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Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

April 21, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

Huge financial setbacks across Kenyan businesses caused by inadequate IT security and data loss have prompted Liquid Telecom Kenya to launch a backup and restore service, which has been dubbed “CrashPlan for Africa,” for businesses in Kenya to secure their data. A data protection study conducted by EMC in 2014 revealed that data loss and...

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New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

April 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as...

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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CloudRAN: Reconstructing the Radio Network with Cloud

April 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on CloudRAN: Reconstructing the Radio Network with Cloud

During Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit 2016, Huawei shared its latest strategy for the radio access network: CloudRAN. Huawei CloudRAN embraces the benefits of Cloud to enable operators to transform their network to be better equipped in the digital age....

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Top 5 IT headaches solved by the cloud

March 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 IT headaches solved by the cloud

Companies across Africa and the world are discovering that cloud computing is a pretty neat way to procure the services necessary to do business. Cost consistently comes up as the primary advantage of cloud solutions – but they have many benefits beyond the...

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Veeam Software Driving Hybrid Cloud Adoption for the Always-On Enterprise

March 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Enterprise, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam Software Driving Hybrid Cloud Adoption for the Always-On Enterprise

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, available for preview as a FREE, pre-configured Azure appliance in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace...

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IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

March 8, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

IBM has revealed that it is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to IBM, the new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and has been designed to support cloud adoption and customer...

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Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

March 2, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

Majority of large organizations follow specifically created plans to backup their databases. They have outlined efficient procedures, which includes periodic multiple copies of backup being stored remotely on a daily basis. Basically, they use SAN to organize...

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Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

February 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

New ideas are often opposed before they are adopted. When new ideas are ultimately embraced, and lead to success, it’s always as if this opposition never existed at all. The growth of the cloud is happening in the same way. The opposition is fading away and...

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Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

January 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

EMC Corporation has revealed the results of a new study showing that IT and business executives agree that digital transformation and the use of hybrid clouds are key to competitive success in the digital age. Conducted by IDG Research Services, the study...

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Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

January 12, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) forecasts that Middle East and Africa (including South Africa) cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of all MEA data center traffic will come from...

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Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

December 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

Cloud-based services have become increasingly popular amongst large and small businesses.  This change in technology and regulation means that financial institutions are under pressure to source solutions that are flexible in meeting security risks. Banks...

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Innovative ICT enables industries to ‘Go Cloud’

December 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on Innovative ICT enables industries to ‘Go Cloud’

Looking at the past and future of technological development, we can see that we have arrived at the threshold of a digital economy that is driving economic transformation in all countries and causing great changes for individuals, businesses, and governments....

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Are organisations struggling to align Hybrid Cloud deployments?

December 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on Are organisations struggling to align Hybrid Cloud deployments?

Survey finds Hybrid Cloud adoption is high but mixed messages and disruptive technologies mean IT decision-makers are suffering from clouded vision. The Bunker has published a new report providing compelling insight into Hybrid Cloud adoption, the key factors...

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5 areas to cover when discussing the possibilities of Cloud

November 30, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

Everyone knows that the cloud is growing as a market. However, many companies still struggle with the concept or the reasons why it can benefit their business. This is a great opportunity for resellers – not only to increase revenue, but also to be seen as...

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Burkina Faso to use the cloud to connect government

November 13, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Burkina Faso to use the cloud to connect government

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. Alcatel-Lucent will supply the West African nation with its...