Year 2 | Edition 19 | 7 February 2019
 
SDN cloud connectivity provider IX Reach expands into Africa via Djibouti Data Center

IX Reach, the leading provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services to more than 170 global locations is proud to announce its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center.

Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has been selected as the strategic hub for IX Reach’s African expansion owing to its excellent reputation and unique position as the first and only Tier 3 carrier neutral ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets...

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[Kenya] icolo.io starts construction of its Nairobi Data Center

icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya. The new Data Center called NBO1 is located in Karen Nairobi and will be second data centre from the company following the construction of the first data center in Mombasa.

Construction of the data centre started in November 2018 and is expected to be complete in August 2019. This new site will host more than 250 racks and accommodate IT power of 825kW...

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[Column] Raghav Sahgal: Defining the African digital reinvention

Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept – meaning different things to different people -- as countries and companies redefine ‘digital’ for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

For starters, all countries and companies occupy different starting points in their technological capabilities and, therefore, take a wide array of paths in the ‘next’ step in their technology evolution...

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[Startup Interview] Mbuyoti Chola, Managing Diretor, DigitalBlue Media, Zambia
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup.

Tell us about your company?

DigitalBlue Media Limited is a  Zambian Media Agency Company with a global outlook, dully and fully registered as Limited liability company by shares in accordance with the laws of Zambia in March 2018. Since inception, we have continued to deliver value to our clients and achieve results...

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News Headlines

[Kenya] Mastercard Engage platform launches in Kenya to support African payment innovation 24-04-2019 | 12:40:29
Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.


[South Africa] Standard Bank moves business to the cloud with Moody’s Analytics 24-04-2019 | 11:31:00
South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Group has selected the Moody’s Analytics CreditLens™ solution to digitize and automate its credit processes.


[Column] Karien Bornheim: The game is never over 24-04-2019 | 11:14:00
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack


[South Africa] PaySpace appoints Sandra Crous new MD 24-04-2019 | 10:26:50
PaySpace, the leader in true cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management Software, has appointed Sandra Crous (née Swanepoel) as its new Managing Director, effective 1 April 2019.


Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap conduct a digital training tour in Kenya 24-04-2019 | 09:22:44
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.


Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network 24-04-2019 | 08:30:25
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.


[Column] Byron Clatterbuck: Urban vs Rural – How to optimise ICT investment strategies 24-04-2019 | 07:01:00
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.


Liquid Telecom partners with MIT for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa 24-04-2019 | 06:43:00
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) to host the MIT 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.


South African Bank picks Sapiens Solution software to expand its insurance offerings 24-04-2019 | 06:41:13
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, has announced a strengthened partnership with a tier-1 South African bank.


Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab 24-04-2019 | 06:22:00
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.


MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises 24-04-2019 | 06:09:42
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.


WorldRemit partners with Paga to launch international mobile money transfers to Nigeria 23-04-2019 | 14:23:00
Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit is considerably expanding its presence in Nigeria by joining forces with Paga, Nigeria’s first and leading mobile money company, for international digital money transfers.


Cybersecurity threats to dominate agenda of the inaugural Africa ICT Expo and conference 23-04-2019 | 12:00:00
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.


Microsoft enters partnerships to drive digital transformation in South Africa's sports 23-04-2019 | 09:23:00
Microsoft South Africa has announced two new partnerships with the South African Rugby and Team Dimension Data to help drive digital transformation in both sports through cloud and Office 365.


[South Africa] Sanlam launches 'Sanlam Now Cover' digital platform 23-04-2019 | 08:24:00
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.


 


 
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