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Financial firms hit with million dollar losses per cybersecurity incident

The costs associated with cyberattacks on the financial sector are rising as organisations face increasingly sophisticated threats. New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals the scale and impact of attacks, with financial firms facing losses of nearly a million dollars ($926,000) on average for each cybersecurity incident they face. The staggering figure is […]


Bridging the bank and telecos divide in Africa

As a payment solution provider, OMA Emirates covers the full scope of issuance, acquiring, and retail POS solutions. Its card issuance and management solutions are leveraged for debit and credit cards, consumer loyalty cards, and other requirements for services based industries. Within Africa its portfolio of customer names includes Al Barid Bank, CAM Bank, Ministry […]


Epicor: Are you a ‘grow getter’ or does your business fail to ‘get growth’?

No business can grow unless the people behind the organisation are focused on achieving growth. As new markets expand and globalisation becomes the norm, growth opportunities can become limited and even niche areas of business can become saturated. The ambiguity of the economic climate and differences of opinion amongst experts and forecasters is blurring many […]


Round up of 2017 Africa predictions

Leading executives from information technology players, A10 Networks, Attivo Networks, BT, Control Risks, Equinix, IFS, IDC, Intel Security’s McAfee Labs, Riverbed Technology, Sophos, present their take on what lies ahead in Africa in 2017. (Top left to right) Mohammed Al-Moneer is Regional Director MENA at A10 Networks; Ray Kafity is Vice President of Middle East, […]


How Al Taqnyah is automating Sudan Judiciary

Al Taqnyah Business Solutions is an application developer and system integrator, primarily working in specific market segments including public sector, government, judiciary and justice. Within Al Taqnyah, there are four business divisions including enterprise solutions, process consultancy, professional services, and networking infrastructure. “Our specialisation is enterprise solutions,” says Mahdi Alami Hamdan, Al Taqnyah’s Technical Manager. […]


Why North Africa is important for OMA Emirates

OMA Emirates is a vendor operating across Africa and Middle East that provides cost effective payment solutions for banking, retailers, telecom service providers, insurance, government, oil and gas companies. It also provides card issuance solutions typically leveraged for debit and credit cards, consumer loyalty cards, and other services based industries. When OMA Emirates entered the regional […]


Infor targeting early adopters of critical workloads in cloud

Enterprise application vendors have known for some time that the next replacement life cycle is coming. Client server business applications have got associated with terms like old, heavy, customised, complex, expensive, over the last twenty years of usage. Now they are on their way out and in a simplistic way of speaking are being replaced […]


Governments moving citizen IDs to smartphones

The versatility of smartphones are only increasing. Governments are now pilot testing the process of transferring government identifications to smartphones. Physical identifications that need to work within the boundaries of a country are the ones that are being tested in the first phase. These include national identification cards, drivers licenses, and vehicle registration cards. The […]


Financing helping Cisco partners roll out transformation projects

As businesses move away from investing time and money to buy technology towards a focus on how best to use technology, the need to approach financing in more innovative ways also comes to the forefront. Globally technology and other B2B services are moving towards a more utility and pay as you go approach. End customers […]


Pure Storage makes headway with innovative programmes

Six years ago when Pure Storage was launched, its go to market approach driven by its founders, was two-fold. The first was that flash storage was here to stay in the datacentre. The second was that storage in the enterprise had become too complex and too expensive and was a significant pain point for end […]


How Epicor is restructuring to offer choice of ERP on cloud

Technology, the millennial workforce, and high percentage of small and medium businesses, are the principal drivers for the transformation happening to ERP applications across Africa and Middle East. For the new workforce, a combination of social, mobile, cloud is the new normal, and they expect the same experience to extend into the workplace and with […]


Europol, Intel, Kaspersky, join forces to contain ransomware

Europol, Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab and Dutch National Police, have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. No More Ransom is a new online portal aimed at informing the public about the dangers of ransomware […]


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