Cloud Computing

Steven Cohen - Sage One Accounting MD

Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

March 27, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software. Yet that doesn’t mean you can ...

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Mark Perry

Fast restore key to high availability in the modern data centre

March 23, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The key to maintaining availability for the modern data centre is not whether you’ve protected your data by backing up – it’s how well you can recover. Everyone loses data, all the time. The MD unthinkingly deletes an important email, or a system...

Karl Campbell 1

Top 5 principles to help embrace the hybrid enterprise

March 10, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Even though the cloud has brought many benefits to businesses: providing access to data when and where we want, the ability to sync our mobile devices and the ability to collaborate in real-time, it has also created new challenges for business leaders. With...


IT changes focus in the world of the Internet of Things

March 6, 2015 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

The cloud transformation and exponential growth in data has prompted a new focus for IT stakeholders, and the worlds of IT and business are undergoing multiple transformations as a result. This, along with the speed at which such transformation is taking...

George Knox, CEO, Flexiant

Tanzania-Based Service Provider, Spicenet Deploys Public Cloud with Flexiant

March 5, 2015 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments (0)

Public cloud adoption in emerging African countries is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of up to 84% over the coming five years according to IDC. To capture this growth opportunity, Spicenet, a Business Internet provider in Tanzania, wanted...

Kamal Ravjee

Good server infrastructure is needed for cloud

February 11, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

With smartphone penetration in Africa growing by leaps and bounds, companies must deliver excellent mobile performance in order to grow. Business Connexion’s Sakkie Burger and Kamal Ravjee discuss why good infrastructure matters more than ever in delivering...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

Securing the new era of big data

January 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the digital age, information is the new currency.  And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data – and lots of it – for the knowledge that it can yield. On the scale of Internet commerce or social networks, the amount of data can be...

L-R: Olusola Oworu, Hon. Commissioner, Commerce & Industry, Lagos State; Fola Adeola, Chairman, MainOne; Omobola Johnson, Hon. Minister of Communications Technology and Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne at the launch of MainOne's new Tier III Data Center, MDX-i.

West Africa sees launch of largest data center

January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainOne, a Nigerian provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of the Tier III Lekki Data Center. The move behind the data center is to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster...


Whose data is it anyway?

January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Enterprises of all sizes and across sectors are steadily embracing cloud computing and its various applications and benefits. Some companies are still more comfortable using the private cloud, others have embraced the public cloud, while a growing number are...

Big Data

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...

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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...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/

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 Off

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...