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Gartner Symposium 2017: Brian Burke identifies the top 10 strategic tech trends

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa spoke to Brian Burke, Vice President and Research Head at Gartner, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Convention Center in South Africa. In the interview, Brian highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends that will impact businesses in the coming years. Brian is an analyst for Gartner, [&hellip...

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Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

Merck Accelerator

Merck starts fourth round of Accelerator program in Nairobi

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a science and technology company, has announced the new startups participating in its Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya. Although working separately, clear similarities can be identified between...

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.”...

How New IT Models Are Changing The IT Skills Landscape And Internal IT

How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The data centre is in a period of rapid IT transformation as businesses are increasingly seeking competitive advantages in this digital era. At the centre of these IT transformations lie converged infrastructure (CI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and...

Digital disruption

How digital disruption is shaping Africa

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Some of the foremost challenges and drivers businesses face today when it comes to digital disruption are practically universal. On a global scale, these hurdles include efficiency, sustainability, regulations, customer intimacy and innovation. However, each...

SEACOM

It’s time to bring more African countries into the digital economy

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards...

elections, IEBC

Kenya’s new election date set to change

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will potentially set a new date for Kenya’s elections, which were initially scheduled for 17 October 2017. This comes after the two main political parties in Kenya refused to agree on the past...

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving quickly, and on a global scale. The healthcare industry has cottoned on to this trend and already we are seeing a host of applications and connected devices entering the market, bearing the promise of improving the...

Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Many influential people have a strong social media presence. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a conference to get your dose of motivation or the latest update on what a business leader is up to. Social media, specifically Twitter, has gained...

Cyber impersonation attacks the latest security threat to businesses

Cyber impersonation attacks the latest security threat to businesses

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Amidst the global furore over high-profile cyber espionage, businesses and individuals have to contend daily with increasing cyber criminality. In line with the uptick in ransomware, impersonation attacks have become a common way for cybercriminals to extract...

The future of the telco business model

The future of the telco business model

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Deloitte on Monday 18 September 2017 released their “the future of telco business model” report which explores four possible scenarios which could shape the future of telco businesses. The report identifies that the telecommunications industry is...

Sage appoint new executive vice-president for African region

Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Sage announced on Monday 18 September 2017 that Pieter Bensch has been appointed as the company’s new executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. Bensch, an ICT veteran, will be responsible for leading the growth of Sage’s business across the...

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving more and more...

M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent. This is according to Jeremy Potgieter, SADC...

IT security shouldn't be a grudge purchase

IT security shouldn’t be a grudge purchase

September 17, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Selling cybersecurity products and services is challenging at the best of times. Security, even though it is understood to be essential, tends to be a grudge purchase for most businesses. “Security is aimed at preventing a business from falling victim to a...