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5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

April 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on 5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to 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 potential. This bodes well for municipalities and governments and [&hellip...

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South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

April 27, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

It’s almost been a decade since global markets considered a phased approach to cloud migration. Having an increased amount of trust in cloud technology, the enterprise sector is leapfrogging traditional cloud entry points and moving both critical production...

The "all new" Gmail is available to the more than four million businesses that pay for G Suite services

Google upgrades Gmail privacy controls

April 26, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Online & SocialComments Off on Google upgrades Gmail privacy controls

Google recently ramped up privacy controls in a Gmail overhaul, aiming first at businesses that use its suite of workplace tools hosted in the internet cloud. The “all new” Gmail is available to the more than four million businesses that pay for G...

African businesses benefit from late mover advantage in the cloud

African businesses benefit from late mover advantage in the cloud

April 26, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on African businesses benefit from late mover advantage in the cloud

Established information technology markets – like the UK, Europe and even South Africa – often take cloud computing for granted as the ideal platform for innovation and global expansion. One reason could be that these markets gradually adopted cloud...

Launch expands Nokia 5G Future X and AirFrame portfolio to deliver a layered data center architecture allowing operators to efficiently manage all data demands

Nokia launches cloud data center solution for the 5G era

April 25, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Nokia launches cloud data center solution for the 5G era

Nokia has launched the industry’s first Edge Cloud data center solution to meet the stringent and diverse low-latency data processing demands of Cloud RAN and advanced applications for consumers and industries. The Nokia AirFrame open edge cloud...

Cloud offers affordable business software

Cloud offers affordable business software

April 24, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud offers affordable business software

Business software can be too expensive and too difficult to manage for some growing companies, but according to One Channel, the cloud now offers cost savings, flexibility, scalability, security and speed that growing companies will find very appealing. Cloud...

The evolving role of the ICT outsourcer

The evolving role of the ICT outsourcer

April 24, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The evolving role of the ICT outsourcer

As an increasing number of organisations become more ambitious with their Cloud migration strategies – in some cases moving hundreds or thousands of applications to hosted platforms – the traditional role of the ICT outsourcer is rapidly evolving....

How safe is “safe” when it comes to the cloud?

New research reveals how Africa is using the Cloud

April 23, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on New research reveals how Africa is using the Cloud

Cloud computing has taken off dramatically across Africa’s major markets, but its benefits are experienced very differently in each region – as are its budget allocations. These were some of the key findings of Cloud Africa 2018, a research project...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Microsoft reveals new IoT platform

April 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft reveals new IoT platform

It’s a minor revolution: Microsoft has presented its latest security-enhancing solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, based on a custom Linux kernel. As part of its embracing of the Internet of Things, Microsoft has announced Azure Sphere, an...

Fintech hackathon to support South Africa’s entrepreneurs

What’s stopping small businesses from moving to the cloud

April 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on What’s stopping small businesses from moving to the cloud

Silicon Valley has dominated the global tech stage. It’s home to the largest collective of tech hubs in the world – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google. But now, other countries are hungry for a piece of the pie. South Africa is one such...

The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

March 23, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

Cloud and virtualisation technologies have the potential to entirely reshape the local broadcast industry – changing how broadcasters create, distribute and monetise their video content. “In recent years, Cloud computing architectures have shown clear...

Cloud can help transform IoT from individual components to integrated platform

Cloud can help transform IoT from individual components to integrated platform

March 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Cloud can help transform IoT from individual components to integrated platform

Gartner’s technology predictions state that 2018 will be the year in which intelligent things proliferate, driving a shift from stand-alone things to a swarm of collaborative intelligent things, with the focus moving away from the sensors themselves, and...

Gen II security could save companies from a Gen V cyberattack

How cloud is bringing application and process users together

March 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on How cloud is bringing application and process users together

The cloud has evolved and no longer defined by an air of silence between those who implement cloud systems and their customers, who are mostly business users. Today, as offerings evolve into more bespoke solutions, cloud vendors must deal directly with...

Gen II security could save companies from a Gen V cyberattack

Combating cloud’s biggest security risk: The user

March 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Combating cloud’s biggest security risk: The user

Cloud is coming into its own. Forrester says that public cloud platforms, business services, and applications will reach $236B by 2020. With cloud spending predicted to be six times that of IT spending over the same period, a cloud strategy is how companies...

How safe is “safe” when it comes to the cloud?

Remaining compliant in the cloud

March 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Remaining compliant in the cloud

High profile data breaches litter the headlines on a daily basis, forcing some of the world’s most famous brands to disclose that millions of customer records have been exposed, and resulting in massive regulatory fines. This is why for CIOs of large...

Gen II security could save companies from a Gen V cyberattack

Epsilon and WIOCC Partner to deliver on-demand connectivity between Africa and the world

March 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Epsilon and WIOCC Partner to deliver on-demand connectivity between Africa and the world

Epsilon has partnered with WIOCC to deploy its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform. The partnership provides WIOCC with on-demand connectivity to major global financial and communications hubs and extends the reach of the Infiny platform into...