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Badger International chooses OneXafe to future-proof its storage

Leading South African insurance company, Badger International, chooses StorageCraft’s OneXafe as the best option for future-proofing its storage and strengthening its data resilience posture. Introduction With the fast-paced nature of the insurance industry, data resilience and Business Continuity are among the top priorities for IT professionals. This trend/ development brings storage and Disaster Recovery to […]


COVID-19 pandemic causes massive shift in work styles

Service providers have faced huge demand as people across the globe work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gunter Reiss, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at A10 Networks, explains what this means for businesses and how they can cope. As the shelter-in-place orders spread across the country and around the world, it has placed a […]


Ukheshe appointment targets comprehensive financial inclusion across Africa

The new executive director of Ukheshe Africa believes being able to reach the unreachable parts of African society is the largest challenge facing the banking sector. The appointment of Mark Dankworth comes at a time when the need for a cashless society is a rising trend and a strategic global imperative. Ukheshe Africa will not […]


2020 sees banking infections intensify, with a third of South African users vulnerable

Kaspersky statistics show that while the cases of downloading malicious programs targeting users’ bank accounts has become more frequent within 2020, 34% of South African computers may be more at risk of infection without users knowledge, as they rely on an outdated or unsupported version of Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). Considering that this OS […]


African Development Bank appoints Pepin Vougo in new position

African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Pepin Vougo as Acting Director, Corporate Information and Technology Department. Pepin Vougo has more than 20 years of experience in technology and its application. He is a seasoned executive with depth and breadth of experience in delivering complex technology solutions on an international scale. He […]


Kenya adopts more complex technology to fight economic fraud

Companies in Kenya continue to adopt more complex technology to fight the economic impact of fraud. According to a survey by global audit firm PwC, Kenya lost Kes 5.5billion to economic fraud during a 24-month review. There were 5000+ respondents globally with 102 from Kenya and 58% reported they experienced economic crimes in the last […]


Cracking Machine Learning to speed up client service

Nedbank Insurance and its service provider Synthesis have used Machine Learning and design thinking to solve a complex challenge that every business faces: How do you channel a sea of emails so that they land at the right desks? How do you automate email routing? In the past Nedbank Insurance employees spent eight hours a […]


Absa selects KAI to deliver digital experiences to its customers across Africa

Africa’s banking innovation leader uses Conversational AI to deliver new and impressive digital banking experiences as a cornerstone of its consumer digital strategy. Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading digital experience platform for the financial services industry and Blue Turtle Technologies (Blue Turtle), one of South Africa’s leading enterprise technology partners, have announced that Absa Group Limited’s subsidiaries outside of South […]


Standard Bank SA accelerates journey to digital enterprise with Microsoft and SAP

Standard Bank South Africa is moving its core SAP Cloud Platform services to Microsoft Azure to significantly improve the experience customers have with the bank while enabling it to introduce new solutions to market more efficiently. This accelerates the Digital Transformation of SAP customers to S/4HANA by partnering with Microsoft and using jointly developed reference […]


Cracking Machine Learning to speed up client service

Nedbank Insurance, part of the Nedbank Group that employs over 31,000 people across South Africa, has utilised Machine Learning and Design Thinking to help speed up how it processes emails. Challenge Today, every business has an email address. And if you’re a financial services organisation with many business sections and over a million clients, that […]


Access control and workforce management specialist dormakaba backs Mastering SAP Conference

dormakaba, a provider of robust access control and workforce management solutions, has announced its sponsorship of the industry-acclaimed Mastering SAP Conference, an event that brings together three distinct SAP communities – HR and payroll, financials and technologies. The event is scheduled for March 16 to 17 at the Hyatt Regency, Johannesburg. dormakaba has over 150 […]


uKheshe joins Africa’s top fintech companies for CATAPULT

uKheshe, a South African convenient QR payment card and micro transaction platform, has been selected to participate in the prestigious CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 programme in Luxembourg. Chosen from over 243 companies, uKheshe is part of a small group of 12 companies selected for the programme who share the mission of promoting financial inclusion in […]


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