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Kaspersky expert Ramy Al Damati on securing the crypto economy

The Blockchain industry and cryptocurrency market have been rapidly developing and now constitutes a significant share of the global economy. In fact, as Ramy Al Damati, Enterprise Security Expert for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky tells us, Blockchain-based technology is becoming increasingly popular and is being used to solve a wide range of […]


Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]


ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces.  “All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres,  smart […]


Nokia prepares Ooredoo Tunisia for 5G with cloud mobile core project

Nokia has announced that Ooredoo Tunisia will deploy the Nokia AirGile cloud-native core and services to power its current 2G/3G/4G network in order to prepare for the transition to 5G. Ooredoo Tunisia has 8.8 million subscribers and a 40% market share. Data use, excluding voice-only subscribers, has more than doubled over the last four years […]


Cybersecurity requires new thinking, says Trend Micro expert

According to Indi Siriniwasa, VP at Trend Micro Sub Saharan Africa, the recent state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks on several South African financial institutions has once again highlighted the importance of having an integrated cybersecurity approach reflective of the requirements of the always-on world. Below is what Siriniwasa had to say. Sadly, […]


Update: City of Johannesburg confident majority of systems will be restored

The City of Johannesburg has confirmed that it will not concede to the demands of hackers and is confident that it will be able to restore systems to full functionality. In a statement, Councillor Funzela Ngobeni confirmed that the cyberattack the ICT systems has had a significant impact on the the City of Johannesburg’s ability […]


D-Day for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands

Today is D-Day for for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands that were sent through by hackers last week. It is alleged that two separate groups of hackers are threatening to close down the finance sector and local government at a time when South Africans would be paying municipal bills and […]


CRS Engage platform builds a more engaged workforce

Human capital management specialist CRS Technologies has launched its employee engagement solution, Engage, which is designed to provide organisations with an innovative resource management and reporting platform. Engage empowers HR practitioners with the insights required to ensure employees are aligned with the company purpose by clearly defining their roles to accomplish it. It features a […]


Synthesis Director on the Competent Team Player model for business success

Is there a model for success? Are there things that successful people do, that others don’t? Jake Shepherd, Director at Synthesis, explains how the Competent Team Player Model is used extensively throughout his organisation. Over the years, I have had the good fortune of interacting and working with amazing people. During this time, I have […]


AfricaCom will include exhibition split into technology zones

An exhibition split into technology zones is to run alongside this year’s AfricaCom. AfricaTech will take over the whole of CTICC 2 within the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with the zones and premium conferences dedicated to Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, fintech, cloud computing and data centres. There will also be enterprise Digital […]


Xperien CEO advises firms to beware of company data on private devices

Few businesses realise that the data residing on personal devices could result in a data breach. They also don’t understand that it’s possible to recover the data from damaged hard drives, broken phones, credit card machines and even memory cards. Xperien CEO Wale Arewa warns that business owners have lost track of all the devices […]


Euphoria’s latest version boasts a plethora of powerful features

Euphoria Telecom has launched the latest version of its market leading cloud-based business Telephone Management System (TMS). The new TMS version 3 is packed with easy-to-use features and is capable of significantly improving business efficiency whilst delivering powerful reporting and workforce management capabilities. It is designed specifically for the South African market and uses international […]


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