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South Africa: AWS Direct Connect no available through Teraco data centers

Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

November 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

On Thursday 2 November 2017, Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner. This partnership will allow them to provide clients with a private network connection to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services. Teraco will be one of the first companies to...

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Top 5 smartphones of 2017

How AI phones can keep your data safe

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How AI phones can keep your data safe

Not too long ago, only two things were guaranteed – death and taxes. However, in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, businesses can almost be assured of a cyber-security breech in the near future. Just last week, South Africans received a wake-up...

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Using cloud for African insurance expansion

With many insurers looking at business expansion into Africa, the opportunity exists to embrace cloud-based solutions more fully to deliver solutions for these new markets. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group,...

Data takes the crown as a top 2018 digital trend

Hitachi Vantara launches cloud enabled data recovery solution

October 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Hitachi Vantara launches cloud enabled data recovery solution

Hitachi Vantara, a company that offer data-driven solutions has introduced the latest version of its specialised data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernises IT environments and how data is protected....

It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

Report highlights organisations harnessing the cloud for innovation and success

October 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Report highlights organisations harnessing the cloud for innovation and success

A report spearheaded by HotTopics.ht and sponsored by application security and cloud company F5 Networks, has revealed the top fifty EMEA businesses innovating in the cloud. The Top 50 EMEA Cloud Climbers Report is the first study of its kind explicitly...

Oracle study: moving to IaaS is fundamental to remaining competitive

Study: Moving to IaaS is fundamental to remaining competitive

October 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study: Moving to IaaS is fundamental to remaining competitive

On Monday 16 October 2017, Oracle, a cloud provider company, revealed the findings of their latest global survey of 1,610 IT professionals. According to the company, the proportion of businesses reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services...

It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

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...

The year's 4 biggest tech predictions

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...

Cloud computing to help meet the demands of the future workforce

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...

It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

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...