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When the Internet of Things (IoT) is used in DDoS attacks

The DDoS of Things is the weaponization of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. In this video, A10 Networks’ Don Shin discusses what’s different about the DDoS of Things compared to previous eras of DDoS attacks; how the Mirai malware ushered in this new type of threat; and […]


Conpend TRADE AI app goes live on Finastra’s FusionFabric.cloud

Finastra has announced a new app available on its FusionFabric.cloud open development platform, Conpend TRADE AI. The app builds on the functionality of Finastra’s Fusion Trade Innovation technology to significantly cut document and compliance checking time. Using optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP) and progressive Machine Learning, Conpend TRADE AI digitizes trade finance […]


Sterling Bank unveils new banking features on WhatsApp with Clickatell’s Chat Banking Solution

Customers can now initiate bank transfers, airtime and bill payments, check balance and BVN enquiries, as well as generate statements directly on WhatsApp with the aid of Kiki


Sanlam banks on IT to drive post-COVID-19 growth

Sanlam Kenya is planning to leverage on IT-based solutions to sustain its business growth as part of its post-COVID-19 recovery strategy. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)-listed non-bank financial services provider, has been on a sustained recovery path in the last two years but acknowledged that business slowdown arising from COVID-19 ripple effects may impact its […]


Orange and Google Cloud form strategic partnership in data, AI and Edge Computing services

Orange and Google Cloud have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular Edge Computing. The agreement reinforces Orange’s commitment, as set out in its Engage 2025 plan, to drive its internal transformation through the innovative and widespread use of Artificial Intelligence […]


Egypt’s government readies to launch an applied technology communication school

The El-Shaheed Amr Moustafa Industrial Secondary School for Girls in Egypt’s Nasr City, will be developed and renamed the WE Joint School of Applied Technology for Communication and Information Technology. The school’s development was put into effect recently by a joint co-operation protocol signed by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, […]


Tech to empower SA educational institutions post pandemic, says Aruba

Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and have mandated that schools and universities introduce distance learning programmes. This has been the case in South Africa as well. In a short period of time, institutions have had to grapple with integrating […]


Orange and NSIA launch Orange Bank Africa

Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a leader of bancassurance, have announced the launch of Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Headed by Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé, Orange Bank Africa will offer clients a range of simple savings and credit services available at all times via mobile phone. In […]


Cquential Solutions makes new appointment to target business growth

Cquential Solutions, a warehouse management software (WMS) specialist and part of the Argility Technology Group, has appointed Daniel Schotter as the new operations executive. Schotter will be responsible for the management of the company’s delivery team with the goal of enhancing project deliveries in line with customer expectations. “Daniel is a key team member in […]


Arcserve simplifies cloud migration

Created with the utmost in usability and design, Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed the business advantages of Arcserve’s Live Migration solution. The company has said cloud migration or the process of moving data, applications and workloads to cloud environments, offers many benefits ranging from greater elasticity and redundancy, to cost efficiencies and improved IT productivity. […]


F5 Networks expands managed security services footprint in Middle East

F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) in Bahrain. The move, stated F5 Networks, is part a global expansion strategy to help customers better adapt to rapidly evolving threat imperatives and a new diversity of cloud consumption opportunities. According to the company, Silverline enables the deployment of security services […]


CNet Training offers leading program for aspiring data centre professionals

Online learning is becoming more accessible and thus, more popular in today’s digital age. Andrew Stevens, President and CEO of CNet Training, discusses the technical education provider’s leading Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP) program, and what learners can expect to gain. Ensuring zero downtime within the mission critical data centre environment involves employing highly […]


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