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Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, appointed to the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (image credit: IBM)

IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

IBM announced that  Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker  to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) was created in 2014, as part of an...

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“Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on “Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

According to Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone...

Acting Director General of the National Information Technology,Dr Olatunji Vincent,visits Rack Centre,restates Government commitment to enforce local hosting of Government's Data

Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

September 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the...

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Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

In line with growing market demands, Telkom| Business Connexion in partnership with SAP Africa has launched its SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (SAP HEC) service out of its carrier-neutral, Tier IV certified data centre. Enabled by SAP’s groundbreaking in-memory...

Gartner inc foresees a 17% growth in the public cloud market worldwide

Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

According to Gartner Inc, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 per cent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

From robotics to artificial intelligence, businesses view the cloud as a blank canvas upon which to build their innovation strategies. The technologies defining the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, are being...

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Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence

September 5, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence

Genesys, a market leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, and Interactive Intelligence, a provider of cloud and on-premise solutions for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, today announced that they have...

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Connecting Cities in the Cloud

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Connecting Cities in the Cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now. This is due to the fact that we now have the network connectivity and the backend storage and compute infrastructure to unleash their full...

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GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has announced two strategic Vice President appointments – Whitney Myrus, VP – Sales, to be based in...

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Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

August 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

Cloud is still a buzzword, trending across South African enterprises and is top of mind for many executives looking to achieve their financial and operational goals. Cloud services have been promoted as the money saving, all-encompassing answer to any...

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Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

July 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and...

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Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

June 9, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

After a slow start in South Africa, cloud adoption is picking up fast, following global trends in which spend on cloud services is rapidly doubling and even tripling. According to IDC, spend on public cloud services will grow from around $70 billion in 2015...

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Closing the growing cloud applications performance gap

June 7, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Closing the growing cloud applications performance gap

Reports show businesses of all sizes are making the move to the cloud. As well as improving cost effectiveness, mobility and scalability, cloud applications make it easier for IT departments to maintain all the systems and applications housed within data...

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The Uber Era: Using Cloud Solutions to Avoid Disruption

May 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The Uber Era: Using Cloud Solutions to Avoid Disruption

The advent of the ‘Uber era’ has traditional businesses running scared. While business disruption isn’t new, the world is now seeing a perfect storm of accelerated technology innovation and rapidly changing consumer expectations that’s bringing...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

April 21, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

Huge financial setbacks across Kenyan businesses caused by inadequate IT security and data loss have prompted Liquid Telecom Kenya to launch a backup and restore service, which has been dubbed “CrashPlan for Africa,” for businesses in Kenya to...

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New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

April 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as...