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Watania signs BIOS Middle East as Business Continuity provider

BIOS Middle East, a specialist in Disaster Recovery services, has been appointed Disaster Recovery Service (DraaS) provider by National Takaful Company PJSC, Watania, as part of a proactive strategy on the part of the Abu Dhabi-based insurance company to ensure Business Continuity and embed resilience across its operations. BIOSME is the first and only company […]

Standard Bank seamlessly transitions to cloud

Standard Bank decided to migrate its on-premise Atlassian toolset on to the AWS infrastructure and partnered with Synthesis to ensure best practices were adhered to and a seamless transition was possible.  Challenge A number of significant outages were experienced on this toolset due to the on-premise infrastructure having aged. Users were faced with an increase in […]

Mukuru partners with global payment network Thunes

Africa-based FinTech Mukuru, has partnered with global payments network Thunes. The partnership will initially extend Mukuru’s reach in Nigeria followed by a rapid rollout to other countries including DRC, Ethiopia, Senegal and India as well as connect Mukuru users to Thunes’ global interoperable network which operates in more than 100 countries. Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru, […]

Ukheshe and KCB in deal to boost East African payment services

In an initiative that will see the growth and development of payment services within the East Africa region, leading digital Fintech platform provider, Ukheshe, has announced the conclusion of a new agreement with the Kenya-based lender KCB Bank Kenya. Through the agreement, KCB will sponsor Ukheshe’s Bank Identification Number (BIN) number, which will allow Ukheshe […]

Thales reinvents the way identity documents are checked with its double-sided ID card reader

Thales showcases the world’s only double-sided ID card reader, the first to be able to examine ID cards or driving licenses in the cloud in less than four seconds. The design of the intelligent reader allows to speed up the process, while guaranteeing a high security level, and offering cost benefits to the operators. It […]

Airwallex hires tech veteran and venture capitalist as new EMEA General Manager

London-based tech veteran, Jed Rose, starts a new role as Airwallex’s General Manager for EMEA to lead the company’s UK and Europe team and drive significant growth across these regions. Rose brings a varied and impressive background as a tech CEO and venture capitalist and holds an award-winning track record for leading, advising and investing […]

Group-IB teams up with CyberKnight to boost threat detection in the GCC region

Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, has announced that it has signed a partnership with CyberKnight Technologies, a cybersecurity focused Value Added Distributor (VAD). Through the agreement, CyberKnight will provide local banking, government and private sector customers a wider access to Group-IB’s suite of threat hunting, intelligence and fraud prevention […]

Spectrami and OneSpan partner to deliver digital identity and anti-fraud solutions in Egypt

Spectrami, a cybersecurity value-added distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), has announced it will distribute the entire range of OneSpan digital identity and anti-fraud solutions in Egypt. OneSpan, a leader in securing remote banking transactions, enables companies to flexibly deploy identity verification, authentication, mobile security, fraud prevention, e-signature and more either together or […]

Temenos enables seamless banking experiences with Dynatrace

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced that Temenos, a world-leading provider of banking software, is using the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform to help its customers create seamless banking experiences. With Dynatrace, Temenos gains automatic and intelligent observability across the hybrid, multi-cloud ecosystem that underpins its SaaS offering, which includes a combination of Microsoft Azure, AWS […]

Ukheshe announce two key appointments as demand for cashless services increase in Africa

Digital banking platform provider, Ukheshe, has announced the appointment of Victor Ndlovu as Vice President of Ukheshe Africa and Paul Opie as Head of Issuing, Ukheshe Africa. Both appointments come as the fintech innovator continues to branch out from its South African roots into Africa. According to the most recent Banking in Africa report, African […]

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