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Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

February 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the enterprises that reported their breaches. Unfortunately, many organisations that experienced a breach during that time either did not know they had been targeted or failed to [&hellip...

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Steve Harris, Managing Director SIPHON; and EVP Unified Communications for Nuvias Group.

Top Unified Communication Trends for 2017

January 28, 2017 • Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Top Unified Communication Trends for 2017

In 2017, we will see the continued and accelerated growth of cloud for Unified Communications (UC) and a cloud-based consumption model for UC services. Adoption of Cloud There has been an adoption of cloud technology across the board, but the growth in the UC...

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...

Nairobi, Kenya, where the AFIF awards will be held. (Nairobi skyline. Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

The arrival of a digital economy has ushered in an era of rapid business transformation

A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

The arrival of a digital economy has ushered in an era of rapid business transformation. It’s brought new business models, new value propositions and new client engagement models. It has also allowed a playing field for more and different competitors. Every...

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SDL unveils global content management solutions in the Cloud

November 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on SDL unveils global content management solutions in the Cloud

SDL  announced two solutions for managing the complete global content lifecycle from creation through translation and delivery. The two revolutionary offerings, SDL Global Digital Experience Solution™ and SDL Global Knowledge Delivery Solution™, combine...

Julie A. Ask, Forrester VP and principal analyst

Future-proof your business – or risk becoming irrelevant

November 8, 2016 • Enterprise, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Future-proof your business – or risk becoming irrelevant

New digital technologies have disrupted how businesses deliver services to consumers and clients. While this offers opportunities for new services, products, revenue models, and increased efficiencies, companies must look closely at their business models if...

Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

Kenya Revenue Authority implements SAP ERP

November 7, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (1)

Established in 1995, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Kenyan government to finance service delivery to an estimated population of +44 million, which increases by one million per annum. To help drive...

AJ Hartenberg, Portfolio Manager: Data Centre Services for T-Systems, South Africa.

Data – a crucial consideration in your cloud migration

November 4, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Data – a crucial consideration in your cloud migration

The astonishing explosion in data volumes is quickly becoming one of the highest-priority issues for both technology pros and corporate directors alike. Driven by the increasing digitisation of businesses, the rise of the Internet of Things, and the immediacy...

Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, ManageEngine.

85% users believe ITSM analytics enhances IT services-ManageEngine

October 26, 2016 • Big Data, Enterprise, GeneralComments Off on 85% users believe ITSM analytics enhances IT services-ManageEngine

The results of a recent survey done by ManageEngine has revealed that 85 percent of users believe ITSM analytics will enhance IT service delivery, a further 36 percent believe that analytics would improve service desk efficiency and 30 percent believe it...

Businesses could save more than 20% on IT spending.

What Exactly Is Cloud Computing?

October 24, 2016 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on What Exactly Is Cloud Computing?

Gone are the days when a user had to rely entirely on his computer or on portable hard drives and CDs/DVDs in order to save and store files. Now, thanks to cloud computing, all your information can be stored online on internet servers through the various...

Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications 2017.

Deloitte invests further in Internet of Things

October 24, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte invests further in Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly assumed the status of a business mega-trend. While some forward-thinking businesses, government agencies and other organisations have already taken the first steps in implementing IoT components, it is easy to be...

Eseye regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Jeremy Potgieter.

Why Africa needs IoT

October 21, 2016 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Why Africa needs IoT

Eseye, a global provider of intelligent connectivity for IoT says that the IoT has the ability to fundamentally change the landscape of data communications and utilisation across the continent. Having recently appointed its first regional director for...

Air Mauritius Selects IBM Cloud and Analytics to Fuel Growth Plans
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Air Mauritius partners IBM

October 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Air Mauritius partners IBM

Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for Cloud and Analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans. The Mauritian national airline, the fourth largest in Africa, has been connecting the...

Internet of Things and Industry 4.0: Software AG enters innovation partnership with Bosch—both companies plan joint sales activities. 
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Software AG and Bosch join forces

October 19, 2016 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Software AG and Bosch join forces

Software AG has entered a strategic innovation partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH (“Bosch”) to develop new joint services and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Furthermore, both companies today agreed to collaborate on sales...

TIM says the move will equate to increased transparency for clients and supports TIM’s belief in consensual data transactions.

How Cloud-based HR tools can radically improve the employee experience

October 18, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on How Cloud-based HR tools can radically improve the employee experience

Without doubt, human capital management is one of the most important facets of your business. Ask any of today’s most successful companies about how they became leaders in their field, and their answer will invariably refer to the calibre of their people....