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Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

Applications open for Microsoft fund

January 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Applications open for Microsoft fund

Applications are now open for the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Fund that assists companies in bringing new technologies, services and models to emerging markets. “The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, high-impact and scalable approaches to help close the digital divide,” said Microsoft Affordable Access Initiatives...

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PoPI requires effective data management structures

South Africa: NDMC implements Veeam Availability Suite

January 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite in an attempt to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates all...

Tech advances mean datacenters need more cooling – does yours?

Probax launches data centre in South Africa

January 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Probax launches data centre in South Africa

Probax, a cloud backup provider, has announced its expansion to Africa by making cloud storage available for local Managed Service Providers. Probax will also offer monthly licences for Veeam and StorageCraft at a reduced rate. With the launch of the data...

Acumatica Cloud ERP Ranked Highest

CyberLogic to expand, take new services to market

December 29, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on CyberLogic to expand, take new services to market

Cape Town-based IT services firm CyberLogic is set to refresh its brand, expand its footprint and take new services to market in 2017, following its successful acquisition of Stellenbosch-based IT services firm Space Age Technologies last year. CyberLogic’s...

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

December 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

Given the cybercrime realities that mobile and Internet users are faced with, it has now become essential for consumers to pay attention to the protection of their mobile devices. However, with the added focus being placed in the cloud, where many consumers...

A comprehensive security strategy needs to reflect the interdependence of physical and virtual security

Opinion: Safeguarding your business from cybercrime

December 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments (1)

From malware to phishing and from hacking to theft of data storage devices, the risks of falling victim to a security gap are continually growing. If you are an African entrepreneur, you must prepare yourself to compete in the digital economy by protecting...

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership

Samsung’s ARTIK Smart platform turns IoT concepts into reality

December 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung’s ARTIK Smart platform turns IoT concepts into reality

Just about everyone has heard how the Internet of Things (IoT) will change lives across the globe by making our homes and buildings more efficient, our cars safer, our food supply more stable and the air people breathe cleaner. In addition, a recent study by...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

December 7, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

Gabsten Technologies has formed a partnership with EasyBiz making CloudProtect solution available to EasyBiz QuickBooks users. A backup and recovery solution, CloudProtect allows business-owners to store important electronic data securely at a remote data...

A comprehensive security strategy needs to reflect the interdependence of physical and virtual security

3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

December 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

Cyber security is a growing concern for South African businesses. PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that cyber-crime is South Africa’s second most reported economic crime: 32% of local companies reported an online security breach in the...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Eseye achieves AWS IoT competency status

November 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Eseye achieves AWS IoT competency status

Eseye announced that it is among the first to achieve Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Competency status. The designation recognises Eseye for delivering effective solutions and providing deep expertise in IoT. Achieving AWS IoT Competency differentiates Eseye...

Veeam achieves record $827 million in total bookings for 2017

Veeam joins HPE Complete Program

November 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam joins HPE Complete Program

Veeam® Software has partnered with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program. The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers. This enables...

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

November 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

Openet has launched Openet Accelerate, a dedicated business unit focused on delivering service capability using automated, virtualised and cloud based networks. Located in Openet’s Dublin headquarters, the new unit will harness the latest technological...

Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

Research shows that technology improves productivity in SA NGO’s

November 23, 2016 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Research shows that technology improves productivity in SA NGO’s

98% of NGO’s in South Africa believe that technology is essential to their day-to-day operations. This is according to a recent survey conducted by Microsoft, which polled NGO’s across the region. The research also found that NGO’s who have adopted...

The availability of DocFusion365 is in line with its solution strategy and its focused drive to make cloud-based technology readily available to market segments traditionally excluded from high-end enterprise technology

AIS releases DocFusionR for Office365 to boost SME capability

November 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AIS releases DocFusionR for Office365 to boost SME capability

Assimilated Information Systems Pty Ltd. (AIS) has reinvented its cloud strategy and made its DocFusion365 cloud-based document automation engine available to SharePoint users via the Microsoft store. The offering is accessible to any sized venture and means...

Businesses could save more than 20% on IT spending.

Embracing the multi-cloud world could increase profits

November 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Embracing the multi-cloud world could increase profits

Companies that have migrated the majority of their business systems to the cloud save on average more than 20 percent in IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Cloud application projects have also been found to deliver more than double the Return on...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

November 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

Eseye has announced the launch of its new, revolutionary AnyNet Secure technology; a SIM designed to counter the threat of IoT security breaches and work with both cloud-based and enterprise data management platforms. With high profile DDoS attacks hitting...