As the world grapples with a totally different business dynamic in the wake of the global lockdowns currently in place, the enterprise storage industry must continue showcasing the continuous innovation that enables compelling solutions for its clients. This, however, is not so easy for all players in the current economic downturn. This is according to […]

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Enterprise Data Storage ‘business as usual’ with Tintri and Networks Unlimited

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich, Germany, contains no ordinary supercomputer. Sure, it has thousands of servers, or nodes, stacked in rows in a windowless vault with technicians working diligently on huge data crunching conundrums for research organisations; running simulations to try and better predict future natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes. But it […]

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How Lenovo is Pursuing Sustainable Supercomputers

Since flash storage debuted into the mainstream storage arena, its uptake has been skyrocketing in data centres across the globe, and shows no signs of slowing down. This isn’t surprising as more and more storage and speed is needed in the age of big data, and all-flash arrays are the ideal solution, particularly as the cost […]

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The Major Benefits of All-flash Storage

Over the last few years, more and more consumers have opted to engage with brands and businesses digitally. This technological evolution — while very beneficial for consumers —  is extremely valuable for organisations, and it has only been fast-tracked by the impact of COVID-19 on social and economic activity.  In these uncertain times, potential clients […]

Continue Reading Free Webinar: How to Sell Faster and More To Your Digital Customer

Free Webinar: How to Sell Faster and More To Your Digital Customer

One of the most common forms of cyberthreats designed to collect personal information from a user’s device is mobile adware. This is because roughly 4 billion people are connected to the Internet via their smartphone. Despite the adoption of mobile devices, companies rarely prioritize mobile security. Check Point’s Cyber Security Report 2020 shows that in […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Mobile Adware

The ‘business of business’ is not always easy on the ‘business of telecommunications’. Mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, closures, new applications and new business needs – which are all staples of the corporate world – can make designing and managing an enterprise wide area network (WAN) into a never-ending, complicated task.  So says Duane Henigin, Senior Systems […]

Continue Reading Silver Peak SD-WAN: as Simple or Complex as Required to Maximise Business

Silver Peak SD-WAN: as Simple or Complex as Required to Maximise Business

As businesses across South Africa start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance. This means that employers will have to make extra changes to their regular operations in order to open and stay safe. Technology can play a critical role in helping businesses implement these back-to-work protocols through the […]

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3 Digital Solutions from Vodacom to Get South Africans Back to Work Safely

The enterprise workforce has long been spread across multiple office sites. But today they’re also working from living rooms, airports, coffee shops and other remote locations. In fact, research shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations today have remote workers. This new reality presents several IT and data management challenges. With remote teams, file sharing can […]

Continue Reading How to Streamline Data Access for Remote Teams during the Pandemic

How to Streamline Data Access for Remote Teams during the Pandemic

The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) followed up its inaugural launch with a 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting online amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The Chartered CIO Council is an inclusive advisory & advocacy council for the South African MICT sector, established by the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) the Information Technology professional body […]

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The 2nd Chartered CIO Council meeting

It could be assumed that cybercriminals around the globe are having good days at the office right now. This is partly because vast elements of the corporate world are no longer based mainly at their own offices, as large populations of the global village enter into voluntary or government-enforced lockdowns. “The bid to lessen the […]

Continue Reading SentinelOne Brings AI Learning to Networks Unlimited Endpoint Defence Suite

SentinelOne Brings AI Learning to Networks Unlimited Endpoint Defence Suite

Fiorano Software, a leading Enterprise Integration Middleware, API Management and Banking Solutions specialist, announced today the availability of its ISO 20022 Technology platform to simplify and accelerate ISO 20022 adoption for financial institutions. Fiorano’s technology will enable rapid adoption of the ISO 20022 messaging standard using inbuilt code-less integration, mapping and transformation components that support […]

Continue Reading Fiorano Announces Technology to Simplify ISO 20022 Adoption

Fiorano Announces Technology to Simplify ISO 20022 Adoption

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused disruption across the globe and has led to two simultaneous crises. The first is the illness itself – with tens of thousands of fatalities globally and healthcare systems strained, or at capacity. The second is an economic slump, resulting from the closing of borders and supply chain disruptions. Many […]

Continue Reading Respond, Restart, Re-create – How SMEs can Survive Lockdown

Respond, Restart, Re-create – How SMEs can Survive Lockdown

F5 Networks – a company that helps make apps operate faster, smarter and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments and consumer brands – has completed its acquisition of Shape Security, a leader in fraud and abuse prevention. Marcel Fouché, Networking and Storage General Manager at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, a channel […]

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F5 Networks Acquires Shape Security

If cybercrime were a country, it would have the 13th highest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, with large multi-national operations earning more than US$1 billion annually. This is according to the recently-released 2H 2019 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report, which says that this gives cybercriminals plenty of motivation to continue unleashing an onslaught of […]

Continue Reading Keep VPNs Safe from Cyber Attacks during Lockdown

Keep VPNs Safe from Cyber Attacks during Lockdown

The enterprise workforce has long been spread across multiple office sites. But today they’re also working from living rooms, airports, coffee shops and other remote locations. In fact, research shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations today have remote workers. This new reality presents several IT and data management challenges. With remote teams, file sharing can […]

Continue Reading How to Streamline File Sharing for Multi-Site Businesses

How to Streamline File Sharing for Multi-Site Businesses

With many countries currently experiencing at least some form of lockdown, businesses are waist-deep in uncharted waters. Companies large and small have had to transform rapidly as they attempt to continue operating while keeping their employees safe. Yet many organizations are encountering a host of new challenges. Taking this into account, Facebook has identified two […]

Continue Reading Facebook Launches Features to Help Businesses Navigate the Pandemic

Facebook Launches Features to Help Businesses Navigate the Pandemic

The economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global businesses has sparked universal uncertainty and panic. Some industries are more accustomed to rapidly-changing conditions than others, which find themselves at sea, particularly when it comes to relying more heavily on digital. Pragmattica consulting founder, Amanda Bester believes that there are plenty of lessons to be learnt […]

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5 Practical Strategies to Digitally Adapt your Business

Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) is fast becoming the preferred solution for contact centre operators across the globe, as it offers scalability as and when the operational needs of an enterprise change and provides several advantages over traditional on-premise contact centres. CCaaS is a cloud-based customer experience solution that allows companies to utilise a […]

Continue Reading CCaaS gaining traction among Kenyan SMEs

CCaaS gaining traction among Kenyan SMEs

Many companies have scrambled to get their employees ready to work from home following the announcement by South African President Ramphosa of a lockdown for all non-essential businesses in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.  While some sectors were already used to partial home working, for many others it is a first. – […]

Continue Reading Remote Working Connectivity: The New Challenge for IT Managers

Remote Working Connectivity: The New Challenge for IT Managers

Not all console servers are created equal. With most, in-band management is the traditional model for network management with distributed gear and centralised management tools at the Network Operation Centre (NOC) but what do companies do when those centralised tools can’t reach the gear they are supposed to manage? “What they should be considering is […]

Continue Reading Uplogix and Networks Unlimited Africa Consider New Approaches to Managing Remote Locations

Uplogix and Networks Unlimited Africa Consider New Approaches to Managing Remote Locations

Fiorano Software, a leading Enterprise Integration Middleware and API Management specialist, announced that African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Egypt has chosen the Fiorano Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) to integrate its cloud-based core banking system, Finacle, with application systems to establish a technology platform for future enterprise integrations.  S.S. Tarakaram (Tarak), Director of Business Development for EMEA […]

Continue Reading Fiorano Delivers Digital Transformation at African Export-Import Bank

Fiorano Delivers Digital Transformation at African Export-Import Bank

Having employees working from home during the current lockdown phase has become the current ‘new normal’ for many companies around South Africa, and indeed the world. And as much as people are trying valiantly, it is not quite ‘business as usual’. However, being able to use the right tools, and adjust our thinking, can help […]

Continue Reading Remote working during the lockdown: not quite ‘business as usual’

Remote working during the lockdown: not quite ‘business as usual’

Over the last few years, IT has become an essential part of every businesses journey towards digital transformation. In fact, Gartner reports that globally 90% of organizations are making it a priority. This means that now, more than ever before, companies are on the lookout for innovative solutions to outdated issues. Yet, despite the obvious […]

Continue Reading Principles of IT Leadership 2020 goes Digital

Principles of IT Leadership 2020 goes Digital

Organisations are in the midst of an application explosion. Irrespective of sector or audience, they are being defined by how fast they can deliver modernised apps and services that differentiate their business and enhance the user experience. As such, it is predicted that the number of applications created by 2023 will be greater than the […]

Continue Reading Six Ways CIOs can Master the App Explosion

Six Ways CIOs can Master the App Explosion

The benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are far-reaching, pertinent to many industries and for a variety of applications. One such gain is quick and efficient data capturing for intelligent asset tracking and management, explains Marc van der Poll, network architect at Datacentrix, ICT solutions provider. “Without RFID, an automotive business with a warehouse […]

Continue Reading RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology, regardless of sector

RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology, regardless of sector

Migrating to the cloud offers corporate organisations greater agility, enabling companies to create new services, update and roll out applications faster, and introduce alternative ways to communicate with customers. However, migrating to the cloud, and operating within this space, brings its own challenges. This is according to Ray Krug, solutions architect at NETSCOUT, a leading […]

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Does Cloud Migration offer greater Agility?

Fintech software specialist, e4, has appointed Fikile Sibiya as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). This, according to the company, is apart of its mission to invest in internal infrastructure and strengthen governance. Upon taking up her new position, Fikile will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the company. “Central […]

Continue Reading e4 Appoints Female CIO

e4 Appoints Female CIO

‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option. As the COVID-19 pandemic has aggressively spread across the world, and across Africa, we are all attempting to adapt and adjust to what is a continually evolving situation. While schools and places of work shut and self-isolation becomes preferred, continuing operations is challenging yet necessary to power […]

Continue Reading Getting your workforce up and running remotely, quickly and securely

Getting your workforce up and running remotely, quickly and securely

With the tough economic climate, businesses need to consider ways to optimise operations and cut costs in order to survive and thrive in a highly competitive market environment. For most companies, regardless of size, computer programmes and software are central to business operations. And depending on a company’s industry or business function, this could mean […]

Continue Reading Open-Source Software: A Tool For Business Growth & Progression?

Open-Source Software: A Tool For Business Growth & Progression?

Digital transformation has quickly become one of the most talked-about disruptors across the world. In fact, Gartner reports that globally 90% of organizations are making it a priority. This means that now, more than ever before, businesses are on the lookout for innovative solutions to outdated issues.  As technology evolves, there’s little doubt that it […]

Continue Reading 3 steps to embarking on a successful digital transformation journey

3 steps to embarking on a successful digital transformation journey

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the potential to revolutionize our digital […]

Continue Reading HPE Unveils Open 5G Portfolio to Speed Path of Telecoms to Revenue

HPE Unveils Open 5G Portfolio to Speed Path of Telecoms to Revenue

Automated customer support features are no longer subjects of future speculation. Rather, a huge number of businesses already employ tools like chatbots to assist their customer service teams. And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that consumers value chatbots themselves. Indeed, 62% of consumers like interacting with new companies via chatbot. Yet, as with any […]

Continue Reading The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Automated Customer Support

The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Automated Customer Support

South Africa is facing a double dilemma right now in terms of unemployment and skills. Firstly, we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, but secondly, we also rank poorly in terms of skills. The net effect is that despite this high unemployment level, companies still battle to find skilled workers. In […]

Continue Reading Will the Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business?

Will the Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business?

The traditional approach to data management has always been a scale-up approach – when you run out of capacity you buy more. The trouble is that data is growing exponentially. In fact, according to Statista, data centre storage capacity worldwide will exceed 2000 exabytes in 2020. As the pace of data growth accelerates, the frequency […]

Continue Reading Modernising data management strategies is key in 2020 and beyond

Modernising data management strategies is key in 2020 and beyond

Ransomware made headlines in 2019 with several high-profile attacks causing significant service disruption. Some of the most notable ransomware attacks which caused lengthy outages at City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg City Power. The main takeaway from this is that ransomware is on the rise and big businesses are all attractive targets. The key to dealing […]

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Ransomware – the key is response and recovery

ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting for the Altron Group of companies as well as external customers across South Africa, announced on Thursday, 27 February 2019, that it has strengthened its partnership with VMware cloud Provider partner Routed. This partnership aims to enhance ACS’s current disaster recovery (DR) offering with a […]

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ACS partners with Routed and VMware to Enchance Disaster Recovery Solution

Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devices. Not only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, but we also increased the tolerance of […]

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Is the cloud really safe?

Remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) require complex infrastructure as they generally involve rural locations and distances, often with patchy connectivity, which can be problematic for the digitally transforming organisation that wants its satellite offices to be cloud-based.  Fortunately, though, the evolution of satellite, SD-WAN, 4G, hyper-converged infrastructure and backup technology is allowing the ROBO sites of […]

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Continue Reading Uplogix and Networks Unlimited Africa partner to enable ROBOs

Uplogix and Networks Unlimited Africa partner to enable ROBOs

Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption within the local enterprise space and recent investments made by global hyperscalers have served to boost foreign investor confidence, and positions South Africa favourably. The prevailing circumstances […]

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South Africans must turn tech talk into action to drive economic growth

Outsourcing is a global trend and cybersecurity is no exception. According to Gartner, the managed security service market grew by 6.7% in 2018, reaching $10.7 billion in revenue and is expected to grow further. Both service providers and vendors contribute to this market by offering their customers expertise, intelligence or solutions as a service. Advantages […]

Continue Reading How outsourcing solves problems with cybersecurity budget, control and expertise

How outsourcing solves problems with cybersecurity budget, control and expertise

ProLabs, a global leader in optical networking infrastructure, is completely invested in the quality of its networking components. To this end, the company’s testbed investment demonstrates its dedication to ensuring that its network components work seamlessly and according to industry specifications. This is according to Marcel Fouché, networking and storage general manager at value-added distributor, […]

Continue Reading ProLabs demonstrates commitment to quality control and compliance

ProLabs demonstrates commitment to quality control and compliance

One of the most common misconceptions about digital transformation is that it’s about the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and IT systems that optimise operational processes. While technology plays an important part, it doesn’t give us the full picture. Many companies implement new digital tools and platforms only to find that they remain unused or unable […]

Continue Reading The 5 stages of digital maturity

The 5 stages of digital maturity

The year 2020 promises to bring many compelling events — from the Olympic Games in Japan and a mission to Mars to a total solar eclipse (not to be missed on December 14). But, back on Earth, there are lots of interesting developments set to affect the business world too. Businesses of all sizes are [&hellip

Continue Reading 5 IT trends that could reshape business in 2020

5 IT trends that could reshape business in 2020

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has recently announced a partnership with Dell Technologies to continue moving the arenas of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies forward. Mellanox solutions are distributed in Africa by value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa. With the [&hellip

Continue Reading Mellanox and Dell Technologies partnership enables supercomputing platforms for commerce, research and science

Mellanox and Dell Technologies partnership enables supercomputing platforms for commerce, research and science

Today, customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as their preferred [&hellip

Continue Reading 4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics. Data has become a mission-critical business asset, which means that organisations need to be able to discover, protect and use it effectively and in a timely manner. This concept is known as being [&hellip

Continue Reading Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues

Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues

Synthesis Software Technologies (Synthesis) has announced a partnership with Internet performance and security company Cloudflare. Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest networks, which powers more than ten trillion requests per month, accounting for nearly ten percent of all Internet requests. Cloudflare’s network has had a point of presence in Johannesburg since 2014, and was [&hellip

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Synthesis partners with Cloudflare