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Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited.

Wipro acquires Appiro for $500 million

November 4, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Wipro acquires Appiro for $500 million

Wipro Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appirio for a purchase consideration of USD 500 Million in a bid to transform engagements with customers and employees by leveraging the power of cloud. Once completed, Wipro’s acquisition of Appirio will create one of the world’s largest cloud transformation practices, a game changer in...

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L-R: Finance Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Azfar Hussain; Managing Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Ayotunde Coker; Business Development Manager, BSI Middle East and Africa, Mr. Viadimir Cherny and Partner, Deloitte, Tope Aladenusi.

Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

November 1, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, West AfricaComments Off on Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

Rack Centre has obtained the global ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification for an Information Security Management System. ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an Information Security Management System is the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an...

Peter McKay -President and newly promoted to Co-CEO Veeam.

Veeam listed top provider for cloud era by Ovum

October 27, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam listed top provider for cloud era by Ovum

Veeam Software has been ranked as a top provider for Cloud era availability and protection technology. The Ovum Decision Matrix: Data Availability and Protection Solution for the Cloud Era, 2016-17 takes into account the business challenges and the technology...

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Mirantis & Openwave Mobility collaborate on Subscriber Data Management for NFV

October 25, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mirantis & Openwave Mobility collaborate on Subscriber Data Management for NFV

Openwave Mobility announced a collaboration with Mirantis. Openwave Mobility’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, virtualized User Data Repository (vUDR), has been validated within the Mirantis OpenStack environment. Openwave Mobility vUDR is the...

Businesses could save more than 20% on IT spending.

What Exactly Is Cloud Computing?

October 24, 2016 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on What Exactly Is Cloud Computing?

Gone are the days when a user had to rely entirely on his computer or on portable hard drives and CDs/DVDs in order to save and store files. Now, thanks to cloud computing, all your information can be stored online on internet servers through the various...

Red Hat and Ericsson Announce Broad Alliance to Enable Pervasive Adoption of Open Source Solutions.

Red Hat, Ericsson join forces on Open Source

October 24, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Red Hat, Ericsson join forces on Open Source

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions and Ericsson share a common belief in the power of open source to transform the ICT (information and communications technology) market. Today, they announce a broad alliance to deliver fully open source...

T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has undertaken to have its private cloud platform audited by Deloitte & Touche.

T-Systems cloud audited by Deloitte

October 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems cloud audited by Deloitte

In a bold move to provide documented assurance to customers, T-Systems South Africa (TSSA) has undertaken to have its private cloud platform ISAE 3402 audited by reputable audit firm, Deloitte & Touche. T-Systems South Africa understand the strict audit...

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Air Mauritius partners IBM

October 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Air Mauritius partners IBM

Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for Cloud and Analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans. The Mauritian national airline, the fourth largest in Africa, has been connecting the...

TIM says the move will equate to increased transparency for clients and supports TIM’s belief in consensual data transactions.

How Cloud-based HR tools can radically improve the employee experience

October 18, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on How Cloud-based HR tools can radically improve the employee experience

Without doubt, human capital management is one of the most important facets of your business. Ask any of today’s most successful companies about how they became leaders in their field, and their answer will invariably refer to the calibre of their people....

Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International and Paul Gale, Vice President Global Contact Centres – dnata.

dnata selects Avaya to drive digital transformation

October 18, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on dnata selects Avaya to drive digital transformation

dnata announced it has selected Avaya as a strategic technology partner to power its customer service digital transformation strategy. Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS) will deliver a complete customer experience transformation solution that will create a...

IBM's breakthrough tiering technology brings cloud object storage to hundreds of storage platforms (image: IBM)

IBM announces new cloud object storage service

October 14, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, SecurityComments Off on IBM announces new cloud object storage service

IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage service that redefines the security, availability and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds. The company’s breakthrough new IBM Cloud Object...

Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International.

How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

October 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in...

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Seculoud partners with Kaspersky to combat cyber threats

October 10, 2016 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Seculoud partners with Kaspersky to combat cyber threats

Secucloud has created “Elastic Cloud Security System” (ECS2) a cloud-based security framewor. Secucloud will also integrate Kaspersky Lab’s technologies in its solutions, to provide improved security for Secucloud customers. The current security...

Business Connexion Nigeria has invested significantly to ensure it has the skills, certifications and capability to deliver across the entire Oracle stack of hardware, software and industry solutions.

Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

October 6, 2016 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

Organisations across the globe are focusing their energies on digital transformation in order to stay relevant in ever-changing market conditions. The Zambian market is no different and, if organisations want to survive disruption and adapt to the needs of a...

Avaya South Africa

Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

October 5, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

Avaya announced a complete network lifecycle management solution for enterprise and mid-size businesses, that aims to simplify and accelerate deployment and management of networks. The Avaya Cloud Networking Platform delivers a unified, powerful solution for...

Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa.

VeeamON Tour targeting Always-On needs of South African enterprises

October 3, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on VeeamON Tour targeting Always-On needs of South African enterprises

Veeam Software will host its annual VeeamON Tour focused on addressing the challenges of availability in the modern enterprise, on October 13 in Fourways, Johannesburg. The one-day event will be attended by top Veeam executives Doug Hazelman, vice president...