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Allan Paton, Regional Vice President for UK, Ireland and Sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology

Simplify your operations with SD-WAN

March 29, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Simplify your operations with SD-WAN

For the past twenty years, the hardware-centric and Command Line Interface (CLI) driven approach to architecting and managing an enterprise network has remained unchanged. This wasn’t a problem when the network was predictable, had one egress to the internet and was easier to secure, but this is no longer the case. The network has become [&hellip...

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The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

On Wednesday the 22nd March, at a Robotics Event hosted by Deloitte at their offices in Johannesburg, Morne Fischer, an Associate Director of Deloitte who leads the robotics and automation practice for the company, eloquently illustrated exactly what Robotic...

By: Chris Burnet, Cloud Services and Software Solutions Manager at NetApp

The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

March 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘fake news’ fad: Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics hold key solutions

The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...

By creating robots, servicing robots and technology and being innovators, our economy has the potential to flourish.

What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

March 23, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

Last year was a hugely significant year for artificial intelligence. It was a year of spectacular achievement. For the first time a system was created with the ability to defeat a human at the impossibly strategic game of Go (a feat that has been 20 years in...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

March 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Internet of Things, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

Most organisations are coming under growing pressure to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, deliver more value to customers and other stakeholders, and respond quickly to a fast-changing business environment. The key to meeting these business goals lies in...

Thomas Lee, GM of Wingu.

Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

March 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

Wingu, Africa’s first Ubuntu-certified public cloud computing platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group, has revamped its cloud service to cater for 18 months of operational experience in meeting customer expectations....

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...

The 3-in-1 Seamless Half SIM along with the all-in-one pack is designed to reduce costs for the operators without diluting the brand experience.

Seamless SIM card solution launched for mobile operators

March 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Seamless SIM card solution launched for mobile operators

Workz Group, a telecoms subscriber products manufacturer, and serialized software company has, officially launched its optimal SIM solution for mobile network operators. The solution aims to allow operators significantly reduce the cost of subscriber...

Left: Intervate Head, Peter Reid. Right: Craig Heckrath, Head of Products at Intervate.

Beyond the chatter: how chatbots will evolve into practical tools

March 3, 2017 • General, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the chatter: how chatbots will evolve into practical tools

With research showing that the number of new app downloads is slowing down, it’s clear that customers are becoming pickier about the apps on their phones and tablets. The slowdown also points to a phenomenon of ‘app fatigue’ – we’re getting tired of...

Allan Saffy, Director EPM Solutions at Decision Inc.

Driving success with EPM

March 3, 2017 • General, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Driving success with EPM

Consistent, profitable growth – these are the words which define one of the biggest challenges facing the enterprise today. They form the mantra of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and underscore the inordinate pressure on the enterprise as it seeks to...

Automation is far superior to manual testing, but it needs to be developed and used in the right way.

Using automation to unleash faster, continuous application delivery

March 2, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Using automation to unleash faster, continuous application delivery

  Automated software testing is emerging as one of the most important aspects of one’s DevOps approach, becoming vital in the quest to better manage the lifecycle of applications. Consider that the vast majority of the man-hours (and the costs) of...

Arbor Networks Named Best Overall Security Company at 13th Annual Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards. (image: Arbor Networks)

Ovum publishes research note on Arbor Networks SP Insight big data analytics solution

February 23, 2017 • SoftwareComments Off on Ovum publishes research note on Arbor Networks SP Insight big data analytics solution

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), has announced that global industry analyst firm, Ovum, has published a research note on Arbor SP Insight, a new software-based extension to its Arbor Networks SP platform (Arbor SP) that...

IT companies will have to reveal foreign trade

BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

BT (British Telecoms) has announced that it will be linking up the world’s five main foreign exchange (FX) locations to help boost the competitiveness of its global financial industry customers. The company will now be offering BT Radianz FX express,...

Amazon announces the launch of business communication services, Amazon Chime.

Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

February 14, 2017 • General, Satellite Communications, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

Amazon has announced the launch of a new video conferencing and communications platform, Amazon Chime. The service will look to compete against similar applications such as Skype. Chime is a new unified communications service that will attempt to go beyond...

Heinrich Venter, CEO of Infotech Limited.

Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

February 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

Infotech Limited is proud to announce that its acquisition deal with Urbanise, a globally renowned provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and service delivery platform for buildings, is going ahead. Urbanise is an ASX listed global creator of a cloud-based...

What does the future hold for DevOps?

What does the future hold for DevOps?

February 10, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on What does the future hold for DevOps?

Having spun out of the more established methods of developing software, such as waterfall and Agile, DevOps builds upon the best practices of these other methods to help drive enterprise performance in the modern digital economy. In today’s world, where...