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Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa

Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

August 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

Businesses are fast adopting cloud, moving towards a multi cloud environment. With this shift, security becomes critical – and vastly more complex. Organisations don’t always have a full understanding of the threats and which cloud security requirements they should concern themselves with, particularly when a wide number of different cloud platforms...

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How secure is data in the cloud?

How secure is data in the cloud?

July 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on How secure is data in the cloud?

Many small business owners are more concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud, but don’t worry about taking their unencrypted laptops to a local coffee shop. Having a ‘secure’ password doesn’t mean one’s data is protected. This is...

PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

July 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

The spectre of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) looms ever closer, and while some companies will see the new regulation as something of a headache as they work to get their data management procedures in order, the threat of serious sanctions...

Oracle first previewed its Blockchain Cloud Service at OpenWorld in October

Oracle rolls out Blockchain Cloud service

July 17, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle rolls out Blockchain Cloud service

Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. Blockchain has the power to fundamentally transform how every industry does business by making interactions...

This program adds to the existing Ruckus Partner Specialisation programs, including Smart Cities, Large Public Venue and Education programs.

Ruckus launches Cloud-Ready specialisation program

July 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Ruckus launches Cloud-Ready specialisation program

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the addition of its new Cloud-Ready Specialisation Program for channel partners. Designed specifically to help Ruckus channel partners expand into new, fast-growing market segments and gain renewable revenue...

Amazon Web Services continues to invest in Africa

Amazon Web Services continues to invest in Africa

July 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon Web Services continues to invest in Africa

At the Amazon Web Service Summit which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 12 July 2018, the company announced the launch of a new Amazon CloudFront edge location in Cape Town. According to AWS, the benefits offered by CloudFront...

Cloud data storage as a value-added service for small accounting firms

Cloud data storage as a value-added service for small accounting firms

July 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud data storage as a value-added service for small accounting firms

Data management and backup is one of the biggest IT challenges facing small accounting and bookkeeping firms today. Lacking the big budgets of larger companies, these businesses have less to spend on data storage, backup and protection and often resort to...

Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap

Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap

July 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, OpinionComments Off on Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap

The ability to find and retain cloud-savvy, IT staff continues to be considered as one of the key barriers to cloud adoption according to Oracle’s latest ‘You & IaaS’ survey. As Infrastructure-as-a-Service adoption grows and the...

Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault South Africa

Optimise enterprise data management in the cloud for maximum business value

July 12, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Optimise enterprise data management in the cloud for maximum business value

Cloud computing is no longer considered a disruptive technology, but simply part and parcel of IT strategy today. In fact, it is almost expected that any IT approach, be it traditional or next-generation will contain some element of the cloud. Cloud strategy...

Ron Raffensperger, CTO for Data Centre Solutions at Huawei Enterprise

Cloud and partnerships key to survival for finservs

July 11, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud and partnerships key to survival for finservs

While financial services institutions have been able to collect huge volumes of data on customers and their behaviours, they need to turn to new technologies and strategic partnerships to improve internal processes and customer experiences, in order to...

Thomson Reuters and SAP partner to cut cross-border transaction costs on SAP’s cloud platform

Thomson Reuters partners SAP to cut cross-border transaction costs

July 10, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Thomson Reuters partners SAP to cut cross-border transaction costs

Thomson Reuters announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with SAP to simplify converting cross-border transaction prices into a single currency, no matter where or when the transaction happens. The new SAP Cloud Platform-based solution, called SAP...

Cloud-based tools to reduce your communication costs and boost productivity

Cloud-based tools to reduce your communication costs and boost productivity

July 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Cloud-based tools to reduce your communication costs and boost productivity

For many of us, the nature of work is changing. In our busy technology-powered lives, we need the right tools to engage and collaborate with colleagues, partners, customers and other key people. We need to be able to reach people wherever they may be. A...

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

July 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

Five million jobs are expected to be lost to automation by 2020. That may sound like a scary figure, but as these roles disappear, new jobs are set to spring up in their place. In fact, 80 percent of the jobs we expect to see as soon as 2025 don’t even...

Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.

F5 launches advanced WAF for multi-cloud app security

June 29, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on F5 launches advanced WAF for multi-cloud app security

F5 Networks has announced the release of its Advanced Web Application Firewall solution for comprehensive application protection. The new web application firewall (WAF) offering delivers superior protection for all apps, with flexible consumption models to...

Taking advantage of multi-cloud

Taking advantage of multi-cloud

June 28, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking advantage of multi-cloud

For all businesses, agility, flexibility and the ability to evolve with technology is crucial. Cloud computing has emerged as an essential part of any IT strategy, as cloud services have improved organisational agility and greatly lowered the burden of IT...

How secure is data in the cloud?

Cloud ERP now available for building

June 28, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud ERP now available for building

One Channel, Africa’s fastest growing cloud business solutions provider, has launched its Acumatica product for construction called One Build. This is an end-to-end cloud business management system for general contractors, home builders, subcontractors,...