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Top 5 Big data trends revisited

September 2, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As we head deeper into the second half of 2015, Wayne Dick, Pre-Sales Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, revisits this year’s big data trends and considers how a streamlined data refinery architecture can help businesses to better process their information. The volume, velocity and variety of data has exploded in recent years. Research...

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The future of the cloud is the future of business

August 13, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The evolution of cloud-based technology has dramatically changed the business landscape in the past few years, and the latest developments in technology are set to create even further disruption. Businesses today are faced with increasing pressure not only...

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Amazon Web Services expands presence in South Africa

August 13, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amazon revealed that it will be expanding its presence in South Africa. According to the company, it will be opening a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa for Amazon Web Services (AWS). At a press briefing held at The Focus Rooms, located in...

Richard Stand

Cloud backups: The difference between life and death of data

July 31, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Over the past two years the uptake of pure cloud backup by smaller businesses has burgeoned as the idea of saving company data to the cloud has become easier for companies to digest, and bandwidth has become faster and cheaper. Securicom’s Richard Broeke...

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BCX unveils pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack

July 30, 2015 • BCX in Africa, Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the only gold certified Microsoft Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) partner in Africa, Business Connexion (BCX) has launched the first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack out of its carrier-neutral, certified Tier IV data centre. According to...

Sumash Singh

Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

July 21, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries. This is due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the biggest demand on storage, and as the resolution of...

Warren Olivier

Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

July 15, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software – as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud...


SAP and CFG take “The Beautiful Game” into the Cloud

July 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP SE and City Football Group (CFG) today announced a global, multiyear marketing and technology partnership that will transform the way the ownership group and its football teams operate and perform, from the boardroom to the pitch. SAP will become the...

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Huawei launches Digital inCloud centre in Africa

July 1, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has revealed the launch of their Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional center at the 5th Annual VAS Africa summit. The event attracted over 70 carriers and Service Providers (SPs)/ Content Providers (CPs) in the region. According to...

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Securing the cloud: The factors that need to be considered

June 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Security has typically been, and continues to be, one of the major areas of concern for organisations contemplating a move into the cloud, and for good reason. Security breaches can have far-reaching consequences that could cripple a business, and legislative...


Can IoT create new, generative business value?

June 18, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Advanced sensor technology connected to the so-called ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) is forging unusual business relationships between companies, and generating entirely new forms of value. Mihail Botez, IoT Strategic Product Sales Specialist at Cisco and...

Financial Services Industry

Top Technology trends shaking up the financial services industry

June 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The financial services industry has to consider the adoption of new technology trends such as cloud computing to augment their capabilities and social media to test market appetite for new products and services. The industry has historically been at the...

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Driving the forces behind cloud computing

June 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As we reflect on the lessons learned through the big-data boom, of how organisations securely capture, store and retrieve data and how they can derive value from these huge data sets, we must begin to prepare for a yet another new wave of data. This data will...

Warren Olivier, Veeam Software Regional Manager for Southern Africa (image: Veeam)

Is scheduled downtime ever acceptable?

June 9, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the age of the always-on business, downtime is increasingly unacceptable – even when it’s planned and announced in advance, says Veeam Regional Manager for Southern African Warren Olivier. “In 2015 any business that has any kind of online...


Can data protection unlock the full potential of virtualisation?

June 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Server virtualisation is a darling of IT administrators for a number of reasons such as delivering more efficiency and cost control than adding physical servers to accommodate the data explosion. It also offers savings due to server consolidation, at the same...

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Nigeria: Etisalat opens data centre in Abuja

May 21, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Etisalat Nigeria has launched a new data centre in Abuja. According to the company, the data centre is set to address the growing demand for cloud and disaster recovery services. CMO, Matthew Willsher said that the investment was made to ensure that customer...