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NetApp appoints new Country Manager for South Africa and SADC Region

NetApp has announced the appointment of Morne Bekker as the new South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the IT industry, Morne will be responsible for all NetApp business across the Southern African region. His responsibilities will include the development and execution of sales and channel strategies, expanding the NetApp... »

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New Microsoft AppFactory Academy launches in Ethiopia

Wollo University, Tulane University – Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE), and Microsoft 4Afrika have joined forces to launch a new AppFactory Academy in Ethiopia. The AppFactory will provide selected Wollo University IT graduates, and related computing discipline graduates, with a six-month internship, where they will work on real-world software development projects with senior software ... »

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Sophos reveals special partner initiatives focused on SMB in the Middle East

Sophos has announced a new initiative for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the Middle East.  The special training and incentive initiative for channel partners is designed to enable them to address small and medium businesses as a focus for their go-to-market activities. Speaking on the new initiative, Mr. Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos said, “With the growin... »

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More than 1 million Google accounts breached by new Android malware

Check Point Software Technologies has stated that it’s researchers have revealed a new variant of Android malware, breaching the security of more than one million Google accounts. The new malware campaign, named Gooligan, roots Android devices and steals email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. With this information, attackers can access users’ sensitive data from Gmail, Goo... »

hyper-converged

The Future is Hyper-Converged, starting today

Do you put your smartphone together piece by piece? Does your new car arrive in boxes and instructions to assemble? Did you cut, measure and sew your own clothes? There is certainly something to be said for a hand-crafted marvel, an object unique among its peers. In the right circumstances these show class, sophistication and a taste for the finer things. But they come at a cost and do not even ma... »

data

DDoS Application Attacks: What You Need to Know

DDoS attacks are evolving. They are no longer simply a nuisance – they are highly-funded and highly-targeted. Anyone can launch a DDoS attack, and anyone can be the victim of one. For many, it is even a professional business and the attacks are evolving accordingly. Extortion, for example, is becoming much more common. Cyber criminals hold businesses to ransom, demanding payment ahead of lau... »

Saicom Voice Services

Unified communications’ productivity promise to SMEs

Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) promise mobility, productivity and scalability, but why should business owners and IT managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) care and what are the real business benefits to them right now? One of the biggest efficiency challenges faced by businesses today is scattered communications. Ineffective meetings and fragmented workflows ar... »

Verbatim South Africa

Verbatim gets South African ownership

Verbatim, a wholly-owned company of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, has transferred its South African entity to CrossAfrica Holdings, as a going concern, with effect from 1 October 2016.  The restructure targets various benefits, amongst others, improved customer value and B-BBEE compliance. CrossAfrica Holdings is strategically structured to facilitate focus and unlock expertise resulting in thr... »

data

ICT spending in 2016 will be driven by investments in software

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spendi... »

disaster recovery

Top tips for deploying effective and robust disaster recovery in the cloud

Keeping businesses running in the event of either natural or man-made disasters is essential, since any downtime quickly results in reduced productivity, brand damage and resulting revenue loss. In today’s business world, data has become a core asset, and therefore needs to form a central component of any disaster recovery or business continuity planning. Achieving this, however, is made more comp... »