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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 […]


Economic uncertainty set to shape 2021 cybercrime agenda in Africa

Kaspersky experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year. “Even though every country globally has had to deal with the pandemic in its own way, developing economies across Africa have been especially hard hit by national lockdowns […]


Ovamba and Singularity launch TradeTech partnership in Egypt

TradeTech innovator, Ovamba Solutions and financial services provider, Singularity Finance have partnered to deliver financial inclusion and growth capital to small and growing businesses in Egypt. Singularity is the first to sign a reseller agreement with Ovamba in the region. This new partnership gives Singularity the rights to sell Ovamba’s digital solutions to banks, microfinance […]


Mapping your digital pathway: The power of thinking outside the box in unusual times

Jim Holland, General Manager, Africa, Lenovo Data Centre Group, on the digital economy and why many commentators in the enterprise IT space appear to be missing this new, burgeoning economy. It’s often said that the numbers don’t lie. Yet, sometimes they do – or at least don’t tell the whole story. By looking beyond, the […]


Vertiv experts foresee utility-like criticality for data centres in 2021

As the world moved online seemingly overnight in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the criticality of data centres and the unrelenting reliance on them across all walks of life became an enduring storyline of the crisis. This reality will manifest in new ways in 2021 as the data centre and the information ecosystem orbiting […]


IBM supports African agricultural start-ups through Digital4Agriculture initiative

Tech giant IBM has announced that it is supporting the Digital4Agriculture initiative (D4Ag), which aims to foster African start-ups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality. With the help of digital expertise from IBM Services and access to accurate weather data provided by […]


EDITA digitally transforms Egypt’s US$15 billion retail food sector

EDITA, a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in Egypt and the Middle East, recently announced at Cairo ICT that it is moving forward with its Digital Transformation roadmap with global technology company, SAP, to drive Egypt’s US$15 billion retail food sector. As Egyptians continue to show rising demand for food and beverages, the country’s […]


Qualys Partners with Google Cloud to add container security support for Google Cloud Artifact Registry

Qualys, a pioneer and provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has announced it has worked with Google Cloud to provide out-of-the-box support for Google Cloud Artifact Registry for its container security solution. The new integration allows security and DevOps teams to set up automated security scans of container artifacts in Artifact Registry, […]


Egyptian Universities advance learning and collaboration with Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, a global provider of secure, AI-driven networks, has announced that Egyptian Universities Network (EUN), connecting public universities across Egypt, has deployed Juniper’s core network solutions to enable advanced learning and collaboration for 27 public universities across Egypt. By providing a reliable, stable and secure WAN, EUN is now able to offer first-class VoIP, […]


United Bank of Egypt goes digital to optimise customer engagement

The United Bank of Egypt has embarked on a far-reaching Digital Transformation, reinventing systems and processes. Ahmed Helmy, CIO, United Bank of Egypt, shares with Intelligent CIO Africa why it was important for the bank to embark on this Digital Transformation journey. Challenge The United Bank of Egypt was established with a vision to drive […]


Planning for SDN

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an architecture that aims to make networks agile and flexible. The goal of SDN is to improve network control by enabling enterprises and service providers to respond quickly to changing business requirements. Industry pundits share insights with Intelligent CIO Africa how enterprises in Africa are deploying SDN to improve network […]


Africa Mobile Networks extends Gilat’s contract of powering Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, a worldwide supplier of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the extension of Gilat’s contract with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to power the largest satellite cellular backhaul network in Africa. AMN’s network enabled by Gilat’s technology serves multiple Tier-1 telcos in over 10 countries throughout Africa. “AMN has selected […]


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