Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Government finds alternative for TTCS as its IAP, Zarnet acquires Portnet

The government, through its IAP Zarnet, has acquired a majority stake in Portnet Software, a leading local SAP solutions provider. This is meant to give the State an option for enterprise software and limits its reliance on Twenty-Third Century Systems

Minister Mandiwanzira raises security concerns over Twenty Third Century’s EOH deal

The Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, has raised concerns over the security risk that the country was being exposed by giving Twenty Third Century Systems, which now has partial foreign ownership, access to sensitive economic data. This is stemming from the fact that the company is one of the lead implementors of e-governance solutions.

BYOD: Is Zim ready for Enterprise Mobile?

The advancement in technology has seen Zimbabwean companies trailing in the type and quality of devices available at the work place. As a result employees have tended to bring their own devices into the workplace. Whether that indeed increases productivity and companies should adopt BYOD is a good point to ponder.

EOH takes over Zimbabwean enterprise firm, Twenty Third Century Systems

The move by EOH to take over 49% percent of Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS) to expand its African Enterprise Systems footprint leaving TTCS a minor controller is conspicuously for its detail on the resulting shareholding. This leave EOH as somewhat of a monopoly SAP partner in the region. What does this mean for TTCS?

Wetting your beak with the Dreamhost cloud

Cloud services mean huge advantages for the modern business, but some solutions seem suited for enterprises and deep-pocketed operations. Here is a look at how Dreamhost, a less glorified cloud service provider, has solutions that can actually accommodate small startups, even humble concerns here in Zimbabwe.

Liquid Telecom launches cloud storage & file sharing solution for enterprise in Zimbabwe

Liquid Telecom, launched an enterprise data storage, cloud storage and file sharing service called CrashPlan Africa. If you’re wondering if this isn’t just a Box or Dropbox with an African tag, hear this: This is enterprise first, and IT departments get the premises based cloud option. The closer competition may actually be SharePoint than the purely cloud syncing stuff.