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Tigo in Tanzania revamps call centre operations

Tigo, Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, announced opening of a new state of the art call centre, the first of its kind in the country. Boasting the latest technology, the call centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated service. Migrating from […]


Mimecast: Wannacrypt ransomware – an action plan to improve your cyber resilience defences

The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call for organisations and governments around the world. This ongoing cyberthreat will continue to adapt to take advantage of weaknesses in IT systems and procedures. New variants of this malware may cause even more damage if you do not act immediately. […]


WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

On 12th May, a massive ransomware attack was unleashed, hitting organisations across the world. Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have analysed the data and can confirm that the company’s protection subsystems detected at least 45,000 infection attempts in 74 countries, most of them in Russia. The ransomware infects victims by exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability described and […]


Inmarsat and Actility deploy city-wide IoT network in Kigali

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (low power wide area network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1 May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet of things (IoT) applications and […]


Oracle expands presence in Africa with new Abuja office

Reinforcing its commitment to Africa, Oracle today announced the opening of a new office in Abuja that will focus exclusively on driving cloud adoption across Nigeria’s public sector. Key dignitaries including Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Honourable Minister of Communications, Federal Republic of Nigeria; William Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria; Alhaji Yahaya Bello, […]


Kaspersky Lab’s major update of Anti Targeted Attack Platform available in Africa

Kaspersky Lab has announced renewed Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform, a solution to detect advanced threats and targeted attacks for enterprises. The solution blends advanced machine learning algorithms, actionable worldwide threat intelligence and adaptivity to customer infrastructure, to help large businesses uncover the most sophisticated and damaging attacks at any stage of their development. The […]


Ransomware by the numbers and 7 practical tips to prevent attacks on backup storage

If one thing has the attention of IT decision makers worldwide, it is the risk of ransomware. We frequently see headlines on outages caused by ransomware and the reality is that this is a big problem for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Ransomware is not just a PC problem. It can be a data […]


GE to supply power generation technology for Ghana’s 400 MW Bridge Power project

GE has announced that it will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power project in Tema, Ghana. The equipment, which will be used in the first phase of the project, will collectively generate 200 MW of power. An additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project. The […]


What’s next for Mirai and botnet DDoS attacks?

For security professionals, Mirai has become a household name. It’s the now-infamous malware that hackers use to absorb hundreds of thousands of connected devices – from routers, to DVRs, IP cameras and other gadgets – into giant armies. Mirai was the malware that last year powered an attack on the domain name system provider Dyn. […]


Kodak Alaris IN2 ecosystem helps customers take complexity out of information capture

Kodak Alaris is taking the complexity out of information capture with the launch of its Alaris IN2 Ecosystem, a powerful combination of best-in-class scanners, software, services and partnerships designed to transform data chaos into critical information to drive efficiency. The Alaris IN2 Ecosystem helps organisations extract information from documents to increase productivity, enhance customer experiences […]


MainOne launches data centre project in Sagamu, Ogun State

West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, MainOne, has pledged its commitment to boost information and communications technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data centre project in Sagamu. During a recent courtesy visit of the company’s Board and Management to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet […]


Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner programme in Africa

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner programme in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The programme helps MSPs to address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, […]


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