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Clickatell Transact enables UBA to launch WhatsApp service in Nigeria

Clickatell, an authorised WhatsApp Business Solution provider, has announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be going live with its Chat Banking solution – Leo on WhatsApp. In a first for Nigeria, customers can now conduct their favourite banking activities in a secure and convenient manner, by communicating with their bank in a verified […]


Fortinet introduces network access control solution for IoT security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced FortiNAC, a new network access control product line that delivers network segmentation and automated responses for IoT security. The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks. Fortinet’s new FortiNAC product line […]


Elingo expert looks at how instant messaging has overtaken emailing

Communication in the workplace has evolved beyond telephone calls and emails, with the digital business environment being all about real-time messaging to provide stakeholders with instantaneous responses to their queries. Paul McIntyre, Chief Sales Officer at Elingo, looks at the developments that have taken place in the workplace. Think of email as a more enhanced […]


Afrique Telecom commended for its Internet connectivity solutions

Based on its recent analysis of the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) communications services market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Afrique Telecom with the 2018 Sub-Saharan African Enabling Technology Award. The company’s broadband connectivity solutions SpaceDSL and TAMTAM help businesses, governments, and consumers deliver cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet access to areas facing last-mile connectivity issues. “Afrique Telecom’s SpaceDSL and […]


‘Zero trust security approach is gaining acceptance’: Centrify expert

Organisations are coming to realise that merely a user a user name and password are not enough to secure their cyber existence. And as Kamel Heus, Regional Manager – MEA at Centrify explains, a ‘zero trust security approach’ is increasingly gaining acceptance. The concept of zero trust is as profound in cybersecurity as the sweeping […]


Training centre for operators of Unmanned Vehicles opened in Nigeria

Asseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance centre in Nigeria. The company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the co-operation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State. The solutions that Asseco […]


Young coders lead the way in Tunisia thanks to academy programme

While on an exchange programme in the USA, a Tunisian software engineer became inspired to build something that would make a real difference in her home country. Faten Ghriss subsequently set up the Young Tunisian Coders Academy and her passion prompted recognition by the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. Intelligent CIO spoke to her about […]


Workers across EMEA showing security fatigue, says Aruba

A new study shows that workers across Europe, Middle East and Africa understand security risks and consequences, but are taking less action than global counterparts. Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the […]


Ambitious new Innovation Partnerships with African countries

A series of ambitious Innovation Partnerships between the UK and Africa are expected to stimulate significant economic growth and support the creation of thousands of new jobs. The partnerships, announced by the Prime Minister as the UK strengthens ties with the region, will be established in African countries with growing tech sectors where there are […]


Ruckus Networks supports Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a programme that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone controllers and certified in with door and outdoor Wi-Fi access points in high-traffic public areas in Africa. “We are committed to […]


ICT Minister visits Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Egypt

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) visited Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Alexandria, Egypt, as part of his inspection tours to follow up on the regularity of work in the technology parks. Amr Talaat accompanied by National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Acting Executive President, Mustafa Abdel-Wahed; Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Acting […]


Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS platform HCI solution certified for SAP HANA

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that its AHV hypervisor and Enterprise Cloud OS platform hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution has met SAP’s criteria for running production SAP HANA deployments. This will allow businesses that use SAP solutions to benefit from the simplicity and agility of leading HCI technology to deliver a modern […]


Vodacom Group launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service

Vodacom Group has announced that it has created Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho using 3.5GHz spectrum to initially deliver Fixed-Wireless Access broadband services to two enterprise customers. The immediate benefit of 5G technology for Vodacom subscribers in Lesotho includes the quicker deployment of broadband services with fibre-like speeds, meaning that entrepreneurs, industry […]


Vox expert on what companies should do to minimise phishing attacks

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? By Mayleen Bywater, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Security Solutions, Vox. Cybersecurity as a landscape and as a priority is changing constantly from little focus to being in the limelight and being rated as a key strategy for most CIOs. The various attacks on several […]


Mimecast releases latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA)

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps participating organisations better understand the number and type of email-borne threats that are getting […]


IDC expert on using tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s security problems

Organisations that do not have a clear longer-term security roadmap in place are putting themselves at risk of being compromised, according to Jon Tullett, Research Manager – IT Services for Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC). He adds that it is the companies that are already investing in tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s problems […]


Attivo Networks makes deception technology deceptively simple

Attivo Networks, a leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, has announced new advanced capabilities that use Machine Learning to automatically generate and deploy the most authentic deception that covers an extensive set of attack vectors at scale. This product release lowers the total cost of ownership by completely automating the deployment and maintenance of […]


AI poses threats to jobs, according to Bluegrass Digital MD

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are the most exciting developments in business today; however according to Bluegrass Digital Managing Director Nick Durrant, the threats posed to jobs are a serious concern. AI-powered personalisation seems to offer the prospect of fulfilling – at the level of the individual – the very definition of marketing: creating, […]


Decision Inc invests in education in South Africa with Mother of Peace

Decision Inc has been working closely with Mother of Peace, a non-profit organisation that provides a home to more than 25 orphaned and abandoned children, to try and unlock economic and social transformation in South Africa. The data, digital and performance intelligence company has partnered with Mother of Peace for many years, helping them with […]


CRS Technologies strengthens credibility with SABPP membership

Leading HR and Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions provider CRS Technologies has announced its corporate partnership with the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), South Africa’s foremost industry representative professional body established to champion the interests of HR professionals. The role of SABPP is to professionalise the HR function to ensure that HR becomes an […]