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South African retailer boosts agility with Oracle

Outdoor and Fashion retailer and manufacturer, Cape Union Mart International Pty Ltd, has selected Oracle to modernise its retail operations. With the Oracle Retail Cloud, the company plans to fuel growth across all sales channels with better inventory visibility and more sophisticated merchandise assortments that keep shoppers coming back for more. “This is a complex […]

Bridging the technology skills gap in Africa

Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager, Africa at Veeam, believes that the time has come to show the emerging workforce the value of being at the cutting-edge of how the future is being shaped. Up to 20 million young people are expected to join the African workforce annually over the next two decades and, by […]

SANS Institute identifies security blind spots as organisations tackle advanced threats

As the quantity and frequency of advanced threats continue to accelerate, a SANS Institute survey entitled, Effectively Addressing Advanced Threats has found that a continued lack of visibility and the complexity of managing data across both on-premise and cloud infrastructures is further complicating the battle against such threats. Of the organisations surveyed, 74% have a […]

Security spend on the rise, according to J2 Software CEO

The global cybersecurity market is booming, and security spend has already started outpacing IT spend. Adoption in South Africa is not yet growing at the same rate, but there is a strong growth in interest and understanding the requirement to do more to protect themselves from cyber threats. This is according to security expert and J2 […]

MTN South Africa selects Ericsson for commercial 5G Core and Radio

Ericsson has been selected by MTN South Africa as a 5G network modernisation vendor. It will supply 5G products and solutions from its Radio Access Network (RAN), transport and core portfolios, with commercial rollout expected to start in 2020. As part of its transformation strategy, MTN South Africa is upgrading its core network to support […]

Seacom’s partnership with Raxio Data Centre will boost connectivity solutions in Uganda

Leading Pan-African service provider, SEACOM, has talked of its planned partnership with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020. At the forefront of driving connectivity in Africa, SEACOM recently launched enterprise connectivity solutions in Uganda. Raxio Uganda’s world-class facility will become the cornerstone of digitisation in […]

Hybrid cloud future bright as 73% of enterprises moving apps back on prem

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to aggressively shift investment to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment […]

Decision Inc’s CEO on what an organisation needs to achieve a sustainable future

Nicholas Bell, the CEO and founder of Decision Inc, a global leader in information-driven transformation, defines the fundamental methodology an organisation needs to adopt in order to achieve a sustainable future state. Digital Transformation is only as successful as the groundwork that supports it, and the vision that drives it. Organisational longevity hinges on the […]

Driving the FinTech and Regulation success story

Lee Naik, Chief Executive Officer, TransUnion Africa, says that FinTechs could shape tomorrow’s finance regulations. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, some savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge. They found their own FinTech, win an innovation prize or two, and manage to […]

South Africa reveals its blueprint for its energy future

The South African cabinet has approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis in the country. At Africa Oil Week, its Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy, Honourable Gwede Mantashe, outlined the role that oil and gas will play going […]

McAfee MVISION Cloud helps customers ‘shift left’ with security

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced updates to McAfee MVISION Cloud for Microsoft Azure that will help customers ‘shift left’ with security to preemptively help to address compliance and risk within their cloud infrastructure. With McAfee MVISION Cloud, security is pushed earlier into the DevOps process so that security professionals can catch risky configurations […]

Sectranet and Nokia to provide high-speed broadband services to Nigerian users

Nokia has announced that Spectranet, Nigeria’s largest Internet Service Provider, will bring high-speed access to customers in Lagos and Abuja by deploying its GPON solution as part of an extensive Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollout. The solution will enable Spectranet to provide new ultra-broadband services such as 4K HD video streaming and online gaming to residential and […]

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