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Kodak Alaris wins BLI Pick gong

Keypoint Intelligence, a global leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware and services, has recognised the Kodak S3000 Series Scanner with its ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2021 Pick Award for Outstanding Departmental Scanner’. The award is based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image […]


Kingston to sell HyperX gaming division to HP Inc

Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc, a global provider of memory products and technology solutions, has announced a definitive agreement to sell HyperX, its gaming division to HP Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, HP will pay US$425 million, subject to customary working capital and other adjustments, to […]


Solutions for sustainable living in Africa sought

South Africa-based manufacturer of home appliances Defy, has announced will be hosting the ‘Hack The Normal’, online hackathon from March 5th to 7th, 2021. According to the company, the initiative aims to explore how technology can be leveraged for sustainable living and economic development in Africa. Supported by Defy sister company Beko, hackathon participants will […]


Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs, writes Amer Owaida, Security Writer at ESET. In November 2020, Apple debuted a series of Mac computers sporting its new Apple Silicon M1 chips to great acclaim. The release […]


The Nokia smartphone portfolio welcomes Android 11

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is one of the few manufacturers to promise updates across a variety of price segments for up to three years. Counterpoint Research revealed that Nokia phones lead the trust rankings based on the four pillars of software, security updates, build quality and devices recommended for enterprises for the […]


Three ways the Raspberry Pi is sparking a digital learning revolution

Investing in technology to enable virtual working and to serve customers digitally has become a matter of survival for many organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO how affordable technology like Raspberry Pi is igniting digital learning. Digital Transformation is currently at the top of […]


Xerox streamlines operations to support plans for new businesses

Xerox, a global workplace technology company, has announced organisational changes to support plans to create three new businesses – Software, Financing and Innovation – aimed at delivering long-term growth in 2021 and beyond. “We are focused on increasing the breadth of our offerings to better reach new and existing clients and drive organic growth,” said […]


Nexans inaugurates a new plant in Morocco for the production of fibre optic cable accessories

Cabling solutions vendor Nexans, has strengthened its industrial presence in Morocco with the inauguration of a new plant for the Telecom Systems Business Unit. The inauguration is chaired by Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy of Morocco. Located in the Nouaceur industrial acceleration zone, known as Midparc, this new Nexans […]


Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions

As remote work becomes the new, smarter normal, businessesneed to adapt their hybrid cloud strategy and modernise theirdata centre infrastructure. Dr Christopher Cooper – DCG Director,Lenovo MEA, tells Intelligent CIO Middle East, how Lenovo isdelivering supreme hyperconverged infrastructure solutions thatbest fit an organisation’s IT strategy. Lenovo is addressing the hybrid cloud strategy and modernisation of […]


Southern Africa PC devices market declines due to economic pressures of COVID-19

Southern Africa’s personal computing devices (PCD) market, which comprises desktops, notebooks and tablets across South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, saw shipments decline 12.2% year-on-year (YoY) in Q3 2020, according to the latest research from International Data Corporation (IDC). Citing the Quarterly PCD Tracker, IDC revealed that the desktop market was the worst hit during the […]


Nigeria’s mobile phone market bounces back to post healthy growth

Smartphone shipments into Nigeria increased 13.7% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in Q3 2020 to almost 3 million units, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Referencing the Quarterly Global Mobile Phone Tracker, IDC said Nigeria’s smartphone market remained healthy in the third quarter as vendors shifted their model […]


Westcon-Comstor launches new Poly Sync family of speakerphones

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a global distributor has unveiled the Poly Sync family USB/Bluetooth smart speakerphones, allowing workers to tap into a device that improves the quality of conference calls and take their office and music anywhere. With the latest offering, users can now leave the bad quality of laptop and mobile phone speakers behind for […]


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