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Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the horizon, the World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of the most important workplace skills will change in the next five years. One of the most important and tough tasks educators are faced with is preparing students for the workplace of the future. The IDC study shows [&hellip...

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Many businesses believe that the BYOD revolution has improved the productivity of their workforce, allowing employees to reap the benefits of ‘work’ no longer being confined to the office (Image: Shutterstock.com)

Impacts of BYOD on work and home life

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, GeneralComments Off on Impacts of BYOD on work and home life

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes – whether officially or unofficially – have slowly but surely been adopted by firms globally. Doubts about security and privacy, when it comes to accessing both corporate and personal data via the cloud, have largely...

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Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, HealthcareComments Off on Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance....

Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business

Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SoftwareComments Off on Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

Oracle announced that MoneyGram International Inc. has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed...

Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, appointed to the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (image credit: IBM)

IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

IBM announced that  Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker  to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The...

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“Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on “Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

According to Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone...

Acting Director General of the National Information Technology,Dr Olatunji Vincent,visits Rack Centre,restates Government commitment to enforce local hosting of Government's Data

Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

September 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the...

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Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

In line with growing market demands, Telkom| Business Connexion in partnership with SAP Africa has launched its SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (SAP HEC) service out of its carrier-neutral, Tier IV certified data centre. Enabled by SAP’s groundbreaking in-memory...

Gartner inc foresees a 17% growth in the public cloud market worldwide

Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

According to Gartner Inc, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 per cent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a...

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How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

From robotics to artificial intelligence, businesses view the cloud as a blank canvas upon which to build their innovation strategies. The technologies defining the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, are being...

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Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence

September 5, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence

Genesys, a market leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, and Interactive Intelligence, a provider of cloud and on-premise solutions for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, today announced that they have...

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Connecting Cities in the Cloud

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Connecting Cities in the Cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now. This is due to the fact that we now have the network connectivity and the backend storage and compute infrastructure to unleash their full...

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GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has announced two strategic Vice President appointments – Whitney Myrus, VP – Sales, to be based in...

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Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

August 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

Cloud is still a buzzword, trending across South African enterprises and is top of mind for many executives looking to achieve their financial and operational goals. Cloud services have been promoted as the money saving, all-encompassing answer to any...

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Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

July 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and...

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Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

June 9, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

After a slow start in South Africa, cloud adoption is picking up fast, following global trends in which spend on cloud services is rapidly doubling and even tripling. According to IDC, spend on public cloud services will grow from around $70 billion in 2015...