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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 and enables including cost savings, greater business agility, reduced IT complexity and gaining a...

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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...

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HDS recognised for bringing secure cloud portfolio to Africa

August 26, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS recognised for bringing secure cloud portfolio to Africa

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been named a winner of the TMC 2015 Cloud Computing Excellence Awards for its advanced Hitachi Content Platform portfolio, including Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor....

Sumash Singh

Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

July 21, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries. This is due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the biggest demand on storage, and as the resolution of...

Warren Olivier

Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

July 15, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software – as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud...

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Driving the forces behind cloud computing

June 17, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Driving the forces behind cloud computing

As we reflect on the lessons learned through the big-data boom, of how organisations securely capture, store and retrieve data and how they can derive value from these huge data sets, we must begin to prepare for a yet another new wave of data. This data will...

Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International.

Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

March 27, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the...

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Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the value of cloud services in South Africa will reach $230m by the end of 2014, and judging by our...