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5G and IoT monetisation opportunities for South African CSPs

The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G monetisation are important considerations for communications service providers (CSP) in South Africa, with so much more still to understand about how operators can use these technologies to unlock their full potential. Hassen Hamza, Presales and Business Development Manager MEA, Nexign, tells us more. According to a report released […]


Saicom becomes one of five ISPs in South Africa to gain global routing certification

Local service provider, Saicom has become one of only five ISPs in South Africa to become Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) compliant, assuring its clients that the Internet is a more secure place. MANRS is a global initiative supported by the Internet Society that aims to reduce some of the most common routing […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


Decision Inc is implementing a Microsoft data warehouse at the Kaap Agri group

Decision Inc is in the process of implementing a Microsoft data warehouse at the Kaap Agri group to optimise how it manages its data to more effectively integrate the information to deliver better business insights. About Kaap Agri The Kaap Agri group specialises in retail and trade in agricultural, fuel, and related retail markets in […]


Companies boost mentorship and training for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people. The alliance, which will focus on creating and implementing employability programmes, mentorship and training initiatives designed to equip young people with essential workplace skills, is part of the company’s business-driven movement […]


IQbusiness publishes 2019 State of Agile SA Report

Independent management consulting firm IQbusiness has released its 2019 State of Agile SA Report. The 2019 report doubled as a call to action for companies to adopt a more agile approach across the value chain, to challenge leadership to enable better ways of working in all areas, and, most importantly, to solidify the customer as […]


SAP expert looks at the ICT skills priorities for companies operating in South Africa

Johann Pretorius, Director Training, SAP Training and Development Institute, analyses what the ICT skills priorities are for companies operating in South Africa. Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than 450 million according to UNDP. The first […]


Obsidian joins Red Hat Forums in South Africa to highlight the power of open source

Leading open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems has confirmed its participation as a silver sponsor of the EMEA Red Hat Forum 2019. This will be held at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on November 19 and at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on two days later. The Red Hat Forum […]


Online dormakaba training portal unveiled

Global security group dormakaba has unveiled its training portal that will provide partners with the technical resources required to optimise client implementations. It will also keep site visitors up-to-date with the latest product innovation ensuring their skills remain relevant in the evolving technology landscape. “Through the training portal, dormakaba is delivering a wealth of knowledge […]


Vox launches double data satellite promotion and introduces uncapped voice

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has announced the launch of a double data promotion for contract subscribers of its YahClick satellite services, bringing prices and speed comparable to that of terrestrial wireless alternatives. “Last year, Vox upgraded thousands of subscribers to plans with much higher throughput at no additional cost, bringing the speeds available […]


Routed achieves Africa’s first VMware Cloud Verified Status

Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has achieved VMware Cloud Verified Status. As the first company on the African continent to attain this status, Routed is among an elite group of highly skilled providers with the ability to operate at this high level of cloud certification. The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that […]


Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]


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