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Orange Egypt to build new data centre in Administrative Capital

A data centre for the new Administrative Capital close to Cairo will be built and operated by Orange Egypt. The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) has signed an agreement with Orange Egypt to build and operate the new administrative capital’s data centre and cloud computing platform. The data centre is an infrastructure milestone to […]

South Africa tech provider secures US$30m investment

Leading US software investor, Five Elms Capital, is investing US$30 million in Skynamo, a South African field sales app and management platform provider. Skynamo will use the investment to accelerate adoption of its field sales mobile app and cloud-based management platform, while scaling up operations to improve service to its rapidly growing customer base in […]

AI helps unlock data potential of banks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides banks with the means to make better use of the massive amount of data at their disposal. In doing so, they can identify opportunities for growth faster and gain significant competitive advantage at a time when more agile digital counterparts are emerging. Patrick Ashton, a Managing Executive at SilverBridge Holdings, believes […]

South African online meal kit provider is ‘cooking up a storm’

UCOOK, South Africa’s largest online meal kit provider, has scaled from 24 meals in its first delivery five years ago, to thousands every week now thanks to Picup’s disruptive logistics solution. UCOOK’s expert food team collaborates with top SA chefs and food talent to produce 12 inspired recipes each week. Customers can choose their favourites […]

Five technology trends expected in 2020 and beyond

David McMurdo, Regional Director, South Africa, Veritas Technologies, looks at five technology trends that he expects will happen in 2020 and beyond. In 2019 the South African technological landscape saw tremendous changes. However, unlike in previous years, terms such as 5G, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics were no longer just concepts at […]

Arcserve issues top three data protection predictions to watch out for in 2020

Arcserve has released its top three data predictions to be on the alert for in 2020. Over the past year, the data protection space faced a swath of challenges, compelling vendors to organically and inorganically evolve to meet rapidly transforming business needs. Ransomware attacks soared, with all sectors experiencing a 118% increase in attacks, data […]

Sage CTO provides his technology predictions for 2020

Sage Chief Technology Officer Aaron Harris tells us what his technology predictions are for 2020. A big year for Robotic Process Automation This year is going to be a momentous year for Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This is the process of automating mundane tasks such as taking data from one file and entering it into […]

Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The report found most retailers (87.5%) identified hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. It also showed many retailers (72%) are planning to move some […]

Sophos expands rapidly growing MSP programme to defend networks

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions, has introduced enhancements to MSP Connect, a programme that makes it easier for MSPs to deploy, manage and sell Sophos’ entire product portfolio. New security offerings for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and cloud security, as well as new professional services automation (PSA) and remote monitoring […]

Hybrid multi-cloud adoption leads to pressure to modernise infrastructure

Atish Gude, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), NetApp, tells us the move from on-premises environments can unintentionally open the door to increased IT complexity. 2019 was a year of rapid innovation-and disruption-for both the IT industry and the broader business community. With the widespread adoption of hybrid multi-cloud as the de facto […]

Becoming digitally empowered in 2020

Digital Transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised. Bringing with it a year of decision-making and profound change, Grant Phillips, e4 Group CEO, says that 2019 was the year where businesses recognised that Digital Transformation is now a prerequisite for not only success, but […]

Frogfoot fibre now live in Polokwane

Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd, a licensed open access fibre network provider, has announced that it has commenced with a phased rollout of its infrastructure in the Limpopo capital Polokwane. Areas that have gone live with high speed broadband Internet are Bendor Park and Welgelegen, with over 600 homes passed, though this makes up just around […]

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