Year 2 | Edition 52 | 8 May 2019
 
The Rise of the African Cloud

Africa is emerging as a lively battlefield for global cloud providers. This week, Microsoft’s Azure Africa cloud services went live, with services offered from data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The launch of Azure came just one day after Huawei announced that its African cloud region was now operational, also from South Africa. Last year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that its first Africa cloud “availability zone” will become operational in the first half of 2020...

Read more

 
[Kenya] Internet Solutions completes Ksh.280 million fibre access network upgrade

Internet Solutions has completed the upgrading its fiber access network at a cost of over Shs280million. The upgrade which began in 2017 will provide a more stable network service with automatic rerouting in the event of a fiber. It has also largely eased network broadcasts impacting the network.

Commenting on the upgrade, Internet Solutions Managing Director Richard Hechle said apart from stability, the firm’s network is now fully automated, allowing for quick provisioning of new and existing services, a simplified deployment of the network and simpler maintenance activities...

Read more

 
Westcon-Comstor names NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, as its distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

Westcon-Comstor today announced the appointment by NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, as its distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa effective May 1, 2019. Westcon-Comstor has been a distributor in some territories for many years but can now offer NetApp solutions across Sub Saharan Africa.

With an extensive footprint Westcon-Comstor will offer NetApp solutions in South Africa (SA), Southern African Development Community (SADC), French West Africa (FWA), West Africa (WA), East Africa (EA) and Indian Ocean Islands (IOI).  The reinvigorated collaboration comes as part of a strategy to strengthen the role of NetApp distributors and partners in EMEA and provides customers with world-class services and solutions...

Read more

 

 
 
The 5th China-Africa Enterprises Convention | 8 - 12 June 2019 | Shanghai | China
June 8 to 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China, is an opportunity for African companies to trade and establish strategic partnerships with Chinese companies, to learn from Chinese companies experience and find investment opportunities with Chinese and African investors.

The event, which is in its 5th edition, is organized by Reliconn (a Shanghai-based consulting firm), with the support of the Organizing Committee of the China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), which is one of the of the 4 biggest fairs of China...

Read more

 

 
News Headlines

01-06-2020 | 08:49:00
MainOne commences construction work at MDXi data center in Appolonia, Ghana
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.


29-05-2020 | 13:53:00
Check Point successfully unveils 'VandaTheGod', person behind 7-year hacktivism campaign
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign


29-05-2020 | 07:30:12
[Nigeria] GT Bank launches low cost health insurance product
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has announced the launch of Beta Health, a low-cost health financing product that offers instant access to health insurance for every Nigerian.


29-05-2020 | 07:21:00
MainOne partners with government, World Bank to deliver connectivity services into Burkina Faso
Main One has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators.


29-05-2020 | 07:19:04
South Africa’s Mama Money expands global reach with Western Union
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.


28-05-2020 | 06:42:00
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.


28-05-2020 | 06:13:39
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.


27-05-2020 | 07:08:00
[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.


27-05-2020 | 07:04:59
[Column] David Christie: Systems resilience in times of unprecedented disruption
In the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, systems resilience is being tested like never before. IT and business leaders must ensure that their organisations can continue to operate through this unprecedented disruption.


26-05-2020 | 14:30:00
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.


26-05-2020 | 14:08:00
[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.


26-05-2020 | 10:29:00
[Kenya] Safaricom’s Sanda Ojiambo appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.


26-05-2020 | 09:30:35
[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.


26-05-2020 | 09:28:44
[Column] Ronnie Toerien: The role of Human Capital Management in the new world of work
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.


26-05-2020 | 08:14:00
Travel Africa Network selects Eutelsat to launch first HD African travel channel
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.


 


 
Click here for the webversion

To unsubscribe click here
 

Colofon:

Africa CEO Network NEWS is a publication of Africa Business Communities
www.africabusinesscommunities.com

info@africabusinesscommunities.com

www.twitter.com/africabizz
Publisher/Editor in Chief: Bas Vlugt

Editors: Nixon KanaliBob KoigiAndrea AyemobaPie Kamau

Send your press releases to: info@africabusinesscommunities.com


Africa Business Communities is a Digital B2B Publisher that enables companies and organizations to connect with African Business Professionals. Africa Business Communities supports doing business in Africa by recruitment services, custom media productions and market research. Africa Business Communities is the largest player on LinkedIn in Africa.

Become a member of de Africa CEO Network on LinkedIn

www.africabusinesscommunities.com

www.nigeriabusinesscommunities.com

www.africabusinesspanel.com

www.africaonlinemarketing.com

www.africapresslist.com

www.africanewsmonitoring.com

www.headhuntersinafrica.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -