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Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure and available

South African cryptocurrency exchanges are on the increase promising favourable rates and other value-added services to those looking to venture into these digital assets. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says we need to carefully consider the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on availability strategies. When I was a child, the prospect of […]


BIM compliant solutions essential for dormakaba South Africa

Dormakaba South Africa, an internationally recognised provider of smart and secure access solutions, says its product data is readily available to be imported and is compliant with the building information modelling (BIM) process in the construction section. This enables professionals to plan, build and maintain buildings with greater efficiency using a secure, and customisable product […]


GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

Eseye has announced that eWATERpay’s IoT deployment has won the Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs). Presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly […]


ALTEN Africa Completes Financing of Solar PV Plant in Namibia

ALTEN Africa has completed the financing of what will be one of the biggest photovoltaic solar power plants in Namibia and Sub Sahara Africa. Located in the area around Mariental, the installed capacity will be 45.5 MWp for an output of 37 MWac, an investment forecast of US$70 million and a useful life of over 25 years. […]


Businesses need to be more proactive to prevent cyberattacks

What happens when corporate IT infrastructure is compromised by a cyberattack? In an age where the cyber security landscape is evolving with sophisticated malware and almost every employee is connected to the organisation’s server and the Internet, Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager at Kaspersky Lab, says that reputation damage is a real risk. As the growth […]


The importance of availability for universities in 2018

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says application and data availability are crucial to both the smooth running of a university and ensuring it the headlines for the right reasons. The unfortunate upshot is that technology and availability […]


Netshield South Africa provides end-to-end Internet of Things solution

Netshield South Africa has unveiled its end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution, assisting customers with the development and deployment of successful IoT implementations from sensors through to the gateways, dashboards and analytics. As a local OEM of IoT intelligent gateways and sensors, Netshield has identified a need by customers to deploy effective IoT environments that […]


Seven proven resilience best practices against ransomware

After becoming one of the main cybersecurity threats in 2016 and causing global chaos in May 2017, ransomware is currently keeping everyone in a state of constant security alert. Gregg Petersen, Regional Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Veeam Software, says there are seven proven best practices that financial institutions should adopt. Body Financial […]


Equinix launches new Cloud Security Service to manage encryption keys

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has launched a new cloud security service to manage encryption keys. Equinix Smartkey simplifies data protection across any cloud or destination, with the service leveraging its globally interconnected platform of more than 190 International Business Exchange data centres on 48 markets. SmartKey is the industry’s first globally available […]


Egypt launches digital forensic lab to combat software piracy

The Government of Egypt has announced that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for intellectual property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy. The new lab, the first of its kind in the MENA region, is mainly designed to resolve business software and internet-based piracy cases. It authentically recovers […]


Companies increasingly turning to cloud for improved security

Data breaches that result in confidential data being compromised, whether it is just released to the general public or used for malicious purposes, have become almost a daily occurrence. Dragon Petkovic, Security Product Leader, ECEMEA Oracle, says that makes cybersecurity non-negotiable for organisations. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle, organisations […]


Navigating the challenges and roadblocks of digital transformation

The digital revolution continues to gather pace and traditional business models are undergoing unprecedented levels of disruption. This has led to a wave of digital transformation initiatives across the African region. According to Andries Lombaard, country manager of International Data Corporation (IDC) South Africa, these initiatives require expert guidance to overcome the myriad of challenges […]


Q-KON SA confirm that HTEK IP phones have been certified by PortaOne

Q-KON SA, a value-added distributor of unified communication (UC) solutions, has announced that the HTEK UC900 series IP phones have been certified by PortaOne. This follows the successful interoperability testing and auto-provisioning integration with PortaSwitch, the PortaOne platform that delivers UC as a service. Providers using PortaSwitch can now use the HTEK phones without needing […]


Quality, environmental and health and safety certifications for Datacentrix

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has achieved Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications. CEO Ahmed Mahomed says it’s a significant achievement for the company “This official recognition will certainly have a very positive impact on our positioning in the market and, combined […]


Why South African businesses should protect their data at all costs

It has long been said that ‘knowledge is power’ but never has that been more pertinent than it is for businesses today. Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle, says what businesses know is a key differentiator. Data is an increasingly valuable asset and those businesses best set up to extract maximum value from […]


Commodity reporting agency Argus opens new Africa office in Cape Town

International commodity price reporting agency Argus has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa. The African energy sector is experiencing dramatic change. International asset holders are no longer the sole producers of oil and gas as more local participants add to diversity of supply. And downstream marketing and trading companies are entering and […]


McAfee launches cloud security solution for Microsoft Azure

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has extended its Cloud Security Platform to consistently protect Microsoft Azure. It will deliver the industry’s most extensive solution to secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The solution addresses the most critical enterprise security requirements for Microsoft Azure and empowers customers to build applications on the Microsoft Azure […]


Holborn Assets opens new office in Johannesburg, South Africa

Holborn Assets has opened an office in Johannesburg and recruited an eight-strong team of specialist advisers as it continues a major global strategic expansion during 2018. The new office is led by Lourens Reichert, who will focus on providing specialist financial planning strategies and solutions to high net worth South African residents who hold assets overseas […]


How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant? It was deemed a ‘rude awakening’ early in January 2018 when Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the social networking platform had changed its algorithm, basically meaning […]


Cathy Smith appointed the new Managing Director at SAP Africa

SAP Africa has appointed Cathy Smith as Managing Director. Smith has more than 25 years of leadership and technology experience and is the first female leader of SAP Africa. “Africa is on the cusp of exponential growth and development enabled by digital technologies,” said Steve Tzikakis, Regional President for EMEA South at SAP. “As one […]