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Networks Unlimited expert Anton Jacobsz on how to protect your data

It is pretty much given that most people have their personal information documented somewhere in virtual space. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited, says it is essential that businesses and individuals know all the risks and how to prevent them. Data has been captured in many forms and bits and bytes through […]


Advanced DDoS for small and medium sized businesses from Arbor Networks

Around the globe, you don’t have to look far to find anecdotes about the increasing need for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to ramp up their cybersecurity arrangements. In South Africa, Professor Basie von Solms, Director of the Centre for Cybersecurity at the University of Johannesburg, noted during 2017 that small companies in this country […]


Opinion: SD-WAN will showcase more than just cost-savings in 2018

Software defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) have been generally known for a value proposition that revolves around cost savings on bandwidth. When businesses look to cut the high costs of running a wide area network, SD-WANs can help to save on money by replacing high cost MPLS networks with lower cost broadband internet connections. However, […]


Polymatica offers data analysis to citizen data scientists in the EMEA

Polymatica, a next-generation business intelligence and data science company, has announced that it has launched its analytics engine in EMEA. With experience of providing business intelligence and analytics to organisations such as Rosneft, Mary Kay and BiN Bank, Polymatica’s technology is built to put the control of data into the hands of citizen data scientists. […]


The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alistair Maxwell, Head of Strategic Consulting at Decision Inc, looks at how African organisations can benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, the list goes on. These are considered important elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that blurs the lines between physical, digital, and biological. Central […]


Infographics: Nokia aiming to enhance public safety in Africa

Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017, several African countries were hit by unforeseen disasters. These included floods in Nigeria and Niger, the Sierra Leonne mudslides and […]


Opinion: The Industrial Internet of Things is reinventing manufacturing

Machine-to-machine integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are reinventing manufacturing as we know it, giving birth to the Smart Factory. Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice-President, Middle East & Africa, Epicor Software, says manufacturers can gain plenty from being more in tune with machines. While manufacturers have been collecting information from across the manufacturing floor […]


MANXiT to help companies with its Re-Imagine IT campaign

MANXiT has thrown the gauntlet down in the IT Management as a Service (ITMaaS) sector with its Re-Imagine IT campaign. The firm provides comprehensive, tailored solutions designed to help companies to focus on their core operations, as opposed to worrying about internal IT. Hannes Botes, MANXiT Chief Technology Officer, says the platform runs companies’ entire IT […]


Datacentrix takes on hacktivism with new SOC services

The past two years have seen a veritable explosion of new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including a steep increase in hacktivism, which Wikipedia describes as “’he subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda or a social change. With roots in hacker culture and hacker ethics, its ends are often related to the […]


Report highlights importance of an improved customer strategy

Feedback from the Total Retail Survey 2017 highlighted that a third of South African brick and mortar retailers are aware of how important an improved customer strategy is, with another third indicating that they are struggling to implement it. Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or lying in bed […]


Financial institutions in Rwanda urged to embrace new technology

Speakers at the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF) held in Kigali urged Rwandan microfinance institutions (MFIs) to embrace new-age technology to streamline their operations and to enhance their ability to extend financial inclusion among the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. Straton Habyalimana, Senior Programme manager for responsible financing at the Small Enterprise […]


Munters launches new cooling technology for data centre sector

SyCool ITC offers data centre owners and operators an energy efficient indirect cooling solution without the need for water. Munters Group has announced the launch of an exciting new cooling technology into the Data Centre industry. SyCool ITC, Indirect Thermosyphon Cooling, provides an efficient cooling solution for new and existing data centres where access to […]


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