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Forcepoint Regional Manager on when cybercriminals go to work

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa Phishing, spear phishing and ransomware represent serious threats to any organisation. They can be used to steal money, extort ransom payments, exfiltrate intellectual property, disrupt business operations and, in extreme cases, actually put a company out […]


SkyGroup appointed official Barco ClickShare Training Centre

SkyGroup Communications has been appointed by Barco, a global leader in enterprise collaboration technology, as an official ClickShare training centre in South Africa. As a result of the appointment, SkyGroup is able to provide its resellers with customised training sessions on how to best use, deploy and support Barco’s ClickShare .Not only will this aid […]


NetDragon powers African education industry with leading technology

A ten-member delegation including NetDragon Websoft Inc’s management team led by founder and chairman Liu Dejian, hosted several events in Nigeria and Kenya where they investigated the local education environment and provided exchange opportunities to support the development of a smart education industry and ecosystem in the two countries. Prior to the company’s Nigerian visit, […]


EIB support to help unlock Great North Road’s potential for Zambians

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (ZMK 1.27 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), which will be followed by the signature of an EU grant of €72.45m that will complement EIB financing. Support for a regional project The overall project, […]


Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

Article by: Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, INFINIDAT We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately 75 billion connected devices expected to be in use globally by 2025, according to Statista. Organisations are recognising the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, which is driven by the […]


The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

Adebayo Sanni, Oracle Nigeria’s MD stresses that the significance of GDPR isn’t only for global companies, a small start-up in downtown Lagos serving a customer in Europe isn’t exempt from compliance.   The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come and gone. And while it happened without too much fanfare in Nigeria, […]


One Channel CEO on the importance of making the right ERP cloud choice

Cloud creates an impression that it is a distant service, delivered over external networks to one’s business. However, according to One Channel CEO Bernard Ford, this not entirely true as cloud itself is a far wider concept, involving the very nature of how applications are built and operate. Cloud is significantly more powerful, efficient and […]


How to protect customer experience in the face of perpetual innovation

Article by: Michael Allen, VP and EMEA CTO, Dynatrace Over the past decade, the speed of digital innovation has been supercharged. Companies are now on a constant treadmill of pushing software updates to improve the customer experience and offer new functionality for users. This system of perpetual innovation is a crucial part of a business […]


Africa Code Week empowers Ghanaian teachers to drive skills development

More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops in Ghana as part of efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW instils 21st Century skills with a key focus on sustainable capacity-building and female skills development and training. Introduced in 2015 […]


Give your business the technical edge to beat cybersecurity skills gap

Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS, says training can be the most efficient and thorough way to rapidly ramp up technical skills. Business today is dominated by the Digital Transformation; therefore, the more technically sound IT staff are, the more value they can bring to their organisation. This is true of […]


Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for data centre professionals. The Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow takes place in eight […]


IoT home devices are latest target for cryptojacking – Fortinet report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals cybercriminals are becoming smarter and faster in how they leverage exploits to their advantage. They are also maximising their efforts by targeting an expanding attack surface and by using iterative approaches […]


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