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Cisco expert on building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will create new risks. And according to Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, the security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach. Every new generation […]


More than 40% of ICS computers attacked during first half of 2018

Research shows that African countries were worse off when it comes to ICS computers that were attacked. More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. The most impacted countries were Vietnam, Algeria and Sri […]


Clickatell Transact enables UBA to launch WhatsApp service in Nigeria

Clickatell, an authorised WhatsApp Business Solution provider, has announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be going live with its Chat Banking solution – Leo on WhatsApp. In a first for Nigeria, customers can now conduct their favourite banking activities in a secure and convenient manner, by communicating with their bank in a verified […]


Fortinet introduces network access control solution for IoT security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced FortiNAC, a new network access control product line that delivers network segmentation and automated responses for IoT security. The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks. Fortinet’s new FortiNAC product line […]


Elingo expert looks at how instant messaging has overtaken emailing

Communication in the workplace has evolved beyond telephone calls and emails, with the digital business environment being all about real-time messaging to provide stakeholders with instantaneous responses to their queries. Paul McIntyre, Chief Sales Officer at Elingo, looks at the developments that have taken place in the workplace. Think of email as a more enhanced […]


Afrique Telecom commended for its Internet connectivity solutions

Based on its recent analysis of the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) communications services market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Afrique Telecom with the 2018 Sub-Saharan African Enabling Technology Award. The company’s broadband connectivity solutions SpaceDSL and TAMTAM help businesses, governments, and consumers deliver cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet access to areas facing last-mile connectivity issues. “Afrique Telecom’s SpaceDSL and […]


‘Zero trust security approach is gaining acceptance’: Centrify expert

Organisations are coming to realise that merely a user a user name and password are not enough to secure their cyber existence. And as Kamel Heus, Regional Manager – MEA at Centrify explains, a ‘zero trust security approach’ is increasingly gaining acceptance. The concept of zero trust is as profound in cybersecurity as the sweeping […]


Training centre for operators of Unmanned Vehicles opened in Nigeria

Asseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance centre in Nigeria. The company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the co-operation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State. The solutions that Asseco […]


Young coders lead the way in Tunisia thanks to academy programme

While on an exchange programme in the USA, a Tunisian software engineer became inspired to build something that would make a real difference in her home country. Faten Ghriss subsequently set up the Young Tunisian Coders Academy and her passion prompted recognition by the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. Intelligent CIO spoke to her about […]


Workers across EMEA showing security fatigue, says Aruba

A new study shows that workers across Europe, Middle East and Africa understand security risks and consequences, but are taking less action than global counterparts. Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the […]


Ambitious new Innovation Partnerships with African countries

A series of ambitious Innovation Partnerships between the UK and Africa are expected to stimulate significant economic growth and support the creation of thousands of new jobs. The partnerships, announced by the Prime Minister as the UK strengthens ties with the region, will be established in African countries with growing tech sectors where there are […]


Ruckus Networks supports Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a programme that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone controllers and certified in with door and outdoor Wi-Fi access points in high-traffic public areas in Africa. “We are committed to […]


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