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New Zealand Central Bank chooses SIA for new RTGS

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand’s central bank, has chosen SIA, a European vendor in technology infrastructure and services for financial institutions, to implement and support a new Real Time Gross Settlement system replacing the current Exchange Settlement Account System. The Real-Time Gross Settlement is a system that electronically streamlines the settlement of large […]


Dimension Data sets up Cisco park network to stop rhino poaching

South Africa based Dimension Data, and networking vendor Cisco, announced an initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa. The two companies have deployed sophisticated technology in an unnamed private game reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park to monitor and track individuals from the time they enter […]


Engen boosts remote and branch office IT by using Riverbed

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, announced that global energy company Engen is using Riverbed solutions to centralise remote and branch office IT, and improve productivity, backup and data security across its multi-national organisation. Riverbed SteelFusion has improved IT operations and information security at branch office locations by taking servers, applications, and data out of […]


Upland Consulting delivers integrated IoT solution to Shell Nigeria oilfield

Ingenu, a vendor in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and KONČAR INEM, a producer of industrial electronics and power electronics devices and systems, announced delivery of Internet of Things connectivity solution to provide digital oilfield capabilities to the Shell Nigeria pipeline facility, at a significant cost savings of over $1 million in investment. Integrated and […]


Egyptian ICT Minister meets ZTE and HP top executives

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady received ZTE Egypt CEO Woo Lee and Vice President Tamer Fayed to follow-up on the implementation of the company’s business plans. These were first presented to the ICT Minister in October aiming to build a long strategic partnership between the two parties. During the meeting, the […]


IDC expands relationship in Egypt with government agencies

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, HE Yasser El Kady opened Egypt’s Chief Information Officer Summit 2016, organised by International Data Corporation. The CIO Summit was held in Egypt for the second consecutive year, discussing opportunities of digital transformation and learning about latest trends and best practices in the world of technology. During the […]


Ericsson recognised as IT Partner of The Year by Etisalat Misr

Ericsson was awarded the highest category award, IT Partner of The Year, at Etisalat Misr I-Awards 2015, which was held in New Cairo. The award was received by Helene Henriksson, Head of Ericsson Egypt. The event was organised by Etisalat IT Vendor Management Office where all Etisalat IT partners were invited to share Etisalat IT […]


Diversified IT distributor Mitsumi opens first Tulip hotel in Nairobi

The diversified business group Mitsumi opened the first Tulip franchise hotel in Nairobi. Established in 1996, Mitsumi Group is a conglomerate that operates in ten countries with a workforce of over 300 employees. Owning one of Africa’s largest IT and telecom distribution company – Mitsumi Distribution, the group has diversified into several businesses including IT, […]


Safaricom to lease last mile fibre network from Kenya Power

Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband internet. The MoU sets the stage for the two firms to collaborate to implement a pilot fibre optic project aimed at providing internet to homes via Kenya’s Power’s electricity distribution […]


SAP and Vodafone collaborate on IoT platform and solutions

SAP announced the Internet of Things foundation bundle for SAP HANA, which features device connectivity management capability from Vodafone and is designed to help customers gain returns on their IoT investments quicker. SAP and Vodafone have signed an agreement to collaborate on customer projects in all markets that they jointly serve. This collaboration aims to […]


Mahindra Comviva includes Mondial Multimedia in Africa content portfolio

Mahindra Comviva, a global vendor in providing mobility solutions, announced it has partnered with Mondial Multimedia, a mobile media platform in Africa. The tie-up with Mondial Multimedia will strengthen Mahindra Comviva’s digital music content portfolio in the continent. With this partnership, Mondial Multimedia will provide the most popular content from local artists like Josey, Serge […]


ICT spending in South Africa to top $26.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

IT spending in South Africa will top $26.6 billion in 2016 as organisations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. This is according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which yesterday hosted an event at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, […]


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