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Altron to launch public transport cashless payment solution in Rwanda

SE-listed technology company Altron, through its Rest of Africa operations, has partnered with Pascal Technologies to provide a seamless and integrated payment system for motorcycle public transport services in Rwanda. In terms of the deal, Altron is supplying the infrastructure comprising of payment terminals, GPS devices and mounting units, while Pascal Technologies is supplying the software […]

Jeff App to open first hubs in South Africa

Professional laundry service app Mr Jeff, which launched in South Africa in October, is set to open its first ten hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the New Year after an enthusiastic response from local entrepreneurs and consumers. The latest in a growing number of apps that cater for the modern on-demand lifestyle, Mr […]

African Banking: Transform, innovate and succeed

The banking industry in Africa is experiencing rapid innovation at the hands of new-age non-banking entrants as well as some incumbent banks. But what causes these players, especially the incumbent banks among them, to innovate successfully where so many others have failed? James Buckley, from Infosys Finacle, looks into this in more detail. Innovation leadership […]

Dimension Data launches its fifth business in the MEA region

Dimension Data has launched its fifth business in the MEA region. Dimension Data Security, aimed at helping organisations in the region address the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape. “MEA’s threat landscape is growing increasingly complex and is driving new and surprising challenges for even the most hardened cybersecurity practitioners, said Tony Walt, Managing […]

Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report analyses 99 billion rejected emails

Transportation, legal and banking sectors hit hardest by cyberattacks, according to new Mimecast report. Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report: Risk and Resilience Insights. The report provides technical analysis from the Mimecast Threat Centre from July to September 2019 on the nature […]

Can printers be a security solution or are they a point of vulnerability?

David Barnes, Head of Regional Printing Product Management and Business Development, EMEA, Zebra Technologies, says it is vital organisations implement printers that can support staff to maintain the most up-to-date security protocols, making it easy to remotely manage, troubleshoot and configure fleets of printers from a single location. In today’s digital age, everything from coffee […]

Vox launches high-speed uncapped data and voice satellite plans

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox has launched highly attractive uncapped data and voice satellite service plans at a price point that competes with LTE-A. As part of its YahClick satellite service, these plans aim to provide cost-effective connectivity to under-serviced regions in South Africa.  “Satellite is still a viable solution in South Africa, even […]

Get to Know: James Hickman, Chief Customer Officer at Altron Karabina

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Being recognised by a mentor and a man I respect hugely with the MDs award. This followed a year of hard work, rebuilding a team and a region. The business results were in line with expectations but what was recognised was the work that went into […]

Huawei launches first ever flagship store in South Africa

Huawei has launched its first ever flagship store in South Africa at Menlyn Shopping Centre. Not only does it provide technical support and maintenance repairs, but it also sells the full range of Huawei products that are available in South Africa and delivers a unique consumer experience that is not often seen in the country. […]

Apollo Foundation to develop Blockchain technology in Lesotho

Apollo Foundation has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the nation of Lesotho to develop and implement Blockchain technology in various government departments and initiatives. The Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology acted on behalf of the Lesotho government in signing the MoU with the foundation. The main objectives of the Blockchain initiative are […]

CNet Training offers remote attendance learning experience

CNet now offers a unique remote attendance capability which is delivered using collaboration-enabled facilities within specially designed smart rooms. Remote attendees benefit from the same instructor-led classroom environment in real-time, with the same levels of interaction, collaboration and instructor contact as those who are physically present in the room. Remote attendees effectively sit in the […]

IBM study reveals importance of trust in an organisation

An IBM study has revealed that 91% of leaders in the Middle East and Africa strongly believe data helps strengthen customer trust and bottom lines. IBM’s 20th edition of its bi-annual C-Suite Study, Build Your Trust Advantage, polled nearly 900 C-level executives across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to examine how companies in the […]

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