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The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local resellers and systems integrators.

Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

August 20, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local resellers and systems integrators. That’s the word from Othelo Vieira, Microsoft CSP product manager,...

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Hyperscaling Africa’s ability to digitally transform through the power of the data centre

Hyperscaling Africa’s ability to digitally transform through the power of the data centre

August 15, 2018 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on Hyperscaling Africa’s ability to digitally transform through the power of the data centre

Digital transformation is reshaping every industry and sector, because of agile technologies like software defined data centres. Companies are moving their workloads into the cloud due to aging infrastructure and escalating costs, with many of these cloud...

New partnership between South African tech powerhouse Moyo and Israel's SQream set to change the face of big data analytics in South Africa

SQream and Moyo to Turbocharge South African big data analytics market

August 14, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on SQream and Moyo to Turbocharge South African big data analytics market

Big data analytics which together with artificial intelligence (AI) holds the promise of radically changing the world by making sense of the vast amounts of data that is being collected on daily basis around the world is about to radically change the picture...

Making our cities smart-city-ready

Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

August 5, 2018 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics...

Driving cognitive analytics and big data

Driving cognitive analytics and big data

August 3, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on Driving cognitive analytics and big data

The relationship between artificial intelligence and business intelligence is deepening daily, as augmented analytics takes centre stage. In a world where global market shifts can occur in a matter of minutes, access to real-time data – and the capability...

Julie Tregurtha, Head of Database & Data Management at SAP Africa

Hot, cool, cold: a temperature heat map for big data

August 2, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Hot, cool, cold: a temperature heat map for big data

The business world is undergoing a total transformation as new technologies enable the rapid processing and analysis of huge volumes of data in real-time, equipping business leaders with unprecedented insight into granular detail of every aspect of their...

Big Business or SME: We All Need 21st Century Data Security

Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

August 2, 2018 • Big Data, SecurityComments Off on Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

Technology created and widely adopted in the 21st century has undoubtedly made our lives easier. It means everyday activities like banking are far less tedious and time-consuming, and that complex, more specialised tasks, like managing a company’s finances,...

Data - The Foundation of Accelerated Growth in a Transformed World

Data – The Foundation of Accelerated Growth in a Transformed World

July 23, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data – The Foundation of Accelerated Growth in a Transformed World

In an ever more connected world, it is essential that businesses find their footing on the transformation journey. Data is the foundation of this journey, providing the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. Through the effective use of data, accelerated...

Research reveals how criminals target fax machines to take over networks and spread malware

Companies at risk of unauthorised access to critical data

July 15, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Companies at risk of unauthorised access to critical data

Recent local cyberattacks are a forewarning of things to come and it clearly shows the vulnerabilities of South African companies. Although in recent attacks customers have not necessarily suffered any financial losses, this could quickly change with personal...

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

July 10, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses collect more data than they can handle, reveals Gemalto

With pressure to ensure consumer data is protected mounting, Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the results of a global study which reveals that two in three companies (65%) are unable to analyze all the data they collect and only...

Teraco to invest R1bn in SA ICT infrastructure

Teraco to invest R1bn in South African data centre

July 6, 2018 • Big Data, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco to invest R1bn in South African data centre

In its largest infrastructure build project to date, Africa’s only neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1). Increased demand for additional data centre capacity is being driven by cloud uptake and...

Data is now on the menu for the world's booming population

Data is now on the menu for the world’s booming population

July 6, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data is now on the menu for the world’s booming population

Farmers today have a monumental challenge. The United Nations World Population Prospects 2017 study found that the current world population of 7,6-billion is expected to reach 8.6-billion by 2030. This means that global agricultural production would need to...

Travelport, IBM launch AI travel platform

Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

June 28, 2018 • Big Data, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

Few people can dispute that the amount of data that is generated and disseminated on any given day is increasing daily, with no slowing down in sight. According to business intelligence company, Bernard Marr & Co, every two days the population creates...

Siemon’s new lighter coloured cabinet solutions improve aesthetics and visibility

Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

June 19, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, HardwareComments Off on Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

Siemon, a global network infrastructure company, has announced that its cabinet solutions and accessories are now available in white and light grey, which according to the company delivers modern look for today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces....

GDPR: So what does it really mean?

Tackling the pertinent aspects of GDPR

June 17, 2018 • Big Data, SponsoredComments Off on Tackling the pertinent aspects of GDPR

For businesses around the world, including Africa, the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is particularly pertinent. This is because the GDPR applies not only to all states in the EU, but more especially...

How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

June 9, 2018 • Big Data, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How South African companies can use blockchain to drive business value

Blockchain is emerging as one of today’s most disruptive technologies, with the ability to radically reshape how business is done by enabling secure, efficient and transparent business-to-business transactions. Its predicted to deliver $176 billion...