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Access control is paramount for effective security of data in the Cloud

August 26, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS Cyber Security believes that in order to protect data in the cloud companies need to have appropriate measures in place to manage and control who has access, based on their credentials. Aves Cyber Security hosted an event on Friday 23 August at Kloofzicht to talk about cloud security. Ueckermann says [&hellip...

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Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

August 25, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Michelle Bisset is the Vice President of Customer Success at Sage Africa & Middle East. She leads product support and retention teams across the region. Bisset is also a coach to aspiring women leaders, particularly in the Not for Profit sector. The proud...

INTERVIEW: Simone Dickson on regulation and risks facing the digital world

INTERVIEW: Simone Dickson on regulation and risks facing the digital world

August 24, 2019 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

“The legislative process is not typically known to be fast-paced, particularly when compared to the rate at which technology develops and improves,” says Simone Dickson, Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice Director at Cliffe Dekker...

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

August 24, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African lifestyle network created ‘by the youth for the youth’, TRACE Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s launching the TRACE Troops Initiative. This programme aims to tackle youth unemployment head-on by providing credible training...

Cars45 launches new Premium Inspection Service

Nigerian automotive trading platform announces premium inspection service

August 24, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Cars45, a Nigerian automotive trading platform, recently announced the launch of a new product, the Premium Inspection Service. Cars45 has committed to exploring new platforms for end-users. The Premium Inspection Service is aimed at users who are not able to...

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

August 23, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa will take place on 08 -09 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. For two days, healthcare professionals, industry experts will gather to network, take part in lively intellectual exchanges and...

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

August 23, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial journal, Global Finance has named Standard Chartered Bank the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Kenya for 2019. The journal recognised SCB for its information security and fraud management systems under its digital offerings. Commenting on the Award,...

The crowd is watching an esports tournament at rAge 2018. Image sourced from rAge.

Vodacom partners with rAge gaming expo

August 23, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom, a telecommunications company, recently announced a partnership with rAge, which is said to be South Africa’s longest-running gaming, technology and ‘geek culture’ expo. This year’s event will take place from 27 to 29 September...

Who should attend the Healthcare Executive Golf Day

Who should attend the Healthcare Executive Golf Day

August 22, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 11 September 2019, IT News Africa in partnership with T-Systems will host the Healthcare Executive Golf Day and Cocktail Dinner at the Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event will bring together healthcare technology executives from both Public and...

An image of some of the games that Insomniac Games has developed. The developer becomes the latest addition to SIE's Worldwide Studios. Image sourced from Insomniac Games.

Sony acquires video game developer Insomniac Games

August 22, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 19 August 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that the company has acquired internationally acclaimed video game development company Insomniac Games. The official PlayStation Twitter account delivered the news to fans, saying: “Big...

Apple launches its digital credit card

Apple launches its digital credit card

August 22, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new kind of credit card, created by Apple and not a bank, was officially launched on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. In a statement made by the company, the Apple card has been built on ‘simplicity, transparency and privacy, and designed to help customers lead...

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

August 21, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In this segment of Women in Tech we feature Carina Engelbrecht, a Solutions Consultant at Itec SA who believes that being a female can be a huge advantage in the sales industry. The 39-year-old is a trailblazer and changing perceptions as she works to close...

If you don't do cloud there's a risk of missing out says Gartner Jeff Mann

The impact of cloud on businesses in Africa

August 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Gartner, cloud will influence ever-greater portions of enterprise IT decisions, in particular, system infrastructure. But what does this really mean for Africa? The Gartner Africa ICT Hype Cycle 2019 which was published on Tuesday, 20 August...

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

August 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

biNu, the company responsible for the Moya Messenger app, announced on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, that it’s partnering up with MTN South Africa in a bid to enable mobile subscribers in the country to access certain websites and apps at no charge to mobile...

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

August 21, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital...

4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G...