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Mike Ettling, Global Head of Cloud and On Premise for Human Resources at SAP (image: supplied)

SAP: Cloud opportunity similar to mobile in Africa

April 15, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud computing has often been called a fad, but many experts agree that it is the future of business. While cloud adoption on the continent has been relatively slow, SAP believes that African businesses will inevitably see the benefits and take the leap. According to Mike Ettling, Global Head of Cloud and On Premise for ...

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Approximately a third of enterprises in Kenya now view the implementation of cloud or expansion of existing cloud infrastructure as a key priority area for the future (image: Shutterstock)

Cloud a priority for Kenyan enterprises

April 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments (0)

Approximately a third of enterprises in Kenya now view the implementation of cloud or expansion of existing cloud infrastructure as a key priority area for the future, according to the latest insights from global IT market intelligence firm International Data...

Hamilton Ratshefola, Director - General Business IBM South Africa   (image: IBM)

Connecting cloud to the bottom line

March 31, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud and big data are more than the current tech buzz words. In my opinion cloud and big data are set to play a decisive role in determining which enterprises grow their profits and global market share during the Africa continent’s ascendancy and which...

Deloitte today launched its fifth annual Tech Trends report highlighting 10 trends that could have an impact on South African companies (image: file)

Tech Trends 2014: The business impact of evolving technology

March 21, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Professional services firm, Deloitte, today launched its fifth annual Tech Trends report highlighting 10 trends that could have an impact on South African companies across industry sectors over the coming 18 to 24 months. “At their core, these trends...

Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of specialist distributor Phoenix Software (image: Phoenix)

Cloud drives data security

March 14, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

At one time, the cloud was touted as an efficient and easy way to store information. Today, we don’t send photos via email or carry documents on USB drives. The cloud is where it is at, a place where we all meet to exchange information. We store everything...

Jessica van Wyk, channel manager at Veeam Software. (Image source: Veeam Software)

What future for the distribution channel in a cloud-based world?

February 19, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Over the past few decades a whole industry has built itself on the distribution and resale of hardware and software — an industry that is now under threat as software sales move online and entire services move into the cloud. But, says Jessica van Wyk,...

Mark Ridley, regional director for Africa, NetApp. (Image source: NetApp)

Making sense of the major cloud inhibitors

February 13, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

It is easy to see why there is so much interest among companies to learn more about how they can benefit from cloud. The advent of cloud brings great promise for IT organisations to meet increasingly demanding business and operational objectives.  A...

Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

Cisco sees silver lining in cloud take up in Africa

February 13, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

An ICT research analyst from Frost & Sullivan has reiterated the strategic importance of a projected increase in cloud computing in key markets throughout Africa to global networking company Cisco. Cisco released its Q2 2014 results yesterday. Cisco...

Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM Global Technology Services (image: IBM)

IBM to expand cloud footprint

January 19, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology giant IBM announced has announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centres designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over...

Citrix reveals its 2014 technology predictions (image: Citrix)

Cloud-hosted desktops to dominate in 2014

January 3, 2014 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Citrix, the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles, revealed its technology predictions for 2014 – identifying several key trends that are expected to drive growth in the regional ICT market. As organisations continue to face pressure for change,...