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Allied Mobile revamps supply chain with Epicor Analytics

South Africa based Allied Mobile is a cellular product distributor and third-party logistics provider for the mobile telecommunications industry in Africa. Founded in 2003, the company’s total addressable market covers 38 countries across the continent and a population of over 700 million. This has been achieved with mobile vendors like Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, […]

Vodafone Egypt selects Ericsson SGSN-MME for network virtualisation

Having selected Ericsson as its Network Function Virtualisation partner, Vodafone Egypt has gone live with the first commercial virtual network function in the Middle East. Since October 2016, Ericsson’s virtual Serving GPRS Support Node – Mobility Management Entity or SGSN-MME, has been serving and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the Vodafone Egypt network. The […]

45 million emails passed by incumbent email security systems, nearly 25% are ‘unsafe’

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation […]

Digital connectivity is key to new era of sustainability

Articles by Ziad Salameh, MD and GM, west region of Cisco Middle East Countries, regions and the world at large face a growing list of challenges. Food, water, job creation and widening gap between rich and poor appear insufficient, driving social and political instability. However, there appear to be solutions to tackle these insurmountable challenges. […]

Gartner says South African IT spending will grow 2.4% in 2017

IT spending in South Africa is forecast to total R266 billion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Software is predicted to be the best-performing segment, with a 13.2% increase year-on-year (see Table 1). “South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT,” said John-David Lovelock, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. […]

SAP study reveals four key traits of a Digital Transformation Leader

While 84% of global companies say that digital transformation is critical to their survival in the next five years, only 3% have completed company-wide transformation efforts, shows a new study from SAP SE. The study, supported by Oxford Economics, was released at SAP Leonardo Live, held 11–12 July in Frankfurt, Germany. Significantly, the results could […]

Industry 4.0 is gathering speed in Africa

Industry experts from SAP, Orange Business Services and Delloite speak to Intelligent CIO Africa about the impact of the fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa. Industry 4.0 describes the digitisation and automation of traditional manufacturing and production methods and is an opportunity to streamline processes, enhance efficiency and improve safety. A 2016 study by Deloitte titled […]

Cisco South Africa launches Cybersecurity Experience Centre and Academy

Globally, there were more than a million job openings in cybersecurity in 2016 and the demand for cybersecurity experts has grown three times faster than any other IT role. The shortage of cybersecurity professionals threatens both the private and public sectors in attempts to defend against the relentless evolution of cybercrime and shifting attack modes. […]

Death to passwords: identity management in the modern age

By Deepak Narain, Regional Presales Manager – MENA, VMware, one of the world’s leading enablers of digital transformation. Who are you? And can you prove it? These are the two questions your technology asks you every morning. And we now have a variety of ways to answer them: from typing complex, though hopefully memorable, passwords, […]

The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

GIL 2017: Africa • Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017 • Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s seventh consecutive Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2017: Africa summit reconvenes on 17 August, 2017 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary C-level executives from all over Africa will gather to […]

Securing IoT: know your network, protect your network

Article by Jose Vasco, Regional Director, MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Do you think about the need to secure IoT? It could be a patient monitor, a security camera or a lighting system; every connection to the network is a potential route for attackers. This is quite a new concept to many, […]

GoldenEye Ransomware: Redstor advises South Africa to brace for impact

The newest follow-on attack from WannaCry has got cybersecurity professionals in South Africa paying attention, particularly because many businesses still rely on outdated software and do not regularly perform updates on their systems. The strain of Petya ransomware strain has been identified as GoldenEye and is expected to be a large-scale attack across the globe. […]

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