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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 security cameras continues to increase, so too does the storage requirement. In addition, for...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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VMware opens Kenya office with local team

May 15, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Virtualization and cloud computing global provider VMware announced that it has launched its Kenya office and hired a local team aimed at driving its growth as well as the growth of the cloud and virtualization sector in Kenya. The company hopes to take...

Citrix Synergy 2015

Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix reveals XenMobile update

May 14, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Citrix Synergy 2015 is still underway at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida. At the event, Citrix revealed how XenMobile has currently advanced as well as what is new when it comes to the platform. During the past week Citrix CEO, Mark...

Jessie Lipson VP and GM for Citrix Workspace Cloud. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix Workspace Cloud unveiled

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

Citrix Synergy 2015 is still well underway at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida. Along with the reveal of the Citrix vision for IT Transformation, the company has now unveiled Citrix Workspace Cloud. According to Citrix, Workspace...

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MENA region gets tech JV from Meraas, Alibaba

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

New technology appears to be enticing the Middle East North Africa region and companies are already seeing the importance of data operations and advancement across the area. This is seen in the recent partnering of Dubai-based holding company Meraas and...

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Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix reveals vision for IT transformation

May 12, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Citrix Synergy 2015, which is currently being held in Orlando Florida, has had a strong start this year. Citrix CEO, Mark Templeton, opened the event, where he shared the Citrix vision for IT Transformation. At the event, Templeton also revealed that Aer...