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22 February 2017 Innovation Dinner.

Industry leaders discuss digital transformation at latest Innovation Dinner

February 25, 2017 • Company News, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders converged on the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 22nd of February 2017- and addressed the theme Developing a digital eco-system to drive efficiency and effectiveness. The Innovation Dinner, which was sponsored by Oracle, addressed the hard realities of digital disruption that are...

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BCX takes over from Telkom as the primary sponsor of South Africa’s most competitive professional cycling team.

Team BCX takes aim at cycling success in three racing disciplines

February 24, 2017 • Company News, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

It’s not as much a new team, but a new look as BCX takes over from Telkom as the primary sponsor of South Africa’s most competitive professional cycling team. BCX, is a newly launched brand, is Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider and...

Huawei P9 Smartphone

Huawei P9 hits record 10 million mark

January 24, 2017 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei P9 hits record 10 million mark

Huawei CEO of Consumer Business Group (CBG) recently announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million Huawei P9/P9 plus smartphones globally. This makes the device the company’s first flagship series to pass the 10 million mark This is a...

Warren Squires, JUMO's new Director of MTN Channel.

ex-Barclays Africa exec joins JUMO

January 19, 2017 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ex-Barclays Africa exec joins JUMO

JUMO, a digital financial services company, has announced the appointment of ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principle, Warren Squires as the new Director of the MTN channel. This is a part of JUMO’s drastic expansion. Squires will lead JUMO’s...

Simon Edelstyn, ROKT's new managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. (Source: Military Technologies)

Simon Edelstyn named EMEA MD at ROKT

January 13, 2017 • Company News, PeopleComments Off on Simon Edelstyn named EMEA MD at ROKT

Transactional marketing company, ROKT, has appointed Simon Edelstyn its Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Edelstyn will report to ROKT’s CEO Bruce Buchanan and be a member of the company’s executive committee....

Datacentrix became only the 2nd local competitor to attain the  Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks.

Datacentrix becomes 2nd local F5 Unity Gold partner

January 12, 2017 • Company News, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Datacentrix becomes 2nd local F5 Unity Gold partner

It was announced in Johannesburg on Thursday that Datacentrix, a provider of high performance ICT solutions, has attained Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks. Datacentrix, a market leader in application delivery, is one of only two local...

18 African startups to compete at Seedstars Summit.. (image: startups.com)

Citrix buys Unidesk for an undisclosed amount

January 11, 2017 • Company News, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix buys Unidesk for an undisclosed amount

Software company Citrix has announced the acquisition of Unidesk, maker of enterprise layering technology. According to an announcement by Citrix, customers and partners will be able to manage apps and desktops through the application virtualization...

Rohit Ghai, RSA's newly appointed president.

Rohit Ghai named President of RSA Security

January 11, 2017 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Rohit Ghai named President of RSA Security

It has been announced today that Rohit Ghai will be appointed as RSA’s new president. RSA is a Dell Technologies business and global leader in Business-Driven Security solutions. Ghai will be focused on the American based company delivering solutions to...

Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa

Availability awareness growing in South Africa among Always-On Enterprises

December 12, 2016 • Company News, SoftwareComments Off on Availability awareness growing in South Africa among Always-On Enterprises

Veeam® Software, the provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, recently held its V Club event for customers in Fourways, Johannesburg to discuss the migration to the always-on enterprise. “The shift to the always-on...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

December 7, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

Gabsten Technologies has formed a partnership with EasyBiz making CloudProtect solution available to EasyBiz QuickBooks users. A backup and recovery solution, CloudProtect allows business-owners to store important electronic data securely at a remote data...

Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys (image: Accsys)

Accsys wins big at 2016 Technology Top 100 Awards

December 1, 2016 • Company News, GeneralComments Off on Accsys wins big at 2016 Technology Top 100 Awards

Accsys (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Telkom l Business Connexion has scooped the coveted medium enterprise Minister’s Award for Overall Excellence at the Da Vinci Technology Top 100 (TT100) Awards for 2016 presented by Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science &...

Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited.

Wipro acquires Appiro for $500 million

November 4, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Wipro acquires Appiro for $500 million

Wipro Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appirio for a purchase consideration of USD 500 Million in a bid to transform engagements with customers and employees by leveraging the power of cloud. Once completed, Wipro’s acquisition of...

Marketing Technology specialist, Kirsty Barkhuizen, to spearhead African operations.

Cognifide expands into Africa

October 11, 2016 • Company News, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cognifide expands into Africa

Digital technology consultancy, Cognifide has launched in South Africa with the opening of a Johannesburg Office. The WPP company, headquartered in London, with offices in New York and Poznan, works with brands and marketing agencies to accelerate digital...

Global study reveals 90 percent of organizations cite malicious insiders as a major threat

45 Percent of Organizations Not Prepared for Malicious Insiders

September 13, 2016 • Company News, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 45 Percent of Organizations Not Prepared for Malicious Insiders

A leading email and data security company, released new data revealing that organizations globally believe they are their own worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, with 45 percent saying they are ill-equipped to cope with the threat of malicious...

Dell EMC rolls out new services to

Say hello to the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company

September 9, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Say hello to the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company

Dell Technologies has announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses. This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex problems for customers...

Nokia CEO, Rajeev Suri. (Image Credit Nokia)

Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

September 7, 2016 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia today announced that it has filed a draft offer document relating to a public buy-out offer in cash for the remaining Alcatel-Lucent shares it does not already own.  Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: “Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent...