Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 74 - Page 24



Orange Egypt has signed a partnership agreement with Fawry , a leading provider of e-payments and digital finance solutions in Egypt , to enhance digital payment services and expand the features of Orange Cash wallet .
The collaboration strengthens Orange Cash ’ s position as Egypt ’ s leading digital payment service , providing customers with a comprehensive money management solution answering their needs with a reliable , secured and fully compliant platform relying on the highest international technologies and security standards .
Money transfer , electricity , water and gas bills , insurance premiums , union payments , clubs , schools , universities , donations , ticket purchases , traffic fines , online purchases , real estate instalments , bank loan settlement and merchant payments are just a few of the many services offered by Orange Cash .


Ethiopian Airlines Group ( ET ) has partnered with MailAmericas ( MA ), a private postal operator and gold member of the consultive committee for the Universal Postal Union , to develop cross border e-commerce services . According to this partnership , Ethiopian Airlines will offer air transport service for carrying goods across its wide network while MailAmericas will provide its market expertise and the know how it gained in Latin America and Africa – where it has networks in over 40 countries .
Ethiopian Group CEO , Mesfin Tasew , said : “ As the leading air cargo service provider in Africa , we are glad to team up with MailAmericas in launching e-commerce logistics services across Africa and Latin America . The partnership enables us to serve our customers better by leveraging the expertise , bilateral agreements and private networks of MailAmericas .”


Mama Money , a FinTech that offers cross-border money transfers and banking services has joined forces with TNM , a leading telecommunications and mobile money operator , in Malawi .
This partnership allows Mama Money customers to easily send money to any TNM Mpamba account for cash collection at over 40,000 locations across Malawi , with no cashout fee for the recipient . Nicolas Vonthron , CEO , Mama Money , said : “ We have made a lot of progress in bringing down the cost of money transfers , but there is still more we can do to support the Malawian community in South Africa . We want to reduce the cost even further and offer a super reliable service .”


Gijima , a Black-owned South African Information and Communications Technology ( ICT ) company , has selected the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform ( VSP ) arrays to reduce energy costs while also improving the performance and scalability of its data infrastructure .
Gijima successfully identified and deployed Hitachi VSP systems at its production data centre and additional arrays for Disaster Recovery . The all-flash storage systems replaced bulkier spinning-disk arrays , significantly consolidating the physical infrastructure , reducing from nine racks to three in the production data centre and freeing up additional racks at the Disaster Recovery site .
As a result , the new deployment provides a much smaller footprint and a considerable reduction in power consumption , which will reduce CO 2 emissions and help Gijima save on energy costs .
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