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Cloud: cluttered, confusing and in need of compliance

Choosing cloud is no longer an option – it's an inevitability if your business wants to participate in the modern economy, writes Zaheer Ebrahim, Presales Engineer at from Trend Micro South Africa.


The sky’s the limit if African agriculture can unleash the potential of technology

Drones are one of many tools which are starting to revolutionise agriculture in Africa says Hamza Rkha Chaham, Africa Goes Digital board member and co-founder of SOWIT.


The fourth wave of cloud is imminent

The massive rush to the cloud never really materialised says Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist, Office of the CTO at F5.

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Rimini Street Appoints Three New Regional GMs of North America and New SVP of Global Operations
Expanded executive leadership team part of plan to accelerate growth and achieve $1B in annual revenue by 2026
ONE Tech Launches World’s First Edge AI that Embeds and Trains AI Models Directly on MCU’s
AI-driven solution allows users to train a machine learning model directly on billions of limited-compute power devices
Homeplus Co. Switches to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle Applications and Database Software
Korean grocery and outlet retailer transitions from self-support to third-party support for high-quality service, long-term cost reduction and ability to focus IT resources on infrastructure modernization
Africa’s Top 15 Best Companies to Work in 2021 Revealed
Findings from this year program show how well businesses across Africa have adapted to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gtmhub Closes Largest Series B in OKR Category History
Insight Partners Puts $30 million into High-Flying ScaleUp
Mavenir Cloudifies its Portfolio
Bringing Digital Transformation to Mobile Networks for a complete Cloud Centric approach on any cloud - Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud
iFit® Introduces Fitness Breakthrough: Personalized and Automatic Heart Rate Training with iFit ActivePulse™
iFit ActivePulse allows a member’s heart rate to automatically adjust the treadmill’s speed and incline to always stay in the optimal heart rate zone
NTT to Exhibit Online at CES 2021, the World’s Most Influential Tech Event
With “IOWN—Breakthrough Innovation for Human Well-being” as its theme, NTT will present the value and the progress of its efforts to realize the concept.
Milestone Technologies Acquires Covestic, LLC. a ServiceNow Elite Partner and IT Managed Services Provider
Covestic complements Milestone’s ability to drive Digital and IT transformation for its clients through deep expertise in ServiceNow and IT Managed Services
Teledyne Paradise Receives WGS Certification for Satcom Modems
Secure, highly configurable QFlex-400 and Q-Lite modems now WGS-certified
Teledyne e2v HiRel Unveils Two High Power GaN HEMTs to its 650 V Family
High voltage GaN HEMTs for hi-rel applications now available in lower current 15 A and 30 A versions
rf IDEAS Delivers WAVE ID® Secure Access Technology for LG Electronics
rf IDEAS announced a partnership to incorporate WAVE ID® OEM secure access technology into LG’s 24CN670 All-in-One Thin Client for Healthcare.
CSG Begins New Era of Growth Under Newly Appointed CEO Brian Shepherd
Shepherd, who since 2016 has been integral to the company’s strategic growth as executive vice president and group president, was selected to succeed Bret Griess in August last year.
Hytera PoC Solutions Enhance Safety and Protection for Private Security Industry
Hytera PoC solutions are designed to help the private security industry ensure the safety and security of buildings, valuables and people by patrolling, securing and monitoring premises, guarding cash or other valuables in transit, and protecting VIPs.
Black Eyed Peas Encourage Fans to #PlayApartTogether for the Holidays In Social Campaign With Zynga
Platinum Recording Pioneers Share Messages of Gratitude and Social Distancing For A Safe Holiday Season, as Part of Ongoing Games Industry Campaign
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Welcomes Winter Holidays with Christmas-themed Collection Event, New Magical Creature and Social Surprises Throughout December
Zayn Malik Shows Signature Style with Special Avatar and Message for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Fans
Mavenir’s End-to-End Solutions for Multi-Generation Mobile Networks, Ideal for African Continent
Deliver and deploy cloud native software for mobile network services in Africa both in urban and rural areas
The Republic of Congo Brazzaville Becomes the Africa Finance Corporation’s 28th Member State
The Congolese Government’s commitment to structural economic transformation and inclusive growth is fully aligned with AFC’s ecosystem and beneficiation investment strategy.
NTT: CEOs See Major Opportunities in Emerging Technologies to Tackle Social Challenges
WSJ Intelligence undertook a new international CEO survey for global technology and business solution provider NTT.
Spotify to Launch in South Korea in the First Half of 2021
Spotify announced that it will launch its service in South Korea in the first half of 2021.
Rimini Street Wins Three Gold Pillar World Awards® for Great Workplace of the Year in the U.S., Asia-Pacific and Latin America
Recognition earned for career development and training, corporate culture, diversity and the Company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Mavenir Announces Creation of Business Unit to Accelerate OpenRAN RRU (Remote Radio Unit) Ecosystem
Business Unit to develop Production Quality Hardware & Software for Radio Designs
SGW Global and Motorola Mobility LLC Close Deal for the Global License of Motorola Nursery and Personal Audio Products
SGW and Motorola Mobility sign a 6-year deal granting SGW Global the rights to develop and market the Motorola brand of Nursery1 and Personal Audio2 products globally3 from 1 January 2021.
rf IDEAS and Nymi Partner for Truly Contactless Authentication Solutions
rf IDEAS partners with Nymi, the creator of the Nymi Band™, an innovative workplace wearable wristband for secure hands-free authentication.
Noname Launches from Stealth to Eliminate API Security Chaos for Enterprises
Lightspeed, Insight Partners and Cyberstarts invest $25M to help enterprises gain visibility and control over threats created by the explosion of APIs
WorldRemit Delivers USD Bank Transfers to Nigeria in Time for Christmas
Extending delivery of new CBN diaspora remittance rules whilst offering customers another convenient and flexible payout option
Mavenir and MTI Launch First Evenstar Remote Radio Head to Accelerate OpenRAN Adoption
Mavenir and Microelectronics Technology announced the general availability of the Evenstar B3 Remote Radio Head in collaboration with Facebook Connectivity.
Star Alliance Goes All-In on AWS to Invent the Next Era of Air Travel
World’s largest airline alliance selects AWS to build resiliency, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance traveler experiences
UAE Hosts “Africa Futures Forum” to Draw-up Priorities for African Union Agenda 2063
In Collaboration with UNDP & AU-APRM
AWS and Arm Demonstrate Production-Scale Electronic Design Automation in the Cloud
By migrating semiconductor design and verification to AWS running on Graviton2-based instances, Arm is reducing cost and scheduling risks for new projects, increasing throughput by up to 10x, and freeing engineers to focus on innovation
Standard Insurance Limited Becomes Latest African Firm to Select Moody’s Analytics IFRS 17 Solution
Moody’s Analytics announced that Standard Insurance Limited has selected the Moody’s Analytics RiskIntegrity™ for IFRS 17 solution to support its adoption of the new IFRS 17 accounting standard.
L&T Technology Services wins USD 100 Million plus Plant Engineering engagement from global O&G major
Under a 5-year engagement, LTTS will provide engineering services at two integrated refining and chemicals manufacturing facilities in USA
MassMutual’s LifeScore Labs and Antara Health Partner to Explore Risk Scoring in Healthcare
Risk scoring will measure impact, improve patient experience, and achieve better health outcomes by generating data needed to create affordable life and health products for the middle class
SCREEN Develops SS-3300S Scrubber Type Single Wafer Cleaning System With Industry-leading Productivity
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions has finalized development of its new SS-3300S scrubber type1 single wafer cleaning system.
SCREEN Develops Industry-first SB-3300 Hybrid Type Wafer Back-side Cleaning System With Both Chemical and Brush Cleaning Functions
The SB-3300 is equipped with a chemical etching/cleaning function as well as a physical cleaning function that uses brushes. Sales of the system will begin in December.
Universal Electronics Inc. to Provide Voice-Enabled Remotes for the New Virgin TV 360 Platform
Universal Electronics has been selected to provide voice-enabled remote controls to Virgin Media for its new Virgin TV 360 platform.
WorldRemit Launches Holiday Season Promotion to Help Filipino Beneficiaries Build a Dream Business
Winners will receive one Grainsmart rice store franchise business package worth PHP 200,000 for a recipient of their choice in the Philippines
rf IDEAS Announces Mobile Credential Partnership With Datasec
The new, highly robust mobile credential developed by Datasec and available for purchase from rf IDEAS will give users across all markets and industries a compelling option for seamless, touchless and secure logical access.
UVD Robots Wins EU Contract to Deploy 200 Robots in Hospitals Across Europe
UVD Robots Deployed to Fight the Spread of Covid-19 and Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections
WorldRemit Leads the Way Offering a USD Payout Option in Nigeria
New CBN rules allow beneficiaries to withdraw funds in USD to boost formal remittances to Nigeria
Rimini Street Awarded Three Brazilian Public Sector Contracts to Support Oracle and SAP Enterprise Software Systems
Company to provide support services to agencies linked to the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary branches of Brazilian government as part of government’s initiative to deliver transparency, efficiency, economy and optimization of public resources
iRhythm Technologies Receives Positive National Guidance in First of its Kind Digital Health Pilot with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Remote cardiac monitoring service Zio XT has been evaluated and positively recommended by NICE
Airtel Africa Extends Partnership with CSG to Support Its Digital Transformation Efforts
CSG announced that its long-standing partnership with Airtel Africa has been extended.
20by2020 Improves Water Quality in Rural Communities of Madagascar
Beneficiary communities include Students, Village Residents & Healthcare Workers
Mavenir and Airtel Demonstrate O-RAN RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) at Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest hosted by Airtel in India
Bharti Airtel together with Mavenir demonstrated O-RAN Intelligent Controller at the recent Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest it hosted.
Last and Final Victory for Sisvel Before the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) In the Sisvel vs Haier Cases
Yesterday the German Federal Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in another patent infringement case between Sisvel and Haier regarding Sisvel’s request for injunctive relief for infringement of cellular standard essential patents (SEPs) it owns.
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