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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 […]


Sparkle expands its reach in North Africa with a new Point of Presence in Casablanca

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco. Located at Orange Maroc open data centre, Sparkle’s PoP will provide corporate communication services to multinational enterprises aiming to expand their business in Morocco. Thanks to its political stability […]


VMware opens Cairo office to support Egypt’s Digital Transformation

VMware has opened its first office in Cairo in Egypt as it seeks to help the country drive Digital Transformation across a range of sectors, including government, education, healthcare and industry. VMware views the country as a key market in the Middle East and North Africa region. The new office will serve the local and […]


Smollan makes payroll strides with CRS

Retail solutions provider Smollan has once again looked to CRS Technologies to provide a payroll solution for its African operation. Founded in 1931, Smollan is a retail solutions company that delivers growth for retailers and brand owners across five continents, covering every aspect of how brands are managed in retail environments through the creation and […]


Scammers exploit new ‘data-leak-compensation’ scheme

Kaspersky experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy ‘temporary US social security numbers’ worth around US$9 each. Victims were found in Russia, Algeria, Egypt and the UAE, as […]


Orange opens its new Middle East and Africa headquarters in Morocco

Orange has officially inaugurated the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco. It was done in the presence of Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange; Alioune Ndiaye, CEO Orange Middle East and Africa; the members of Orange’s Executive Committee and local officials. The new headquarters is located in Casablanca Finance City […]


Intelligent Classrooms to boost education in Egypt

Global education technology provider, Promethean, has been appointed by the Egyptian Ministry of Education to digitally enhance teaching and learning throughout the country. It will see the Promethean ActivPanel upgrade 26,000 existing school classrooms and installed in new ‘Intelligent Classrooms’, which will be constructed over the next three years to bolster the country’s education provision. […]


AMEA Power signs agreement for solar and wind power project in Egypt

AMEA Power, (a subsidiary of Al Nowais Investments (ANI), has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a 200MW solar PV project and a 500MW wind power project in Egypt. The PPA was signed by Sabah Mashali, President of EETC and Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, […]


The KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report

Anna Collard, the Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, a specialist in cybersecurity awareness training, was in Mauritius to present The 2019 KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report with over 800 respondents across eight countries in Africa: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana. The survey revealed the pressing need to educate Africans to the […]


Canon participating at Cairo ICT event in Egypt

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) a leader in imaging solutions, is participating at the Cairo ICT event. Building on the success of Canon’s involvement in last year event and its strong partnerships in Egypt and wider the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region — the CCNA team are excited to be involved in […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]


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