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Whale Cloud and Alibaba partner with Ghana on Innovative City Development

Whale Cloud and Alibaba partner with Ghana on Innovative City Development

October 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Whale Cloud and Alibaba partner with Ghana on Innovative City Development

Whale Cloud (rebranded from ZTEsoft) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group. Ben Zhou, CEO International of Whale Cloud, and Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister for Communications of the Republic of Ghana, signed the MoU on behalf of each party. This [&hellip...

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AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global bee populations

AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global bee populations

October 17, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global bee populations

Oracle and The World Bee Project have announced a world-first approach to understanding the declines of honey bee populations and helping protect them. The new programme uses cloud technology to better understand honey bees, the world’s most important...

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation. Across EMEA, there is an urgent requirement for transformative dialogue between the executive...

In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

Leading ICT services provider, In2IT Technologies, has launched SimplifyHR, a SAP Qualified Partner-Package Solution during the recent SAP Now event, at the Sandton convention Centre on the 30th to the 31st of August. SimplifyHR neatly combines SAP’s...

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

October 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, North AfricaComments Off on New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

The Africa Data Centre Association (ADCA), a non-profit, Pan-African professional association, which will foster the development of the data centre industry in Africa, launched at BroadGroup’s inaugural Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit held in...

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

Commvault unveils new appliances aimed at scaling-out data management

October 12, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Commvault unveils new appliances aimed at scaling-out data management

Commvault, a recognised global backup, recovery, the cloud and data management company, recently announced two additions to its family of cloud-ready appliances – the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), an innovative scale-out infrastructure for...

Liquid Telecom to host first cloud event in Uganda

Liquid Telecom to host first cloud event in Uganda

October 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, EventsComments Off on Liquid Telecom to host first cloud event in Uganda

Liquid Telecom in partnership with Microsoft will be hosting a Azure Accelerator Conference tomorrow in Kampala to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services across Africa. The Azure Accelerator Conference is a customer focused event that provides its...

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

October 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

While there has been an increase in appetite toward investment across the African continent, lessons learnt from experience – including the global financial crisis – means that funders are taking a more cautious approach in deciding who they...

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

Chris Willemse, CEO of DAC Systems

The growth of cloud-based ERP

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The growth of cloud-based ERP

Worldwide revenue in cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is expected to top $28 billion in 2022 (up from an estimated $17.6 billion in 2016). This reflects the declining of initial concerns around the merits of migrating such mission-critical...

Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

Cloud computing: Understanding future tech today

October 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing: Understanding future tech today

Cloud computing is a powerful enabler of growth and innovation. It provides access to the advanced infrastructure needed to run sophisticated applications, and the flexibility of increasing or decreasing capacity to meet a business’ demands. In conjunction...

NetApp's Hoseb Dermanilian unpacks the ONTAP AI proven architecture

NetApp’s Hoseb Dermanilian unpacks the ONTAP AI proven architecture

October 5, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on NetApp’s Hoseb Dermanilian unpacks the ONTAP AI proven architecture

Hybrid cloud data services company, NetApp, recently introduced NetApp ONTAP AI proven architecture, powered by NVIDIA DGX supercomputers and NetApp AFF A800 cloud-connected all-flash storage. The new NetApp ONTAP AI proven architecture will help users...

Vox helps South African business get cloud ready

Vox helps South African business get cloud ready

October 3, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Vox helps South African business get cloud ready

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has introduced a comprehensive IT Advisory portfolio to assist medium-to large-sized businesses review current IT strategies or set new ones, particularly making the shift from on-premise to the cloud. The IT...

Oracle appoints new Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle appoints new Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

October 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle appoints new Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle has announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of...

75% of organisations lack complete confidence that their security defenses will stop targeted spear-phishing with malicious web links

Mimecast extends cyber resilience vision with web security service

October 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Mimecast extends cyber resilience vision with web security service

Email and data security company, Mimecast Limited recently announced the general availability its new web security service. The cloud-based service is designed to guard against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to...

Gold rush for Managed Service providers

October 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Gold rush for Managed Service providers

Cloud computing is the underlying platform for successful digital transformation and is both an opportunity and challenge for Managed Service providers, explains Yasser Zeineldin, CEO from eHosting DataFort, provider of Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure...