SAS’ cloud momentum is building, where despite the pandemic’s pressure and uncertainty, SAS’ global cloud revenue jumped 19% in 2021.
The benefits of cloud are clear: increased agility and efficiency, longer-term hardware efficacy, and greater security are just some of the perks.
Incentro a annoncé le renouvellement de sa spécialisation en infrastructure dans Google Cloud Partner Advantage. Le programme Google Partners Advantage permet à des organisations telles qu'Incentro d'accéder à des formations, à une assistance et à des ressources pour permettre aux clients de réussir.
Incentro announced it has renewed its Infrastructure Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Advantage. The Google Partners Advantage program enables organizations like Incentro to gain access to training, support, and resources to set clients up to succeed.
In South Africa, the digital-first customer strategy should be focused on owning the omnichannel and enhancing experiences on digital platforms, expanding capabilities and engaging with customers in a digital-first reality.
Nozomi Networks and Siemens have extended their partnership by embedding Nozomi Networks’ Guardian Remote Collector software into the Siemens Scalance LPE local processing engine, a hardware platform designed for data processing for edge and cloud applications in manufacturing environments.
Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, announced that ENSafrica, Africa's largest law firm, is the first law firm on the continent to adopt RelativityOne, the industry leading SaaS e-discovery solution.
Incentro signe un partenariat avec Monday.com pour fournir un système d'exploitation professionnel au marché Africain
Incentro a annoncé la signature d'un partenariat stratégique avec Monday.com, attribuant à Incentro la capacité de fournir des formations, des conseils et des services sur le système d'exploitation de travail de monday.com sur le marché Africain.
Infrastructure, integration, skills development. These are the key challenges that are impacting cloud development and growth in South Africa – and globally.
Incentro announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Monday.com, awarding Incentro the ability to deliver training, consultancy and service of monday.com’s work OS to the African market.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh.107.69 Billion
According to Safaricom's Full Year 2021/2022 results released this week, M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion making it one of the biggest contributors to Safaricom's net profits.
US Data center operator Flexential partners with Angola Cables to strengthen connectivity to African markets
Leading US data center owner and developer, Flexential has opened their US network to Angola Cables to assist customers in Africa in connecting to 40 key data center hubs across the United States.
elev8 joins Amazon Web Services Training Partner Programme to develop the African cloud technology sector
Through this program, elev8 will deliver cloud computing skills training, developed and maintained by AWS, to organizations and learners in Nigeria and Rwanda.
inq., a Convergence Partner’s company, is set to acquire Syrex, a provider of hyperconverged cloud technology solutions in South Africa.
Africa’s cloud platform Routed has earned Gold status in the Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program.
Dan Kwach is currently the Managing Director - East Africa Region at Africa Data Centres. His role is to lead, direct and execute the sales strategy for the Africa Data Centres' business in the East Africa region.
or faster, more scalable ERP solutions, CIOs are turning to the cloud in greater numbers to help streamline performance across key areas of operations.
Research by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 49% of CIOs across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (MEA) believe that the cloud has the potential to play a significant role in driving innovation
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: African governments are contributing to the achievement of digital transformation
This week, the Kenyan government announced plans to deploy 100,000 Kms of fibre optic infrastructure across the country. T
[Kenya] ICT Authority and Oracle Launch Digital Skills Development Initiative to Boost Local Talent Pool
ICT Authority and tech firm Oracle have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce a specialized training programme for graduates from the Presidential Digital Talent Program.
In a recent survey by large-scale tech learning platform O’Reilly, 90% of respondents said their organisations are using cloud, and 30% said they’re fully cloud-native
Lagos continues to take the lead in growing digital investments across Africa with the recent launch of MainOne’s new Data Center, “Lekki II”.
Zalego Academy will now work with AWS to deliver training and certification for cloud skills to learners in Kenya and will concentrate on social impact initiatives.
Several technology developments are projected to influence the global tech sector and impact our lives throughout the year and beyond in the year 2022. The following are four examples of the numerous tech trends.
Clearly, the cloud is the place to be, and businesses today are becoming more aware of the benefits of using the cloud to save on costs, enable scalability, innovate at pace, speed up operating systems, and increase flexibility and resilience.
To support the development of new technologies in the Kingdom and make digital more accessible to all, Orange Maroc and the German Cooperation has inaugurated in Rabat, the first “Orange Digital Center” (ODC) in Morocco.
Smart Africa’s capacity building arm, The Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) in partnership with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation have launched a national digital academy in the country, marking the official kick off of in-country implementation of the initiative.
Egypt Post and Bahrain’s Beyon Connect launch joint venture to adopt innovative digital postbox solutions and services
The National Egyptian Post (Egypt Post), and Bahrain’s Beyon Connect, signed a joint venture-agreement that will see the newly formed joint venture company adopt innovative digital postbox solutions and services.
Insurance group Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL), announced it has purchased an additional 10% stake in submarine fibre optic cable project SEACOM, increasing its shareholding in SEACOM from 8.8% to 18.8%.
Routed, says implementing a workable multicloud strategy hinges on a business properly assessing applications within its current infrastructure environment to decide which cloud is ideal for each of its applications
The 5G SDWAN enabled Edge solutions focused on extending private connectivity (5G and fixed) and cloud services to the customer and network edge, bringing compute, storage, network and marketplace services closer to customers.
Teraco will now offer connectivity directly through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect at its Isando Campus for the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region.
[Incentro | HYCU | GAB Webinar] How finance institutions are leveraging the cloud to fortify IT infrastructure
This webinar is a discussion on how financial institutions around Africa and the world are migrating their IT infrastructure from on-premises solutions to cloud-based solutions and what this means for the finance industry.
Acronis, a global player in cyber protection announced the availability of a new Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
Exposure makes network capabilities, such as location and quality of service, and data easily available for the ecosystem to innovate on to improve existing services or create new services.
IBM announced the launch of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, a global pro bono social impact program that applies IBM technologies and an ecosystem of experts to enhance and scale non-profit and government organization operations.
Radix IoT, Vangard Projects partner to expand telemetry systems remote monitoring and control capabilities across Africa
Radix IoT and South Africa-based Vangard Projects, the turnkey process control and data acquisition solutions providers, announced a partnership which will expand Radix IoT Mango OS unified IoT platform availability across Africa.
Infinite Blue partners with Footprint Africa Business Solutions to implement its BC in the Cloud software
Infinite Blue has partnered with Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS), an IT business solutions provider, to enable FABS to resell and implement Infinite Blue’s software, BC in the Cloud along with its Mass Communication tool SENDIGO.
[Malawi] African Development Fund signs $14.2 grant agreement for financial digitalization initiative
The African Development Fund (ADF) and the government of Malawi have signed a grant agreement for $14.2 million to undertake infrastructure upgrades and create a more efficient and transparent digital payment system.
Orange propose aux TPE et PME le service Cyber protection, un antivirus de nouvelle génération, afin de mieux les protéger contre les cyberattaque
[Column] Tejpal Bedi: Kenya’s data centres - Essential infrastructure for expanding our digital economy
In Kenya, more data centres, and their surrounding technology infrastructure, could change how people and businesses engage with global networks and systems
Liquid Intelligent Technologies partners with multi-cloud platform Teridion to deliver faster internet connectivity in Africa
Teridion's multi-cloud-based solution has been added to Liquid's backbone services as part of their efforts to offer internet service that matches the changing Enterprise needs. This will allow Liquid to provide reliable and fast internet connectivity to its global customers.
Today’s workforce is increasingly seeking more flexibility to work from anywhere and from any device without sacrificing productivity or security.
MainOne, the provider of connectivity solutions for businesses in West Africa is empowering enterprises to adopt cloud technology by connecting businesses across the region directly and privately to public cloud service providers.
Cassava Technologies has appointed Tesh Durvasula as the new Chief Executive Officer of Africa Data Centres (ADC) effective 7 February 2022.
Oracle has announced support of $1 million for tech startups in Africa that will help accelerate their digital initiatives with the latest cloud technologies and business resources.
Nedank has gone all in on the new model, announcing that employees whose jobs do not require them to be in a branch office can work from home on a permanent basis if they choose.
Cloud company Infor has announced the new Infor Marketplace, a curated showcase of solutions that can augment and enhance customers’ existing Infor investments.
Submarine cable investment and fiber connectivity to attract more data center investments in Africa, report
The data center market in Africa is attracting significant investments in recent years, led by South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
[Column] Duncan Azenga: In a Hybrid Working Environment future, integrating company communications is key
Gartner research has found that 71% of human resources leaders were increasingly focused on employee collaboration in 2021. This is likely to be a major initiative going forward in the coming year.
SolarWinds, a leading provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, announced it will host its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Virtual Partner Summit 2022.
After two years of unexpected events, how will 2022 stack against what is becoming a much more sophisticated approach to cybercrime?
With the start of the New Year, Cisco has revealed the technology trends that are expected to make a significant impact in 2022 and beyond.
Cisco led a MEA Cloud Summit showcasing new ways it is helping its customers and partners in the region accelerate digital transformations as they move more resources to the cloud.
Already live across six geographies, VAC will help innovators transform almost any device into a cloud-connected payment terminal, while providing seamless, cloud-based software updates, robust analytics, and network services from Visa.
Nutanix, a player in hybrid multicloud computing, has announced the findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption.
SoftwareONE, a leading global provider of software and cloud technology solutions, today announced a multi-year strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate their customers’ cloud journeys.
South African companies must overcome barriers to unlock the value of 5G and digital technologies, study
A growing number of companies in South Africa are showing varying levels of adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud, edge computing, AI, and IoT, according to new research from Accenture and Microsoft.
Safozi launches high performance cloud services in Tunisia with Sunlight.io Infrastructure Technology
Together they’re bringing high-performance and private cloud services, with local support, to Tunisia and other countries across North Africa.
Google Cloud is teaming up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand and the Kulula budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa, to accelerate the aviation group’s digital transformation plans.
[South Africa] Cloud provider Routed launches new portal to provide curated resources for its partners
Routed, has launched its channel partner portal to provide curated resources for partners, managed services providers, and ISPs selling, marketing, and operating as resellers of VMware Cloud through Routed.
Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, Teraco is Africa’s largest data centre services provider. The company offers vendor-neutral colocation and other related services in secure and resilient data centres.
Forrester predicts that the general-purpose cloud has had its time, and that in 2022 we can expect to see the growth of specialised industry clouds, with solutions tailored for each sector.
Safaricom partnered with Google and Transsion, the company behind TECNO, Infinix and itel to add new devices under its Lipa Mdogo Mdogo smartphone financing plan
Writer Information Management Services (Writer Information), announced its cyber security services partnership with Morphisec, to offer its cyber threat-prevention platform in the GCC region.
Cassava Technologies and ITC Secure announce joint venture to expand Microsoft cloud security expertise in Africa
ITC Secure and a Microsoft Gold cyber security partner, and Cassava Technologies, announced that they have entered into a Joint Venture to build and launch an extensive portfolio of cyber security services, powered by Microsoft Azure cloud technologies in Africa.
IBM and MuleSoft plan to deliver increased integrations and solutions around the IBM Z product family to support financial services and other mutual customers.
Harnessing the power of the hybrid cloud platforms are just some of the strategies that agencies and advertising firms are utilizing to increase collaboration
Airtel Africa has awarded Ericsson a turnkey project to relocate and modernize their existing network and core services to a new data center in the Seychelles.
Equinix s’ouvre vers l’Afrique avec l'acquisition de MainOne qui permettra aux entreprises d'accélérer leur transformation numérique sur l’ensemble de l’Afrique.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Surge of companies moving to the cloud set to continue throughout 2022
Many African businesses have slashed their office space after realising that they could save money while still being fully operational remotely, and moved everything to the cloud.
And though only around 5% of the South African enterprise market is fully on the cloud, according to Cruise, many more are now considering this option.
On Monday, Africa Data Centres officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facility, the company says, will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies launch partnership to help Giga bridge the digital divide in Africa
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced a partnership in support of Giga’s work to connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice.
UNESCO and Huawei announced the launch of the implementations phase of the Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt.
Cloud Connect provides businesses with a secure, private, high performance, high availability connection to leading public cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Globally public cloud services market is forecast to grow 6.3 per cent in 2020 to a total $257.9 billion, up from $242.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc.
Africa Data Centres, the largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent, announced it has officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa joins hands with Tendai Mtawarira aka ‘The Beast’ to further fortify the company’s long-standing commitment of inspiring confidence, building trust and investment towards building a country that is digitally connected and leaves no South African behind.
With a mix of old and new applications, on-premise and cloud infrastructure, as well as legacy and modern processes, many organisations are faced with the challenge of managing the growing costs and complexity of a hybrid IT landscape
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Adanian Labs opens applications for its 2021 venture building program
Adanian Labs, a Pan African smart technologies venture studio with a mission to build 300 impact-driven startups across Africa opened applications for its 2022 Venture Building Program.
The world of finance is undergoing true digital transformation, which the pandemic has only served to accelerate, but there is another tectonic shift in the making.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud can help financial institutions improve customer experiences
To address the need for capacity and speed, banks and credit unions must look to cloud computing solutions to store data and support applied analytics.
Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. for USD 21 per share.
The Government of Rwanda, led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, has partnered with Google to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: MTN Rwanda selects Ericsson to deploy a Network Operations Center
There was some interesting news on African telcos that we covered this week . MTN Rwanda selected its longtime partner Ericsson, to deploy a Network Operations Center (NOC).
Cloudmania, an exclusive provider of Cloud Partner Programmes in Africa, has opened its doors in 13 countries across the continent. The indirect provider focuses on partner building and enablement by giving resellers the ability to resell superior solutions by leveraging Cloudmania.
Ericsson lance « Intelligent Automation Platform », une solution de gestion et d'orchestration de services qui permet d'automatiser intelligemment tout réseau mobile.
Ericsson is launching its Intelligent Automation Platform, a service management and orchestration product which enables any mobile network to be intelligently automated.
Orange et Le Monde s’associent pour lancer une offre d’abonnement à destination des audiences africaines
Le Monde a conclu un partenariat stratégique avec Orange Afrique et Moyen Orient (OMEA) avec pour objectif d’accélérer la distribution des abonnements au Monde sur le continent Africain.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is the centrepiece of new digital experiences for African businesses
Cloud technology has helped businesses in sub-Saharan Africa manage the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, something we have extensively spoken about in a previous column.
More than 70 percent of disadvantaged students lost learning due to limited or no access to digital devices, this is according to a report by Oxford University Press (OUP) titled Education.
African telecommunications group Econet, announced the launch of Cassava Technologies, bringing together Econet’s digital services and digital infrastructure product segments.
Cloud infrastructure provider and VMware Principal Partner, Routed, has appointed Axiz Cloud Technologies as a VMware cloud distribution partner.
RedCloud found that for brands, local supply chain infrastructures are inadequate or too hard to access, meaning that a typical FMCG company will only ever reach a tiny fraction of prospective merchants.
MainOne, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has upgraded Ivorian ISP, VIPNET’s capacity from 155Mbps to 1Gbps.
MainOne le principal fournisseur de solutions de connectivité et de data center en Afrique de l'Ouest, a fait évoluer la capacité Internet du fournisseur d’accès internet ivoirien, VIPNET, de 155 Mbps à 1 Gbps.
To accelerate the growth of the continent’s economy through improved manufacturing capabilities, we need to follow international trends and take advantage of all the opportunities that cloud has to offer.
To support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to expand data center capacity and the rollout of fiber-optic cable on the continent.
Ericsson announced the appointment of Kevin Murphy as the Country Manager of Ericsson Jordan.