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Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

March 2, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

Majority of large organizations follow specifically created plans to backup their databases. They have outlined efficient procedures, which includes periodic multiple copies of backup being stored remotely on a daily basis. Basically, they use SAN to organize backups in an effective manner. Mid and small tier firms depend on their technical team to run the...

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Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

February 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

New ideas are often opposed before they are adopted. When new ideas are ultimately embraced, and lead to success, it’s always as if this opposition never existed at all. The growth of the cloud is happening in the same way. The opposition is fading away and...

Cloud Technology

Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

January 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

EMC Corporation has revealed the results of a new study showing that IT and business executives agree that digital transformation and the use of hybrid clouds are key to competitive success in the digital age. Conducted by IDG Research Services, the study...

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Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

January 12, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) forecasts that Middle East and Africa (including South Africa) cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of all MEA data center traffic will come from...

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Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

December 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

Cloud-based services have become increasingly popular amongst large and small businesses.  This change in technology and regulation means that financial institutions are under pressure to source solutions that are flexible in meeting security risks. Banks...

Cloud Technology

Innovative ICT enables industries to ‘Go Cloud’

December 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on Innovative ICT enables industries to ‘Go Cloud’

Looking at the past and future of technological development, we can see that we have arrived at the threshold of a digital economy that is driving economic transformation in all countries and causing great changes for individuals, businesses, and governments....

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Are organisations struggling to align Hybrid Cloud deployments?

December 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, EnterpriseComments Off on Are organisations struggling to align Hybrid Cloud deployments?

Survey finds Hybrid Cloud adoption is high but mixed messages and disruptive technologies mean IT decision-makers are suffering from clouded vision. The Bunker has published a new report providing compelling insight into Hybrid Cloud adoption, the key factors...

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5 areas to cover when discussing the possibilities of Cloud

November 30, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

Everyone knows that the cloud is growing as a market. However, many companies still struggle with the concept or the reasons why it can benefit their business. This is a great opportunity for resellers – not only to increase revenue, but also to be seen as...

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Burkina Faso to use the cloud to connect government

November 13, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Burkina Faso to use the cloud to connect government

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. Alcatel-Lucent will supply the West African nation with its...

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The advantages of cloud application control

November 11, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The advantages of cloud application control

Since the turn of the millennium, the web security market has become dominated by large vendors and has seen no real product development. Often, brand design has been made a priority over the development of new functionality. The result has seen the web...

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How the cloud can improve your security solutions

November 3, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How the cloud can improve your security solutions

As we trust more and more of our critical applications, services and systems to the cloud, there is no reason why security should not be on that list, says Gary Newe, Technical Director at F5 Networks. The advantage of being in this industry for a while is...

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MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

September 30, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

MTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services. The company today announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele. Customers can use Azure ExpressRoute as a value added service, to...

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Working the cloud: Ensuring app performance beyond the data centre era

September 29, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Working the cloud: Ensuring app performance beyond the data centre era

According to previous research by Gartner, 75% of enterprises expect to have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017, with organisations typically using an average of 545 cloud services each. With numbers such as these, it’s clear that the cloud is a...

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Interview: How ready is the Nigerian market for cloud?

September 14, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: How ready is the Nigerian market for cloud?

Olebogeng Glad Dibetso, Managing Director: Dimension Data West Africa – relocated from Johannesburg to Lagos when he was appointed General Manager Sales: West Africa in May 2013. In the few months since the start of his tenure in the region, Glad’s...

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Microsoft sets new standard for cloud security and data privacy

September 11, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft sets new standard for cloud security and data privacy

In the cloud-first, mobile-first era, companies in every industry around the globe are using cloud computing to power their transformation into digital businesses. Organisations are turning to the cloud due to the business benefits that the technology unlocks...

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Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

September 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

If you work in the tech/telco industry you can probably give a fair description of what an API is. For those who don’t know, API stands for Application Programming Interface and is used by developers of software solutions to expose certain functions of...