Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 70 - Page 14

NEWS

South Africans can now access faster and affordable Internet as Liquid Dataport lands Equiano in Cape Town connectivity – a vital element as they leverage the digital economy .

Liquid Dataport , a business of Cassava

Technologies , is bringing much-needed access to affordable internet in South Africa . Liquid Dataport has acquired a pair of fibre cables on Equiano , the new West coast submarine cable , capable of delivering up to 12 Terabytes of new Internet capacity , providing the South African economy with the boost it needs to ensure the successful digital transformation of businesses and individuals .
The additional capacity augments Liquid Dataport ’ s existing pan-African fibre network , global satellite connectivity and subsea cable backbone that ensures businesses on the continent have access to affordable and reliable high-speed
David Eurin , CEO , Liquid Dataport , said : “ Lack of access to affordable internet connectivity across the continent , be it in the largest cities or the remotest villages , is a significant hurdle for Africans and organisations adopting digital technologies . Therefore , the landing of Equiano capacity by Liquid Dataport in South Africa will significantly foster the development of businesses in Southern African countries through improved access to high-speed connectivity and increased access to digital technologies like Cloud and Cybersecurity , to name a few . This new submarine cable landing is yet another addition to our steadily growing pan-African network , which includes satellite connectivity , subsea links and uterrestrial fibre network .”

Sage brings award-winning Sage Intacct to Namibia , Botswana and Mauritius

Sage , an accounting , financial , HR , and payroll technology vendor for ( SMBs ), launched Sage Intacct in Namibia , Botswana and Mauritius . The award-winning cloud financial management solution provides finance teams with the insights and automation they need to keep pace with the demands of running a business in an everexpanding digital environment .

Following a successful introduction in South Africa in 2020 , Sage Business Partners in Namibia , Botswana and Mauritius are ready to help Sage customers unlock the power and value of this financial management platform with sales and implementation expertise .
Gerhard Hartman , Vice President , Medium Business , Sage Africa and Middle East , said : “ Sage Intacct is a cloud-native financial management solution that helps forward-looking CFOs and finance professionals automate processes and gain insight by dynamically exploring their data in real-time . By enabling the business to work anytime , anyplace , and anywhere , Sage Intacct frees finance teams time to focus on the business and strategic , datadriven decision-making . This solution sets a new standard for finance leaders on their journey to drive Digital Transformation , all in the cloud .”
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