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Top 5 must take actions for security based on 2018 trends

Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

What would your reaction be to someone who told you that “Cloud” is so secure you don’t need to do anything else to protect your data? Because, this gem of questionable advice is becoming quite popular, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa. The truth is, Cloud Computing is not some magic security [&hellip...

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Discussing the great data sovereignty escape.

Discussing the great data sovereignty escape

October 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Discussing the great data sovereignty escape

For those following the #MonkeySelfie story, you will know that attorneys had recently settled a lawsuit around the actual copyright ownership of a monkey selfie that had taken the world by storm back in 2014. As the case drew to a close, the photographer...

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

September 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa provides African Resellers Access to Azure

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is offering African customers the opportunity to purchase and leverage the full power of Azure through the company as well as from its BlueSky digital logistics platform. Microsoft Azure continues to grow in popularity and use...

Modern data management – more than just backup

Modern data management – more than just backup

September 28, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Modern data management – more than just backup

Information Technology (IT) is evolving. The way in which we consume it, what it’s expected to provide, the speed at which it operates, and how it’s organised, run and paid for, have all changed. Consumer-led expectations – and the desire to...

Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

September 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 steps for contact centre integration success

Investment into contact centre integration doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. Not anymore. For the business that wants to expand its footprint and engage its customers, investment into a contact centre can singlehandedly tick the box of strategic...

Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real-time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked...

Hybrid Cloud as a platform for business innovation

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

September 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

Many South African businesses are excited by the potential of advanced Cloud services – opening the doors for everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to advanced analytics, connected sensors, real-time customer insights, and much more....

The future of open banking – convenience through innovation

How employees can adapt to technological change

September 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How employees can adapt to technological change

Despite change in the workplace being a common occurrence, the pace of it has escalated significantly in recent months given the importance of digital transformation in business. How then can employees successfully adapt to it while still maintaining focus on...

Pieter Bensch Executive Vice President, Africa & Middle East: Sage

Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

Sage announced on Monday 18 September 2017 that Pieter Bensch has been appointed as the company’s new executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. Bensch, an ICT veteran, will be responsible for leading the growth of Sage’s business across the...

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving more and more...

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Managing hybrid, multi-cloud environments

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Managing hybrid, multi-cloud environments

The vast majority of companies have moved at least parts of their business to the cloud. The benefits in terms of cost savings, improved operations and similar are too great to ignore. Some have gone either a public or private cloud route, but most have a...

Dear accountant, let the bots take your job

The benefits of cloud accounting software

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments Off on The benefits of cloud accounting software

If you’re running an ambitious accounting business, then our advice is straightforward: move your business to the cloud. Xero research reveals that cloud-based accounting firms have five times more clients on their books than traditional firms. On average,...

Acumatica Cloud ERP Ranked Highest

How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

The short shift to cloud computing

The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

According to market research firm Gartner, in its Predicts 2017: Cloud Computing Enters Its Second Decade report, published in December 2016, organisations are increasingly moving beyond just experimenting with cloud, to now seeking strategic relationships...

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

Here’s how to uncomplicate the move to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Here’s how to uncomplicate the move to the cloud

No longer a buzzword, the Cloud has become a hot commodity, and virtually every software vendor is bringing a cloud offering to market if they haven’t yet done so already. Organisations are leaping at the chance to migrate to the cloud based on the many...

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

At Huawei Connect 2017, Huawei launched the industry’s first all-cloud, network-wide smart video cloud solution, together with industry partners including Yitu, SenseTime, NetPosa, Harzone, MIMOS, and Qognify. The open cloud platform benefits from a...