New World Capital Advisors announces strategic investment in IslamicMarkets

New World Capital Advisors announces strategic investment in IslamicMarkets

Specialist merchant banking and investment firm NWCA targets the ‘emerging market’ of the next decade, while Fintech platform, IslamicMarkets is set to become a crucial part of the Islamic finance infrastructure. New World Capital Advisors (NWCA), the specialist merchant banking and investment firm, has announced a strategic investment in IslamicMarkets,…

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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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Gulf Bank moves from paper to digital records with help of Alaris

Gulf Bank moves from paper to digital records with help of Alaris

Leading bank in Kuwait digitises 50 million documents using scanners from Alaris and expertise of Alaris’ partner Ashraf & Co Ltd. Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business, has announced that it has played a key role in Gulf Bank’s Digital Transformation. The bank has digitised 50 million documents using scanners from…

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bwallet launches new value added mobile services

bwallet launches new value added mobile services

Batelco and Arab Financial Services (AFS), have launched two new, seamless international services on the digital mobile wallet bwallet. These services are International Money Transfer and International Mobile Top Up. bwallet’s new, secure, convenient and seamless International Money Transfer Service allows users to send money to bank accounts, eWallets or…

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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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ANSecurity and Gemalto help Trustology deliver Blockchain innovation

ANSecurity and Gemalto help Trustology deliver Blockchain innovation

ANSecurity, a specialist in advanced network and data security, has announced a successful project with Gemalto to help Trustology deliver innovative Blockchain technology used to secure digital assets. Blockchain has become a hot technology concept but 2019 will be the year that its adoption will start to enter the wider…

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Ooredoo to manage disaster recovery datacentre for Boursa Kuwait

Ooredoo to manage disaster recovery datacentre for Boursa Kuwait

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide a secure, robust and cost-effective market place infrastructure, which ensures the continuity of the operations key services in the case of disasters, Boursa Kuwait has signed an agreement with Ooredoo Kuwait, to host the stock exchange’s disaster recovery (DR) datacentre. The signing…

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Jacky's Business Solutions key to deploying robot customer assistant

Jacky’s Business Solutions key to deploying robot customer assistant

As COO for Jacky’s Business Solutions, Ashish Panjabi, plays a decisive part in taking robots from SoftBank Robotics out into the Middle East market. Appointed as a value added reseller earlier this year, Jacky’s helps end-users effectively deploy SoftBank’s customer-advising humanoid robot, Pepper, in their businesses.     Can you explain…

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Siemon introduces TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system

Siemon introduces TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the launch of its end-to-end TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system, delivering transmission performance up to 2GHz to support emerging high-speed 25 and 40 Gigabit (25/40GBASE-T) applications in data centre switch-to-server applications. Siemon’s TERA Category 8.2 system includes cable, patch cords, connectors…

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Etisalat partners with Sage to offer accounting solutions for SMBs

Etisalat partners with Sage to offer accounting solutions for SMBs

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the GCC region, has announced a strategic partnership with Sage Middle East to offer Sage accounting solutions that are fully compliant with value-added taxes to small and medium businesses (SMBs). The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed…

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New Divisional Head of Financial Services position at e4

New Divisional Head of Financial Services position at e4

Digitalisation expert e4 has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank. She holds a Bachelor of Information Systems from Rhodes University, an Honours Degree in…

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Apla named ‘Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year’

Apla named ‘Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year’

Apla, a technology company that develops Blockchain solutions for governments and enterprises, has been named ‘Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year’ at the 2018 Smart SMB Summit and Awards. The inaugural edition of the Smart SMB Summit and Awards, supported by the Department of Economic Development (DED), took place at…

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Xperien partners with Merchant West to offer IT life-cycle solutions

Xperien partners with Merchant West to offer IT life-cycle solutions

Xperien has partnered with independent financial services company Merchant West to provide continuous IT life-cycle solutions, a fresh line of alternative funding to reduce the cost of IT assets. The partnership offers a full end-to-end IT Asset Life-cycle solution from acquisition to financing, management and disposal. Merchant West will structure…

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