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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 is a long-standing IT Services business, specialising in, amongst others, installing and supporting...

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Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

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...

Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data

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...

Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

Four guardians that guide software development

September 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Four guardians that guide software development

Speed, efficiency and constant disruption are what characterise and define today’s business environment. For those that cannot innovate, adapt and respond quickly to the market, survival is dubious (at best). Within the realm of enterprise software...

Powa app

POWA App Wants To Tackle Women Abuse But Will It Work?

August 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on POWA App Wants To Tackle Women Abuse But Will It Work?

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), a South African women’s right organisation, has released an app that is intended to help victims of abuse speak up and find help. The App is now available for free on all Android and Apple smartphones and was launched...

Opinion, IT System Management, Self service, Systems, ITSM

Extending self-service capabilities of ITSM

August 14, 2017 • Events, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Extending self-service capabilities of ITSM

  Always-on connectivity and a proliferation of mobile devices has had an unprecedented impact on the world. Fundamentally, it changes the way both businesses and end users interact. There is at least one mobile application for virtually every kind of...

Why savvy tech leaders are embracing SD-WAN technology

7 traits to look for in an SD-WAN provider

August 4, 2017 • General, Software, SponsoredComments Off on 7 traits to look for in an SD-WAN provider

Software-defined Wide Area Networks (WAN) have certainly captured the attention of CIOs across nearly every industry, promising greater control over WAN infrastructure and the application traffic that’s traversing the network. Unlike legacy WAN...