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Old Mutual Limited Selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider

Old Mutual Limited has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider and will migrate its digital customer platforms, core insurance applications, and product administration systems to the cloud. With the help of AWS’s expert professional services organisation, the company will migrate over 1,000 applications to AWS, shutting down its data centres by […]


Understanding the Certified Data Centre Management Professional program

Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, discusses the Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP) program and the benefits it offers to both individuals and organisations. International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programs since 1996. Today CNet is the global leader in technical education for […]


Africa Code Week held in Morocco with focus on girl empowerment and digital inclusion

Africa Code Week (ACW) returned for its fifth year with an ambitious goal of introducing 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills and a strong focus on girl empowerment. SAP, UNESCO, Irish Aid, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and partners gathered in Rabat to declare the 2019 edition […]


Senegal launches first ever Senegal Oil and Power Conference and Exhibition

The first ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference and Exhibition will be held next year in Dakar from May 27 to 28. Organised by Africa Oil & Power and supported by the Government of Senegal, Cos-Petrogaz, Petrosen and Senelec, the conference will herald a new era of investment in one of West Africa’s leading business […]


ICT skills survey shows that 4IR is still waiting in the wings in South Africa

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), has released their findings of a survey of skills trends in the South African ICT sector. The survey sketches a mixed future for the ICT landscape in South Africa should current trends persist. “Although many […]


Capitalising on the Software-Defined Data Centre

The Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) combines exceptional performance with unprecedented flexibility, enabling IT assets and IT organisations to operate and change at the speed of business. Accelerating business demands are driving rapid Digital Transformation in organisations across the globe, there is a massive push for business and IT to align around applications that deliver modern […]


South Africa ‘is well on its way to becoming a cloud-first market’

Globally, 85% of enterprises are operating in a multi-cloud environment with most of the balance planning on embracing this methodology by 2021. Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager, Africa, at Veeam, says that, in South Africa, the recent arrival of multinational data centres, as well as carrier and cloud neutral data centres, means that expectations […]


Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]


South Africa among top 20 countries targeted in new phishing influx

Fortinet researchers studying phishing domains have found that South Africa was among the top 20 countries targeted in a large influx of recent phishing attacks.  FortiGuard Labs observed a large influx of phishing domains being registered in batches by a phishing threat actor or group.  They immediately launched an investigation to uncover additional indicators of […]


FireEye introduces new solution, partnership and availability on AWS Marketplace

FireEye, the intelligence-led security company, has introduced new cloud security capabilities, including a strategic partnership with iboss and availability on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. “The rapid adoption of cloud services has provided organisations with a world of new opportunities. But with new opportunities come new cyberthreats. These days, more than half of the breaches we […]


Nutanix announces new IT automation for private clouds

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced today that the Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform is integrated with the ServiceNow IT Operations Management solution to automate critical private cloud workflows. With this integration, ServiceNow customers can not only discover Nutanix HCI environments automatically, but also gain access to Nutanix-powered IT services and get […]


Altron Karabina expert on migrating ERP to the cloud

With nearly 70% of organisations migrating their solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the cloud, Dave Ives, Digital Advisory Executive at Altron Karabina, says that decision-makers need to be cognisant of how to adapt their approach to this mission-critical application. Thanks to the arrival of multi-national data centres in the country, more organisations are […]


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