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African Development Bank’s SEFA approves US$500k grant for clean energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF). The grant will support specific workstreams to set NEAF in motion and enhance its engagement with private and public sector investors “Nigeria requires bespoke […]


Don’t let your cybersecurity get blindsided during the Rugby World Cup

The ninth Rugby World Cup kicks off today in Japan. The quadrennial showcase of the world’s best teams competing for the sport’s biggest prize has many South Africans eagerly anticipating a strong showing by the Springboks. But Trend Micro warns that despite the excitement building for what many expect will be the most technology-driven event […]


Africa Data Centres becomes first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres Nairobi (formally known as East Africa Data Centre) has announced that it is officially Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. The company is now the first neutral data centre to be certified PCI DSS in Nairobi, and this, together with Uptime Institute Tier III and ISO 27001 certification, is […]


Cloud meets cloud in perfect disaster recovery solution for ACS

To enable effective disaster recovery for its own business and to extend the service to its customers, ACS, a division of Altron, has added another cloud to its mix by deploying DR-as-a-Service with VMware vCloud Availability into a VMware Cloud Provider Partner (VCPP). ACS was formed in 1993 and is a leading player in the […]


Three in four CIOs say enterprise cloud complexity makes IT performance challenging

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which reveals that Digital Transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands are creating a surge in IT complexity and the associated costs of managing it. Technical leaders around the world are concerned about the effect this […]


Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency

Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry – Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation 20203: Change at Breakneck Speed – believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’. The latter is defined by how the customer wants their delivery now, want to know precisely […]


Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: How to present to the board

Operational Technology (OT) is at a growing risk of cyberattack, bringing with it the danger of far-reaching and costly impacts. But OT in most traditional heavy industries and infrastructure facilities have been run in silos behind ‘air gaps’ for so long that the Board assumes they are safe from attack. “Traditional approaches are no longer […]


Decision Inc experts on working towards a better data management

Big data is seeing organisations becoming more mindful of aligning their data management practices with newer paradigms such as data lakes, elastic and cluster computing, and real-time data. Stefan Kruger and Peter Gaertner, senior data architects at Decision Inc, say that the cloud provides an environment capable of managing the volume and scale required to […]


Get to Know: Wayne Human, Executive Partner at IQbusiness

On the lighter side of things, we ask leading experts what makes them tick. Here, we ‘get to know’ Wayne Human, Executive Partner at IQbusiness. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? The most memorable achievement to date is the growth we as an executive team have driven for the past number of […]


Teraco achieves global top three data centre ranking

In Cloudscene’s seventh publication of the Data Centre Ecosystem Leaderboard, Teraco’s JB1 East and West data centre has been ranked third globally in terms of service providers available at the facility. Cloudscene’s rankings are derived from the data published in the directory, which is sourced from the service providers and data centre operators and verified […]


NU Africa and Indegy discuss threats to industrial control systems

Cybercriminals have proven that they are more than ready to strike critical infrastructure, with potential examples of cyberattacks ranging from power facilities, transport systems and manufacturing plants, to water treatment facilities and defence systems, coming to the fore. It is clear that the chances of a cyber-related operational breakdown are higher than ever before, meaning […]


Paratus CEO says the outages in Namibia could have had a bigger effect on the economy

Paratus Group CEO Barney Harmse has spoked about the latest outages in Namibia as a result of maintenance on the WACS undersea cable in Swakopmund. He was transparent about the impact on and extent of the network and the technical expertise of the Paratus team across the African operations. “We remain cognisant that Paratus is […]


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