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South Africa’s Perago to implement real time settlement for Central Bank of Iceland

The Central Bank of Iceland has chosen SIA, a European vendor in payment infrastructures and services, to implement and support the new real-time gross settlement system RTGS and the new instant payment platform. SIA will use its wholly-owned subsidiary Perago, based in Pretoria South Africa, specialised in central bank solutions. Perago is a global vendor […]


Nigeria’s leading e-retailer Jumia releases m-commerce trends

Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria. The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile Internet use, the consumers behavior driving increased smartphone adoption […]


Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from data centres in Africa

Microsoft have revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from data centres located in Africa. This new investment is a major milestone in the company’s mission to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more and a recognition of the enormous opportunity for digital transformation […]


Tigo in Tanzania revamps call centre operations

Tigo, Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, announced opening of a new state of the art call centre, the first of its kind in the country. Boasting the latest technology, the call centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated service. Migrating from […]


Mimecast: Wannacrypt ransomware – an action plan to improve your cyber resilience defences

The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call for organisations and governments around the world. This ongoing cyberthreat will continue to adapt to take advantage of weaknesses in IT systems and procedures. New variants of this malware may cause even more damage if you do not act immediately. […]


WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

On 12th May, a massive ransomware attack was unleashed, hitting organisations across the world. Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have analysed the data and can confirm that the company’s protection subsystems detected at least 45,000 infection attempts in 74 countries, most of them in Russia. The ransomware infects victims by exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability described and […]


Inmarsat and Actility deploy city-wide IoT network in Kigali

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (low power wide area network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1 May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet of things (IoT) applications and […]


Oracle expands presence in Africa with new Abuja office

Reinforcing its commitment to Africa, Oracle today announced the opening of a new office in Abuja that will focus exclusively on driving cloud adoption across Nigeria’s public sector. Key dignitaries including Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Honourable Minister of Communications, Federal Republic of Nigeria; William Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria; Alhaji Yahaya Bello, […]


Kaspersky Lab’s major update of Anti Targeted Attack Platform available in Africa

Kaspersky Lab has announced renewed Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform, a solution to detect advanced threats and targeted attacks for enterprises. The solution blends advanced machine learning algorithms, actionable worldwide threat intelligence and adaptivity to customer infrastructure, to help large businesses uncover the most sophisticated and damaging attacks at any stage of their development. The […]


Ransomware by the numbers and 7 practical tips to prevent attacks on backup storage

If one thing has the attention of IT decision makers worldwide, it is the risk of ransomware. We frequently see headlines on outages caused by ransomware and the reality is that this is a big problem for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Ransomware is not just a PC problem. It can be a data […]


Dell EMC unveils new cloud platform for Microsoft Azure Stack

Dell EMC has announced Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps organisations standardising on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT […]


GE to supply power generation technology for Ghana’s 400 MW Bridge Power project

GE has announced that it will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power project in Tema, Ghana. The equipment, which will be used in the first phase of the project, will collectively generate 200 MW of power. An additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project. The […]


What’s next for Mirai and botnet DDoS attacks?

For security professionals, Mirai has become a household name. It’s the now-infamous malware that hackers use to absorb hundreds of thousands of connected devices – from routers, to DVRs, IP cameras and other gadgets – into giant armies. Mirai was the malware that last year powered an attack on the domain name system provider Dyn. […]


Kodak Alaris IN2 ecosystem helps customers take complexity out of information capture

Kodak Alaris is taking the complexity out of information capture with the launch of its Alaris IN2 Ecosystem, a powerful combination of best-in-class scanners, software, services and partnerships designed to transform data chaos into critical information to drive efficiency. The Alaris IN2 Ecosystem helps organisations extract information from documents to increase productivity, enhance customer experiences […]


MainOne launches data centre project in Sagamu, Ogun State

West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, MainOne, has pledged its commitment to boost information and communications technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data centre project in Sagamu. During a recent courtesy visit of the company’s Board and Management to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet […]


Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner programme in Africa

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner programme in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The programme helps MSPs to address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, […]


T-Systems SA, Huawei announce locally based OpenStack enterprise cloud for SA

In an industry disrupting partnership, T-Systems South Africa and Huawei have announced they will be bringing Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to local shores. OTC is a simple, secure and affordable OpenStack public cloud platform that will deliver on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud services to enterprises. With the advent of industry 4.0 and the digitalisation of organisations, OTC […]


South Africa first market to test Mastercard’s next generation biometric card

Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of […]


‘Digital divide is now a digital chasm’: inequality widens in technology

Digitally-developed economies around the globe are continuing to progress due to larger investments and adoptions in Information Communication Technology. At the same time, digitally-developing economies have also started to accelerate their growth by investing strategically in ICT capabilities and their digital transformation journeys – yet the gap continues to grow. Those are some of the […]


AXILSPOT announces new range of in-wall wireless access points for MEA

AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, announced availability of its ASW3, ASW3U and ASW120 series of in-wall wireless access points in Middle East and Africa, to help businesses manage their growing workload with a secure and reliable network and Internet connectivity. This series of in-wall wireless access points has a range from 300M […]