Kaspersky Lab’s released a report that shows that, on average, a single cybersecurity incident now costs SMBs $86,500.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

Saas trusted by SMB’s for security-Kaspersky Lab

October 25, 2016 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab presented its latest research that shows what threats SMBs face and how they bridge the gap between smaller IT security budgets and limited expertise. For those SMBs without the necessary internal resources or available budgets, Security as a Service (SaaS) could be the answer, with 40% of these businesses globally looking to outsource...

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Red Hat and Ericsson Announce Broad Alliance to Enable Pervasive Adoption of Open Source Solutions.

Red Hat, Ericsson join forces on Open Source

October 24, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions and Ericsson share a common belief in the power of open source to transform the ICT (information and communications technology) market. Today, they announce a broad alliance to deliver fully open source...

Wipro Launches AgileBase Platform on Microsoft Azure, Enhances DevOps Adoption

Wipro Launches AgileBase Platform on Microsoft Azure

October 18, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has successfully launched its DevOps platform, AgileBase, on Microsoft Azure. This solution enables global enterprises to adopt...

Nirmal Manoharan, regional director of sales, ManageEngine.

ManageEngine announces new ServiceDesk Plus MSP and support for Android for Work software

October 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

ManageEngine announced the latest version of ServiceDesk Plus MSP, the web-based, ITIL-ready help desk software specifically built for managed service providers. The company also announced it supports Android for Work in the latest version of its mobile...

Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International.

How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

October 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in...

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

ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

October 12, 2016 • Finance, Security, SoftwareComments (0)

ThisIsMe (TIM) has announced it will soon be launching blockchain technology to further enhance its current services of true identity (ID) verification, onboarding, background checks and KYC/AML (know-your-customer and anti-money laundering). “While often...


Jumia Travel launches new Web Extranet for hotel managers

October 12, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jumia Travel is seeking to further empower its hotel partners across all markets with technology by unveiling the Web Extranet, a web version of the previously launched Extranet App on Android. The tool allows hotel managers to confirm and view their incoming...

Angus Herringer, joint Head of Financial Services, e4.

Digitisation and custom SaaS start proving their worth in Africa

October 11, 2016 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Digitisation and custom SaaS start proving their worth in Africa

According to Gartner, SaaS shows no signs of decline, with even the smallest SaaS segment seeing a compound annual growth rate of 19.7% through 2019. Angus Herringer, joint Head of Financial Services, e4, a technology solutions company, says the trend is...

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...

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Absa now has end-to-end view of customers’ digital experiences

October 11, 2016 • Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

Absa has implemented a suite of CA Technologies solutions that enable the bank to see how customers use and consume mobile and digital services, in real-time, this is part of a top-to-bottom renovation of its 24-hour Operations Command Centre. It has also...

Mastercard honours iKhokha at the Mastercard Innovation Forum held in Hungary.

Mastercard introduces Mastercard Developers

October 5, 2016 • Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard introduces Mastercard Developers

Mastercard has accelerated the speed of commerce innovations by introducing Mastercard Developers. This single gateway enables Mastercard partners to access a diverse range of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) across payments, data and security. The...

Avaya South Africa

Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

October 5, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

Avaya announced a complete network lifecycle management solution for enterprise and mid-size businesses, that aims to simplify and accelerate deployment and management of networks. The Avaya Cloud Networking Platform delivers a unified, powerful solution for...

Microsoft 4Afrika is handing over the source code to an online automated IP registration system, to help IP authorities across Africa drive a culture of IP protection. (image: Mobile News Daily)

More African countries to automate IP registration

October 3, 2016 • SoftwareComments Off on More African countries to automate IP registration

Following a successful trial in Kenya, Microsoft is handing over the source code for an online intellectual property (IP) registration system to IP authorities across Africa, including the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The system was first developed and...

Web developers gain easy access to explore the rich visual analytics capabilities of the Qlik Analytics Platform

Developers get free access to explore rich visual analytics with Qlik Playground

September 30, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Developers get free access to explore rich visual analytics with Qlik Playground

Qlik has announced the launch of Qlik Playground™. Qlik Playground is a web-based environment providing an easy way for developers to learn about, use, and experiment with Qlik’s powerful platform, providing access to the QIX Associative Indexing Engine...

The N3TC designs, will  be accurately managing and capturing incident information on the N3 Toll Route

IBS implements new web-based fleet tracking method

September 28, 2016 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IBS implements new web-based fleet tracking method

Infotech Business Solutions (IBS) has implemented its Intelligen tracking, fleet management, and dispatching platform as well as mobile applications at the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) to assist in accurately managing and capturing incident information on the N3...

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OutSystems Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

September 28, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments (2)

OutSystems announced that its application development platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Azure customers can now purchase the OutSystems enterprise-grade, low-code application platform and take advantage...