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Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

  • Data highway expands rapidly through Africa

    March 3, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Data highway expands rapidly through Africa

    Paratus Africa has announced that it recently activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia. This follows the recent Paratus Trans Kalahari Fiber project that was built between the WACS landing station in...

  • Troye makes headway in emerging markets

    Troye helps cut infrastructure management cost by 70 percent

    February 27, 2019 • Company News, Enterprise ITComments Off on Troye helps cut infrastructure management cost by 70 percent

    With hyper-convergence adoption on the rise and IT leaders turning to hyper-converged infrastructure to deliver on-premise IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of the public cloud, locally managed IT services provider Troye has now introduced...

  • Rain and Huawei to announce 5G roll out in South Africa

    February 26, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Rain and Huawei to announce 5G roll out in South Africa

    At 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), Data-only network Rain has announced it’s going to start offering 5G commercial services in South Africa in September 2019. The company is partnering with hardware manufacturer Huawei, which will supply the...

  • Power generated by the Kariba Dam gets halved

    February 26, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Power generated by the Kariba Dam gets halved

    Power generated by the Kariba Dam has been halved, says a recent report by Reuters. According to Zambian State-owned Zesco, both Zambia and Zimbabwe have reduced power generation to around half capacity at their power stations at the Kariba Dam because of...

  • Oracle joins DRF2019 as Gold sponsor

    January 21, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle joins DRF2019 as Gold sponsor

    Internationally acclaimed Cloud solutions provider, Oracle, has been announced as Gold sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme “Harnessing Digital...

  • Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

    STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

    December 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

    Smart Technology Centre (STC) is one of the first Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa to roll out a full production Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity to its client’s infrastructure and cloud services. “In essence, an...

  • Growth in Africa drives channel market says Westcon and Ruckus Networks

    December 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Growth in Africa drives channel market says Westcon and Ruckus Networks

    The channel market is changing. Not only are we seeing a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But we are also seeing that new lines of business today...

  • iHub first tokenised African tech accelerator

    Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

    November 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nairobi’s iHub becomes Africa’s first tokenised tech incubator

    Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub has recently partnered with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets. The announcement of this...

  • Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

    Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    September 11, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Could home appliances knock down power grids?

    Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics...

  • By Eckart Zollner, Group Business Development, Jasco

    Connected devices and data analytics lie at the heart of smart city projects

    June 30, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Connected devices and data analytics lie at the heart of smart city projects

    Smart cities are the future, there is no doubt about this. With numerous challenges both existing and emerging, exacerbated by growing populations and dwindling resources, it is essential for municipalities to more effectively control and manage many areas....

  • Thomas Pays, Co-Founder & CEO of i-PAY

    The future of open banking – convenience through innovation

    June 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The future of open banking – convenience through innovation

    Open banking has the potential to completely revolutionise the banking industry on a global scale. It allows customers to take full control of their finances and could potentially break the monopoly banks have enjoyed for many years. This all started when the...

  • Cloud skills impending cloud adoption in Africa

    Cloud 2.0 – The dawning of pragmatic cloud

    November 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud 2.0 – The dawning of pragmatic cloud

    South Africa’s cloud adoption rate is on the increase and we are rapidly moving from cloud-first to a cloud-only methodology. The trend, which is rampant globally, is picking up speed as IDC predicts that 60 percent of enterprise IT workloads will be off...

  • How blockchain will change the financial professional's role in the decade to come

    Why Africa needs blockchain

    November 8, 2017 • General, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why Africa needs blockchain

    Bitcoin may make headlines when its value crashes or climbs, but the blockchain technology behind the controversial cryptocurrency could help Africa overcome some of its biggest developmental challenges. Leishen Pillay, partner and Head of Technology, Media...

  • By Eckart Zollner, Group Business Development, Jasco

    How to deliver internet for all

    September 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to deliver internet for all

    Access to the Internet is often seen as the last hurdle in bridging the ever-present digital divide. While technology itself has become ubiquitous and increasingly affordable, Internet access remains out of reach for an estimated four billion people...

  • Hyperscale, cloud, infrastructure, Teraco, Africa,

    Hyperscale demand encourages African infrastructure investment

    August 3, 2017 • Top StoriesComments Off on Hyperscale demand encourages African infrastructure investment

    Although hyperscale was initially focused on major international markets, Africa is increasingly becoming a priority as over the past decade hyperscale has grown to steadily claim significant cloud infrastructure service market share. Now large players have...

  • By Eckart Zollner, Group Business Development, Jasco

    Infrastructure sharing and open access networks key to delivering Internet for All

    August 1, 2017 • General, Online & SocialComments Off on Infrastructure sharing and open access networks key to delivering Internet for All

    Access to the Internet is often seen as the last hurdle in bridging the ever-present digital divide. While the technology itself has become ubiquitous and increasingly affordable, Internet access remains out of reach for an estimated four billion people...