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The state of procurement in SA and opportunity for digital solutions

A good number of South African companies find themselves in a fairly precarious position when it comes to procurement because they have yet to properly integrate their basic processes and their weaknesses have come to be more evident during this time that limits peoples’ movement and physical contact. Anne-Emmanuelle Grené, Head, Oxalys South Africa, explains […]

One in 100 mobile users in Kenya and Nigeria affected by Stalkerware

Recent Kaspersky research has shown that stalkerware affected one out of every 100 mobile users in Kenya and Nigeria in 2020, and malware every four out of 100 in South Africa. The cybersecurity vendor has warned consumers to remain vigilant when it comes to their online activities if they are to keep themselves safe from […]

Tracker selects IFS to enhance and expand its service offering

Tracker, the largest provider of telematics-based data insights for vehicle and home monitoring services in South Africa, has continued its digital and business transformation journey through partnering with IFS. Tracker has selected an IFS solution that spans enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality, cutting-edge service management capabilities and AI-powered customer engagement tools. The solution will ensure […]

Thomson Reuters and Adapt IT expand alliance to prioritise tech agility

A newly expanded collaboration between Thomson Reuters, a provider of business information services and Adapt IT, a service provider of specialised software and digitally-led business solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, will enable more businesses across the region to gain competitive advantages through the technology solutions both provide. With economic recovery and growth for the region forecast […]

BFS goes live on Temenos SaaS to deliver finance faster

Temenos, the banking software company, has announced that Barko Financial Services (BFS), a South Africa-based microfinance institution, has gone live on Temenos Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to make it faster and easier for South Africans to access finance remotely during COVID-19. The Temenos solution combines Temenos Infinity digital banking platform and Temenos Transact next-generation core banking. BFS […]

Microsoft Teams integration for SilverBridge Exergy policy admin solution

The increasing digitalisation of business processes combined with the normalisation of a distributed work environment have contributed to the tripling of Microsoft Teams adoption. As companies across the globe, including insurers, embrace this platform to improve collaboration between staff regardless of their geographic location, Silverbridge identified an opportunity to provide a more convenient way for […]

Cisco AppDynamics expands global SaaS offering

Cisco AppDynamics, a Business Observability platform, has announced the expansion of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering through five strategic new locations, enabling fast, secure and reliable access to the AppDynamics Business Observability platform. Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), new locations in Cape Town (South Africa), Hong Kong (China), London (England), São Paulo (Brazil) and Singapore […]

Top five benefits of ERP in the manufacturing industry

The extension of lockdown restrictions weighed heavily on production in Africa’s manufacturing industries at the start of 2021, causing many to lose momentum. At the same time, in today’s connected, informed and always-on marketplace, customers are demanding high-quality, individualised products delivered within shorter timeframes. To build up local production capacity and meet these requirements, companies […]

South African marketing technology innovator goes global

The South African market is many things. Complex, challenging, diverse and variable. It is a landscape of challenges, but it is also a space where entrepreneurs and innovation can thrive. Where the unexpected suddenly translates into the relevant, and where technology finds fresh cracks within which to prosper. This is the story of Mobiz, a […]

Lazarus attacks freight company in South Africa

ESET researchers have discovered a previously undocumented backdoor used to attack a freight logistics company in South Africa, which they have dubbed Vyveva. Researchers have attributed the malware to the infamous Lazarus group due to shared similarities with the group’s previous operations and samples. The backdoor includes several cyber espionage capabilities, such as file exfiltration […]

METISS submarine fibre cable now operational in Mauritius

Emtel, a telecoms network operator in Mauritius, has provided the only landing point for the Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) fibre optic cable in the country. The 3,200 km cable connects Reunion Island, Madagascar and South Africa to Emtel’s ANSI/TIA tier three certified data centre in Arsenal, near Port-Louis, the country’s capital. “METISS is already […]

Obscure Technologies launches podcast channel to keep SA up to speed

South African cybersecurity professionals can now get up to speed with the latest developments in global cybersecurity while they’re on the road to their long weekend destination, thanks to an exciting new podcast series launched by cybersecurity distributor Obscure Technologies. Obscure Technologies is looking to overcome blog and zoom fatigue among busy professionals and has […]

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