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Amazon CloudFront Expands into Africa with new Edge Location in Johannesburg and first Edge Location in Bangalore

Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

June 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Amazon CloudFront expands into Africa

Since launching Amazon CloudFront in November 2008, they’ve been continuously expanding their infrastructure footprint around the world to improve availability and performance for content delivery. Today, they are excited to announce the launch of two new Edge locations: one in Johannesburg, South Africa, and one in Bangalore, India. The Edge location in...

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Cloudbanter AI functionality offers users opportunity to customize, personalize and monetize their mobile phone usage experience like never before

Cloudbanter apps and phone technology now powered by Artificial Intelligence capabilities

June 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cloudbanter apps and phone technology now powered by Artificial Intelligence capabilities

Global mobile technology provider Cloudbanter is offering mobile users a unique new way of utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) within its messaging, apps and phone technology. Cloudbanter technology, which is available through a range of platforms...

Cisco Live 2018: Applications are the lifeblood of an organisation

Cisco Live 2018: Applications are the lifeblood of an organisation

June 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco Live 2018: Applications are the lifeblood of an organisation

Cloud solutions are the best way to write applications and enterprises have seen that there is a rapid pace of innovation, easier deployment and evolution of applications in the cloud, so said Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Platform and...

Policy administration in the cloud

Policy administration in the cloud

June 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Policy administration in the cloud

The move towards the cloud has seen insurers rethink their approach to not only solution development but also policy administration. Increasingly, ‘as a service’ is becoming pervasive in the industry. Claudette Steynberg, product manager at SilverBridge,...

SAP Study

SAP galvanizes the enterprise with intelligent new products and choice

June 8, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on SAP galvanizes the enterprise with intelligent new products and choice

SAP SE recently announced new products and partnerships to enable enterprises to become more intelligent, with expanded capabilities from advanced technologies such as conversational artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and analytics. SAP also announced...

Latency issues cloud the public cloud experience

Latency issues cloud the public cloud experience

June 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Latency issues cloud the public cloud experience

South African businesses, like many worldwide, are increasingly eyeing the cloud; shifting applications, services and infrastructure to the cloud where they are more accessible and available. This enables better productivity and business continuity. However,...

Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

June 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack – an extension of an ever-expanding set of cloud services to consistently develop and run hybrid cloud applications – to select African markets....

Cloud-based tools to reduce your communication costs and boost productivity

The ‘quick win’ that can kickstart your Cloud migration journey

June 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘quick win’ that can kickstart your Cloud migration journey

‘Slowly, and then all at once’. This eloquent line from author John Green aptly describes the nature of Cloud migration for South African enterprises. For years, we have discussed the Cloud in abstract terms, tested it out in isolated projects and...

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

App usage reveals different cloud priorities for African markets

June 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on App usage reveals different cloud priorities for African markets

When it comes to hosting and accessing applications in the cloud, businesses in South Africa have very different priorities to those in Kenya and Nigeria. An obvious statement perhaps, considering that these markets are vastly different in their technology...

Rethinking data security with a Risk Adaptive Approach

Rethinking data security with a Risk Adaptive Approach

June 5, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Rethinking data security with a Risk Adaptive Approach

The two megatrends of cloud-based applications and mobile devices have been a boon for company productivity, agility, and innovation. This is according to Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa. The mobile-cloud combo empowers...

Apple CEO Tim Cook

What to expect at the Apple WWDC 2018

June 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Events, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on What to expect at the Apple WWDC 2018

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, has officially kicked off and will run up till June 8, 2018, at the McEnery Convention Center in San José, California. The highly anticipated event will host thousands of developers journalists...

GTT completes acquisition of Interoute

GTT completes acquisition of Interoute

June 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on GTT completes acquisition of Interoute

GTT Communications, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks. “The acquisition of Interoute represents a...

Cloudbanter mobile messaging, apps and phone technology now powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities

Keeping up with the increasing security risk of the mobile-cloud era

June 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping up with the increasing security risk of the mobile-cloud era

The two megatrends of cloud-based applications and mobile devices have been a boon for company productivity, agility, and innovation. The mobile-cloud combo empowers employees to work and be productive literally anywhere. However, the mobile-cloud era has...

Hybrid Cloud as a platform for business innovation

Hybrid Cloud as a platform for business innovation

May 31, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Hybrid Cloud as a platform for business innovation

Cloud computing is one of those innovations that opened a door through which has flooded even more innovation. Originally, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings built on server and storage virtualization enabled rapid deployment of virtual servers. As...

Cloud skills impending cloud adoption in Africa

Cloud skills impending cloud adoption in Africa

May 28, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud skills impending cloud adoption in Africa

The race to the cloud continues as South Africa is slowly transforming into a digital economy. Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider, says that South Africa’s cloud maturity levels are still lower than other countries, but the market...

Cloud ERP now available for building

Certified Cloud Foundry software improves Kubernetes infrastructure

May 26, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Certified Cloud Foundry software improves Kubernetes infrastructure

SUSE Cloud Application Platform has been designated a Certified Cloud Foundry distribution by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The newly certified platform brings the advanced productivity of the Cloud Foundry model to Kubernetes, which is rapidly becoming the...