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Average cost of US cyberattack $1M to $10M, Radware survey

How many businesses will pay a ransom if attacked? It might depend on if they have already been a victim of ransomware. Some 84% of US and UK information technology executives at firms that had not faced ransom attacks said they would never pay a ransom. But among firms that had been attacked, 43% paid, […]


Impact from plunging UK IT spending significant, Gartner

The UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union caught many within and outside the UK off guard. CIOs and IT leaders, in particular, may wonder how the pending changes in the financial and political landscapes will impact their organisations, vendors, and technology purchases over the coming months. John-David Lovelock, Research Vice President at Gartner, […]


Gartner’s how to manage post-Brexit impact for CIOs

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, commonly known as Brexit. The UK government is now expected to activate the European Union’s Article 50, thereby starting the two year-period in which Britain will negotiate its exit. The UK has embarked on a process to change, but that […]


Tablets join PCs in downward trend across region, IDC

The Africa and Middle East tablet market declined 12.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016 to total 3.32 million units, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation IDC. The global research and consulting services firm’s Middle East and Africa Quarterly Tablet Tracker indicates that the MEA tablet market contracted on a year-on-year […]


PC shipments continue to plunge in 1Q 2016 says IDC

The Africa and Middle East PC market experienced a 25.9% year-on-year decline in shipments in the first quarter 2016, according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation IDC. Shipments to the region fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, to total 3.2 million units. Notebooks recorded a sharp 28.7% decline in shipments to […]


Server shipments to Africa down 5% in 2015 says IDC

A report released by International Data Corporation IDC shows that Africa and Middle East enterprise hardware market comprising servers and external storage remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm today announced that enterprise hardware […]


Africa, Middle East, mobile phone shipments plunge in 1Q 2016, IDC

Shipments of mobile phones declined 11.7% quarter on quarter in the Middle East in Q1 2016, according to the latest figures released by International Data Corporation IDC. The market totaled 26.1 million units for the first three months of the year, a significant drop from the 29.49 million units shipped in the previous quarter. The […]


Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]


SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]


African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]


40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]


Datacenters in Africa and Middle East yet to adopt green practices

Technavio analysts forecast the data center cooling market in Africa and Middle East to grow at a CAGR of more than 19% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the data center cooling market from 2016 to 2020. To calculate the market […]


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