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South Africa: AWS Direct Connect no available through Teraco data centers

South Africa: AWS Direct Connect now available through Teraco data centers

December 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 13 December 2017, Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre in South Africa, announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through Teraco’s Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. This will enable customers to directly access AWS services in AWS infrastructure Regions around the world. The benefits of...

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POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

Stop fraudsters from controlling your online banking this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, First National Bank (FNB) came out to urge and warn consumers against falling victim to a new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the internet and gains access to your online banking profile....

In the thick of today’s cloud capabilities, Networks Unlimited leads the way

Networks Unlimited helping organisations stay ahead of trends

December 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

There’s no question that cloud computing is one of the big movements in IT circles today. The world-wide adoption of cloud services is growing at an almost exponential rate, due to the capability of cloud platforms to enable new, complex business models and...

Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

December 11, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area. The area is remote and health services are inaccessible...

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

December 11, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With increasing corporate interest in digital transformation initiatives, enterprise performance management focused around financial planning and consolidation is experiencing a resurgence. While it is a challenging environment to be in, it remains...

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a software as...

Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

December 11, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Sagarmatha Technologies has revealed that it will invest $100 million to help grow the programming skills base for Africa’s rapidly expanding digital economy by partnering with certified African and global learning institutions. The investment will aim to...

8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

December 11, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bitcoin is undoubtedly the buzz word today, not only within tech and financial circles, but amongst the average joe on the street as well. The most famous of the cryptocurrencies has seen its value increase by more than 2000% since the beginning of 2017 and...

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi connectivity for Munga Mountain Bike Race

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi to participants of the Munga Mountain Bike Race

December 11, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SES Networks provided Wi-Fi connectivity to participants and organisers of the Munga MTB, a single stage mountain bike race across the middle of South Africa. The race, said to be the toughest race on earth, took place 29 November to 2 December 2017 from...

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

It’s because of circumstance. Millennial customers are more fastidious when it comes to customer service than previous generations – and at the same time they are also fiercely loyal. They have grown up with a plethora of tools and a variety of...

SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race.

SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race

December 8, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 8 December 2017, software company, SAP revealed that it has partnered with Team AkzoNobel as part of an innovation project aimed at helping the sailors to optimise their performance. Using the edge computing for the Internet of Things (IoT) provided...

Facebook's 2017 Year In Review.

Facebook’s 2017 Year in Review

December 8, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, social media giants, Facebook, revealed its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. Social Media has become an important tool for people to connect with each other...

Huawei, Xpress Money partner to grow African mobile money footprint

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Thursday 7 December 2017 that it has raised $40 million which will be used to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The...

Huawei to launch Mobile APP store across Africa

Huawei to launch mobile app store across Africa

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 7 December 2017, Chinese ICT solutions provider, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mobile Service platform will be launching in Africa adding to the 328 million users who already have access across the globe. The platform will launch as a pre-installed...

Top 5 smartphones of 2017

FNB reveals iPhone X deals

December 7, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 7 December 2017, FNB in partnership with iStore revealed its iPhone X deals. The deals will be available to FNB Gold, Premier, Private Clients, Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank credit card holders who will be able to purchase the iPhone X 64GB...