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How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

January 30, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

With the increasing adoption of Managed and Cloud services, where either an entire or a part of IT function is outsourced to a third-party services provider, the need for unambiguous, easy to apply and easy to follow service agreements are becoming more important. The level of effort that goes into preparation of a Service Level [&hellip...

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Sophos Phish simulator to help combat low security awareness

January 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sophos Phish simulator to help combat low security awareness

Sophos has launched Sophos Phish Threat, an advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution that is fully integrated with the company’s cloud-based security management platform, Sophos Central. Phishing remains one of the most common attack vectors...

Gary Turner, MD EMEA, Xero.

Future of finance for small businesses in 2017

January 26, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Future of finance for small businesses in 2017

How we finance and manage our business in today’s South Africa is changing thanks to the increasingly important role of technology. Key developments in financial technologies are freeing small businesses and entrepreneurs from the evils of spreadsheets,...

Sage releases Sage 50c for small business builders. (Source: Sage)

Sage launches product for small business builders

January 24, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage launches product for small business builders

Sage, the market leader in cloud accounting software, has today launched Sage 50c –  the launch is a part of Sage’s continuing mission to help Small & Medium Businesses access the best technology and innovation, and this is the next step on their...

Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor

Benefits of cloud backup

January 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (1)

The past year has seen South African businesses migrate a substantial amount of their data to the cloud. Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor, believes this will bring a renewed focus to the benefits of extending such a rollout into the...

Mark Bregman, SVP and CTO at NetApp (Source: NetApp)

Six IT and storage technology trends for 2017

January 24, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Lists, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Six IT and storage technology trends for 2017

The explosion of data in today’s digital economy has resulted in a fundamental shift from using data to run the business to recognising that data is the business. In an era where data is king, superior data management and storage in the hybrid cloud become...

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MTN renews contract with IMImobile to grow Digital Services

January 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN renews contract with IMImobile to grow Digital Services

IMImobile, a cloud communications software and solutions provider today announced that it has added new digital customer engagement capabilities to IMIdigital; its content management and service delivery platform. New product capabilities added to IMIdigital...

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Applications open for Microsoft fund

January 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Applications open for Microsoft fund

Applications are now open for the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Fund that assists companies in bringing new technologies, services and models to emerging markets. “The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, high-impact and...

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South Africa: NDMC implements Veeam Availability Suite

January 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite in an attempt to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates all...

Probax has expanded its international presence by making cloud storage available in Johannesburg for African Managed Service Providers. (Image Source: techxact.com).

Probax launches data centre in South Africa

January 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Probax launches data centre in South Africa

Probax, a cloud backup provider, has announced its expansion to Africa by making cloud storage available for local Managed Service Providers. Probax will also offer monthly licences for Veeam and StorageCraft at a reduced rate. With the launch of the data...

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CyberLogic to expand, take new services to market

December 29, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on CyberLogic to expand, take new services to market

Cape Town-based IT services firm CyberLogic is set to refresh its brand, expand its footprint and take new services to market in 2017, following its successful acquisition of Stellenbosch-based IT services firm Space Age Technologies last year. CyberLogic’s...

The digitisation of business requires enterprises to move faster and be more agile to survive.(image: bluecoat.com)

Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

December 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

Given the cybercrime realities that mobile and Internet users are faced with, it has now become essential for consumers to pay attention to the protection of their mobile devices. However, with the added focus being placed in the cloud, where many consumers...

Companies and organisations are being cautioned to review their critical security controls in respect of safeguarding their intellectual property, data and IT systems.(image: perspec_photo88)

Opinion: Safeguarding your business from cybercrime

December 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments (1)

From malware to phishing and from hacking to theft of data storage devices, the risks of falling victim to a security gap are continually growing. If you are an African entrepreneur, you must prepare yourself to compete in the digital economy by protecting...

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Samsung’s ARTIK Smart platform turns IoT concepts into reality

December 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung’s ARTIK Smart platform turns IoT concepts into reality

Just about everyone has heard how the Internet of Things (IoT) will change lives across the globe by making our homes and buildings more efficient, our cars safer, our food supply more stable and the air people breathe cleaner. In addition, a recent study by...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

December 7, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on CloudProtect available for local data backup and security

Gabsten Technologies has formed a partnership with EasyBiz making CloudProtect solution available to EasyBiz QuickBooks users. A backup and recovery solution, CloudProtect allows business-owners to store important electronic data securely at a remote data...

Companies and organisations are being cautioned to review their critical security controls in respect of safeguarding their intellectual property, data and IT systems.(image: perspec_photo88)

3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

December 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

Cyber security is a growing concern for South African businesses. PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that cyber-crime is South Africa’s second most reported economic crime: 32% of local companies reported an online security breach in the...