Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Arcserve Southern Africa has urged South African businesses to take a proactive approach to Business Continuity and Data Recovery (BCDR) or risk becoming the next data breach headline. “In today’s digital world, the issues of data privacy and data security are sources of significant concern for organisations,” said Byron Horn-Botha,…

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Leading payments processor boosted by strategic global investment

Leading payments processor boosted by strategic global investment

Ecentric Payment Systems has announced that FSS (Financial Software and Systems) has made a strategic investment in the company to accelerate growth momentum into Africa. FSS has acquired a 46% stake in Ecentric through a combination of primary and secondary investment, with the potential to further its stake-holding. Ecentric, a…

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Axiz and Innova to provide HTS connectivity into Africa

Axiz and Innova to provide HTS connectivity into Africa

In an African channel first, Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Innova HTS complements an already comprehensive range of solutions from Axiz aimed at enhancing its digital platform offering. With partnerships such as this, Axiz will continue…

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Learning partnerships are key to tech success

Learning partnerships are key to tech success

In a field where limits are only imposed by the imagination, businesses must continue to learn, evolve and partner to create ongoing success. Technology today is as simple as it will ever be. It is advancing exponentially, daily and the real challenge is not only to keep up, but to…

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Demand for VSAT satellite services is growing in Africa

Demand for VSAT satellite services is growing in Africa

Thanks to the arrival of HTS (high-throughput satellite) in Africa, the demand for VSAT satellite services is on the increase and remains critical to unlocking connectivity on the continent where over 70% still remain unconnected. This sentiment was also evident at the Mobile World Congress 2019 where Intelsat made clear…

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Insight into the career of Aruba Regional Channel Director Osama AlHaj-Issa

Insight into the career of Aruba Regional Channel Director Osama AlHaj-Issa

Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? In a channel leading role for a huge region such as Middle East, Turkey and Africa, you need to consider varying strategies and resources to address the goals you plan to achieve in the year and longer term.…

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Braintree wins data specialist business and extends market leadership

Braintree wins data specialist business and extends market leadership

Braintree, the consulting and integration division of Vox, has extended its Microsoft customer footprint, signing up data consulting specialist, M2TD to deliver Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (formerly Dynamics CRM). “The addition of M2TD to our client portfolio is a demonstration of our growing services and solutions in the Microsoft…

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Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Schneider Electric, a leader in Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, and Initiative France, a French network of associations offering finance and support to business creators, investors and developers, have partnered to deploy a training, financing and support programme for entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso. Through the implementation of the…

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Fintech company e4 appoints its first Human Resources and Transformation Executive

Fintech company e4 appoints its first Human Resources and Transformation Executive

African fintech company, e4, which offers Software-as-a-Service driven digital solutions, has announced the appointment of Ntombi Mphokane as its first HR and Transformation Executive. Responsible for all aspects of HR and transformation across the Group, Mphokane says this is a new role and supports e4’s strategic focus and commitment to…

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Insight into the career of Axiz Business Unit Manager

Insight into the career of Axiz Business Unit Manager

Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? My current role as Business Unit Manager is to decide on the strategy and the execution method of each vendor in my various business units, to achieve both the vendor and Axiz’s revenue and channel growth objectives. When…

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Insight into the career of the Inflobox ME and Africa Channel Manager

Insight into the career of the Inflobox ME and Africa Channel Manager

Regional Channel Chief profile feature: Feras Masoud, Regional Channel Manager (META) at Infoblox. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? My current job role is Regional Channel Manager for Middle East and Africa at Infoblox. The main challenges in this role is the size of…

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Emerson to modernise Sonatrach gas processing plant in Algeria

Emerson to modernise Sonatrach gas processing plant in Algeria

Emerson, in partnership with Fores Engineering, has signed a US$32 million contract with Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy company, to modernise its gas processing plant in Alrar. As part of the contract, Emerson will combine its innovative technologies and operational certainty methodology to optimise Sonatrach’s production operations and improve the reliability…

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Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits, according to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing mix that uses a combination of on-premises, private cloud and third party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads…

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ElectriFI supports solar tech company REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana

ElectriFI supports solar tech company REDAVIA’s expansion in Ghana

Solar technology company REDAVIA and ElectriFi have signed a USD2m financing agreement to support REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana's industrial and commercial sector, offering affordable, reliable and clean power generated through modular solar farms. Germany-headquartered REDAVIA offers solar power for businesses in Africa through subsidiaries in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, and has a proven track-record in solar farm design, manufacturing, deployment and maintenance. The company targets the local…

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