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Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics capabilities to mainstream enterprises worldwide. Dell EMC believes that this enables organisations to take...

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The building blocks of a global software business

The building blocks of a global software business

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest IDC research, the South African enterprise application software market will reach a value of $410-million by 2018. That is a very small slice of the global software spending pie, which Gartner estimates at $3.5-trillion in 2017. To...

SDN enables today’s business cases

SDN enables today’s business cases

November 7, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on SDN enables today’s business cases

Computer networks are the heart of modern communication, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is considered a revolution in terms of how today’s networks are designed, built and operated. “SDNs are far more agile than the LANs and WANs of the past. Their...

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Networks Unlimited partners with SevOne to bolster network monitoring

November 1, 2017 • General, Software, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited partners with SevOne to bolster network monitoring

On Wednesday 1 November 2017, Value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, announced its distribution agreement with SevOne, a leading provider of digital infrastructure management solutions, for the Sub-Saharan region. The world’s largest cloud services...

Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

October 31, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

The Velocity Group, a South African strategic specialist ICT reseller and systems integrator, announced on Tuesday 31 October 2017 that the company has agreed terms for the acquisition of a majority stake in MLC Solutions for an undisclosed sum. MLC Solutions...

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Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

October 27, 2017 • Software, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

“When it comes to IT innovation, the cloud certainly has shown itself to have the most precious lining,” states Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. And, the sparkling success of cloud computing is set to...

SD WANs to hit the mainstream in SA’s telecom market

SD WAN to hit South Africa’s telecom market

October 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on SD WAN to hit South Africa’s telecom market

The concept of virtualisation is coming to the wide area network (WAN), promising to give enterprises a more agile, cost-effective and resilient approach to managing their network infrastructure. SEACOM is seeing the concept of the software-defined WAN (SD...

Signal Alliance and Checkpoint sign Nigerian cyber security partnership

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

Cybersecurity threats continue to spiral out of control, putting more companies across the globe at risk of falling victim to data theft and enduring reputational damage that could be the death stroke of the business itself. We are seeing cyber threats like...

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

October 18, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task. While analysts, business leaders and policymakers have certainly made wise predictions,...

Micro Focus and HPE Software launch South African leg of merger

Micro Focus and HPE Software launch South African leg of merger

October 13, 2017 • Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Micro Focus and HPE Software launch South African leg of merger

Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software have officially launched the South African leg of the merger between the two software companies. The merger, which is happening on a global scale, was announced on the 1st of September 2017 and saw the...

Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

October 11, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

Andela, a company that builds engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers, announced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 that the company has secured $40M in Series C funding. The investment was led by Pan-African venture firm CRE Venture...

SAP East Africa

Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

October 4, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

52 skilled youths graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program this week in Kenya. The graduation ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. All 52 graduates have already been placed at partner and customer...

Joint Medical Store Uganda

Uganda: Joint Medical Store migrates to IFS Applications 9

October 4, 2017 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Joint Medical Store migrates to IFS Applications 9

Joint Medical Store (JMS), a non-government pharmaceutical store in Uganda, has announced an upgrade to IFS Applications 9, which will according to the company, increase flexibility and enhance end-user productivity. JMS is licensed by the National Drug...

How to simplify software design

How to simplify software design

September 30, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How to simplify software design

“Two heads are better than one”, says Lorraine Steyn, co-Founder and CEO of Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS), in making the case for why it’s better to have ‘pair programmers’ and the right techniques upfront, when it comes to developing good code design...

Software development

South African software developers are in high demand

September 19, 2017 • Finance, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African software developers are in high demand

South African software developers that service the financial sector are in high demand locally and internationally as they capitalise on expertise gleaned from operating in one of the most sophisticated banking and advanced mobile tech environments in the...

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

September 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

Improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations, enhancing security and compliance, a proactive approach to maintenance, return on investment and costs savings, and freeing up IT employees to work on strategic projects, are some of the top factors...