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Republic Bank Ghana saves US$375,000 CAPEX in one year with Commvault

Ghana-based Republic Bank recently restored data 80% faster and enhanced customer satisfaction by reducing system downtime to zero after it implemented Commvault Complete Data Protection solution. Samuel Dakurah, Head, Technology and Business Systems Support Division, Republic Bank Ghana, tells Intelligent CIO Africa why it was critical for the bank to implement this project. Republic Bank […]


Hackers start forging ‘official’ vaccination certificates on Darknet

As more people get vaccinated, Check Point Research (CPR) spots a new trend where hackers have begun to offer fake vaccination certificates impersonating official entities on the darknet. Advertisements selling alleged coronavirus vaccines have spiked 300% in the last three months and expanded to offer Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, SinoPharm brands for as low […]


Editor’s Question: How can CIOs optimise their data centre infrastructure and reduce costs?

Data centre infrastructure (DCI) is the convergence of IT and building facilities functions within an organisation. Industry pundits share with Intelligent CIO Africa how CIOs on the continent can succeed and optimise their data centre operations. The goal of DCI is to provide administrators with a holistic view of a data centre’s performance so that […]


Accelerating Digital Transformation in a changed world

Veeam’s 2020 Data Protection Trends Report finds that almost half of global organisations are being hindered in their Digital Transformation journeys. Trent Odgers, Cloud Manager, South Africa, Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO more.   Digital Transformation (DX) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are phrases that have been in the public lexicon for years. Boardrooms across the […]


How have companies transformed their approaches to cyberdefences?

Anna Collard, MD at KnowBe4 Africa, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way businesses work in the future, as well as now. My husband was genuinely surprised at the high performance of his business’ call centre staff working from home. Facebook and Google both announced that they will have their people work from […]


Cracking Machine Learning to speed up client service

Nedbank Insurance, part of the Nedbank Group that employs over 31,000 people across South Africa, has utilised Machine Learning and Design Thinking to help speed up how it processes emails. Challenge Today, every business has an email address. And if you’re a financial services organisation with many business sections and over a million clients, that […]


‘It’s better to move to the cloud, says Head of IaaS at Vox

Barry Kemp, Head of IaaS at Vox, believes South African businesses need to move to the cloud rather than storing data on-premise. We believe that it is better to move to the cloud than being on-premise. Any business in South Africa that is not looking at moving to the cloud is making a big mistake […]


Why the tech sector needs to re-gear its approach to innovation

Global financial services company, Mastercard, is at the forefront of the payments industry and has implemented many new technologies. But that’s not to say it hasn’t come without its challenges. Gaurang Shah, the Senior Vice President for Digital Payments and Labs for Middle East and Africa at Mastercard, tells Intelligent CIO how it has used […]


Experts discuss how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation

CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion face challenges in continuing that impact because of weaknesses in their organisations. That’s according to research from ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people. […]


Altron Karabina expert on how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation

Dave Ives, Digital Advisory Executive at Altron Karabina, analyses how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation. Irrespective of the industry sector, digitisation can help drive growth. However, it must be done through the lens of the customer and how to make their lives easier. The operating model has continually shifted to one […]


Kaspersky Africa expert on the importance of password protection

Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager of Kaspersky in Africa, on what is the best practice approach that businesses should take to password security. Cybercriminals’ tactics have grown in sophistication and at an alarming rate over the last few years. Threats are becoming more targeted and specific with advanced threat actors being used to carry out damaging […]


What can organisations do to prevent the rise of phishing attacks?

We asked a number of industry experts what advice they have for organisations in the battle to prevent the rise of phishing attacks. Here is what they had to say. Jurgen Sorton, Senior Product Manager for Security at Vox   Phishing attacks are on the rise and show no signs of slowing down. According to the […]


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