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Poor quality security of IoT devices led to an increase in DDOS cyber attacks. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

April 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent, just over the past few years. “We’re also seeing a tipping-point in the [&hellip...

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Teradata study predicts widespread cloud data storage adoption by 2019

Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

April 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

A study which was  conducted by Teradata  predicts that by 2019 there will be widespread cloud data storage adoption, by which time over half of enterprise IT, customer, and financial data will be stored in the cloud. This despite the fact that security is...

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Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

Microsoft has been announced as a participant at the 2017 Connected Summit, currently taking place in Kwale County, Kenya between 9 and 13 April. Microsoft will help lead the discussion around this year’s theme of “Shaping the Future”, which will...

Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco

Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges Eased By Cloud Alternatives

April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges Eased By Cloud Alternatives

The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco. Following her panel discussion at this year’s WAN Summit in New York City, McCann...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

April 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

Data has become a crucial asset for all types of businesses, ranging from home offices to large enterprises that have multiple locations. Losing this data can be catastrophic to any business. The good news is that effective data protection is something that...

Businesses can pay employees anywhere, anytime with an  online payroll solution for start-up and small businesses.

Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

April 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

Market and technology for integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, Sage has announced today that Sage One Payroll is now available in Kenya from 3 April. The cloud solution integrates with Sage One Accounting, offering a business solution...

Gary Turner, MD EMEA, Xero.

Online accounting platform surpasses 1 million subscribers globally

April 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments (2)

Xero Limited, an online accounting software company has recently surpassed one million subscribers* worldwide on its global cloud accounting platform. Xero has doubled subscriber numbers in less than two years and has quickly grown to become a global...

Managing Director of Avaya South Africa.

Taking the mid-market to cloud

March 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Taking the mid-market to cloud

Let’s be honest, being in the middle isn’t always seen as a good thing. “Middle of the road” isn’t an especially flattering description, while being “piggy in the middle” isn’t a desirable position. But when it comes to the mid-market, then I...

Founded in open standards, new cloud service combines the power of Kubernetes and Docker with built-in security intelligence.

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...

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 newly promoted to Co-CEO 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...