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MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa's full scale data centre

MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa’s full scale data centre

September 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa’s full scale data centre

Connectivity and data centre solutions provider in West Africa, MainOne, and data centre supplier Minkels announced the second phase of the MDXi project. MainOne constructed West Africa’s largest Tier III+ Data centre company (MDXi) in 2015. MainOne has announced plans to expand its data centre business, MDXi, into new territories across West Africa...

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When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches!

Data security in the cloud – whose responsibility is it really?

August 23, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Data security in the cloud – whose responsibility is it really?

When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches! “The desire to gain the many benefits...

Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.

Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs

August 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SponsoredComments Off on Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs

The claim that cloud computing is radically transforming the way organisations (both big and small) do business, for better, agile and faster results, has become fact. However, there are still numerous scares denting the confidence of decision makers to shift...

A king’s ransom: avoiding the high cost of poor cyber resilience

IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

August 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

It’s a well-established fact that one of the greatest assets of business today is information. And while the value of data – in its various digital forms – cannot be disputed, it also presents organisations with the daunting task of having to...

Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage calls for businesses to define the ethical principles that guide AI development

Sage, multinational enterprise software company in cloud business management solutions released “Building a Competitive, Ethical AI Economy,” a position paper that uncovers the important and unanswered questions surrounding AI. The paper by Sage, which...

Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

Cloud has been punted as the panacea to virtually every digital transformation challenge, and it’s not uncommon for businesses to buy into this hype. Promises of cost reduction, improved productivity and automatic efficiency are attractive, adding to...

The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local resellers and systems integrators.

Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

August 20, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local...

Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

The recent improvements in computer networking technology coupled with highly efficient storage mechanisms have led to the rise of high-speed connectivity and given organisations and individuals the ability to move large amounts of data / information over the...

Technology enables law enforcement of the future

Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

August 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

With a dominant position in the cloud and networks, hyperscalers are consequently becoming leaders in the services space. A study conducted by Cisco reveals that hyperscale data centres will represent 53 percent of all installed data centre servers by 2021....

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

August 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

One of today’s biggest boardroom frustrations goes something like this: ‘we have all this data about our customers and our business, but we can’t seem to get it into a usable structure… we just can’t seem to draw out valuable insights’ Many IT...

Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

August 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, RetailComments Off on Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, internet of things (IOT) and security, reports The...

Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

Five SME’s that benefit most from the cloud

August 9, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Five SME’s that benefit most from the cloud

Globally, cloud services are on the rise and organisations large and small are either using the cloud or are planning to, according to Rightscale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report. Closer to home, the Cloud Africa 2018 Report had similar findings, with...

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

August 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

Gemalto announced a next-generation key management solution, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, for simpler and stronger cloud security. Companies can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and centralize encryption and key management...

James Kiriamiti, marketing and partner manager for Europe, Russia and Africa

Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

August 7, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

Siemon, a network infrastructure specialist, has annonounced that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a provider in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

Public cloud – what’s holding SA back

August 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Public cloud – what’s holding SA back

The 2018 Right Scale State of the Cloud report says that 81% of all surveyed enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. It also predicts that 66% of cloud users intend on growing their cloud spend by 20% of more, this year. But what of the local market, where...

eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

August 6, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Hosting and Security Services Provider, today announced that it has acquired LiveRoute, a leading Cloud Solutions Provider in the Middle East. This acquisition is aligned with...