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Critical infrastructure protection gets a boost with Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy

Kaspersky Lab has announced the global availability of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy, a vertical advanced package for energy enterprises, based on Kaspersky Lab’s suite for protection of industrial infrastructure. Modern electrical power grids are complex networks, with integrated automation and control functions. However, because they communicate through open protocols, they do not have sufficient […]


GE announces order with AE Energia to bring fast, digital power to Angola

GE have today announced an order from AE Energia for fast, digital power in Angola. The order includes seven TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine generator sets, services agreements and digital solutions for PRODEL, the state-owned company responsible for power production. The TM2500 units will be installed in Namibe, Huila and Cuando Cubango provinces and will […]


WebNMS and EML partner to deliver end-to-end IoT enabled energy & industrial solutions in East Africa

WebNMS, a leading provider of enterprise IoT platform and solutions and Energy Monitoring Ltd. (EML), a fast-growing energy and industrial solutions provider in Africa, have partnered to develop end-to-end IoT applications to control and manage energy operations and centrally monitor performance of remote industrial assets. These combined solutions will allow enterprises to optimise energy consumption, […]


SpeedCast announces joint venture in Ghana with oil and gas partner

SpeedCast International, a global satellite communications and network service provider, announced it has finalised a joint venture in Ghana, strengthening the company’s commitment to provide high quality African coverage. Under the strategic alliance, SpeedCast, which has a global reputation for its managed network services and worldwide communications network, continues to expand on its commitment to […]


How to trim that rising datacenter power bill

Optimising use of power in datacentres is a high priority for datacentre managers, but they continue to face challenges as power becomes a larger percentage of ongoing datacentre costs. In fact, Gartner estimates that ongoing power costs are increasing at least 10% per year due to cost per kilowatt-hour increases and underlying demand, especially for […]


Nigeria invests $3 billion in technology modernisation of energy

Energy companies are playing a leading role in supporting high-tech energy infrastructure projects in Nigeria and across Africa, according to the head of research and development at one of the leading multinational investors in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry speaking at Gitex Technology Week. Nigeria’s ambitious $3 billion energy modernisation programme aims to expand the […]


Fluentgrid to implement IFS Applications 9 at Rwanda’s power utility

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that the Energy Utility Corporation, a subsidiary company of the Rwanda Energy Group, has chosen to implement IFS Applications 9 for enhanced corporate governance and improved operational performance. The agreement includes licenses and services valued at approximately $1.2 million. The Rwandan energy sector is in its second phase […]


PwC advises urgent change in African oil industry around skills, tech, knowhow

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil and gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil and gas sector. “It is an opportune time […]


Uganda based Kiira Motors recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the sustainable mobility market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Kiira Motors with the 2016 Uganda Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. The company’s vision extends far beyond that of standard vehicle manufacturing processes. Its sustainable mobility solutions provide massive opportunity for vehicle development and commercialisation in a country […]


Global consultancy Envecon targeting sub-Saharan market for IFS solutions

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that global IT consultancy Envecon, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is expanding its footprint in the global IFS ecosystem. Through the partnership, Envecon will offer services to IFS customers in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, North America, and Central Europe. With long experience in asset-intensive industries such as ports […]


Seychelles Petroleum replacing legacy apps with IFS 9 ERP

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Seychelles Petroleum has chosen the IFS Applications 9 Enterprise Resource Planning suite as its business management platform of choice. The oil company will be replacing its legacy systems with IFS Financials, Maintenance, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, CRM, HR & Payroll, and BI modules. Once implementation is […]


Freight, utility, healthcare, key for IoT investment across Africa says IDC

International Data Corporation forecasts that organisations in Africa and Middle East will invest more than $6.6 billion in Internet of Things hardware, software, services, and connectivity in 2016. IDC expects IoT revenues in the region to increase at a CAGR of 21.3% over the next four years to total more than $14.3 billion in 2020. […]


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