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CIOs today are faced with a dizzying array of enterprise technology services, and while it’s never been easier to purchase new tools, it’s also never been so important to guide these purchases with a bigger architectural strategy. At its heart, Enterprise Architecture (EA) involves taking a structured approach to integrating...
Citrix today announces a $2.4-million (R25-million) investment initiative to train key channel partners and systems integrators in South Africa. There are already over 100 sales professionals and systems engineers undergoing training with more expected to begin training in the next few months. With a surge in demand for cloud networking...
With the growth of technology, the relevance of cloud computing emerged as an important issue at Gartner’s recently-concluded Symposium and ITXpo, held in Cape Town, South Africa. Local mobile operator MTN has a number of cloud offerings, but the company believes that the country lags behind other developing nations. “In South Africa we...
Africa is moving toward Smart City Technology in order to enhance the performance and quality of urban services.  This transformation aims to achieve tangible benefits at municipal, provincial and national levels. The demand of the inner-city population is influencing the more interconnected approach to city development.  These demands along with...
Microsoft South Africa has launched a nationwide search for small black-owned software product development firms to join its highly-successful enterprise development programme. The company today kicked off a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process for new firms looking to become part of its multi-million rand Equity Equivalent Programme (EEP), which...
MainOne, a Nigerian provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of the Tier III Lekki Data Center. The move behind the data center is to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa. According to the...
Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal.  Office 365 Personal enables users to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote as well as Outlook onto one PC or Mac. Additionally, buyers are also...
Professional services firm, Deloitte, today launched its fifth annual Tech Trends report highlighting 10 trends that could have an impact on South African companies across industry sectors over the coming 18 to 24 months. "At their core, these trends inspire disruption by having the potential to reshape organisations, business models,...
In keeping with its mission to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to customers, MTN today announced the extension of its bouquet of cloud services to Cote d'Ivoire. The introduction of MTN Cloud in Cote d'Ivoire this week comes on the back of a highly successful launch of...
SUSE announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, SUSE Manager 3.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 with a focus on helping customers innovate in this era of rapid digital transformation while meeting the needs of multimodal IT. “As organisations around the world transform their enterprise systems...
A survey on Big Data and IT transformation in business, released by EMC Corporation, has found that in South Africa, Big Data is giving rise to markedly improved decision making and is having a significant impact on companies’ competitive differentiation and ability to avert risk. Key findings of the survey...
Amazon revealed that it will be expanding its presence in South Africa. According to the company, it will be opening a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa for Amazon Web Services (AWS). At a press briefing held at The Focus Rooms, located in Johannesburg, Attila Narin, Head of Solutions Architecture...
Across emerging African countries International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the 2011–2016 CAGR for Hosting Infrastructure Services (HIS) to be 26.8%. However, due to a low base, cloud adoption is estimated to continue in double digits. “This presents challenges and opportunities for Africa’s CIOs” says Richard Edet Regional MD, West...
The rate of software piracy in South Africa has remained constant over the past year, despit a doubling in the local PC market. According to the 2010 Global Software Piracy Study, run by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the country’s piracy rate remained at 35% in 2010, while the commercial...
  Thought leaders, analysts and business operators from across Africa’s ICT sector will meet on Thursday 05 September at the next event on the Innovation Dinner Series calendar, hosted by ITNewsAfrica and sponsored by Dimension Data and Intel, to discuss practical examples of how Cloud works in business. As businesses continue...
Opportunity is rife and innovation is everywhere. The refreshing aspect is that this innovation is not only changing businesses … it is transforming people and society. Today the Cloud and Internet of Everything represent milestones that demonstrate why technology is not an isolated resource, and why vendors are focused...

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