wherever they are. Company staff can now make and receive calls as if they were sitting at their desks by simply downloading the free Euphoria Softphone app from Google Play or IOS Store. There is a radical shift toward a more distributed […]

Central Bank of Egypt embarks on Digital Transformation with Alaris

The Central Bank of Egypt has digitised 100 million documents using scanners from Alaris and aims to scan another 500 million documents over the next five years. The Central Bank of Egypt had 500 million documents which were retained as paper records. Retention of these records needs to be achieved in accordance with the relevant […]

Dandemutande CEO on seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future according to Never Ncube, CEO of Dandemutande, a licensed Internet Access Provider and ISP. Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in […]

Bridging the divide in Burkina Faso: How tech is changing lives

Technology is playing an important role in improving the lives of some of the poorest members of the population in Burkina Faso. Intelligent CIO explores some of these technologies – from improved digital infrastructure to Blockchain and innovative new farming tools – which are helping to bridge the digital divide in the west African country. World […]

Paving the way to a brighter future for small businesses in SA

This week’s 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg highlights the growing opportunities for South Africa’s Small and Medium Businesses to export their goods and services to emerging market peers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice President, Africa & Middle East at Sage, says that, paired with South Africa’s support for the African Continental […]

McAfee enhances offering with new enterprise security portfolio

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced McAfee MVISION, a first-of-its-kind portfolio featuring new McAfee innovations designed to give customers a comprehensive, flexible defence system that manages their security products based on their needs today and in the future as they continue to move to modern device operating systems and to the cloud. MVISION strengthens […]

Symantec reveals operations of Leafminder espionage group

Symantec has released research that reveals a cyber-espionage group called Leafminer is targeting government organisations and business verticals in the Middle East, including those in Egypt. The primary industries under attack include governments, the financial and energy sectors, and the group appears to be based in Iran. Key findings of Symantec’s research include: Inexperience led to […]

Nigerian organisation turns to Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service

An African organisation has deployed an early adopter version of a blockchain service. Nigeria Customs has deployed Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service which allows it to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale. Aber T Benjamin, Assistant Comptroller General Modernisation, Nigeria […]

Mimecast unveils second-annual State of Email Security report

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced it has released its second-annual State of Email Security report. The report identifies the latest email-borne threats facing organisations of all sizes and industries globally. Cyberattacks are on the rise. In fact, more than 50% of organisations reported seeing the volume of phishing attacks […]

‘The future of security is autonomous,’ says Oracle expert

Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle, discusses how blockchain technology could help put the end user back in the ‘driving seat’ while Machine Learning and AI help to reduce the cyber-risk of cloud technology. When I started working in security, over 20 years’ ago, many vendors made claims about passwords being a thing […]

Gartner finds 65% of organisations have cybersecurity expert

A survey conducted by Gartner has found that only 65% of organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert – despite 95% of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years. The survey also revealed that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitalisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation. Gartner’s 2018 […]

Infoblox enables rapid automation of core network services for data centres

Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced new updates to its Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) platform enabling organisations to automate core services and data centres such as Red Hat Ansible in order to rapidly deploy network and security services via the cloud. Connecting your on-premise NIOS based solutions […]

Wireless networks: Big benefits for small businesses

Osama AlHaj-Issa, Regional Channel Director, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says it’s time we addressed the demands of the smaller businesses and made network management simple. Very few small and midsize businesses (SMB) owners have a fully functioning IT department. But they are still expected to provide modern […]

Attackers could use heat traces left on keyboard to steal passwords

Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, outlines details of an attack called ‘Thermanator’, which could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard. A team of academics from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have presented […]

CA Technologies ranked number one for Delivery Automation

CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies, a leader in business automation software, is ranked number one in Delivery Automation: ARO Application Release Orchestration, based on revenue in a recent Gartner report ‘Market Share: IT Operations, Worldwide, 2017’. The Application Release Orchestration (ARO) market continues to grow, with Gartner revealing an estimated 37.5% increase in […]

McAfee expert: Seeing through the cloud to ensure security

A McAfee study underlines the ubiquitous nature of cloud services but managing these requires specialised knowledge. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee, tells us how to address the security challenges this presents. He argues that better visibility enables organisations to respond more quickly to cloud security threats. Cloud services are nearly ubiquitous, with 97% of […]

AfricaOnline launches JET-powered wireless network in Namibia

AfricaOnline, one of the largest ISPs in Namibia, has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart Beamforming solutions. AfricaOnline has complemented its long-standing WiMAX service with a new carrier-grade JET PtMP service to deliver high-speed packages of up to 100Mbps to enterprises and homes in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. AfricaOnline […]

du collaborates with Cisco to drive its digital transformation journey

Joint white paper provides a roadmap, outlines new technologies and approaches for du to evolve into a digital services company. du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, has unveiled a white paper outlining its transformational journey towards becoming an ‘ICT service provider’ by 2021. Titled ‘EITC Infrastructure Outlook 2021’, the […]

AWS Direct Connect now live at South African data centre Teraco

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now live in South Africa and located at Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. AWS Direct Connect enables clients to directly connect to their AWS resources in an AWS region. The service is accessible via a direct cross-connect within Teraco or from the Teraco Cloud Exchange platform […]

Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefiting critically important demographics of the country. FOR YOUth is a benefits programme […]