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Banking security in Africa reaching a tipping point?

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at the growing security risks for banks and financial institutions in Africa and explains why complacency is no longer an option. Despite some consolidation in the African banking market, most of the banks we are speaking to remain confident about future opportunities on the continent. However, we have noticed security...

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MTN Group unpacks its Sustainability Report for 2015

May 5, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Group continues to make strides in achieving its sustainability vision of protecting and creating economic value for the company and its stakeholders, through responsible environmental and social core business practices. The Group has released its annual...

Telecom Tower

Africa leads the way with mobile data

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

There has been a significant shift in the telecommunications landscape over the last 15 years, and the fast evolution of connectivity has brought us from the screeching tones of a dial up connection to ADSL, fibre, WiFi and 2,3 and 4G connections. This...

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South Africa needs to prepare for the Internet of Things

May 5, 2016 • Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) will, as it grows, automate and inform an increasing number of operations, applications and processes. With no dedicated infrastructure in place for IoT – i.e., to send, receive or transport IoT signals – it is critical that...

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Reclaiming virtualised resources in business

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One of the biggest advantages of virtualisation is that Virtual Machines (VMs) are easy to provision and deploy, as one does not have to order a physical machine, wait for it, find space for it and then deploy it. The problem is, the very advantages that VMs...

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Business Connexion Group acquires RDC Group

May 5, 2016 • BCX in Africa, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the appetite for cloud-based solutions continues to grow, a number of enterprise companies are moving towards engineering hardware and software to simplify IT, making use of the cloud to allow for easy adoption. Embracing this shift towards cloud adoption,...

General Electric Co (GE) CEO for Africa, Jay Ireland. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.

Ethiopia: GE CEO Yohannes Tilahun set to resign

May 4, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a statement issued by Jay Ireland (CEO of General Electric Africa), Yohannes Tilahun (CEO of GE Ethiopia) has revealed that he will be resigning from his position, during the course of May 2016, in order to “pursue other...

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Telkom Group’s Openserve to peer at NAPAfrica

May 4, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

In another significant move to strengthen customer focus through a more flexible and agile operating model, Telkom Group’s Openserve wholesale and networks division has announced that it is peering at Africa’s largest Internet eXchange Point (IXP),...

Nigerian Bloggers

Top 4 content tools for Nigerian Bloggers

May 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With millions of blog posts published every day, there is the need for bloggers to be conscientious in planning and developing engaging content for their unique audiences and business needs. Every blogger in Nigeria, and globally, understands how difficult it...

Uber South Africa

Uber takes a step towards sustainable mobility with UberGreen

May 4, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The transport sector accounts for 13% of CO₂ emissions in South Africa, making it the second largest emitter of CO₂ in the country. Every step towards finding ways to reduce carbon emissions from transport will go a long way towards countering CO₂...

LTE-U Network

South Africa: MTN and Ericsson successfully trial LTE-U

May 4, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

To future proof its business, MTN SA together with Ericsson has successfully trialled LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) at MTN’s flagship channel store in Morningside, Johannesburg. LTE-U is a mobile technology innovation that enables higher data speeds, which...

E-commerce Nigeria

Hack Jozi Challenge selects top ten digital ideas

May 4, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The top ten of the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge has been announced. The varied ideas include ways for parents to reduce screen time for their children, a free pick up and drop off laundry service and an online platform to upload or download building plans for...

Doug Hazelman

Video Interview: Veeam’s Doug Hazelman Discusses Nimble Integration

May 4, 2016 • Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Doug Hazelman at the 2016 VeeamOn Forum, which was held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. In the interview below, Doug Hazelman discusses Nimble integration, the power of storage, as well as Veeam’s upcoming software...

SAP

SAP opens new office in Morocco

May 3, 2016 • Company News, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP Africa has revealed the official opening of its new office in Casablanca, Morocco. The office opening coincided with the 2016 SAP Africa Francophone Partner Forum event in Casablanca where approximately 100 SAP partners attended. The news follows the...

Simbapay

SimbaPay to allow money transfers of up to $45000 USD to Africa

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SimbaPay has revealed that it has “Revolutionised the remittance space” by allowing its customers to transfer up to $45,000 USD to countries in Africa. This is substantially higher than the previous transaction limit of $3,000. According to Victor...

Riverbed Technology

Riverbed helps Engen accelerate application performance

May 3, 2016 • Company News, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (0)

Riverbed Technology has revealed that global energy company Engen is using its solutions to centralize Remote and Branch Office (ROBO) IT, and improve productivity, back-up and data security across its multi-national organization. According to the...

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