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McAfee expert: Seeing through the cloud to ensure security

A McAfee study underlines the ubiquitous nature of cloud services but managing these requires specialised knowledge. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee, tells us how to address the security challenges this presents. He argues that better visibility enables organisations to respond more quickly to cloud security threats. Cloud services are nearly ubiquitous, with 97% of […]


AfricaOnline launches JET-powered wireless network in Namibia

AfricaOnline, one of the largest ISPs in Namibia, has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart Beamforming solutions. AfricaOnline has complemented its long-standing WiMAX service with a new carrier-grade JET PtMP service to deliver high-speed packages of up to 100Mbps to enterprises and homes in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. AfricaOnline […]


du collaborates with Cisco to drive its digital transformation journey

Joint white paper provides a roadmap, outlines new technologies and approaches for du to evolve into a digital services company. du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, has unveiled a white paper outlining its transformational journey towards becoming an ‘ICT service provider’ by 2021. Titled ‘EITC Infrastructure Outlook 2021’, the […]


AWS Direct Connect now live at South African data centre Teraco

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now live in South Africa and located at Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. AWS Direct Connect enables clients to directly connect to their AWS resources in an AWS region. The service is accessible via a direct cross-connect within Teraco or from the Teraco Cloud Exchange platform […]


Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefiting critically important demographics of the country. FOR YOUth is a benefits programme […]


Decision Inc expert says we should embrace the science of data

According to Reghard van Jaarsveld, Engagement Manager at Decision Inc, the importance of data in the digital society cannot be underestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. With worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics […]


Digital Content Hub launched in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University, has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). Established in 2016 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct incubates digital entrepreneurs and grows the skills […]


African insurers to benefit from cost-effective cloud solutions

In a move designed to provide insurers with an affordable policy administration offering that enhances operations, SilverBridge Holdings has introduced a cloud-based solution that can scale according to business requirements. Globally, insurers are embracing the cloud and SilverBridge has responded by developing an affordable cloud-based policy administration solution that enhances operations and scales according to […]


Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, Gerhard Nortje, Business Development Manager at redPanda Software, says that ‘business process monitoring offers firms an affordable and effective way to be proactive and manage their businesses, cutting the leakage off […]


Software firm e4 sides with conveyancers in battle against ProxiSmart

Software-as-a-Service technology company, e4 has reiterated its support for conveyancers and legal practitioners following a ruling in the Pretoria High Court, which found that administrative processes inherent to property transfers in South Africa should remain within the ambit of the legal fraternity. Despite the High Court’s dismissal of newly established ProxiSmart and its business model, […]


Cloud tech key to personalise South Africa’s travel experiences

Opinion article by Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle For the travel industry, the customer’s experience is perhaps the most important variable in determining the long-term success of the business. Because of this, airlines, hotels and other travel-related operators are affected more by digital transformation than most. According to the most recent […]


Digital transformation ‘needs a business-focused approach’

Desmond Struwig, executive head of digital at Decision Inc, says discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it. Discussions around digital transformation in South Africa are putting companies across industry sectors under pressure to embrace it or risk losing relevancy to competitors. But despite all […]


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