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With the FIFA World Cup transforming South Africa’s infrastructure with high-speed rail systems, better roads and state-of-the-art power systems, now is the time for African businesses to also take economical advantage of the other benefit of the tournament - online technology. This year's CIO Africa summit promises to be the...
For enterprise customers, the demand for additional data storage is growing too fast for traditional storage options to continue to be affordable. SUSE is meeting the demand for reliable, reasonably priced storage, today announcing the availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5. The intelligent software-defined storage solution, powered by Ceph technology,...
According to a report, only two of the 35 licensed registrars in the Nigerian Capital market have embraced the initiative since its introduction in 2004. In a statement the NSE said: “Since the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) e-bonus initiative in conjunction with the Nigerian Stock Exchange...
It’s that time of year again where key decision makers get together to scrutinise every aspect of their business model. As they prepare to execute on strategies for the next quarter they’ll be looking at how their service delivery models may need to adapt to meet the ever-changing business...
Cloud computing has often been called a fad, but many experts agree that it is the future of business. While cloud adoption on the continent has been relatively slow, SAP believes that African businesses will inevitably see the benefits and take the leap. According to Mike Ettling, Global Head of...
  Centrify, a provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, has launched a new partner program that empowers the channel to better help organisations stop the leading cause of data breaches: privileged access abuse. The Centrify P.E.A.K. Performance partner program leverages a maximized discount structure, engagement and support...
In the cloud-first, mobile-first era, companies in every industry around the globe are using cloud computing to power their transformation into digital businesses. Organisations are turning to the cloud due to the business benefits that the technology unlocks and enables including cost savings, greater business agility, reduced IT complexity and...
With the release of Microsoft’s latest operating system creeping ever closer, IT News Africa had a chance to sit down with Rajeev Nagar, Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager, for a preview of Windows 8 and what it is capable of. While there was doubt over whether South Africa will get the operating...
A JOINT operation between Kenyan police and the Kenya Copyright Board (KCB) has led to the confiscation of several dozens of computers with illegal software. According to The Standard newspaper, the operation was instituted following tip-offs that software pirates in Nairobi and other cities around the country were engaging in...
Following a successful trial in Kenya, Microsoft is handing over the source code for an online intellectual property (IP) registration system to IP authorities across Africa, including the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The system was first developed and tested by Microsoft 4Afrika, through their IP Hub initiative, and KECOBO...
Google Maps of most Ghananian towns are now accessible via web browsers or enabled mobile handsets. Google Maps users in Ghana will be able to check out online maps, search for businesses, create maps, look for locations while on the move and advertise for free on Google Maps Local Business...
Oracle has announced it has agreed to acquire Primavera Software, Inc., a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, to accelerate its momentum in delivering mission-critical operational applications. Primavera’s PPM software helps companies propose, prioritize and select project investments, and plan, manage and control the most complex projects and...
Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. Alcatel-Lucent will supply the West African nation with its NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation), Cloudband and IP platforms, which will be integrated...
From Public Service to the Private Sector, everyone stands to benefit from bots. Every day billions of us talk to each other on IM channels such as Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. We have an expectation for immediate answers and easy access to information, be it business operating times or where...
In response to strong global customer demand, SAP AG has announced the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. This cloud-based offering is designed to provide organizations with a new deployment option to gain immediate value from the innovation of SAP HANA, the next-generation in-memory platform. Going forward, running mission-critical SAP ERP, SAP...
First National Bank of Namibia Ltd has selected IBM to help the bank localize its banking systems and operations. Under the $5 million agreement, IBM will provide FNB with two of the latest IBM System z10 Business Class mainframes and supporting software to meet regulatory requirements and support...

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