Vumatel concludes finance deal with Standard Bank

Fibre broadband provider Vumatel has concluded a finance deal with Standard Bank that will see the company ramp up delivery and expand into new markets in South Africa. The deal, likely to be one of the largest debt capital raising-based deals of its kind in the fibre-to-household industry to date,...

25 Apr 2016

Turrito Networks, Saicom enter into PBX, VoIP partnership

MICROmega Group company Turrito Networks has entered into a strategic partnership with Saicom Voice Services, a provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services aimed at simplifying telephony for SMEs.

25 Apr 2016

Webafrica opens its doors in Johannesburg

Internet service provider Webafrica has recently opened up its doors in Johannesburg. "Expanding out from Cape Town, we opened our Johannesburg doors in February this year in the form of a sales office," explains Webafrica sales director, Myron Salant. The Johannesburg office currently employs...

19 Apr 2016

SA's first SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service launched in Joburg

To meet the growing demand for locally hosted cloud services in South Africa, SAP Africa in partnership with Dimension Data have announced the launch of an SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (SAP HEC) service, offering the market real-time technology capabilities enabled by SAP HANA - SAP's in-memory...

15 Apr 2016

EOH to buy of Aptronics

Computer group EOH announced a R194m acquisition of Aptronics, to be paid half in cash and half in shares. Aptronics has been in business for more than 20 years, during which time it has grown its turnover to more than R500m and has more than 200 large enterprise customers. Its core business was...

14 Apr 2016

Riverbed partners awarded at Riverbed Partner Summit 2016

Riverbed Technology recognised top-performing partners from around the world during the Riverbed Partner Summit 2016, held 5-7 April in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognise companies for excellence in delivering on evolving customer needs and driving business...

13 Apr 2016

Orange acquires Cellcom

Orange has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d'Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian subsidiary, Orange...

8 Apr 2016

New Veeam Availability Orchestrator enables disaster recovery

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced the Veeam Availability Orchestrator, a multi-hypervisor disaster recovery (DR) orchestration engine that enables enterprises to easily execute, test and document DR plans. Data...

6 Apr 2016

Head of Spain's Telefonica steps down after 16 years

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica announced its chief executive Cesar Alierta, who oversaw the company expansion into one of the world's largest telephone companies, will step down after nearly 16 years at the helm. Alierta, 70, proposed the company's chief operating officer Jose Maria...

30 Mar 2016

Comtel Communications launches Unlimited Calling fixed line product

Comtel Communications, a Cape Town based telecommunications company, has launched Unlimited Calling, a fixed-line product for both residential and business clients. This new offering is an addition to the company's services that include fibre and wireless connectivity, hosted PBX and VoIP, and...

29 Mar 2016

SUSE, CTU in open source training partnership

Enterprise Linux solutions provider, SUSE South Africa, has entered into a strategic partnership with CTU Training Solutions that will see the institution provide training based on the current SUSE certification programme. This includes Certified Linux Administrator, Professional, and Expert...

22 Mar 2016

Honda selects IBM Watson's IoT technology for use in Formula One

IBM has announced that Honda R&D is monitoring and analysing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, drivers and crews can apply data and analytics in real-time to help streamline performance and improve fuel efficiency,...

18 Mar 2016

First for Africa launches

Phoenix Distribution and First Distribution, both specialist distribution companies within the Epsidon Technology Holdings Group, have joined forces to form a new pan-African distributor, First for Africa. First Distribution is a distributor of Tier 1 data centre brands with deep skills in...

18 Mar 2016

BEE empowers management control of Rocketseed South Africa

The management team of email media pioneer Rocketseed South Africa has acquired a majority stake in the company, John Cooper, the chairman of London-based Rocketseed Group, has announced. Rocketseed was started by South African entrepreneurs and was subsequently bought by Cooper who saw enormous...

17 Mar 2016

World first mobile biometrics console to be unveiled

Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS), the world's first mobile biometrics console, is to be unveiled for the first time at the connectID 2016 conference and expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington this week. BIMS enables biometric identification across a range of...

15 Mar 2016

OpenWeb launches new 'Bid for Bandwidth' auction

Local ISP OpenWeb has launched 'Bid for Bandwidth' where data will be auctioned to the highest bidder. OpenWeb CEO Keoma Wright says they have to find innovative ways to utilise the available bandwidth optimally. "A bid is for the monthly fee one pays for data. If your bid is accepted, the sale is...

14 Mar 2016

Aptronics wins Veeam Enterprise Project Award

Enterprise IT services provider Aptronics recently attended the 2016 Veeam Partner Summit, held at The Marion on Nicol in Johannesburg. At the event, Aptronics walked away with the Most Significant Enterprise Project award. Previously at the 2014 inaugural awards, they won the Enterprise Partner of...

14 Mar 2016

Cape audience captivated by experts

'Closing the business-IT divide' was the theme of a panel discussion that was held in Cape Town recently. The business community were led by seasoned business IT leaders who explored the strategic business technology leadership roles in SMEs. Mark Geschke, CEO of the digital transformation...

14 Mar 2016

PaySpace receives International ISO 27001 certification

PaySpace has become the first Human Capital Management and Payroll Software service provider in Africa to receive the International ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 27001 certification for security and data protection. This certification means PaySpace has achieved a level of...

11 Mar 2016

Dimension Data distributes 55 more bicycles to Soweto learners

Dimension Data, in partnership with the City of Jo'burg and Qhubeka,delivered 55 brand new Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles to high school students in Orlando, Soweto. The bicycle distribution is part of the ongoing Urban Scholar Bicycle Programme - a partnership between City of Jo'burg and Qhubeka, which...

11 Mar 2016

Lenovo and Juniper Networks announce global partnership

Lenovo and Juniper Networks have announced the commencement of a global strategic partnership to leverage synergies in their respective product and technology portfolios to build the next generation of converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scale data centre infrastructure solutions for enterprise...

11 Mar 2016

MTN donates special needs computer lab to Itsoseng Handicraft Centre

In an effort to help increase vocational skills, access to education and life skills in previously disadvantaged communities, MTN, through its MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Social Development donated a special needs computer laboratory to the Itsoseng Handicraft...

10 Mar 2016

inQuba receives strategic investment from Convergence Partners

inQuba, worldwide specialist in managed Customer Experience (CX) software, has received growth capital from investment firm Convergence Partners in the form of a new equity injection, in order to accelerate its global expansion. The inQuba investment will be housed in Convergence Partners Fund I...

10 Mar 2016

AIG secures over €300m in funding

Africa Internet Group (AIG), the parent of Jumia and Jovago, has secured more than €300m in funding from new and existing investors, including the previously announced funding commitment from AXA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. This new round of investment is led by...

4 Mar 2016

Business Connexion scoops top Cisco awards

Business Connexion and parent company Telkom have scooped a number of prestigious Cisco Awards at the Global Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego, California. During the Global Awards Ceremony Business Connexion was recognised as Africa Partner of the Year, Capital Partner of the Year and Services...

4 Mar 2016

Arrow Electronics tops Fortune's Most Admired Companies list

Arrow Electronics has been named to Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the 16th consecutive year. Arrow Altech again topped the list in the "Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment" category based on input from industry executives, directors and analysts. Fortune's...

3 Mar 2016

Vox Telecom awarded two top awards

Vox Telecom was awarded YahClick Service Partner of the Year and Marketing Excellence awards at the YahClick Service Partner Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. YahClick is a satellite broadband service provider. The YahClick Service Partner of the Year award was given to Vox Telecom in recognition of their...

26 Feb 2016

EMC SA leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant

EMC South Africa security division has announced that Gartner has named RSA Archer as leaders in the quadrant for operational risk management. The report is part of Gartner's OneGRC research programme. The OneGRC programme uses a case-based methodology to review government, risk management and...

25 Feb 2016

ContinuitySA Mozambique expands data centre

ContinuitySA has expanded their existing data centre in Maputo, Mozambique. One of its mobile data centres has been installed as a permanent extension to the existing brick-and-mortar data centre. The mobile data unit is housed in an adapted container, and will double the company's existing capacity...

24 Feb 2016

Vox Telecom wins SMB Partner of the year award

Vox Telecom has won the award for Server Message Block Partner of the year in Southern Europe and Middle East Africa at the annual Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Partner Day. The ALE is an event dedicated to strengthening growth between the company and its partners. Vox Telecom was selected over other...

23 Feb 2016

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