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IBM Bluemix container Service to fuel development of Cognitive Apps

March 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Online & SocialComments Off on IBM Bluemix container Service to fuel development of Cognitive Apps

IBM announced a new container service on Bluemix, its cloud platform, to fuel the speed and simplicity at which developers can build and manage more secure and cognitive apps. Available on IBM Cloud, this service uses Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration system leveraging a Docker engine. Delivered with a user-centric experience, IBM Bluemix...

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Jed Hewson is the co-founder of 1Stream.

The cloud is broadening its horizons

March 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The cloud is broadening its horizons

Cloud technology is no longer the new kid on the block. It has slowly and steadily infiltrated almost all aspects of our lives, from personal device storage to large-scale enterprise management systems, bringing with it convenience, but more importantly for...

AJ Hartenberg, Portfolio Manager: Data Centre Services at T-Systems South Africa.

Cloud Security: the 5 most important considerations

March 17, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cloud Security: the 5 most important considerations

Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed. And being well-armed for the barrage of emerging cyber threats is essential as you plot your journey to enterprise cloud services. T-Systems’ AJ Hartenberg looks at the 5 biggest cloud security considerations: 1....

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

How a cloud business continuity strategy can save your business

March 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on How a cloud business continuity strategy can save your business

Business continuity is imperative for the success of any organisation, especially in a market where customers demand constant availability and where certain IT applications and systems can be as critical as life and death. Downtime is simply unacceptable....

Thomas Lee, GM of Wingu.

Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

March 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Wingu revamped redefines cloud in Africa

Wingu, Africa’s first Ubuntu-certified public cloud computing platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group, has revamped its cloud service to cater for 18 months of operational experience in meeting customer expectations....

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...

Peter McKay - President and Chief Operating Officer_Veeam.

Veeam unveils new Availability integration for Cisco HyperFlex

March 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam unveils new Availability integration for Cisco HyperFlex

Veeam® Software has expanded its partnership with Cisco by integrating directly with Cisco’s HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform. The integration of Veeam Availability SuiteTM with the software-defined networking and computing...

AJ Hartenberg, Portfolio Manager at T-Systems.

Top 5 cloud computing predictions for 2017

March 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 cloud computing predictions for 2017

Infrastructure growth for Cloud providers Despite the recent enthusiasm for Cloud services, a fair percentage of local firms have delayed their Cloud migration journeys – as they wring the final drops of sweat from their legacy infrastructure. 2017 will see...

Rob Godlonton Director at EOH.

Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

March 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

It is predicted that by 2020, 25 billion devices will be connected to IoT and 600 zettabytes of information will be sitting in the cloud. The cloud is the big enabler if you want to leverage the new IoT economy in business. Cloud has created the capacity,...

Cliff De Wit, Chief Innovation Officer at Microsoft SA.

Your PaaS(port) to app development success in the cloud era

March 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Your PaaS(port) to app development success in the cloud era

While the operating environment for modern businesses has been dramatically reshaped by a number of technology trends in the last few years, few of these have had the impact of cloud computing on extending the boundaries of productivity beyond the office....

Kerry Hope, Business Development Manager, Magic Software South Africa.

More than one way to the cloud

March 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on More than one way to the cloud

South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary...

By Marc Fletcher, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Intervate, a T-Systems company.

Cloud Transforms your Intranet

March 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud Transforms your Intranet

Cloud-based software delivery models are quickly becoming the ‘new normal’ in enterprise IT. In a recent survey by analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), in partnership with Microsoft, only 8% of respondents admitted to being disinterested in...

Theo Watson, Commercial Attorney at Microsoft South Africa.

Asking the right questions about POPI and compliance

March 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (1)

Digital transformation is touching every sector as well as every industry, disrupting the traditional market leaders, value chains and conventional ways of doing business along the way. While the technology (IoT, big data analytics, machine learning,...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

Denan Erasmus, Palo Alto Networks Channel Manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

February 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary...