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AlBaraka Bank streamlines SARB reporting

Banks face the onerous task of compliance reporting. They need to continuously stay up-to-date with changing South African Reserve Bank (SARB) requirements. When banks are not compliant with these requirements, heavy fines and reputational risks result. AlBaraka Bank, a world leader in Islamic banking, prioritised meeting SARB requirements. The bank recently modernised its core banking […]


How CISOs can reduce risk

Cyberthreats are increasing in volume and complexity across the Middle East. To be ahead of the game, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to continuously review their cybersecurity processes and practices to ensure that adequate and effective systems are in place. Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, with more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, gives Intelligent CIO Middle East personal insights and tips for fellow CISOs in the region on how to create a safer business environment in their organisations.


Connected Conservation expands to Kenya to protect local species

Building on the success of protecting rhino poaching in South Africa, Connected Conservation is now expanding to Kenya to support six different conservancies in the East African country. Intelligent CIO Africa finds out how the current rhino poaching crisis began in Africa and how IoT technology is playing a key role to decrease poaching numbers […]


Ecobank connects 34 African countries with a unified cash management system

Ecobank empowers international business development in Africa with a consolidated payments system powered by Fusion Cash Management from Finastra. Dr Tomisin Fashina, Group CIO and Managing Director, eProcess International SA Ecobank, tells Intelligent CIO Africa why the bank implemented Finastra’s Fusion Cash Management to address the growing ubiquity of faster, modern payments with integrated liquidity […]


South Africa’s Wits University navigates digital learning challenges with AWS Cloud

While the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted on every aspect of life and economy in South Africa, the higher education sector has not been spared with universities prioritising online education to ensure their academic years are not disrupted. When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, declared the ‘State of Disaster’ in the country in March 2020 […]


Avaya empowers students across Africa to continue learning with Avaya Spaces

As many as 250 million children across Africa are currently unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures. Analysts have shared concerns that this may create a lost generation of learners, causing many children to leave school prematurely. Avaya, a global provider of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and […]


Sterling Bank unveils new banking features on WhatsApp with Clickatell’s Chat Banking Solution

Customers can now initiate bank transfers, airtime and bill payments, check balance and BVN enquiries, as well as generate statements directly on WhatsApp with the aid of Kiki


Synthesis migrates Afgri eAccounts banking platform to AWS

South Africa-based AFGRI Agri Services, is an agricultural services company with core competencies to enhance, support and guide the growth of agricultural enterprises. As a partner in agriculture, the company provides services across the entire grain production and storage cycle. In addition, it offers financial support and solutions as well as inputs and hi-tech equipment, […]


Massbuild elevates customer engagement with SAP Marketing Cloud deployment

Home improvement, DIY and building materials retailer Massbuild, is elevating client experiences after it deployed SAP Marketing Cloud to enhance its marketing campaigns and customer engagement.


Coficab standardises its global backup strategy with Veeam

To consolidate its status as an international company, Tunisia-based Coficab wanted to homogenise its IT infrastructure and standardise its backup strategy across all its 13 production sites to improve management efficiency and ensure data integrity and availability, a crucial element for the company’s production activity. The business challenge“One in five cars in the world is […]


Leading Kenyan school plugs the COVID-19 learning gap with Avaya Spaces

As over 17 million students across Kenya face a third month of being locked out of classrooms, the country’s leading schools are turning to video collaboration technologies from Avaya to ensure that their students can continue learning.   Following the launch of the Avaya Spaces video collaboration app in Kenya – with the solution offered […]


Curro schools continue to put learners at heart of education

The harsh reality of Digital Transformation means companies and organisations will be left behind if they do not conform and adapt their technology offerings. Curro realised it needed to bring its curriculum to life, digitally. Riaan Vlok, Head of IT at Curro Holdings, tells us how its virtualised data centre now helps the institution to […]


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