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CA Technologies unveils updates to CA Automic One Automation platform

CA Technologies has released the CA Automic One Automation platform, a unified suite of automation products delivering intelligent automation to the enterprise. The new release empowers Ops with new lifecycle management capabilities of automation artefacts, intelligent critical-path management and support for PostgreSQL. It also enables ‘shift-left’ automation capabilities for developers with new automation-as-code functionality and […]


Four hidden costs and cybersecurity risks of sudo

Morey Haber, CTO at BeyondTrust, explains the four specific risks or costs tha organisations should consider before deciding if sudo (an open source package designed to provide privileged access included in many Linux distributions) is right for the organisation. It is always a philosophical debate as to whether to use open source software in a […]


Oracle Chatbot Week to show how technology can transform businesses

Oracle has announced its Chatbot Week Africa, hosted in cities across the continent to drive awareness of chatbots for different industries and to demonstrate the power of the technology. The roundtable discussions will be hosted in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week. […]


The office relationship: It’s digital anxiety, says expert

The fax machine. It still squawks dustily in some African offices, sending messages using a technology almost as dated as the smoke signal. Employees still work with legacy technology, ageing systems and outdated operating systems. Their relationship with technology is both flawed and frustrating – they’re intimidated, confused and distrustful. According to Mandla Mbonambi, founding […]


Dimension Data transforming the Tour de France viewing experience

Dimension Data, a global leader in designing, optimising and managing evolving technology environments, will continue to transform the viewing experience of the Tour de France.  Since 2015, the South African firm has partnered with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organiser of the world’s biggest cycle race. Through the innovative partnership, A.S.O. has already seen impressive […]


Vodafone to help in fight against malnutrition in Africa

Vodafone has announced it is working with Sanku-Project Healthy Children (Sanku-PHC) to equip small flour mills in Africa with Internet of Things (IoT) services to provide fortified flour to millions of people. Two billion people around the world suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. Fortified flour battles against hidden hunger in developing countries, which includes pervasive issues of nutrition deficiency such as birth defects, child development issues and blindness. […]


The importance of protecting data from insider threats

Gregg Petersen, Regional Sales Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Veeam, discusses the importance of data protection and keeping data protected from insider threats, and data loss. “Malicious attacks from employees may be less frequent than external attacks, however their damage potential can be just as catastrophic, if not more so,” said Petersen. “Those […]


TMA-SA expert on rescuing the business profession

Alastair Macduff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Turnaround Management Association – Southern Africa (TMA-SA), says managing a business in today’s uncertain socio-economic conditions is not without its challenges. The emergence of more agile competitors, increasingly fickle customers and global pressures mean decision-makers must keep innovating while still delivering stakeholder value. Some have turned […]


Technology hub is proving to be a hit in Sierra Leone

A technology hub aimed to support new ways to tackle the challenges facing society is proving a hit in Sierra Leone. Sensi Tech Hub (Sensi) grew out of Sensi’s SMS programme, a toll-free interactive SMS programme successfully run in response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014. It was after the Ebola crisis […]


Elingo supports role Legacy Community Development plays

Elingo has named Legacy Community Development as one of its corporate social investment projects of choice. Based in Kayamandi, a suburb of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, Legacy Community Development plays a critical role in its community and runs several initiatives including an afterschool centre, a childhood development programme, a primary school development programme, a […]


SUSE paves the Way for IT transformation in the software-defined era

SUSE continues to help organisations transform and adapt with software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that enable IT operations and DevOps to meet digital business demands with greater agility and less cost. The company has announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, SUSE Manager 3.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 with […]


Introducing cloud ERP for construction thanks to Acumatica solution

One Channel, Africa’s fastest growing cloud business solutions provider, has announced the release of Acumatica Construction Edition, an end-to-end cloud business management system for general contractors, home builders, subcontractors, speciality contractors and land developers. It is the latest fully integrated cloud solution from Acumatica, furthering its advances in domain-specific workloads and following fast on the […]


Redstor expert on what firms should have to safeguard their data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Heidi Weyers, General manager for Sales at Redstor in SA. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing threat of sophisticated cyberattacks, there is absolutely no doubt that a secure backup is essential to any credible data management strategy. Backup is required to […]


Smart security for the small and medium-sized enterprise

Securing the end point with enterprise-ready technology was traditionally outside the budget of the SME, but that’s in the past, according to Ralph Berndt, Director, Sales at Syrex. The enterprise has traditionally been the first served with a large variety of security services based on bigger budgets and plenty of functionality. It is to those […]


Why African businesses need to move to intelligent data management

Kate Mollett, the new Regional Manager for South Africa at Veeam, says changing regulatory requirements necessitate a more considered approach to ensure data is securely maintained, stored and accessed in an increasingly connected environment. In May this year, we unveiled our vision for the hyper-available enterprise and our strategy to guide enterprise customers on their […]


Avaya brings enterprise-level communication capabilities to region’s SMBs

Avaya Holdings Corp is giving small and medium-sized businesses the tools to drive greater productivity and streamline collaboration through a single application for all communications channels, meetings, team collaboration and content sharing. This latest release of Avaya IP Office solution also adds support for Avaya Equinox, the company’s signature unified communications (UC) experience, integrated call-recording […]


BeyondTrust announces new partnership with SINEVIS

BeyondTrust, a leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced a strategic partnership with IT technology professional services organization SINEVIS. Through the global reach and IT services delivery expertise of SINEVIS, the partnership expands opportunities for BeyondTrust and helps scale delivery capabilities, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa […]


AppCentrix expert on importance of safeguarding your data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Omar Sati, Executive Board Member at AppCentrix International When thinking about their data, organisations primarily concern themselves with data management and processing, but the scope extends well beyond this and should now include specific requirements such as data security and transparency. Especially considering […]


Oracle prepares young South Africans for employment in ICT sector

A total of 22 previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students have kick started their career in the country’s fast growing ICT industry following the completion of the fourth edition of Oracle’s Graduate Leadership Programme. “Attracting and retaining candidates with requisite ICT skills is an on-going industry wide challenge; the ICT skills shortage continues to constrain […]


Siemon’s new cabinet solutions improve aesthetics and visibility

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced that its cabinet solutions and accessories are now available in white and light grey, improving visibility and delivering a clean, modern look for today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces. In addition to existing black, Siemon’s VersaPOD, V800, V600 and wall-mount cabinets are now available in white […]