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Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Securing the cloud in a complex threat environment

October 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Securing the cloud in a complex threat environment

Although cloud computing can be counted as one of the biggest trends of the moment, it is presenting data and security challenges, particularly in the complex threat landscape we live in today. Cloud brings a new consumption and delivery model that enables businesses to quickly deploy resources, which can be scaled up and down, with [&hellip...

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Local data centres crucial in fight against unemployment

Local data centres crucial in fight against unemployed

October 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Local data centres crucial in fight against unemployed

South Africa’s sluggish economic growth continues to be roundly outpaced by our population growth, as business confidence remains uncertain and job creation falters. One of the effects is a rising unemployment level, which according to Stats SA, has now...

Leverage analytics to unlock IoT

Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

October 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real-time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked...

Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Using cloud effectively for disaster recovery – what questions do you need to ask?

October 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Using cloud effectively for disaster recovery – what questions do you need to ask?

Disaster recovery (DR) is synonymous with cost and layers of complexity but cloud – together with a cloud-ready DR solution – can remove a lot of that pain, and provide huge benefits besides. However, to effectively use cloud for DR, businesses need to...

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers

October 5, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers

The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options. According to Craig Leppan, business development manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4...

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announced on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at their InTouch 2017 event that they will be partnering with Microsoft to offer Azure services to enterprise customers in the South African market. T-Systems, already a global partner of Microsoft,...

Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

What would your reaction be to someone who told you that “Cloud” is so secure you don’t need to do anything else to protect your data? Because, this gem of questionable advice is becoming quite popular, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South...

Discussing the great data sovereignty escape.

Discussing the great data sovereignty escape

October 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Discussing the great data sovereignty escape

For those following the #MonkeySelfie story, you will know that attorneys had recently settled a lawsuit around the actual copyright ownership of a monkey selfie that had taken the world by storm back in 2014. As the case drew to a close, the photographer...

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

September 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is offering African customers the opportunity to purchase and leverage the full power of Azure through the company as well as from its BlueSky digital logistics platform. Microsoft Azure continues to grow in popularity and use...

Modern data management – more than just backup

Modern data management – more than just backup

September 28, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Modern data management – more than just backup

Information Technology (IT) is evolving. The way in which we consume it, what it’s expected to provide, the speed at which it operates, and how it’s organised, run and paid for, have all changed. Consumer-led expectations – and the desire to...

Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

September 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

Investment into contact centre integration doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. Not anymore. For the business that wants to expand its footprint and engage its customers, investment into a contact centre can singlehandedly tick the box of strategic...

Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real-time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked...

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

September 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

Many South African businesses are excited by the potential of advanced Cloud services – opening the doors for everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to advanced analytics, connected sensors, real-time customer insights, and much more....

Digital transformation: A theory of change that frequently changes

How employees can adapt to technological change

September 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How employees can adapt to technological change

Despite change in the workplace being a common occurrence, the pace of it has escalated significantly in recent months given the importance of digital transformation in business. How then can employees successfully adapt to it while still maintaining focus on...

Sage appoint new executive vice-president for African region

Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

Sage announced on Monday 18 September 2017 that Pieter Bensch has been appointed as the company’s new executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. Bensch, an ICT veteran, will be responsible for leading the growth of Sage’s business across the...

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving more and more...