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The future of business: technology-led or soon-to-be-dead

May 31, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on The future of business: technology-led or soon-to-be-dead

The future of business is in the cloud. That is the message from global analysts as the latest IT sales figures show a marked shift away from hardware. The shift to cloud services and other Digital Business solutions has slashed Gartner’s global IT spending growth forecasts by half: a cut of $67bn for this year [&hellip...

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Digital Transformation on the Horizon in South Africa

May 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital Transformation on the Horizon in South Africa

An infusion of cloud computing power and new enterprise mobility platforms, have accelerated the implementation of disruptive technologies. According to a Microsoft study, 48% of South African organisations have already begun a digital transformation journey,...

Oracle study: moving to IaaS is fundamental to remaining competitive

2017: A Tipping Point for Cloud

May 26, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on 2017: A Tipping Point for Cloud

By 2020, nine out of 10 organisations will utilise hybrid cloud infrastructure, according to Gartner. With cloud spending in this area rising faster than ever before and data centre outsourcing on the decline, 2017 is set to be a tipping point for IaaS...

Globetom’s Electronic Distribution Platform reaches Nigeria

May 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Globetom’s Electronic Distribution Platform reaches Nigeria

Globetom’s has announced that their cloud service for electronic distribution and payment solution management is making a market entry into Nigeria. The announcement comes after Globetom’s GP3 platform received certification from the Nigeria Inter-bank...

Microsoft brings Azure to Africa

May 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft brings Azure to Africa

Microsoft has announced that it will deploy two hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. Speaking at the final day of the VeeamON 2017 annual customer and partner conference, Mark Russinovich, CTO Microsoft Azure said, “Up...

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BCX launches enterprise cloud game changer

May 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on BCX launches enterprise cloud game changer

BCX has announced the launch of its Virtustream capability out of its Tier IV data centres in South Africa. The partnership with Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, enables BCX to host business critical workloads in the cloud and will be available to...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Released

May 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Released

Dell EMC have announced the release of the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps...

Endpoint security moves to the Cloud in next wave of ‘as-a-service’ revolution

The Journey to the Cloud – why a DIY approach might not work

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The Journey to the Cloud – why a DIY approach might not work

  There are many use cases for moving to the cloud from next generation workspaces (BYOD, VDI, Collaboration tools) to services such as SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. But, when it comes to Cloud Transformation (data centre consolidation, virtualisation and...

Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

The Veeam Availability report released late last month revealed that organisations lost an average of $21.8 million due to unplanned downtime. The 2017 Veeam Availability Report surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders from 24 countries and shows that 69...

10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

May 3, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is one of the main driving forces behind organisational competitiveness in the modern business environment. Modern businesses increasingly rely on network-supported technologies, such as cloud...

"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

May 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, RetailComments Off on Hybrid Cloud drives the retailers’ digital transformation

Cloud-based digital technologies are transforming the retail industry in order to provide customers with more personalized services and a seamless brand experience both online and offline. The retail chains are facing new significant challenges due to the...

Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

End-to-end telecommunications and networking solutions provider Saicom has extended its offering with a fully managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) service. Saicom’s SD-WAN service is powered by VeloCloud. “SD-WAN is of particular...

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Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

We can all agree that cloud has practically become a part of our everyday lives, whether you’re streaming your favourite Netflix shows, or even engaging in simple communication with friends and co-workers on Slack. This is why when the cloud provider that...

Oracle’s Cherian Varghese discusses cloud in Africa

April 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle’s Cherian Varghese discusses cloud in Africa

Enterprise services leader, Oracle, recently hosted its Oracle Digital Day event across 25 African countries. These events are aimed at driving digital transformation and encouraging the adoption of cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions....

The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms. As they do, access to any content, anytime, anywhere, is becoming a critical success factor. As growth of digital video data explodes, the introduction of digital asset...

T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei announced at the Huawei Eco-Connect Conference in Sandton today an industry disrupting partnership that will bring Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa. OTC is a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud...