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Get to Know: Indi Siriniwasa, Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa at Trend Micro

Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? My current job role is Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa which means I am the Business Unit lead for the entire region. I moved to Africa just over a year-and-a-half ago from a role within Trend Micro in Australia. I am based in […]


Assmang opts for mobile data centre with Datacentrix at Khumani Mine

Mining organisation, Assmang, is rolling out a ground-breaking mobile data centre solution at its Khumani Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Cape province to meet its fast-growing information storage requirements. The solution was proposed, designed and deployed by Infrasol, Datacentrix’s infrastructure design and deployment business unit. Ferdi Kirsten, Manager: Information Technology at Assmang Khumani, explains […]


SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

The World Economic Forum believes nearly two thirds of children entering school today will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. “Preparing our youth for this uncertain future requires new thinking around issues of education and skills development,” said Cathy Smith, MD for SAP Africa speaking at this year’s WEF Africa event. “In Africa, where […]


Why biometric technology will be Key to Digital Transformation for South Africa Banks

As South Africa’s banking sector embarks upon Digital Transformation and the shift to branchless banking, cybersecurity and fraud prevention will have to be top of the mind. By Lance Fanaroff, Director at iiDENTIFii, says that, while the race to provide quick and efficient mobile banking solutions is driving innovation, it also creates new opportunities for […]


flyEgypt selects PAYFORT as its payment provider

Egypt’s hybrid airline flyEgypt has selected PAYFORT’s innovative payment services to offer more payment options and an enhanced booking experience for passengers. PAYFORT, an Amazon company, has announced that flyEgypt, a Cairo based hybrid airline chose PayFort’s payment services to scale its business faster, supporting its expansion and companywide innovation and to deliver payment experiences […]


Nokia on the potential of 5G technology in Africa

The potential of 5G lies in its ability to transform the way people live and work as well as the way industries operate. Africa is as capable of embracing the huge potential of mobile technology as the rest of the world, even within the limitations of existing infrastructure and complex connectivity challenges. Industries have adopted […]


‘Managing fixed assets efficiently is an art’: One Channel CEO

Thought leadership piece from One Channel CEO Bernard Ford. Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today’s businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes. More importantly, it helps them avoid huge costs related to software, storage and technical staff. Cloud offers various advantages such as scalability, flexibility in capacity, enhanced collaboration […]


Vox launches secure, compliant, cloud-based call logging and recording

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has announced the launch of Atmos, a service that provides South African businesses with a cloud based call recording solution  that is safe, secure and complies with local data and privacy regulations such as FICA and PoPI. Developed by Call Cabinet Corporation, an industry leader in enterprise voice logging […]


Saicom Voice Services adds Data Management solution to stack

Saicom Voice Services has added a data management solution to its evolving product stack, driven it says, by customer demand for world class services that are customisable to local business requirements and realities. “Our clients have come to rely on us for customisable solutions that deliver best-of-breed capabilities, and our data management solution is no […]


Argility launches enhanced version of DAMSense DAM system

The Argility Technology Group has announced the release of an enhanced version of its complete Digital Asset Management (DAM) system – DAMSense, which assists companies to manage and make sense of digital media files in one central and searchable repository platform. The solution can be deployed across a range of organisations – from large eCommerce […]


Oracle SA expert asks: What is in it for organisations to go autonomous?

It is a challenging time to be a CIO. Not just tasked with keeping the technology backbone functioning, they now must help their organisation make sense of mountains of data and become more agile so as to support a digital strategy. Niral Patel, MD Oracle SA, therefore asks, what is in it for organisations if […]


Airtel and MTN launch GSMA ‘We Care’ initiative promoting digital inclusion in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile Internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s  ‘We Care’ initiative […]


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