Paratus Africa sells stake to Nimbus

A 26.5% stake of Paratus Africa's Namibian operation that is worth an amount of N$95-million has been obtained by Nimbus Infrastructure Limited. The capital pool company bought eight percent of the issued share capital in Paratus for N$20-million and the balance of N$75-million in shares. The...

19 Feb 2018

HPE uses Commvault's data platform for new offering

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has selected Commvault's data platform for its new HPE GreenLake Backup solution. The Commvault software is pre-integrated on HPE servers, storage, and networking technology and will provide customers with enterprise-class data protection and reliability covering the...

30 Jan 2018

Check Point introduces Infinity Total Protection

Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new product, Infinity Total Protection, which enables enterprises to prevent Gen V cyber-attacks. The security consumption model uses Check Point Infinity Architecture components to provide high levels of security, while also reducing cost by...

30 Jan 2018

Internet Solutions joins up with Cell C

Internet Solutions (IS) has teamed up with Cell C to increase its LTE service offering by supplying consumers with other possible solutions for connectivity within the fixed broadband market. Internet service providers (ISPs) will now be able to select from a variety of Cell C packages which is...

24 Jan 2018

Avenir unveils the Energizer Hardcase H240S

Avenir Telecom has unveiled its newest feature phone, a 4G rugged bar phone. Through a collaboration with Energizer, Avenir has developed the Energizer Hardcase H240S. The Energizer Hardcase H240S's battery offers up to 9.5 days on standby and 12 hours of talk time for lasting availability. It...

23 Jan 2018

Adobe names WPP Partner of the Year

Adobe has named WPP as its 2017 Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Adobe's annual sales conference, which was held in Las Vegas recently. Over 2,500 WPP Adobe experts worldwide collaborate with Adobe on a range of shared strategic clients,...

19 Dec 2017

Uber, BBM launch on-demand service

Creative Media Works and Uber have entered a partnership to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Global users will have access to this new service, including Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. BBM Messenger users - on both Android and iOS...

18 Dec 2017

Astrum opens in CT

Astrum has opened a branch in Cape Town. The branch will offer a wide range of products. The opening forms part of a larger effort to expand the Astrum footprint in South Africa.

13 Dec 2017

MTN signs partnership with Cisco Jasper

MTN has signed a partnership with Cisco Jasper to allow its business customers in Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. The partnership makes MTN the first mobile operator in South Africa to utilise the Cisco Jasper Control Center. MTN recognises a demand for the...

11 Dec 2017

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Checkers, UberEats collaborate

Checkers is partnering with UberEats to make a number of solutions-driven convenience meals and household essentials available to order on the UberEats app. The exclusive ready-to-cook and ready-to-braai ranges will also be available to order on the app and all orders will be delivered within 40...

17 Nov 2017

Africa gTLD gets roadshow

The .africa roadshow will conclude with the launch of the geographic top-level domain (gTLD) at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2018. Regions of East, West, North, and Southern Africa will form part of the roadshow, which will include an attempt to summit Mount...

13 Nov 2017

Commvault, Google Cloud partner up

Commvault and Google Cloud have partnered to provide a range of cloud services available on the Google Cloud platform. The new partnership will be focused on at the Commvault GO customer event and Google executive Adam Massey will explain how this new relationship addresses the increasing need for...

13 Nov 2017

Nokia, Vodacom sign MoU

Nokia and Vodacom have entered a memorandum of understanding on the trial use of Nokia's 5G technology. The MoU is intended to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalisation in South Africa. Nokia's 5G portfolio allows operators to provide ultra-fast...

8 Nov 2017

Orange Business Services, BlueTide Communications join forces

Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered a maritime communications collaboration. Orange's global satellite network combined with BlueTide's maritime solutions are set to provide navigation, cybersecurity, voice and video, corporate applications, and asset management for...

2 Nov 2017

Mall of Africa to use KaChing

The Mall of Africa has utilised KaChing to enable its customers to pay for parking. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up and credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and...

1 Nov 2017

Syenap included in CIOReview's list of Promising CEM Solution Providers

Syenap was included in CIOReview's list of 20 Most Promising CEM Solution Providers 2017. The Johannesburg-based analytics solution provider was the only South African company in the list. Syenap was formerly also a finalist in the inaugural global Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards and was...

25 Oct 2017

Cognosec obtains Intact Software Distribution

Cognosec AB has acquired Intact Software Distribution. The acquisition forms part of Cognosec's strategy to advance its software business and to provide customers with solutions to monitoring, securing and ensuring their most valuable information assets.

24 Oct 2017

OrderIn awarded MTN Business Consumer App of the Year

OrderIn has won the MTN Business Consumer App of the Year Award at the App of the Year Awards. The app was selected among from over 60 finalists in 12 categories. The awards took place at the Galleria Conference and Events Venue in Sandton, Johannesburg on 12 October 2017....

13 Oct 2017

Vodacom to lessen out-of-bundle prices

Vodacom is to decrease its out-of-bundle prices for all its customers by mid-October. The out-of-bundle rate will drop by 50% for prepaid and top-up customers once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect on 15 October 2017. Vodacom has also recently introduced other measures to...

4 Oct 2017

Acumatica Cloud ERP wins four PCMag Editors' Choice awards

Acumatica Cloud ERP received four accolades in the PCMag Editors' Choice Awards. Acumatica Cloud ERP was named best ERP software, best inventory management software, best enterprise-class general ledger accounting software, and the best business mobile apps. The PCMag editors considered the...

21 Aug 2017

Boeing-built satellite to further NASA's space communcation

A Boeing-built tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) will enable further communication for NASA's space communications network with International Space Station (ISS) when the satellite becomes fully operational next year. The satellite was launched on 18 August 2017 and it will provide...

21 Aug 2017

Turrito Networks named 2017 Vodacom Convergence Partner of the Year

Vodacom has named Turrito Networks the Convergence Partner of the Year for 2017. This is the sixth consecutive time that the MicroMega Group company has received the accolade.

14 Jul 2017

Rectron, Acronis partner up in distribution deal

Having been named an official partner of the international technology company, Rectron is to distribute Acronis' cloud backup solution for business in South Africa. Acronis produces backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync, and share solutions. Rectron will be offering Acronis resellers...

29 May 2017

BlankPage Publishing unveils two B2B new apps

Shortly after its launch, BlankPage Publishing has unveiled two new apps; Retail Brief Africa and Med Brief Africa. The Retail Brief Africa app provides users with segmented news on a daily basis as well as allow users access to product activation information, retailers are also given the option to...

29 May 2017

Famous Brands hails Turrito as IT partner of the year

Famous Brands has named Turrito Networks as its 2017 IT partner of the year. Turrito Networks is a division of MICROmega Group and provides Famous Brands' wide area networks. Over the past year, Turrito Networks has ensured that Famous Brands' wide area networks had no downtime on major links.

25 May 2017

Airbnb ‘For You' tab includes more activities

Airbnb has unveiled its new updated version of the ‘For You' tab, which will now include activities based on the users' current location and where they intend on travelling. The new ‘For You' tab will first be available to users who have their language setting in English and who are searching...

24 May 2017

Darryl Marcus to lead Pypestream's SA office

Darryl Marcus will be heading US startup Pypestream's newly opened South African office as the GM Southern Africa. Pypestream was co-founded by South African expat Richard Smullen and is a private enterprise mobile messaging platform that influences intelligent automation and chat-bot...

2 May 2017

Icasa releases draft regulations in TVWS ahead of DSA summit

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has released draft regulations on the use of TV white space in the African region, ahead of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance's fifth annual global summit which will be held in Cape Town from 9-11 May 2017. The draft regulations shed light on...

21 Apr 2017

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