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How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on whatever’s “hot” and new, but you’d only be partially correct. Consumer driven [&hellip...

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The short shift to cloud computing

The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

According to market research firm Gartner, in its Predicts 2017: Cloud Computing Enters Its Second Decade report, published in December 2016, organisations are increasingly moving beyond just experimenting with cloud, to now seeking strategic relationships...

First of its kind on-demand security platform launched

Here’s how to uncomplicate the move to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Here’s how to uncomplicate the move to the cloud

No longer a buzzword, the Cloud has become a hot commodity, and virtually every software vendor is bringing a cloud offering to market if they haven’t yet done so already. Organisations are leaping at the chance to migrate to the cloud based on the many...

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

At Huawei Connect 2017, Huawei launched the industry’s first all-cloud, network-wide smart video cloud solution, together with industry partners including Yitu, SenseTime, NetPosa, Harzone, MIMOS, and Qognify. The open cloud platform benefits from a...

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

September 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

Improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations, enhancing security and compliance, a proactive approach to maintenance, return on investment and costs savings, and freeing up IT employees to work on strategic projects, are some of the top factors...

The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

September 8, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity or a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

September 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

Fundamental to the digital transformation process and becoming an always-on enterprise is access to data, be it mission-critical, business-critical, or other. This requirement underpins every aspect of business as companies cannot be competitive without...

20 African startups selected for XL Africa

Top 3 steps to move your start up to the cloud

September 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Top 3 steps to move your start up to the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming the way companies interact with their customers, with 93 percent of South African companies currently either implementing or planning the initial phase of their cloud strategy. Whether we know it or not, we are already reliant...

Data backup needs to improve a lot, not just a little

Instant application availability for any app anywhere with Rubrik Alta

September 5, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on Instant application availability for any app anywhere with Rubrik Alta

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Anton Jacobsz, managing director...

Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to cloud portfolio

Rectron partners with Intel and OnApp to strengthen cloud solutions

September 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Rectron partners with Intel and OnApp to strengthen cloud solutions

Rectron, a South African distributor of IT products, has teamed up with Intel and OnApp to provide resellers with a turnkey, hyper-converged cloud solution. The tri-partite relationship will leverage off of existing partnerships between Rectron and Intel....

Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to cloud portfolio

The importance of future proofing ICT strategies

September 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The importance of future proofing ICT strategies

As both local and global markets face constant and intricate business changes, relevant, reliable and secure Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become not only a dire need but also a prerequisite for success. To deliver an effective ICT strategy,...

DDoS mitigation best practice in an IoT world.

Are your systems vulnerable to a complex cyber-attack?

August 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Are your systems vulnerable to a complex cyber-attack?

Today’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown in complexity and now employ a combination of volumetric, TCP-state exhaustion and application-layer attack vectors. Without the right protection in place, an advanced, high-volume DDoS attack...

Lenovo

Taking a closer look at Lenovo’s journey into the future

August 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking a closer look at Lenovo’s journey into the future

At the Lenovo Innovation Summit, which was held in Cape Town at CTICC, Marc Godin – Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo, Middle East and Africa – had stated in his keynote presentation that Lenovo had evolved and grown over the years....

Public Cloud

Cloud Technology: Discussing data compliance and security

August 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Cloud Technology: Discussing data compliance and security

When it comes to the adoption of public cloud computing the major concerns often remain focused on privacy and data security. In a heavily regulated environment like financial services, this is often magnified, and perceived issues often become an inhibitor...

Interview, Michael Cade, Microsoft, Azure, South Africa

Watch: Veeam Software’s Michael Cade Unpacks Microsoft Azure in South Africa

August 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Watch: Veeam Software’s Michael Cade Unpacks Microsoft Azure in South Africa

On the 15th of August 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa Veeam Software hosted their annual VeeamOn Forum. At the event, IT News Africa interviewed with Michael Cade the Technical Evangelist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets at Veeam. In...

SD-WAN market, Citrix

Opinion: Brendan McAravey discusses the future of SD-WAN

August 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Brendan McAravey discusses the future of SD-WAN

For those that haven’t been following the rapidly growing SD-WAN market, Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela may seem to have come out of the blue. After all, $610M is a hefty premium for a very young company with an estimated $30M in annual revenue. But for...