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Fak’ugesi African Digital Residency announces line-up of artists

The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency, a creative residency to support young digital creatives and innovators, has announced its fifth and most expansive artist’s residency that takes place from today (August 8) until September 9. First established in 2014, the Residency this year includes artists from Cairo, New Delhi and Geneva, together with an artist from […]


Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica. The Master Distributor contract enables iWayAfrica to utilise the latest Ka-band satellite technology via Avanti’s HYLAS 4 satellite, which offers 100% coverage of Sub-Saharan […]


Fortinet signs cyberthreat information sharing agreement with IBM

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Fortinet and IBM Security will collaborate through the bi-directional sharing of cyberthreat information. The goal of the agreement is to proactively combat cyberthreats and threats to privacy globally through the sharing of contextual threat information generated by the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs […]


Nutanix launches new channel charter – Power to the Partner

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that the company is officially launching its new channel charter, Power to the Partner. The charter stands out from traditional channel programmes by providing a unique emphasis on partner investments in Nutanix rather than solely on revenue targets. Nutanix first shared the high-level vision of its […]


Genesys recognises customer experience pioneers in South Africa

Genesys, an international leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has officially recognised leading customer experience innovators at the 2018 Genesys Customer and Partner Awards for South Africa and East Africa. The awards were presented at G-Summit South Africa, a Genesys customer and partner event that forms part of the global G-Summit series. […]


Africonology expert on budgeting the digital tightrope

Mandla Mbonambi, founding CEO of Africonology, says technology purchasing decisions need to be influenced by strategy, market value and long-term sustainability, while they also need to be transparent and relevant. Digital tools have the potential to transform the relationship between the employee and the business, with research showing that employees can potentially lose up to […]


Pure Storage expert: Making the journey to the all-flash cloud

Enterprise IT leaders are facing critical decisions on how to build a data-centric IT infrastructure that will allow them to harness the value of their data. Christian Putz, Director, Emerging Markets, EMEA, at Pure Storage, explains why an underlying all-flash cloud strategy will be a crucial component of such an endeavour. The cloud should be […]


Is it becoming easier for cybercriminals to access company data?

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox, looks at how companies can balance giving employees freedom to use their devices in the workplace while ensuring the network remains secure. We are in the age of the ‘office of the future’ – every company now battles it out to attract staff and clients […]


Decision Inc expert on transforming financial planning in retail

When it comes to developing relevant operational plans, Allan Saffy, FP&A Executive at Decision Inc, says that when it comes to developing relevant operational plans, the finance teams of South African retailers must be able to adjust for the unique challenges of this environment whether it is mobile e-commerce or real-time data analysis. The growth […]


Digital performance ‘essential to business performance’

Riverbed, the Digital Performance Company, has announced the results of the Riverbed Digital Performance Global Survey 2018, which found that nearly all (99%) of business decision makers agree that optimising digital performance is essential to business performance. A total of 98% also that digital, including the delivery of digital services and applications, is critical to […]


SAP Africa Code Week builds capacity in digital education in Botswana

SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) visited Botswana to facilitate Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops for teachers and young people. Taking place at various communities across the country, more than 1,000 participants received hands-on training on the new ACW digital curriculum including the Scratch open-source learning interface. Spearheaded by SAP CSR EMEA in 2015, Africa Code Week has […]


IFS South Africa invests in youth skills development initiative

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, will be sponsoring learnership programmes for 30 young, unemployed South Africans to provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications that will enhance their employability. The programme aligns with the government’s drive to reduce unemployment by creating workplace learning opportunities. The YES (Youth Employment Service) initiative announced […]


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