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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 […]

Numa launches artificially intelligent healthcare app, AskNuma

Numa Health, a health technology company, has announced the launch of AskNuma, a mobile phone based, personal health assistant that gives patients high quality health information and provides a platform for healthcare vendors. The innovative mobile health platform has revolutionised the mode of healthcare service delivery in the country with an artificial intelligent healthcare platform […]

Epicor: Are you a ‘grow getter’ or does your business fail to ‘get growth’?

No business can grow unless the people behind the organisation are focused on achieving growth. As new markets expand and globalisation becomes the norm, growth opportunities can become limited and even niche areas of business can become saturated. The ambiguity of the economic climate and differences of opinion amongst experts and forecasters is blurring many […]

U2opia Mobile launches sponsored data suite, FonePass, across African market

U2opia Mobile, a global mobile technology player, has launched its sponsored data suite, FonePass, across markets in Africa, Asia and Middle East. FonePass is a holistic data solutions suite that offers a slew of products catering to enterprise and consumer needs. Through the launch of FonePass, U2opia Mobile has reinstated its leadership position in the […]

Bitbond and BitPesa partner to improve financing of African SMEs

Global SME lending platform Bitbond and African payment services provider BitPesa announced today that they are joining forces to improve access to financing for SMEs in Africa. Bitbond, which is based in Berlin, Germany, connects fixed-income investors with small business owners who need loans. To make global cross-border lending possible, the platform uses the bitcoin […]

Vodacom and PTC to launch ThingWorx® IoT application enablement platform in South Africa

Vodacom has taken a significant step to further expand its Internet of Things (IoT) offering in South Africa by partnering with global technology solution provider PTC, a recognised leader in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions. The collaboration will enable Vodacom to implement a local version of the ThingWorx® IoT platform from PTC in […]

Mastercard to support development of Ghana’s digital payment ecosystem

In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa. This was highlighted during a recent discussion between Mastercard and Ghana’s new Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. With aspirations of becoming an […]

WISeKey to set up Blockchain-IoT centre of excellence in Rwanda

WISeKey International, a Swiss based cybersecurity company, announced during its participation at the Rwanda Investment Board Blockchain event, the intention to establish a Blockchain-IoT Centre of Excellence in Rwanda. The Centre will deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform to enable the creation of a Blockchain Ecosystem in Rwanda. The project is part of […]