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Quality, environmental and health and safety certifications for Datacentrix

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has achieved Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications. CEO Ahmed Mahomed says it’s a significant achievement for the company “This official recognition will certainly have a very positive impact on our positioning in the market and, combined […]


Why South African businesses should protect their data at all costs

It has long been said that ‘knowledge is power’ but never has that been more pertinent than it is for businesses today. Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle, says what businesses know is a key differentiator. Data is an increasingly valuable asset and those businesses best set up to extract maximum value from […]


Commodity reporting agency Argus opens new Africa office in Cape Town

International commodity price reporting agency Argus has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa. The African energy sector is experiencing dramatic change. International asset holders are no longer the sole producers of oil and gas as more local participants add to diversity of supply. And downstream marketing and trading companies are entering and […]


McAfee launches cloud security solution for Microsoft Azure

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has extended its Cloud Security Platform to consistently protect Microsoft Azure. It will deliver the industry’s most extensive solution to secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The solution addresses the most critical enterprise security requirements for Microsoft Azure and empowers customers to build applications on the Microsoft Azure […]


Holborn Assets opens new office in Johannesburg, South Africa

Holborn Assets has opened an office in Johannesburg and recruited an eight-strong team of specialist advisers as it continues a major global strategic expansion during 2018. The new office is led by Lourens Reichert, who will focus on providing specialist financial planning strategies and solutions to high net worth South African residents who hold assets overseas […]


How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant? It was deemed a ‘rude awakening’ early in January 2018 when Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the social networking platform had changed its algorithm, basically meaning […]


Cathy Smith appointed the new Managing Director at SAP Africa

SAP Africa has appointed Cathy Smith as Managing Director. Smith has more than 25 years of leadership and technology experience and is the first female leader of SAP Africa. “Africa is on the cusp of exponential growth and development enabled by digital technologies,” said Steve Tzikakis, Regional President for EMEA South at SAP. “As one […]


SEACOM deploys 100Gbps Ethernet technology to support African Internet

Pan-African telecom company SEACOM has deployed 100Gbps Ethernet technology in its IP.MPLS data centre core PoPs (Points of Presence) in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The news comes as part of SEACOM’s ongoing investment in capacity for future expansion and is one of the first deployments of this technology in sub-Saharan Africa. By upgrading its core […]


Eckart Zollner, from Jasco Group, asks: Is South Africa ready for 5G?

5G, or Fifth Generation networks, are being lauded as the vehicle which will launch technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT). Eckart Zollner, Head of New Business Development at the Jasco Group, looks at how ready South Africa is for the next generation network. 5G still a way off As demonstrated by recent trials, 5G […]


CaseWare expands with drive into six critical African markets

CaseWare Africa, a division of AdaptIT has announced several initiatives to strengthen its capacity to serve clients in six key African markets. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, CaseWare has successfully constructed a channel partner model and now its Zimbabwean distributor, July 28, has won the award for Best Growth and Best Client Service in Africa. “As economic […]


Mastercard and M-KOPA join forces to light up homes and businesses

Mastercard and M-KOPA are to provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to three million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to extend the reach of its pioneering pay-as-you-go solar […]


Educational content to be supplied on smartphones in Africa

Orange and the National Distance Learning Centre (CNED) are to facilitate educational content on smartphones in Africa. The announcement was made during the Global Partnership for Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal. Hundreds of thousands of African students have difficulty accessing high-quality educational content. To address this, Orange is launching an offer in Africa to provide […]


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