Also referred to as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is synonymous with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more
Local UC provider, BuzzBox, has announced a collaboration with Kathea, a leading value-added distributor of voice and video.
As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work best for their applications.
The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases.
South African integrator iOCO has become a Google Cloud Distributor Authorised Reseller (DAR), in partnership with Google Cloud’s distributor in sub-Saharan Africa, Digicloud Africa.
Nigeria-based company Layer3 and the global IoT company LORIOT have announced their partnership aimed at introducing new Internet of Things solutions in Nigeria.
Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics.
Microsoft is teaming up with Genesys to provide organisations around the globe with new cloud services for contact centres that will enable them to deliver superior interactions for customers.
The financial services industry has been at an inflection point. Regulatory requirements have been on the climb, consumers have begun expecting highly personalised experiences while security threats remain dynamic.
Data centre market in Africa is poised on the brink of hugely accelerated growth, driven by several factors, including a soaring demand for cloud services.
41 billion IoT connected devices have failed to materialise, potentially representing the biggest missed prediction in the history of IT, Eseye a leader in ubiquitous global IoT connectivity, has uncovered.
Software investor, Five Elms Capital, is investing $30m in Skynamo, field sales app and management platform provider.
With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, paired with worrying skills shortages, the pressure is on universities and other tertiary education institutions in South Africa to admit more students.
Nutanix, Inc. a player in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report,
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.
Teraco has announced that VMware Cloud is now available via VMWare Cloud Verified service providers in the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities.
CMC Networks and Neutrona Networks to provide cloud network services in Africa, Middle East and Latin America
CMC Networks and Neutrona Networks, have reached an exclusive agreement to bring the benefits of additional scale and capabilities for customers doing business in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Bank of Kigali, Plc the largest bank in Rwanda has deployed Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud; enhancing customer experience, automating their workforce and driving innovation throughout the financial institution.
Digital transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised.
Kaspersky has been named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security (CWS), Q4 2019.
As the world charges into 2020, organizations increasingly will forego the enterprise-or-cloud debate that dominated C-level conversations in recent years.
Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020.
Nutanix has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds.
South Africa software development company Swipe iX has announced that is shifting its focus towards cloud-based digital solutions.
Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, has been chosen to provide comprehensive data backup and application development support for KCB Group.
Cloud service provider G-Core Labs has opened a new point of presence for its network infrastructure in Johannesburg, South Africa.
As with the majority of business software, HR and payroll solutions are increasingly available through the cloud as a pay-as-you-use model and are today, considered as mainstream as any other business application.
When it comes to scaling a cloud service (and more specifically) a collaboration cloud service - what must-haves comes to mind?
GMO GlobalSign today announced that South Africa-based Impression has become a GlobalSign Certified Regional Partner (CRP).
Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances or as cloud services to protect the outer perimeter security in branch offices.
Telkom is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud.
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to their clients.
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.
Vox has announced the launch of Atmos, a service that provides South African businesses with a cloud-based call recording solution.
Managed IT services provider Troye has announced new backup solutions for Microsoft Cloud Platforms that will provide users with additional data protection, scalability, and enhanced control of their cloud-based data.
[Egypt] ENPO selects Temenos to power its digital transformation, promote governmental initiative for financial inclusion
Temenos announced that Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) has choosen its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact and Temenos Infinity to consolidate over 20 disparate systems into one single digital platform.
Long-standing SAP partner Britehouse becomes first African organisation to go live with SAP S/4 HANA Public Cloud deployment, paving way for greater adoption among African enterprises.
Gemalto and Eseye have launched the world's first IoT 'device-to-cloud' solution to simplify the process of onboarding an IoT device into AWS IoT Core securely
To realise the full benefit of cloud migration, business leaders must understand the real business benefits for moving an application to the cloud.
While cloud technology presents a significant opportunity for enterprises to innovate as if they were potentially start-ups, the time and approach some are taking to make this decision could ultimately cost them
Many people often confuse the similarities and differences surrounding both web hosting and cloud computing. While many believe that cloud and hosted services are the same, this is not the case.
CloudHop, has announced a new partnership with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage.
[Kenya] CloudHop inks deal with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide clients with solution that enhances corporate governance
Cloud solutions provider in Kenya, CloudHop, has partnered with Nasdaq Governance Solutions, a business of Nasdaq Inc. to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage®.
Bluegrass Digital has announced that it will continue to invest in its Veeva Systems partnership, the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.
[Column] Jason Penton: Offshore platform development growing as South Africa looks to play cloud catch-up
As cloud entered its teen years in 2019, South Africa remains a late adopter of what is globally an established technology
A majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for digital transformation but face challenges in managing the complexities of these new application.
Huawei Cloud has released Kunpeng ECS (Elastic Cloud Server) cloud services and Partner Program 2.0. The Kunpeng-powered cloud services will be made available to African customers by the end of December 2019.
In a bid to improve its operations and in compliance with presidential directive and government requirements, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO, has digitized its procurement processes.
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom extends collaboration with Microsoft as a connectivity partner in Africa
Liquid Telecom is working with Microsoft to launch new enterprise cloud services - designed to improve business collaboration, increase productivity and drive business growth in Africa
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta
Nokia will showcase the enormous potential of the latest technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with interesting demonstrations at AfricaCom.
In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel and predict the journey of the African cloud.
The recent Oracle Modern Cloud Day in Nairobi had the opportunity to experience the full potential unlocked by cloud-embedded technology.
There’s a lot of hype about the Cloud, however what comes to mind when you hear that your software will sit in the cloud, it sounds positively intangible and like a cloud it can fall apart anytime.
South Africa's Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider has announced that it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status.
Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi.
Workonline Communications, has launched Remote Cloud Connect, facilitating access to cloud services for Workonline customers over a dedicated Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service.
For, as the world creates data, there’s an equal demand for resources to store, process and make sense from this data to drive business value.
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Russian company New Cloud Technologies has entered into a partnership.
Zenlayer and MainOne have partnered to greatly expand connectivity between international companies and West Africa.
Cloud technologies are becoming more popular than ever before, with research from RightScale revealing that some 94% of organisations are using the cloud in some capacity within their businesses.
Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced results of an onsite poll conducted during GITEX 2019.
Africa’s largest and oldest financial services group leverages Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) proven infrastructure and unmatched set of cloud services to speed up innovation and improve the customer experience.
Microsoft South Africa announced the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions for production workloads locally.
[Column] Flora Kangethe: Customer service to backend - How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations
After 20 years in distribution, Cheslynne Britz has joined leading neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, as the company’s first engagement manager.
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the availability of CloudCall, which integrates the communication and collaboration features of Microsoft Teams with the advanced voice processing of AudioCodes.
Nokia has announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds to improve and optimize cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud has named Kevin Samuelson, who has served as Infor’s CFO, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organization’s approach to cloud security.
Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Building Analytics Market By Component.
[Egypt] American University in Cairo moves to Ellucian cloud to drive innovation and digital transformation
Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education has announced that the American University in Cairo has to move its Ellucian Banner student information systems (SIS) to the cloud.
[South Africa] Fairmont Zimbali Resort embraces revintel business intelligence solution to accelerate hotel growth
Cloud software and services provider for the hospitality industry Cendyn, has announced that Fairmont Zimbali Resort has selected Rainmaker’s comprehensive business intelligence solution, revintel®, to help them accelerate hotel growth.
How will infrastructure evolve and provide the sourcing, migration and delivery of services for today’s digital migration?
vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, declined 10.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2019.
Technology company Oracle has announced plans to expand quickly its cloud infrastructure around the world for hosting customer applications.
One Channel, Africa's leading cloud ERP solutions provider and Acumatica partner, has announced the Acumatica 2019 R2 release with more than 100 improvements, enhancements and new features.
Oracle, in collaboration with Redington, a leading value added distributor operating across East, West, French West Africa and Middle East, today launched a Cloud Center of Excellence in Lagos
Accenture has collaborated with Exxaro, one of South Africa's coal producers, to help digitally transform its business and unlock new revenue streams by managing the migration of its SAP solutions.
With more than two decades’ experience in the insurance market, SilverBridge has continually evolved to deliver on market requirements.
Atlancis Technologies has been lauded by US-based Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) for its adoption of non-proprietary open-source computing and cloud infrastructure to provide cloud services in Kenya.
Companies are failing to meet user demand for uninterrupted access to applications and data and it is costing them millions each year according to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report.
Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today's businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes.
Businesses need to adapt quickly as aging business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today's business demands. To survive, business leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses.
Atlancis Technologies, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the first ICT services provider in Africa to embrace OCP.
Let's take a look at how multi-cloud is changing the app development game and bringing previously siloed teams closer together.
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.
The rapid growth of cloud usage has resulted in a fractured distribution of data, with workloads spread across disparate instances and, for some organizations, platforms.
Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s, yet, almost two decades later, South Africa still lags in its adoption.
The ways businesses leverage cloud to manage and maximize the value of their data continues to evolve.
Routed, a leading vendor neutral provider of cloud infrastructure, says that the predicted growth of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is in line with the increasing growth forecasts for cloud computing.
[Nigeria] Nokia showcases 5G potential, reiterates commitment to supporting operators and enterprises
Nokia hosted a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria.
The African cloud has arrived. While the cloud services sector is in its early stages of development, the impact of cloud services is already far-reaching according to a new report by Research and Markets.
Humans are now generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day, with more data being created in the past two years than in all of human history.
SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted its second IoT Entrepreneurship Program (IoT)E pitch day.
Increased digitization, investment in cloud-based services drive growth of Africa data center market, report
The Africa data center market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 14 per cent during the period 2018 – 2024 according to a recent report by Research and Markets.
After years of waiting, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement finally came into force. The objective of AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments.
Oracle today has appointment David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.