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BeyondTrust’s password management solution integrated with McAfee ePO

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BeyondTrust has announced that PowerBroker Password Safe has been certified on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). This integration provides joint McAfee ePO and BeyondTrust customers with automated privileged password and privileged session management capabilities through a single platform. The certified integration will link the industry leader for privileged access and session management with the most advanced, […]


Sophos introduces predictive protection in Intercept X with advanced deep learning

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Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive […]


VMware expert on transforming security for today’s business landscape

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It’s no secret that organisations are spending more money than ever on security. Despite this, the only things outpacing increasing security spending are the losses due to security breaches. Ian Jansen van Rensburg from VMware EMEA tells us how businesses can best respond to today’s security landscape. Business models keep transforming, people and devices are becoming increasingly connected, […]


Pure Storage expert: Making the most of your data

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Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage, tells Intelligent CIO how it’s vital to make the most of an organisation’s data. In the same way that a CFO sets out the strategy and framework for investment and cash flow, CIOs and CTOs need to take control of making dataflow work for their organisations. Data is now […]


Mimecast makes two key security executive appointments

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced Janet Levesque has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with cloud-based solutions to enhance […]


Report reveals one-third of business leaders will not improve security this year

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CA Southern Africa has announced that Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, and acquired by CA Technologies, has released new research revealing the widening gap between software creation and software security, with the rush to innovate outpacing the urgency to secure the process. The Securing the Digital Economy report highlights how investment in […]


Lasernet wireless connectivity system used by emergency services in South African blaze

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Even in the intense heat of a major fire in South Africa a high-capacity wireless connectivity system from InfiNet remained unaffected. In fact, despite the runaway blaze in Knysa the equipment, utilised by customer Lasernet, proved to be so resilient that it was used by emergency organisations when all else had failed. Lasernet was established […]


Networks Unlimited partners with HyperGrid for ‘next era’ cloud computing

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Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]


9TH BIT brings StreamSets Data Connector Edge to South Africa to address data drift

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9TH BIT Consulting, specialists in implementing SOA solutions, middleware integration and products, has announced the local availability of StreamSets’ Data Connector Edge (SDC Edge) continuous ingest software, that effectively addresses the sinister challenge of data drift. 9TH BIT Consulting is the African partner for StreamSets, a global leader in data performance management. Data drift, the […]


ServiceNow appoints new regional director for South Africa

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ServiceNow has announced the promotion of Mark Ackerman to the position of Regional Director for Middle East, South Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe. Joaquin Reixa, senior AVP EMEA South at ServiceNow, said emerging markets such as these require a team with an intimate understanding of their cultural and political nuances. He said: “In 2015, Mark […]


BT appoints Eyad Shihabi to lead operations in Middle East and North Africa

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BT has announced the appointment of Eyad Shihabi as its vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region. An accomplished technology-sector leader, Shihabi will help BT drive the digital transformation agenda in business and public sectors across the region. Speaking at a media roundtable in Dubai to introduce the new regional manager, Kevin […]


Zebra Technologies leads the next generation of clinical mobility

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Zebra Technologies Corporation, a market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers which operates in Africa, is showcasing two solutions that improve clinical mobility workflows and patient care at Arab Health held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 29 to February 1. The DS8100-HC series scanners and the durable TC51-HC […]


Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

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Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg has announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, said the programme is part of BCX and the Telkom Innovation Programme and is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative digital […]


How data can unlock opportunities in Africa’s financial services industry

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While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions in the African financial services industry, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to address customer needs more effectively. According to a McKinsey article […]


Veeam acquires N2WS to deliver availability and protection for AWS Cloud

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Veeam® Software has announced that it has acquired N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native enterprise back-up and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in a deal worth $42.5M. N2WS is a leader in IaaS data protection, providing a cloud-native back-up solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organisations to back up data and applications as often […]


Siemon launches new Z-PLUG field terminated plug for intelligent buildings

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its new Z-PLUG™ category 6A field terminated plug for quick, reliable high-performance plug terminations in the field that enable custom-length direct connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in intelligent buildings. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), more devices than […]


Whirlpool Corporation launches IoT functionality for home devices

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Consumers in the Africa will soon be able to communicate with their home appliances through their Apple Watch. Whirlpool Corporation, which operates in Africa, is connecting its appliances to allow consumers to remotely communicate with ovens, washers and dryers via Apple Watch. The collaboration marks the first time an appliance maker has connected its products […]


Ecobank wins awards for operations in five African countries

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Ecobank, a leading pan-African banking group, has won ‘Bank of the Year’ awards in five of its countries of operation. Ecobank scored the five-trophy haul at The Banker Awards, held in London with the honours going to teams in Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, Gambia, Togo and Uganda. Judges said  teams from the winning countries had made […]


MRI Software acquires real estate software company MDA Property Systems

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MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of MDA Property Systems, a property management and accounting software company based in Cape Town. MDA Property Systems dominates the South African real estate market, with approximately 5,000 users and 70% of South Africa’s listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) using the company’s software. With […]


Software from 6d Technologies overcomes connectivity problems in rural Africa

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Field agents working for telcos are being helped to overcome problems with poor connectivity in rural parts of Africa. The deployment of Engrafi from 6d Technologies across Chad, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania and Angola has enabled a quick and convenient subscriber registration process despite connectivity problems. Engrafi allows subscribers to register themselves with quick digitalised forms, ensuring authentic verification of the user […]