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Blue Turtle automates move to Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa

March 24, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Blue Turtle automates move to Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa

With the official launch of the Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa, Blue Turtle announces a suite of services that enables a customer’s journey to the Cloud. Blue Turtle will deliver Azure Migration Services that encompass discovery, assessment, migration, optimisation, operation and security. The services leverage technologies, which analyse a...

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Next-level automated job placement with BoostMe360

March 23, 2019 • Careers, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Next-level automated job placement with BoostMe360

When prospects for company growth call for fast turnarounds, smart solutions or just more hands on deck, finding the right people to assemble temporary workforces is often a must for any business owner. BoostMe360 gives employers full ownership of their HR...

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

March 22, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District,...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

March 21, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they...

Troye makes headway in emerging markets

Troye makes headway in emerging markets

March 21, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Troye makes headway in emerging markets

Managed IT services provider Troye has been awarded third place as Citrix’s Cloud Partner of the Year for emerging markets. The Citrix Summit partner conference was held recently in Orlando, Florida. Troye CEO Helen Kruger is delighted to receive this...

Load Shedding

6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

March 20, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on 6 steps to stay ahead of load shedding

Eskom has proposed 15 per cent-a-year tariff hike over the next three years, businesses have to become intelligent about power consumption to be sustainable. With South African businesses in the throes of debilitating load shedding, there are widespread...

New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

Analytical Forensic Investigation Services, a forensic investigation company and Mshtarii Investments, a software development house have developed a case management solution that keeps case information and intelligence in one place. Analytical Investigation...

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

Kulula gets brand new app

Kulula gets brand new app

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kulula gets brand new app

South African airline, kulula.com launches a new app for both iPhone and Android. These new applications refresh the look and feel of the airline’s digital offerings with smart technology to personalise and simplify the entire customer experience. The...

UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

March 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on UK launches new online visa application for South Africans

Applying for a visa for your next visit to the UK just became a lot easier. Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home,...

Internet Solutions launches integrated enterprise voice service for Microsoft Teams

Internet Solutions launches integrated enterprise voice service for Microsoft Teams

March 19, 2019 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Internet Solutions launches integrated enterprise voice service for Microsoft Teams

  Internet Solutions (IS) has integrated enterprise-grade voice services into its Microsoft Office 365 Teams offering. From 14 March 2019, businesses running Office 365 can use voice capabilities within Microsoft Teams, allowing for the increased...

Telkom accused of stalling number portability

March 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom accused of stalling number portability

Despite number portability launching in South Africa in 2006, non-geographic number portability is still being delayed by Telkom, said ISPA. This facility aimed at boosting competition within the country’s historically-uncompetitive telecoms sector has...

South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

While there is little doubt over the hype attached to cloud computing and services, the reality is that South Africa businesses are embracing cloud, especially solutions that are being used to strengthen contact centres and enhance customer engagement. This...

South Africa: AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a Pop Up Loft in Sandton, Johannesburg in March. The Pop Up Loft is a space created for customers and enterprises to learn more about emerging innovation around cloud computing. The Pop Up Loft will offer a variety of...

Huge Group merges with Otel

March 17, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Huge Group merges with Otel

Huge Group is merging independent telco company Otel with its networks business, Huge Networks (the Transactions). Huge Networks is a subsidiary company of the JSE-listed Huge Group and a data service provider and communications company. Otel is a nationwide...