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Changing the banking industry’s landscape in the digital era

The face of the banking industry worldwide has undergone and is still undergoing a dramatic transformation as a result of the disruptive effects of mind-blowing digital advancements that have dominated the 21st century. Shady Aziz, A2P Manager, ArpuPlus, says Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of these major disruptive and impactful technologies with a powerful, game-changing […]


Union Bank of Nigeria and Newgen Software bag award

Union Bank of Nigeria and Newgen Software have emerged winners of the Best Branch Digitisation Initiative in West Africa award at the Asian Banker West Africa Awards Programme. Union Bank of Nigeria engaged Newgen to design and deploy an automated workflow which reduces the turnaround time (TAT) of operational activities across branches of the Bank, […]


CXO Research: Organisations can lose $20 Million each year due to poor data management

 The 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report indicates that 73% of organisations are failing to meet users’ demands for uninterrupted access to applications and data; many companies are now looking to embrace Cloud Data Management to better meet protection needs and leverage the power of their data. Over the past decade, the amount of data generated […]


GBI pioneers SD-WAN in Middle East and Africa with Nuage Networks

Nokia has announced inter-connect carrier Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use the Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution  to offer their enterprise customers optimised connectivity between branches and private and public clouds. The deal marks the first extension of a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to the public cloud in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) […]


Nutanix releases Enterprise Cloud Index results for manufacturing sector

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds […]


RedSeal launches new suite of professional services

RedSeal, a leader in network cyber-risk modelling for hybrid environments, has introduced a new portfolio of professional services to help customers reduce cyber-risk and improve the productivity of their security teams. Organisations in both public and private sectors use the RedSeal platform – which acts as a force multiplier for every security device within a […]


African region prepares for World Radiocommunication Conference

The ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2019 for the African region (RRS-19-Africa) was held in Johannesburg where participants discussed future radio-frequency spectrum requirements for radiocommunication systems in the context of preparations for the upcoming ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 that will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. “ITU regional radiocommunication seminars, like this one organised in […]


Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in Kenya

Nokia, Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of […]


Ooredoo Algeria deploys Nokia Cloud Mobile Gateway

Nokia is helping Ooredoo Algeria take the first step towards next generation networks and reinforce its technology leadership in the region with the successful deployment of North Africa’s first virtualised Mobile Gateway. This is a crucial step for the migration of core network elements to the cloud and paves the way for the transformation of […]


Paratus rolls out fibre infrastructure in Gobabis, Namibia

Paratus Africa, a private telecommunications operator in Namibia, is offering its standard range of fibre packages to Gobabis businesses and residents. Paratus has completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana and dropped off in various towns en-route, of which Gobabis was one. Gobabis […]


The impact of compliance on cloud and the payroll

At a time when so much attention is placed on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa, companies must consider a plethora of permutations when it comes to the hosting of their data. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR (human resources) […]


‘Experience’ takes centre stage as tech and business leaders meet at Saphila 2019

Technology and business leaders descended on Sun City for Saphila 2019 to discuss the role of new and evolving technologies in addressing key public and private sector challenges at Saphila 2019. Saphila is a biennial conference for SAP users, partners and customers focused on knowledge-sharing around innovation, implementation and service delivery using SAP technologies. Cameron […]


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