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Orange and Engie to convert Orange’s main data centre in Africa to solar power

The Groupement Orange Services (GOS), a resource-pooling entity for the 18 Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) subsidiaries, provides pooled hosting and infrastructure operation services, service platforms and IT to all the subsidiaries. The data centre in Africa was built in 2016 in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, on a site covering 16,600 m² and hosts […]


Routed unveils new Channel Partner Portal

VMware Cloud Verified and VMware Principal Partner, Routed, has launched its channel partner portal. According to Routed, it aims to provide curated resources for partners, managed services providers (MSPs), and Internet service providers (ISPs) selling, marketing and operating as resellers of VMware Cloud through Routed. Routed became the first VMware Cloud Verified partner in Africa […]


Innovations that will reshape business in Kenya in the future

As global spending on Digital Transformation is projected to reach US$1.78 trillion in 2022, James Bayhack, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com, looks at innovations that will reshape the business landscape in Kenya in the future. As 2021 has come and gone, many businesses are still responding to changes in the business environment brought on by […]


Leveraging Low-code to counter the looming threat of shadow IT

Shadow IT has become a growing concern for IT teams as business users in the post-pandemic world prioritise productivity over process. Here’s how Low-code solutions can help bridge the divide.Rahul Bhageeradhan, Global Director – Digital Architecture, Kissflow discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenge of shadow IT and how IT can win back […]


African Development Bank Board approves US$170 million for investment in Nigeria’s digital and creative start-ups

The investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises Program (i-DICE) is a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative promoting investment in digital and creative industries. The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of US$170 million to finance a digital and creative enterprises programme in Nigeria. The investment in Digital and […]


Workpay partners with Kwara to offer streamlined HR and payroll services to SACCOs in Kenya

Digital banking FinTech start-up, Kwara has partnered with Workpay to offer Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOs) in Kenya with human resource management and payroll processing solutions. The partnership will enable SACCOs to automate their human resource (HR) processes as a complimentary service to Kwara’s products i.e., core banking, online and mobile banking and open API service.  Through the partnership, SACCOs will be […]


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MultiChoice pioneers omnichannel support in South Africa to achieve a 95% customer satisfaction

MultiChoice Group (MultiChoice) is an entertainment powerhouse and is Africa’s leading media company. The company is passionate about telling stories that are rooted in the unique cultures of the countries it broadcasts in. Through a combination of services including direct to home satellite television, digital terrestrial television and online video entertainment, it uses the power […]


View the January 2022 issue of Intelligent CIO Africa

In this issue we look at how the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has eradicated data misinterpretations and reduced duplication following the implementation of a data virtualisation platform.


Vectra appoints ex-Admiral CISO Steve Cottrell as EMEA CTO

Vectra AI, a threat detection and response solutions maker, has appointed Steve Cottrell as its EMEA CTO. Cottrell will work to strengthen relationships with customers and prospects, security communities, government and intelligence agencies to identify key security pain points, while helping evolve security strategies in support of cloud adoption. In addition, Cottrell will also help […]


Cohesity appoints new senior vice president for research and development

Cohesity, a next-gen data management company, has announced that Kirk A. Law has joined the company as senior vice president of research and development (R&D). In the role, Law has global responsibility for engineering, product management and Cohesity’s ecosystem business. The tech veteran brings more than 30 years of relevant experience to Cohesity with a […]


Data centre industry won’t return to normal, according to Eaton expert

Ciaran Forde, Data Centre Segment Leader (EMEA), Eaton, discusses the role of data centres in a world of power transformation and the market opportunity for alignment of data and power in 2022. Ford believes that sector coupling could become one of this year’s major areas of focus for the industry. For data and the data […]


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