Business Continuity

SA court dismisses Turkcell’s US$4.2bn claim against MTN

End to long-standing legal war between MTN and Turkcell after High Court of South Africa dismissed action by East Asian Consortium B.V. with costs.
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Cybersecurity talent in Africa: The challenges we face and the solutions we need

Research shows nearly two out of three responding enterprises reported having trouble recruiting and retaining qualified cyber professionals says Conrad Steyn, CTO and Head of Engineering for Sub-Saharan Africa at Cisco.

Sacked Twitter Ghana staff head to court

Complainants also petition Ministry of Employment and National Labour Relations to intervene.

Assisting South Africa’s tech start-ups: Exclusive Networks Africa offers financial support and mentorship

The company has an established Supplier Development Programme in place, to offer mentoring and financial support to chosen entrepreneurs and small business suppliers.
11 Nov

Twitter closes Africa office after Ghanaian lay-offs

Employees have described the offer of three months’ severance as “insulting”.

No business falls below the cyber-criminal radar

All businesses, but SMMEs most especially, need to take cyber-security seriously and secure their critical data at all times says Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner to South Africa.
Oct 24, 2022

African Tech Voices EXCLUSIVE: Getting ahead of smishing in Africa

With mobile usage comes mobile threats, and we find ourselves in the era of smishing and a time when no mobile device can be considered safe from attack says Louise Taute, Managing Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.
Oct 21, 2022

COVID-19 fast-tracked digitalisation exposes banks vulnerability

Botswana’s Reserve Bank’s Banking Supervision report states that the instituted risk management measures are considered to be unsatisfactory.

African Tech Voices EXCLUSIVE: Why the future of IT is circular

We can’t reverse the impact that e-waste has already had on the environment, but by embracing a more circular future for IT we can push towards a more sustainable system for the products we use says Takalane Khashane, Managing Director, Iron Mountain South Africa.
Oct 13, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Integrating security to deliver consolidated defences

Critical infrastructure, government departments, and supply chains are becoming focal points for cybercriminal organisations says Lindsay Blackie, Channel Manager Check Point at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Develop a deep understanding of processes to derive meaningful value from digitisation

Many businesses are in constant firefighting mode, reacting to crises when and where they happen by following the noise and then throwing resources at the problem says Norma-Jean Samuriwo, Principal Consultant at Analyze Consulting.
Oct 7, 2022

The future of workforce mobility: human, hybrid and flexible

The past two years have had an irreversible impact on the future of work, and hybrid work is clearly here to stay says Sarthak Rohal, VP - IT Services at In2IT Technologies.