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Big Data: Where do you start?

December 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Big Data is currently a buzz word in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits. Countless organisations’ understanding is that this data, when tapped into correctly, can provide a host of benefits including market intelligence and competitive advantage. However, one challenge many...

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Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

December 3, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models...


Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the value of cloud services in South Africa will reach $230m by the end of 2014, and judging by our...


Spawning Africa’s digital dragons in the cloud

November 12, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, technology research house Gartner released a report entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” as part of its 2014 CIO Agenda. In it, it suggests that if CIOs don’t respond quickly to a tsunami of digital opportunities, they will be washed...

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HDS unveils 3 new options for private and hybrid cloud

October 30, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced 3 new ways for customers, providers and partners to gain the benefits of the cloud without compromising the control, flexibility or security of their data. First is...


Is Innovation in the Clouds?

October 23, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud computing and more increasingly cloud services have put us on the cusp of a massive shift in how we work, communicate, and solve the big problems which also constitute the biggest market opportunities. Research by IDC suggests that revenues from cloud...


SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

October 15, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications. According to both parties the move has been made in order to accelerate customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. SAP...

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Nigeria: Vodacom bringing in the Cloud to tackle ICT challenges

October 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Nigeria is making a move to resolve ICT challenges in the country. According to Vodacom, its enterprise-class cloud and hosting services will enable a secure and reliable IT infrastructure that is ready for growth at a 99.982 percent rate. According...


The Data Centre has evolved

October 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dorio Bowes, Business Development Manager at Comstor a Westcon Group company says fast and flexible access to data – a challenge that the right technology can overcome. Cloud computing has lost its status as a buzzword and become an essential tool for...

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Vox Telecom makes a play for Cloud in SA

October 6, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vox Telecom is looking to make a play for Cloud once again. Speaking at the final leg of its national cloud roadshow, Craig Freer, head of products at Vox Telecom told attendees that: “Although cloud services isn’t a new concept, cloud adoption in South...

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Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

September 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation. The data centre, as well as cloud services and solutions both public and private, are becoming increasingly important to the...

Huawei also revealed the FusionSphere 5.0 open cloud platform and the OceanStor converged storage system, both of which are key components of the SD-DC² architecture, according to the company. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

2014 Huawei Cloud Congress unveils future driven tech

September 17, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has revealed a variety of products and solutions at the 2014 Huawei World Congress. Among the technology and solutions revealed was Huawei’s future-oriented Service Driven-Distributed Cloud Data Center (SD-DC²). Embodying innovations in cloud, Big...


Cloud Computing set for massive growth in SA & Kenya

September 11, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rapidly expanding bandwidth capacities, following the landing of undersea cables, have led to the proliferation of data centres and established a solid platform for the development of cloud computing services in South Africa and Kenya. Enterprises are...

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NetApp extends alliance with VMware

August 27, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

NetApp revealed that it is extending its decade-long alliance with VMware. The move is intended to help customers transition to an IT future that is increasingly software defined and embraces cloud computing. According to the company, NetApp is forging a...

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Cloud is setting the scene for a new digital era

August 27, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Electronic commerce, initially a consumer market phenomenon, is becoming firmly entrenched in the corporate space. The emergence of cloud-based treasury solutions and the digitisation of trade flows represent step changes in treasury and trade finance....


M:lab East Africa partners with SoftLayer for MIVP

August 25, 2014 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

M:lab East Africa has entered into a partnership with SoftLayer to offer the Catalyst programme to start-ups in m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program “Mobile Impact Ventures Program” (MIVP) and the community at large. The Catalyst start-up program...