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Ernst & Young Africa adopts step-wise SAP implementation at Development Bank Namibia

Growing a small start-up operation of only ten employees into a national powerhouse with a multi-billion dollar loan book that finances some of Namibia’s most important businesses and infrastructure development initiatives requires dedicated partners and a technology platform that can adapt as the business grows. This is the learning for Brad Scott-King, Director for IT […]

Vaultize launches in East Africa through channel partner Compulynx

Vaultize, the enterprise file security vendor with its East Africa partner Compulynx, exhibited its enterprise digital rights management and file sync and share, at a launch event in Nairobi. Director of Sales for International Business at Vaultize, Sameer Vitkar presented the enterprise file security platform to the CIO community. “Vaultize enhances our existing product portfolio […]

Free online education for African healthcare workers from mdBriefCase

mdBriefCase Group in collaboration with Enterprises at the University of Pretoria and Toronto SickKids International Hospital, and with the support of the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, announced the official launch of its Africa and Middle East division. Adapted from its successful Canadian model, with input from local healthcare leaders, mdBriefCase Africa and […]

BringCom consolidates $2.7M+ orders for fibre optics

BringCom, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced it has received new orders totalling $2.7 million for African based fibre optic circuits. The first award from DITCO Europe, under a competitive procurement, includes supply of a 100MB MPLS circuit from West Africa to Europe. The additional circuits include a 50MB MPLS circuit from […]

Collinson Group launches loyalty suite for African financial services

Collinson Group, a global vendor in customer behaviour, launched a new loyalty solution for the financial services sector in Africa, helping brands create compelling rewards programmes, improve customer loyalty and spend. An established vendor in EMEA and Asia Pacific, this year Collinson Group provides banking clients more added value products and services to support consumer demands for […]

Nigeria’s adds QR code to buy and sell process

Nigeria’s largest online mall, has launched a payment solution through its KongaPay platform. Claimed to be first in Africa, KongaPay is pioneering a new solution called Me-Commerce. Me-Commerce is a feature on the KongaPay payment solution that will allow customers to facilitate the initiation and completion of transactions in a seamless manner. Via the […]

Research and Markets forecasts South Africa, Nigeria, video surveillance markets

Research and Markets has announced addition of the South Africa Video Surveillance Market 2016 to 2022 report to their offering. The South Africa video surveillance market generated $72.3 million in 2015. Expected growth in construction market, rising crime rate, upcoming new hotels and shopping malls, coupled with increasing urbanisation rate are some of the factors […]

Arrow Electronics recognised for its DigiTruck African classroom project

Arrow Electronics walked away with honours in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the PR Week 360 Global Awards in London. Arrow won for its DigiTruck project, which is helping to close the digital divide in Africa. The DigiTruck is a mobile classroom or clinic that can operate off-grid in remote areas. Built from a […]

SES enabling broadband for Facebook’s entry into Sub Saharan Africa

SES, a global satellite operator, announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative to connect the world. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will deliver high speed broadband connectivity using three […]

Azuri Technologies expands pay as you go solar electricity into East Africa

Azuri Technologies announced the creation of Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region. Azuri has appointed mobile industry leader and former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations. The Nairobi office will bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating […]

Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]

MiX Telematics releases solution to track and manage driver fatigue

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced extension of its MiX Hours of Service Solution, adapted specifically to suit fleet operators aiming to monitor and manage non regulated driving hours, electronically and reduce fatigue related incidents. The solution which integrates with the company’s flagship MiX Fleet Manager and MiX […]

Iron Mountain expands into Africa through 75% stake in Docufile

Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company, announced it has entered the African market with the purchase of a controlling interest in Docufile South Africa, the largest privately owned records management company in South Africa. Iron Mountain purchased 75% of Docufile and has taken over the day to day operations, with the two companies […]

Satellite operator SES deploys e-health solution at children hospital in Niger

SES, a leading satellite operator, announced deployment of SATMED, a satellite based e-health platform, at the CURE Hospital for Children in Niger, to enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions in Niger. The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg Government […]

New Zealand Central Bank chooses SIA for new RTGS

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand’s central bank, has chosen SIA, a European vendor in technology infrastructure and services for financial institutions, to implement and support a new Real Time Gross Settlement system replacing the current Exchange Settlement Account System. The Real-Time Gross Settlement is a system that electronically streamlines the settlement of large […]

Dimension Data sets up Cisco park network to stop rhino poaching

South Africa based Dimension Data, and networking vendor Cisco, announced an initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa. The two companies have deployed sophisticated technology in an unnamed private game reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park to monitor and track individuals from the time they enter […]

Engen boosts remote and branch office IT by using Riverbed

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, announced that global energy company Engen is using Riverbed solutions to centralise remote and branch office IT, and improve productivity, backup and data security across its multi-national organisation. Riverbed SteelFusion has improved IT operations and information security at branch office locations by taking servers, applications, and data out of […]

Upland Consulting delivers integrated IoT solution to Shell Nigeria oilfield

Ingenu, a vendor in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and KONČAR INEM, a producer of industrial electronics and power electronics devices and systems, announced delivery of Internet of Things connectivity solution to provide digital oilfield capabilities to the Shell Nigeria pipeline facility, at a significant cost savings of over $1 million in investment. Integrated and […]

Egyptian ICT Minister meets ZTE and HP top executives

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady received ZTE Egypt CEO Woo Lee and Vice President Tamer Fayed to follow-up on the implementation of the company’s business plans. These were first presented to the ICT Minister in October aiming to build a long strategic partnership between the two parties. During the meeting, the […]

IDC expands relationship in Egypt with government agencies

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, HE Yasser El Kady opened Egypt’s Chief Information Officer Summit 2016, organised by International Data Corporation. The CIO Summit was held in Egypt for the second consecutive year, discussing opportunities of digital transformation and learning about latest trends and best practices in the world of technology. During the […]