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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 […]


IT is changing the way manufacturing companies work, according to Epicor

Global businesses are assigning a high priority to IT investment. Terri Hiskey, vice-president for product marketing manufacturing at Epicor, says that there is no doubt that Industry 4.0 soon have an impact on workplaces, if it hasn’t already done so. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart manufacturing. Digital transformation. Industry 4.0. Call it what you will, […]


‘The customer has changed’, says Trackmatic CEO David Slotow

Intelligent technology, smart systems and effortless mobility are empowering drivers and transforming customer engagement, says David Slotow, CEO at Trackmatic. The customer has changed- ignore this at your peril! According to a recent Gallup poll, the biggest driver of business to business (B2B) success is meaningful customer impact and yet around 60% of customers are […]


Azumi Mobile announces support for PayJoy’s Lock to enable smartphone financing

Azumi Mobile has announced support for PayJoy’s Lock, a patented Android application that can remotely lock and unlock smartphones. When a consumer misses a payment, the PayJoy Lock locks the smartphone, but enables the user to remain connected to make emergency and support calls, as well as having access to critical applications, such as mobile […]


ZTE’s NB-IoT innovative application wins GLOMO award at Mobile World Congress 2018

ZTE Corporation has won the Best Mobile Service for the Connected GLOMO 2018 on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The news showcases the South African firm’s good start to the year, with its NB-IoT innovative application smart parking system scooping the award. ZTE has been committed to IoT application […]


Solar energy firm enables IoT in bid to change lives across Africa

Social business firm SolarNow has turned to the Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to provide more and better services to its customers. While the time, costs and risks involved in setting up IoT deployments can appear to be a daunting, SolarNow turned to IoT M2M connectivity specialist Eseye. The market leader offered a […]


Pure Storage expert: Improving patient outcomes with AI and Advanced Analytics

Across the globe, healthcare providers are facing the same three questions. How do we improve patient care? With growing populations, how can we help more people? Christian Putz, Director, Emerging, EMEA, Pure Storage, asks how this can be achieved especially with budgets under pressure. Finding a solution to these questions is increasingly reliant on technology. […]


CR2 awarded contract to provide digital banking suite in 12 African countries

Banking group ORABANK has selected CR2 to deliver a digital banking suite in 12 African countries. Following a comprehensive search of the market, the Togo-based bank, which operates in West and Central Africa, awarded the contract to the leading banking software innovator because it is seen as the ideal partner to expand its channel offering […]


Annual report highlights critical security issues facing network operators

The security division of NETSCOUT has released its 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) that offers direct insights into the most critical security challenges facing today’s network operators. The report from Arbor Networks covers a variety of topics, from attack trends to SDN/NFV and IPv6 adoption, to key organisational issues such as incident response […]