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Oracle spokesman on why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets

The journey to cloud isn’t a one-way path – each company’s journey is unique. Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President (Technology), Middle East and Africa, Oracle, explains why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets. “At Oracle, we have built a completely integrated cloud platform that spans all layers of the cloud and […]


BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling in Africa

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]


ManageEngine expert: ‘Tools are vital for performance optimisation’

Sridhar Ivengar, Vice President of ManageEngine, says it is vital that companies have the tools in place when it comes to performance optimisation. ManageEngine, an operating division of Zoho Corporation, has more than 90 products and free tools that help cover everything that IT needs. This can be anything from network and device management to […]


The impact of digital transformation on economic growth in Africa

As African organisations undergo digital transformation, understanding this massive shift and how to harness it will be vital for organisations across the continent, according to Mandla Mbonambi, founding CEO of Africonology. Access to information, new ways of doing things and consumer consumption patterns will continue to force African organisation to digitise their products and service […]


New version of McAfee Cloud Workload Security supports containers

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced it is accelerating its innovation in the cloud with its latest release of McAfee® Cloud Workload Security (CWS) v5.1, one of the core pillars of McAfee’s Cloud Security Solution Portfolio. Containers have become developers’ preferred deployment model for modern cloud applications, helping organisations innovate and differentiate themselves in […]


SUSE and StarLink sign distribution agreement for MENA region

SUSE, a pioneer in enterprise open source software, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with StarLink for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The partnership will allow SUSE to continue expanding its footprint in the region by leveraging StarLink’s capabilities, channel community and customer base. For StarLink, SUSE Software Defined […]


Businesses need to Re-Imagine IT, says MANXit expert Hannes Botes

Hannes Botes, Chief Technology Officer, MANXiT, unpacks the issues and fears surrounding the outsourcing of IT Management as a service (ITMaaS) and directs businesses to Re-Imagine IT. ITMaaS may be defined as outsourcing the management of a company’s IT – a concept that can either strike fear into the heart of every CIO but if examined […]


‘Intelligence’ underpins a valuable cybersecurity approach

Expert opinion piece by Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab Africa. The continued hype centered towards the topic of cybercrime is no hype at all. It is a very real and growing issue that still needs tangible and immediate attention. In fact, Kaspersky Lab’s recently presented Cybersecurity Trends in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) […]


Piehole.tv launches Nerd academy programme in the Karoo

A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com. With an estimated 45% unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape, the tech hub has launched a free programme called the Nerd Academy aimed to uplift the platteland community. By offering online studying […]


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 […]