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IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

January 22, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

BT has announced the launch of a new service to provide global businesses with direct access to IBM Cloud via the BT network on Wednesday 10 January 2018. BT Cloud Connect Direct for IBM offers businesses the benefits of network performance when building and deploying business applications and data on the IBM Cloud. With Cloud [&hellip...

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EMEA endured over 51% of 2017 attacks

Digital transformation inspires new architectures and IT optimisation initiatives

January 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital transformation inspires new architectures and IT optimisation initiatives

F5 Networks has revealed the results of its 2018 State of Application Delivery (SOAD) report. Now in its fourth year, the only global report of its kind shows how the growing influence of multi-cloud deployments are helping EMEA organisations better optimise...

Practical data management – ensuring cloud delivers on its promises

Practical data management – Ensuring cloud delivers on its promises

January 17, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Practical data management – Ensuring cloud delivers on its promises

The move to cloud offers many benefits to organisations; predominantly the assurance of increased agility compared to traditional environments and the guarantee of lower costs than building one’s own infrastructure. However, it is not as simple as it seems....

57% of organisations think using the cloud increases compliance risk

57% of organisations think using the cloud increases compliance risk

January 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on 57% of organisations think using the cloud increases compliance risk

According to a study conducted by Gemalto, 95% of global companies have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organisations admitted that on average, only 40% of the data...

Analysys Masone and Huawei study: Digitalisation is reshaping operations

Report: Security concerns may hold back South Africa’s business digitalisation

January 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Report: Security concerns may hold back South Africa’s business digitalisation

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, Canon revealed the findings of it’s Canon Office Insights 2017 research. The report showed that despite the majority of South African businesses indicating that they are keen to invest in business and technology solutions,...

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

January 9, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate. With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud...

Why digital transformation leads to Multi-Cloud

Cloud computing to help meet the demands of the future workforce

January 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing to help meet the demands of the future workforce

Technological advancements, new employee preferences, and an evolving workplace environment are creating a diversity of expectations across the workforce. Employees are increasingly demanding consumer-like technology experiences in the office, with greater...

How IoT and cloud computing can transform mobile app development

How IoT and cloud computing can transform mobile app development

January 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on How IoT and cloud computing can transform mobile app development

Mobile phones differ in screen sizes, operating systems, and attributes. To develop mobile apps that can run on multiple mobile devices is not an easy task. Developers will need cross-platforms with capabilities that can help them create such apps. This will...

Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

Data center transformation is coming

January 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Data center transformation is coming

In today’s digital economy, markets and customer purchasing behaviours are changing. Customers expect everything to be available online, anytime, anywhere. To satisfy these expectations, enterprise IT departments must be able to react quickly to changing...

2018: A year of Great Potential for South Africa and the World

2018: A year of Great Potential for South Africa and the World

December 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on 2018: A year of Great Potential for South Africa and the World

The arrival of hyperscale cloud data centres in South Africa, the commercial maturing of new interactions such as Augmented Reality, and the rise of the intelligent edge paint a promising picture for 2018. But these are not just local events – globally...

The importance of protecting data and devices

The importance of protecting data and devices

December 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The importance of protecting data and devices

Digital transformation is touching every sector, industry and organisational size, with SMEs being empowered by digital technologies such as hyperscale cloud computing to gain enterprise-grade services and compete for the same customers as big corporations....

Analysys Masone and Huawei study: Digitalisation is reshaping operations

Simplifying the management of on-premise cloud services

December 17, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Simplifying the management of on-premise cloud services

One of the more complex issues related to server management – particularly for those organisations that host their servers on premise – is the need for a full-time system administrator, who is able to maintain the servers, who knows the operational...

Digital Guardian prevents data loss, boosts compliance

How organisations can protect their data

December 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How organisations can protect their data

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a major risk for most organisations as the number of incidents and the associated costs to businesses continues to grow. Irrespective of whether the incidents are intentionally malicious or careless, data loss can seriously...

Analysys Masone and Huawei study: Digitalisation is reshaping operations

Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

Research conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that 35 percent of businesses globally admit that they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or on those of their cloud providers. This makes the safeguarding and...

Citrix announces technology predictions for 2018

Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the future. With all...

EMEA endured over 51% of 2017 attacks

What does it take to be a Cloud Climber?

December 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on What does it take to be a Cloud Climber?

Being clever in the cloud is about transforming the way businesses deploy and manage applications. Firms that continually innovate and build a sustainable cloud strategy deliver significant value to customers and differentiate themselves in a crowded...