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SilverBridge launches Artificial Intelligence division

In a move designed to enhance decision-making and provide its clients with an innovative way of embracing the latest technology innovations, SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions for the African financial services industry, has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) division focusing on Merlynn’s Tacit Object Modeller (TOM). “Given the amount of data available to […]


The rise of mobile communication in Africa

The UP Mobile App that serves as a mobile, cloud-based, localised place where students, staff and alumni can access all necessary and relevant information, has been launched at the University of Pretoria. According to Dr Wimpie Beeken, Information Technology Services Capability Development Management at the University of Pretoria, the Modo Campus Modo Labs platform allows […]


Mimecast announces release of eBook from Cyber Resilience Think Tank

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of Decluttering Your Security Environment, the latest eBook from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank (CR Think Tank). The eBook is designed to provide expert insight and prescriptive advice to global industry influencers on how the industry may be to blame for all […]


McAfee report shows cloud-native breaches differ from malware attacks of the past

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released Cloud-Native: The Infrastructure-as-a-Service Adoption and Risk Report, covering new research on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) incidents in the cloud. According to industry analysts, IaaS is now the fastest growing area of the cloud due to the speed, cost and reliability with which organisations can create and deploy applications. The results of […]


First Brick Holdings announces plans to build Ethiopia’s first privately owned data centre

First Brick Holdings has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Ethiopia’, which will build and operate the first state-of-the-art, privately owned data centre in the east African country. In line with First Brick’s first data centre facility in Uganda, Raxio Uganda, the new data centre will be constructed and operated as a […]


From the dot-com bubble to today’s yo-yoing workforce – how to shrink the technology skills gap

Jamie Jefferies, Vice President and General Manager of EMEA at Ciena, discusses the need for an agile, skilled and prepared workforce in today’s digital age. He talks about the importance of attraction and retainment of millennial employees and the need to ensure staff feel valued with room for progressional growth within the business. The mention […]


Wyzetalk scoops Employee Engagement Consultancy / Vendor of the Year Award

Wyzetalk, a leading employee engagement company that connects large organisations with their frontline workers to improve communication, increase engagement and drive business performance, has been named Employee Engagement Consultancy/Vendor of the Year at the 2019 African Employee Engagement Awards. The awards are the first and only dedicated platform to recognising excellence in employee engagement – […]


Cisco expert on securing passwords and evaporating the cloud dream

Recent research shows that some of the traditional threats and concerns such as denial of service and Cloud Service Providers data loss have over the last few years been addressed by industry and were now rated so low they have been excluded from the top ten threats to your cloud dream. Corien Vermaak, Cyber Security […]


The reality of the cybersecurity landscape in Africa

There is a misplaced confidence in existing cybersecurity solutions and the beleaguered IT department that is leaving corporate doors wide open for attack.  The World Wide Worx State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019 report found that 99% of IT departments feel confident that they can protect the company and yet 45% say they […]


Paratus South Africa acquires a satellite hub

Paratus South Africa has completed a transaction for the acquisition of a satellite teleport via its subsidiary Maxwell technology for an undisclosed amount. Paratus will now start with a harmonisation process to incorporate the transfer of assets and resources as well as the associated business revenue into its South African operations. Paratus South Africa Managing […]


African Development Bank’s SEFA approves US$500k grant for clean energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF). The grant will support specific workstreams to set NEAF in motion and enhance its engagement with private and public sector investors “Nigeria requires bespoke […]


Don’t let your cybersecurity get blindsided during the Rugby World Cup

The ninth Rugby World Cup kicks off today in Japan. The quadrennial showcase of the world’s best teams competing for the sport’s biggest prize has many South Africans eagerly anticipating a strong showing by the Springboks. But Trend Micro warns that despite the excitement building for what many expect will be the most technology-driven event […]


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