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Theo Watson, Commercial Attorney at Microsoft South Africa.

Asking the right questions about POPI and compliance

March 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (1)

Digital transformation is touching every sector as well as every industry, disrupting the traditional market leaders, value chains and conventional ways of doing business along the way. While the technology (IoT, big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence) and the business benefits these can unlock get a lot of attention, one aspect often...

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By Eckart Zollner, Group Business Development, Jasco

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

Denan Erasmus, Palo Alto Networks Channel Manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

February 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of...

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary...

IT companies will have to reveal foreign trade

BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

BT (British Telecoms) has announced that it will be linking up the world’s five main foreign exchange (FX) locations to help boost the competitiveness of its global financial industry customers. The company will now be offering BT Radianz FX express,...

Bernard Ford One Channel CEO. (Source: techsmart)

How secure is data in a cloud ?

February 20, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How secure is data in a cloud ?

Business leaders need to optimise and grow their businesses and cloud can certainly reduce costs and improve inefficiencies. However, how secure is data in the cloud ? A concern for any company is giving up control of its data to a third party. By outsourcing...

Dave Glass, Electrum Managing Director.

Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

In a bid to boost revenue by hundreds of millions of Rands, retailers are increasingly selling virtual products and services known as Value Added Services (VAS). However, it is not as simple as selling normal stock as VAS which includes products such as;...

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

Why the pop-up store cloud is unlikely to burst anytime soon

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why the pop-up store cloud is unlikely to burst anytime soon

Enter any mall today and you are likely to come across the latest retail fad – the pop-up store. With the concept of ‘here today and gone tomorrow’ at its centre, this fresh, novel and creative concept has taken the world by storm. According a report by...

East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, says Bowmans

Content Guru to deliver Verint solutions in the cloud

February 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Content Guru to deliver Verint solutions in the cloud

Verint Systems has entered into a global partnership with Content Guru. This partnership will enable Content Guru to deliver Verint customer engagement solutions—including workforce optimisation and speech analytics—as an integrated customer engagement...

Heinrich Venter, CEO of Infotech Limited.

Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

February 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

Infotech Limited is proud to announce that its acquisition deal with Urbanise, a globally renowned provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and service delivery platform for buildings, is going ahead. Urbanise is an ASX listed global creator of a cloud-based...

Local customers now able to benefit from the full benefits of the Microsoft cloud services.

Westcon-Comstor to offer resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform

February 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor to offer resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is, effective immediately, enabling local reseller partners the opportunity to purchase Azure from its BlueSky digital aggregation platform. The announcement allows local resellers to purchase core components of the Azure...

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

February 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the enterprises that reported their breaches. Unfortunately, many organisations that experienced a breach...

BlackBerry

BlackBerry introduces cloud-based communications platform for developers

February 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry introduces cloud-based communications platform for developers

BlackBerry Limited has entered the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market with the introduction of its BBM Enterprise SDK (software development kit) that aims to enable developers to integrate messaging, voice and video capabilities into...

The digital skills of the future

IBM invests $70 million to bring digital skills for African youth

February 9, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM invests $70 million to bring digital skills for African youth

IBM is investing $70 million in building digital, cloud and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. The initiative, “IBM Digital – Nation Africa,”  aims to equip 25 million people with IT skills over the next...

Unpacking Bitcoin security

Protect yourself from cybercriminals this Valentine’s day

February 8, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments (2)

According to romantic legend, St. Valentine was quite the match-maker, marrying young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II and literally losing his head into the bargain. It is a good yarn but, in truth, nobody knows who he really was. In...

Danie Marais, Director of Redstor.

Safer Internet Day 2017- Redstor’s contribution

February 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Safer Internet Day 2017- Redstor’s contribution

Specialised cloud software and backup services provider Redstor is urging the market to unite for a better internet and support the global Safer Internet Day 2017 on Tuesday 7 February. The annual worldwide initiative is organised to encourage users of...