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Multi-tenancy for the cloud enables economies of scale

June 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SponsoredComments Off on Multi-tenancy for the cloud enables economies of scale

Multi-tenancy is an architecture where a single instance of a software application runs on a server and services multiple customers – referred to, in this case, as tenants. “Multi-tenancy enables separation between tenants running applications in a shared environment,” explains Dennis Naidoo, senior systems engineer: Middle East, Africa and Turkey at...

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Managing Director of Avaya South Africa.

New Customer Engagement Cloud Solutions to Advance Digital Transformation

June 29, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on New Customer Engagement Cloud Solutions to Advance Digital Transformation

Avaya has announced their new offering, Avaya Customer Engagement Cloud solutions, a set of advanced capabilities and services that aims to help businesses keep customers engaged, happy and coming back. Comprised of Avaya Oceana for omni-channel customer...

The digitisation of business requires enterprises to move faster and be more agile to survive.(image: bluecoat.com)

The irresistible allure and unstoppable rise of the public cloud

June 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on The irresistible allure and unstoppable rise of the public cloud

The International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that more than 80 percent of IT organisations will be committed to hybrid cloud architectures by the end of this year, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in organisations. In addition, its analysts...

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Microsoft To Empower Nonprofits In Nigeria

June 28, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Events, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

In an attempt to aid and accelerate the adoption of technology among Nonprofit organisations in Nigeria, Microsoft have reaffirmed their commitment to Nonprofits by providing them with the necessary technology which will enable them to find more creative ways...

Matthew Barker, F5 Networks new Director for  Sub-Saharan Africa.

New Director to bolster development in key markets, with security and cloud at the fore

June 28, 2017 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on New Director to bolster development in key markets, with security and cloud at the fore

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) has appointed Matthew Barker as its new Director for the sub-Saharan Africa region. Reporting directly to Diego Arrabal, Middle East and Africa VP, F5 Networks, Barker will lead a team comprised of salespeople, channel staff and...

The digitisation of business requires enterprises to move faster and be more agile to survive.(image: bluecoat.com)

True Cloud for carrier-neutral service providers: moving beyond direct connect models

June 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SponsoredComments Off on True Cloud for carrier-neutral service providers: moving beyond direct connect models

As adoption and use of public cloud services accelerates, carrier-neutral service providers have moved quickly to create new offerings that benefit hybrid cloud scenarios, says James Thomason, chief technology officer of HyperGrid, the enterprise cloud...

Oracle ERP Cloud named a leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites. (Image Source: http://mccarthy-knouse.com).

Oracle recognised for Mobile Cloud Service Growth

June 26, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle recognised for Mobile Cloud Service Growth

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report. This recognition is another milestone in the growth of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, part of Oracle Cloud...

The digitisation of business requires enterprises to move faster and be more agile to survive.(image: bluecoat.com)

SA Government’s Cloud pledge

June 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA Government’s Cloud pledge

Government’s recent announcement to decisively embrace Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity (Office 365) tools will have a very positive impact on service delivery and governance. Last week, the CEO of the State IT Agency (SITA), Dr Setumo Mohapi, confirmed a...

Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa.

Managing the value of data

June 20, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Managing the value of data

  The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resilience is to be had by...

Maricelle Boshoff, Operations Manager at HansaWorld South Africa.

Opinion: Cloud Control

June 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Opinion: Cloud Control

The City of Cape Town’s decision to introduce flexible hours to combat heavy traffic has cast a spotlight on existing business inefficiencies, and highlighted the need for enterprises to find alternative logistical solutions in the cloud. Thanks to legacy...

Banking apps are starting to offer a wider set of online transactional services to customers.

First mobile app to facilitate donations launched

June 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on First mobile app to facilitate donations launched

Disaster response organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, has launched a first-of-its-kind mobile app to facilitate donations. Specially designed to rally support and encourage people to engage with a common cause, The app was developed jointly by SAP...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

June 12, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

More than two-thirds of CEOs of the 2,000 largest global organisations have identified digital transformation as the centrepiece of their growth and profitability strategies (1) moving forward. To successfully transform, business leaders are recognising the...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

Managing data across multiple clouds

June 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Managing data across multiple clouds

With the accelerated uptake of many different cloud-based solutions, from Software as a Service (SaaS) through to platforms and infrastructure, the cloud has fast become part of many organisations’ daily business. Often, what this means is that businesses...

The digitisation of business requires enterprises to move faster and be more agile to survive.(image: bluecoat.com)

Automated data archiving: a crucial aspect of digital transformation

June 11, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Automated data archiving: a crucial aspect of digital transformation

As more and more South African firms continue with their Cloud migration programmes, the importance of having an enterprise-wide data archiving strategy comes sharply into focus. If you are in the process of embracing the benefits of new Cloud and...

Veeam’s Cloud Connect now part of Routed’s neutral cloud platform.

Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

Neutral cloud provider, Routed, has partnered with Veeam Software, the solutions provider that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. Routed recently launched its vendor neutral cloud platform. The partnership with Veeam certifies Routed as a...

NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft

NetApp has announced plans to expand its strategic alliance with Microsoft to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation for hybrid cloud. Customers are evolving their data centres to integrate hybrid cloud delivery models for greater agility. As they...