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Get to Know: Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Here we chat to Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I feel proud of many things in my professional career but I am especially proud of having built scalable and […]


CyberArk unveils SaaS portfolio for privileged access security

CyberArk has announced ground-breaking new services and enhancements to the industry’s most complete portfolio of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for privileged access security. As the industry leader, only CyberArk has the technology expertise and experience to deliver innovative solutions that make it simple and easy for cloud-first organisations and those embracing Digital Transformation to consume, use […]


Youth population to drive strong subscriber growth across Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time. This is according to a new GSMA study, which reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025. This brings […]


Vox expert on how to ensure digital clutter doesn’t cloud their security practices

Thought leadership piece from Mayleen Bywater, Senior Product Manager for Cloud Security Solutions at Vox  While the growing number and complexity of cybersecurity threats toward business, and the ensuing breaches, continue to make headlines around the world, the news coverage of the resulting attacks often tend to focus on larger corporations that are household names. […]


NEC XON provides Africa’s first AI-driven wireless LAN

NEC XON is providing the first AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution in Africa. The solution is based on technology from Mist Systems, a Juniper Networks company, which has been an NEC XON partner for 15 years. “MIST’s intelligent, cloud-based architecture provides phenomenal opportunities across verticals such as healthcare, enterprise, commercial, and safety and security management,” […]


How CIOs can optimise productivity when working remotely

Not everyone wants to be stuck in the office all of the time. Fed-up with the multitude of distractions, CIOs and their teams are increasingly likely to spend the odd day working from home. Naji Kazak, General Manager – Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia, at Alaris (a Kodak Alaris Business) offers his opinion about […]


LanDynamix helps Bigen leverage the power of VoI

LanDynamix has implemented a voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) solution for Bigen Group’s Bloemfontein office, which is expected to reduce telephone costs by up to 50%. However, according to Mark Oakes, IT Manager at Bigen, cost savings cannot come at the expense of quality. “Bigen believes strongly in the continuing power of personal communication when dealing with clients […]


Hewlett Packard explains how to make storage and all of IT smarter

To gain insights from your data you need to empower it, care for it, protect it and make it accessible. Intelligent storage – the first step to self-managing IT – helps unlock data’s potential. This infographic from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) explains how. It helps readers understand how intelligent storage from HPE – the first […]


Fujitsu offers new PalmSecure biometric solutions

Fujitsu has announced the launch of a new, extended range of PalmSecure-based biometric security solutions that aim to consign passwords to history by making biometric ID easy to use across a wide variety of day-to-day applications. Available immediately to customers in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, the expanded Fujitsu PalmSecure offering comprises four […]


Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP hub in Africa

Sparkle, a leading international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has announced it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa. The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data […]


Experts gearing up for data analytics event in South Africa

A Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDA) Africa 2019 event is to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, South Africa, this Wednesday and Thursday (July 17-18). Now in its fourth year, the theme for this year’s event is ‘moving towards a data-driven and data-centric future.’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) is considered the driving force […]


Bitglass expert on protecting against insider threats

The traditional focus of IT security has been on keeping malicious external threats out of an organisation but there has been a significant rise in the volume and frequency of security breaches caused by a different type of threat, namely disgruntled, careless or negligent insiders. Steve Armstrong, Regional Director UK, Ireland and South Africa at […]


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