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AJ Hartenberg, Portfolio Manager at T-Systems.

Top 5 cloud computing predictions for 2017

March 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 cloud computing predictions for 2017

Infrastructure growth for Cloud providers Despite the recent enthusiasm for Cloud services, a fair percentage of local firms have delayed their Cloud migration journeys – as they wring the final drops of sweat from their legacy infrastructure. 2017 will see a surge in Cloud uptake, as these ‘holdouts’ finally migrate. Added to this, we’ll see...

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Rob Godlonton Director at EOH.

Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

March 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

It is predicted that by 2020, 25 billion devices will be connected to IoT and 600 zettabytes of information will be sitting in the cloud. The cloud is the big enabler if you want to leverage the new IoT economy in business. Cloud has created the capacity,...

Cliff De Wit, Chief Innovation Officer at Microsoft SA.

Your PaaS(port) to app development success in the cloud era

March 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Your PaaS(port) to app development success in the cloud era

While the operating environment for modern businesses has been dramatically reshaped by a number of technology trends in the last few years, few of these have had the impact of cloud computing on extending the boundaries of productivity beyond the office....

Kerry Hope, Business Development Manager, Magic Software South Africa.

More than one way to the cloud

March 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on More than one way to the cloud

South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary...

By Marc Fletcher, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Intervate, a T-Systems company.

Cloud Transforms your Intranet

March 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud Transforms your Intranet

Cloud-based software delivery models are quickly becoming the ‘new normal’ in enterprise IT. In a recent survey by analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), in partnership with Microsoft, only 8% of respondents admitted to being disinterested in...

Theo Watson, Commercial Attorney at Microsoft South Africa.

Asking the right questions about POPI and compliance

March 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (1)

Digital transformation is touching every sector as well as every industry, disrupting the traditional market leaders, value chains and conventional ways of doing business along the way. While the technology (IoT, big data analytics, machine learning,...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

Denan Erasmus, Palo Alto Networks Channel Manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

February 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing

South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary...

Financial institutions to benefit from faster and easier access to global foreign exchange markets via new BT Radianz FX express.

BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

February 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

BT (British Telecoms) has announced that it will be linking up the world’s five main foreign exchange (FX) locations to help boost the competitiveness of its global financial industry customers. The company will now be offering BT Radianz FX express,...

Bernard Ford One Channel CEO. (Source: techsmart)

How secure is data in a cloud ?

February 20, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How secure is data in a cloud ?

Business leaders need to optimise and grow their businesses and cloud can certainly reduce costs and improve inefficiencies. However, how secure is data in the cloud ? A concern for any company is giving up control of its data to a third party. By outsourcing...

Dave Glass, Electrum Managing Director.

Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

In a bid to boost revenue by hundreds of millions of Rands, retailers are increasingly selling virtual products and services known as Value Added Services (VAS). However, it is not as simple as selling normal stock as VAS which includes products such as;...

Sekete Patrick Maphopha, SE manager for Africa at NetApp.

Why the pop-up store cloud is unlikely to burst anytime soon

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why the pop-up store cloud is unlikely to burst anytime soon

Enter any mall today and you are likely to come across the latest retail fad – the pop-up store. With the concept of ‘here today and gone tomorrow’ at its centre, this fresh, novel and creative concept has taken the world by storm. According a report by...

Verint has announced a global partnership with Content Guru to deliver Verint customer engagement solutions in the cloud. (image: Verint)

Content Guru to deliver Verint solutions in the cloud

February 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Content Guru to deliver Verint solutions in the cloud

Verint Systems has entered into a global partnership with Content Guru. This partnership will enable Content Guru to deliver Verint customer engagement solutions—including workforce optimisation and speech analytics—as an integrated customer engagement...

Heinrich Venter, CEO of Infotech Limited.

Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

February 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Infotech announces market-leading acquisition

Infotech Limited is proud to announce that its acquisition deal with Urbanise, a globally renowned provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and service delivery platform for buildings, is going ahead. Urbanise is an ASX listed global creator of a cloud-based...

Local customers now able to benefit from the full benefits of the Microsoft cloud services.

Westcon-Comstor to offer resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform

February 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor to offer resellers Azure on its BlueSky platform

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is, effective immediately, enabling local reseller partners the opportunity to purchase Azure from its BlueSky digital aggregation platform. The announcement allows local resellers to purchase core components of the Azure...