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The game changer for South Africa’s oldest bank

First National Bank (FNB) recently deployed Cisco Tetration platform, which provides a detailed view-both real-time and historical-of application connectivity, dependencies and data flows across a hybrid IT environment. Eugene Pretorius, CIO, Infrastructure and Security Services, FNB, tells Intelligent CIO Africa why the implementation of Cisco Tetration platform is a game changer for South Africa’s oldest […]


School aids pupils’ learning with safe Internet access

St Dominic’s School for Girls secures its network, delivering safe Internet access to all staff and pupils-and a proactive approach to IT support. Harry van der Burgt, IT Manager, St Dominic’s School for Girls tells Intelligent CIO Africa, why the school selected SonicWall next-generation firewalls. St Dominic’s School for Girls is a faith-based private school […]


United Bank of Egypt goes digital to optimise customer engagement

The United Bank of Egypt has embarked on a far-reaching Digital Transformation, reinventing systems and processes. Ahmed Helmy, CIO, United Bank of Egypt, shares with Intelligent CIO Africa why it was important for the bank to embark on this Digital Transformation journey. Challenge The United Bank of Egypt was established with a vision to drive […]


Orange Sonatel launches new services with Red Hat OpenShift

With the aim of reducing application deployment time from weeks to minutes, Orange Sonatel, Senegal’s leading telco recently built a new platform Malaw, with Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to deliver new services to customers across ECOWAS. Moussa Wade, Head of the Centre of Excellence, Orange Sonatel, tells Intelligent CIO Africa […]


Afriland First Bank Cameroon rollouts video surveillance solution at all branches with Genetec’s Security Centre Omnicast

Cameroon-headquartered commercial bank Afriland First Bank, recently achieved real-time visibility of all its 40 branch sites after it implemented an IP video surveillance solution from Genetec to enhance security and customer service. Jean-Paul Yamcheu, Director, Information Systems, Afriland First Bank Cameroon, explains to Intelligent CIO Africa what motivated the bank to implement this project. One […]


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


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