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Kenya-based team develops top Call for Code solution to help reduce food waste

IBM recently announced that Mavuno Link was selected as a Call for Code regional winner for innovation to provide Kenyan farmers with direct access to buyers of their produce – making the food value chain more efficient. IBM and David Clark Cause have recently announced Mavuno Link as the Middle East and Africa Regional Winner […]


Raha Limited appoints Denny Marandure as new CEO for its local operations

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, has announced the appointment of Denny Marandure as the CEO for Raha Limited Tanzania. Marandure joined Liquid in 2014 as the CEO of ZOL Zimbabwe until 2019 when he moved to Liquid South Africa as group executive cloud and digital sales and then subsequently as group executive […]


e4 announces international expansion to the UK

After 21 successful years in the South African PropTech industry, digitalisation specialist e4 is expanding into European markets. Having recently launched a new group in the UK, long-standing executive director from South Africa, Simon Slater, has relocated to the UK to head up the venture. Slater’s focus will be on building e4’s relationship with various […]


Building a successful Data Fabric for your enterprise

In order to adapt to the new normal, organisations need to adopt a new data management architecture – allowing them to thrive in the digital sphere. Simon Spring, Account Director EMEA at WhereScape, discusses the key components of a Data Fabric and explains how it helps organisations to manage and maximise the value of their […]


Africa Data Centres unveils new 10MW data centre in Lagos

Africa Data Centres, the largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent, has announced that it has officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facility, the company said, will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West […]


Prepare, defend, recover, repeat – The vicious cybersecurity cycle in 2021

It’s fair to say that 2021 has been one of the most challenging years on record for business leaders and their organisations. Ed Williams, EMEA Director of SpiderLabs, Trustwave, reflects on the past 12 months and suggests how we can move forward with strong cyber hygiene in place. 2021 has been a year of significant […]


Johannesburg Stock Exchange implements Denodo data virtualisation platform

Technology is at the heart of any modern stock exchange. For the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), which has over 140 disparate data sources across its data landscape and over 120 different applications which need to operate in perfect harmony to ensure that there is accurate settlement and risk, having a suitable data virtualisation platform is […]


Get To Know: Karl Sun, Co-founder and CEO, Lucid Software

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? One memorable achievement from the early days was when I was at a conference and I started to describe to someone what I did, and a person recommended our product to me. It was the first time that I had come in contact with a stranger […]


Driving digital technology transformation

Looking to transition to an asset-light business model, Ooredoo Group has been applying digital technologies internally to fulfil more agile ways of working and rolling out new customer solutions and 5G technology. Nigel Byrne, Chief Technology Information Officer, Ooredoo Group, outlines the group’s focus and how the company is using the power of digital technology […]


OutSystems partners with EBLA to deliver ‘low-code’ platform for GCC businesses

OutSystems, a global provider of modern application development platforms, has partnered with EBLA Computer Consultancy Company to develop a go-to-market (GTM) strategy for EBLA’s clients across the GCC with Kuwait enablement as its starting point. The partnership will allow both companies to accelerate their joint GTM activities in Kuwait and Qatar, cater to the transformation […]


Telecom Egypt deploys Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme on its MENA cable

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology to maximise capacity along the Mediterranean segment of Telecom Egypt’s Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system and Egypt’s mesh network Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme gives Telecom […]


Egypt’s cloud leaders virtually connect to push for sustainable cloud transformation

The World Cloud Show which was hosted under the patronage of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt, and supported by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Egypt held one of the most content-rich virtual conferences on cloud computing and connected over 200 online participants, including government officials, policymakers, and the region’s leading […]


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