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All the virtual news from VMware’s VMworld US 2017

Need to know what happened at VMworld US 2017? Intelligent CIO Africa has been provided with the inside track with regards to the trends, product releases, partnerships and announcements made by the global software company as it continues on its path to be a major player in cloud computing, digital transformation and software-defined everything. VMworld […]


ZTE SA’s strategy aimed at helping South Africa to overcome infrastructure deficit

South Africa is a country with immense potential, both in its own right and as a gateway into Africa, but despite this, the country is not yet on track to realise its full potential. One of the major reasons for this is a lack of investment in critical infrastructure, which is vital for any successful […]


Africa’s entry into Big Data and analytics

The African market is witnessing a maturation of data analytics into an independent, intuitive technology. It is becoming integral to the way people work, moving away from the predominant use by only a select few, towards a tool that is utilised across the entire organisation. According to Jane Thomson, Managing Director at Softworx, in 2017, […]


Safaricom uses Nokia CEM on Demand to differentiate services in Kenya

Customer demands are constantly evolving and will not slow down. To keep pace with this, operators have been managing digital transformation, seamless omni-channel experiences and embedding the voice of the customer into their operations. However, with technology evolving faster, growing competition and greater consumer standards, it is increasingly difficult to maintain pace with customers. This […]


Africa gears up for IoT transformation

A recent global survey by HP Enterprise of 3,000+ IT and business decision makers at the end of 2016, found that the Internet of Things has hit an inflection point in their minds. IoT is moving from good to great. Expectations from IoT are sky-high, and those who have implemented IoT in the right way […]


Spammers cashed in on WannaCry epidemics to promote fraudulent protection services

In Q2 2017, cybercriminals involved in spam distribution tried to capitalise on public fears when the WannaCry ransomware epidemic struck in May. Knowing that there are lots of people out there infected with this ransomware, and searching for ways to get their encrypted data back, fraudsters sent out spam and phishing emails, offering users different […]


ShadowPad: backdoor exposed in software used by hundreds of companies globally

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and it has promptly removed the malicious […]


POPI adds a new dimension to personal data protection in South Africa

Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act or not – or truly understands the legal responsibilities it enforces upon businesses and organisations – there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa. POPI is now a reality and the year […]


LinkedIn launches mobile web and Android app ‘LinkedIn Lite’ in Africa

LinkedIn,  the world’s largest professional network, has announced the availability of its new LinkedIn Lite mobile web and Android app in more than 60 countries across the world including Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Nigeria. LinkedIn Lite is designed for markets where bandwidth is a challenge. LinkedIn Lite is a lighter, faster version of its […]


Data risks give no rewards, Kaspersky Lab warns

Users are putting their precious and sensitive data in danger, by the way they share both their information, and their physical devices containing this information with others. Kaspersky Lab’s My Precious Data: Stranger Danger report lifts the lid on data sharing habits and reveals that people who share their data and devices, live digital lives […]


BYOD doesn’t have to be your biggest headache

Article by: Manish Bhardwaj, Senior Marketing Manager, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Smartphones and other personal devices can now be found in most businesses as users are staying connected to the corporate network from anywhere, any time. It’s the stuff that keeps IT and security managers up at night – […]


Hacking is at an all-time high, it’s time to up the security game

Two significant events happened recently. One positive, the other, cripplingly negative. First the good: The International Labour Organization recently recognised cybersecurity as a part of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, as being hacked does not just put company’s assets or reputation at risk, but can also affects people’s health. Now, for the […]


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