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Microsoft CSP to be provided to customers in the Indian Ocean islands

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced that partners of Westcon Africa (Mauritius) Ltd in the Indian Ocean Islands are now able to procure and deliver the full spectrum of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) solution, through its digital logistics platform BlueSky. “The Microsoft CSP programme enables Westcon-Comstor partners to own the end-to-end engagement of their […]


NAPAfrica now ranked in the top 15 of the world’s largest IXPs

Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica is now ranked in the top 15 of the largest global IXPs. This ranking position is in terms of the number of unique ASNs or peering members across the IXP. Andrew Owens, Technical Manager, Interconnection & Peering, Teraco, […]


Secure access control to be demonstrated by dormakaba at trade show

Smart and secure access solutions partner dormakaba South Africa has confirmed it will participate in the next Hotel Show Africa trade show at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 24 to 26. Hotel Show Africa is an opportunity for dormakaba to display its best-of-breed smart access and workforce management solutions. The company has established […]


Veeam unveils vision to provide intelligent data management at massive scale

Veeam Hyper-Availability Solutions, as used by 75% of the Fortune 500, provide a smooth journey to intelligent data management with features for behaviour-driven orchestration of data across large-scale multi-cloud infrastructures. Veeam Software has unveiled its vision for the hyper-available enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to intelligent data management at […]


Five key areas where AI and automation could impact your business

Niral Patel, Managing Director Oracle South Africa, looks at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding a place at the heart of the enterprise. Enabling better-informed decisions by augmenting human intelligence with powerful computing and precise data analysis and then automating the tasks that follow, AI and automation – like an AA battery – have the power […]


SqwidNet expert on adopting Internet of Things solutions

Organisations across the African continent are increasingly looking at adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable their digital transformation. Markets are rapidly evolving because of emerging technologies and, according to acting SqwidNet CEO Phatizwe Malinga, so too must brands if they want to remain relevant and fresh. SqwidNet has announced the launch of its […]


Red Hat brings cloud-native capabilities to software partner ecosystem

Kubernetes Operators will help software companies more easily deliver Red Hat OpenShift-tested and validated cloud-native applications and services across hybrid and multicloud footprints. Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has introduced Kubernetes Operators to the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem, providing a simplified path for software partners to ultimately deliver tested and […]


Oracle’s cloud growth recognised by IDC Public Cloud Services Tracker

Oracle has announced that IDC has recognised the momentum and growth of Oracle Cloud. According to the IDC Public Cloud Services Tracker, Oracle gained the most share out of all Enterprise Applications SaaS vendors in 2016 and 2017 and grew the fastest out of the top PaaS vendors. “Oracle Cloud is redefining how organisations modernise, […]


Acumatica cloud ERP ranked highest for usability by Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research has ranked Acumatica Cloud ERP highest for usability in its ERP Technology Value Matrix 2017. Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has announced multiple enhancements to its latest product release as the disruptive company continues expanding into markets underserved by larger, less innovative competitors. One Channel, Africa’s leading cloud ERP solutions provider […]


Digitalisation: The unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, Juane Peacock, Managing Director: Coastal Region and Enterprise Information Management at Datacentrix, says there is a growing imperative to act now. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings vast and untapped data sources, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-to-machine […]


CA Technologies named leader for sixth consecutive time

CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management for the sixth consecutive time. The report evaluated CA Technologies for its ability to execute and completeness of vision, which included evaluation of the company’s CA API Management portfolio. “Every successful business leverages an agile […]


Hollard Namibia embraces real-time data analytics with SilverBridge

Hollard Namibia, the largest privately-owned insurance group in the country, has contracted SilverBridge Holdings to implement a Microsoft-based business intelligence (BI) solution and enable it to extract meaningful insights from its data to help drive business strategy. “Previously, Hollard did not have access to dynamic information despite the wealth of data at its disposal,” said […]


Mobile tools to unlock productivity of African utilities’ workforces

Colin Beaney, Global Industry Director for Asset-intensive and Energy and Utilities at IFS, says Africa’s abundant natural resources and urgent need for power mean that it is one of the most exciting and innovative energy markets. Power systems are evolving from centralised, top-down systems as interest in off-grid technology grows among African businesses and consumers. […]


Datacentrix receives Project of the Year Award from Veeam Software

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has received the 2017 Most Significant Project of the Year Award from Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator. It recognises South African Veeam ProPartners and Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners who have not only demonstrated success in providing Veeam Availability […]


Jasco and Avaya to deliver cloud-based solutions in East Africa

Jasco has announced that it is working with Avaya, a leading global business communications company, to market and sell cloud-based communications solutions to businesses in Africa, focusing strongly on the Kenyan market. Jasco is a leading end-to-end ICT provider in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, offering a range of services and cutting-edge […]


Epicor payroll MEA solution launched to meet employment regulations

Epicor has launched a flexible and responsive payroll solution that has been custom built to meet the country-specific employment regulations and business needs of HR departments across the MEA region. Built on the Epicor ERP platform, and recommended for any organisation using Epicor ERP version 10 or above, Epicor Payroll MEA helps improve employee experience […]


‘Liberate economic development for renewable energy companies’

With government refreshing its drive to build renewable energy capacity, Waldo Adams, Executive Director for Projects at Economic Development Solutions, says it’s time for companies to renew their focus on economic development outputs. Licences were first issued in 2011 and the communities around these plants are growing. With the sector being revitalised, now is the […]


Protecting privacy and personal data key to digital economy in Africa

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of guidelines at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy. The guidelines recommend a range of actions […]


‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]


SUSE expert on what strategies you need when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Matthew Lee, Regional Manager for Africa at SUSE African attitudes towards the cloud over the years have changed drastically with companies moving at least some of their processes to a hosted environment, the migration is bringing with it a realisation of business […]