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Volante Technologies and Finextra’s report reveals MEA aims for payments modernisation

Volante Technologies, a global leader in cloud payments and financial messaging, has announced that banks and FinTech firms in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are planning more investment in payments modernisation over the next two years than any other region in the world. Data from Finextra’s Payments Modernisation: The Big Survey 2022, in collaboration […]

Beyon Connect achieves ISO certifications in information security and protection of personal data

Beyon Connect has announced it has achieved two key ISO certifications – ISO 27001 for Information Security Management and ISO 27018 for Information Security Management Systems. The ISO 27001 and 27018 standards are recognised worldwide as a confirmation that all criteria are aligned with information security best practices, which reflects the efforts made by Beyon […]

Amsterdam Internet Exchange and MainData Nigeria Limited sign MoU to expand services in Africa

AMS-IX, one of the largest Internet exchange operators in the world, and MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi) an Equinix company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to operate and grow Internet Exchange services in Africa. AMS-IX will be setting up an internet exchange at MDXi, the carrier-neutral data centre of MainOne in Lagos Nigeria. MDXi […]

BidAir Cargo revolutionises DR strategy with data backup system from DMP South Africa

BidAir Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group Limited, an international investment company. The company was previously part of the BidAir Services group, a division of Bidvest that handles cargo in Africa. As one of the leading cargo airlines providing solutions and related services to the express logistics industry, BidAir Cargo recently […]

Africa Data Centres uses its strategic investment to expand operations

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has drawn down the first tranche of US$83 million out of the US$300 million strategic investment from the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved in 2021. This initial tranche is being applied towards expanding ADC’s data centres in South Africa. Subsequent […]

Netskope further expands NewEdge security private cloud in Africa

Netskope, a leader in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, has announced its continued global expansion of the Netskope NewEdge network with an additional data centre now launched and taking traffic in South Africa. The new Cape Town deployment complements the existing Johannesburg infrastructure to address growing customer demand and provide more in-region capacity […]

Kerv announces acquisition of TDS Global Communications Compliance Practice

The attainment and rebrand of TDS Global’s Communications Compliance Practice from Kerv looks to serve the UK’s Tier 1 financial sector and help organisations migrate to cloud services. Kerv, the next-generation customer-first cloud and Digital Transformation services provider, has announced the acquisition of the Communications Compliance Practice business of TDS Global Holdings to significantly enhance […]

SAS South Africa appoints Essie Mokgonyana as new country manager

After over a decade in technical roles, Essie Mokgonyana has been selected by SAS for her knowledge in business development and governance to help drive the company’s local business growth strategy. SAS, a leader in analytics and present in Africa since 1995, has announced the appointment of Essie Mokgonyana as the country manager and sales […]

Cisco launches AppDynamics Cloud to enable delivery of exceptional digital experiences

Cisco has launched AppDynamics Cloud, a cloud-native observability platform for modern applications which are based on increasingly complex, distributed architectures and services. Designed for simplicity, usability and intuitiveness, it empowers IT teams to deliver the exceptional digital experiences currently demanded by businesses, consumers and end users. Cisco has announced the launch of AppDynamics Cloud at […]

Oracle invests US$1 million to support African tech start-ups 

Oracle has announced support of US$1 million for tech start-ups in Africa that will help accelerate its digital initiatives with the latest cloud technologies and business resources. Led by Oracle for Startups, Oracle will provide extra resources and support to technology start-ups across Africa over the next two years.  Cloud credits of up to US$10,000 […]

Global organisations concerned digital attack surface is spiralling out of control

Trend Micro, a leader in cloud security, has announced the findings of a new global study indicating that organisations are struggling to define and secure an expanding cyberattack surface, hampering risk management efforts. The study revealed that three-quarters (73%) of global organisations are worried about their growing attack surface. Over a third (37%) said it […]

The three IT questions CIOs should be able to answer . . . but probably can’t

Kevin Brown, SVP, EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, discusses how new disruptive technologies, hybrid and distributed IT architectures and the need for actionable data insights surrounding cybersecurity, energy efficiency and sustainability, is changing the role of the CIO – forcing them to adapt and utilise both new skillsets and tech to future-proof their […]

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