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Three technologies that will transform business in Africa within 10 years

Analysts are to discuss the business impact of strategic technologies at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, which will be held from September 16 to 18 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Hyper Cycle for ICT in Africa features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They […]

SANParks CIO Kamal Pillay on connectivity challenges

Being responsible for South Africa’s 19 national parks takes a lot of hard work, especially because there are severe connectivity problems in the country. Kamal Pillay, Chief Information and Technology Officer of SANParks, tells Intelligent CIO how is looking to overcome this. Could you provide some background details about your current position at SANParks and […]

BSS to support telcos transform for 5G adoption

Hassen Hamza, Pre-Sales & Business Development Director, MEA, at Nexign, tells us that business support systems (BSS) will need to help telcos transform as they get ready to adopt 5G.  Minister of communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has issued the policy direction to ICASA to commence with the allocation of high-demand spectrum. The government approved policy guarantees […]

Driving Digital Transformation in Africa through data centres

Demand for data centre services in Africa is on the rise, driven by improving connectivity levels and rising data traffic volumes amongst its large ‘digital native’ market. Robert Mullins, Executive Director of First Brick Holdings, tells us how this rise in data centre developments is providing the necessary environment to transport data at scale in […]

Cultural Economies Conference at Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

A Cultural Economies Conference will take place next month as part of the Fak’ugesu African Digital Innovation Festival. It will be held at Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct on September 5 and 6 and presented by the Goethe-Institut South Africa. The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans […]

LanDynamix provides wireless expertise for St Benedict’s

St Benedict’s Catholic School for Boys has a reputation as one of the top schools in South Africa, not least for the effective use it makes of technology to enhance both the teaching and learning experiences. With help from long-standing IT service provider, LanDynamix, the school has implemented a state-of-the-art wireless capability on its extensive […]

Cyber adversaries up the ante on evasion and anti-analysis to avoid detection

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface and are leveraging evasion as well as anti-analysis techniques as they become more sophisticated in their […]

ITEC and Oasis Academy join forces to open IT classroom in Uganda

Managed technology services provider ITEC and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Oasis Uganda are working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy located in Musoto Village, Mbale District; one of the poorest communities in Eastern Uganda. ITEC will be setting up a fully furnished IT classroom with PCs, monitors, a server, projector, accessories […]

Euphoria Telecom helps South African companies establish a global presence

Euphoria Telecom has launched a new feature that offers its clients international telephone numbers. This is a very useful tool that provides companies of all sizes with a telephonic presence in most of the larger countries abroad. It also enables businesses to keep their call centre operations in South Africa and thereby reducing overhead costs. […]

Next-gen Wi-Fi for smarter buildings and cities

Following the white paper released by the World Broadband Alliance (WBA) that  provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising Wi-Fi 6 technology, Jacques Visser, Head of Wireless at Vox, says South African companies should familiarise themselves with it, and the ways in which they can use it to enhance their business operations. […]

Axis expert asks ‘How far are we really at with Artificial Intelligence?’

Justin Ludik, Axis Business Development Manager, Critical Infrastructure, looks at how far Artificial Intelligence has come and what it can do for society and more importantly, surveillance. If we look for applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our daily lives we can see it in autonomous vehicles, medical applications, search engines, Virtual Assistants, and image […]

Experts discuss what is fuelling the adoption of cloud-first strategies in South Africa

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina Cloud computing is taking off in South Africa in a big way, and as organisations recognise and leverage the services available to benefit how they conduct business, more and more are aligning with cloud first strategies. Up to now, there have been two very big […]

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