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How to get all the benefits of open source software

How to get all the benefits of open source software

January 17, 2018 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Open source software continues its meteoric rise, as more and more large enterprises weave open source code into various areas of their operations, increasingly shunning the big-name, proprietary software vendors. In fact, according to open source software development company, Sonatype, represented locally by 9TH BIT Consulting, 7,000 new open source...

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Veeam achieves record $827 million in total bookings for 2017

Veeam achieves record $827 million in total bookings for 2017

January 10, 2018 • General, Software, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

On January 9, 2018,  Veeam Software announced results from its most successful year in the company’s decade-long history. Veeam has surpassed expectations by achieving $827M in total bookings revenue in 2017, an increase of 36 percent year-over-year....

What the future looks like for SD-WANs

What does the future look like for SD-WAN?

December 19, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on What does the future look like for SD-WAN?

SD-WANs (Software Defined Wide Area Networks) have evolved from being a cost-effective solution for simplifying hub-and-spoke WANs, to the network equivalent of a Swiss army knife for multiple applications, according to SD-WAN company, Talari Networks. With...

South Africa: The repercussions of the new ECA bill

Elements to consider when implementing EAM software

December 14, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Elements to consider when implementing EAM software

TechTarget defines enterprise asset management (EAM) as; “a broad term vendors use to describe software that provides managers with a way to view company-owned assets holistically. The goal is to enable managers to control and pro-actively optimise...

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a software as...

Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

December 8, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

In today’s digitally driven business environment, it is critical that businesses are powered by enterprise software that is tailored to their specific needs. Indeed, every business – even if they sit within the same sector or industry – has a unique...

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

November 30, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone. They’re ramping up investment in customer...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

South Africa: The repercussions of the new ECA bill

The building blocks of a global software business

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on The building blocks of a global software business

According to the latest IDC research, the South African enterprise application software market will reach a value of $410-million by 2018. That is a very small slice of the global software spending pie, which Gartner estimates at $3.5-trillion in 2017. To...

SDN enables today’s business cases

SDN enables today’s business cases

November 7, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on SDN enables today’s business cases

Computer networks are the heart of modern communication, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is considered a revolution in terms of how today’s networks are designed, built and operated. “SDNs are far more agile than the LANs and WANs of the past. Their...

Taking enterprise security to the board.

Networks Unlimited partners with SevOne to bolster network monitoring

November 1, 2017 • General, Software, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited partners with SevOne to bolster network monitoring

On Wednesday 1 November 2017, Value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, announced its distribution agreement with SevOne, a leading provider of digital infrastructure management solutions, for the Sub-Saharan region. The world’s largest cloud services...

Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

October 31, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Velocity Group Acquires Majority Stake in MLC Solutions

The Velocity Group, a South African strategic specialist ICT reseller and systems integrator, announced on Tuesday 31 October 2017 that the company has agreed terms for the acquisition of a majority stake in MLC Solutions for an undisclosed sum. MLC Solutions...

Taking enterprise security to the board.

Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

October 27, 2017 • Software, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

“When it comes to IT innovation, the cloud certainly has shown itself to have the most precious lining,” states Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. And, the sparkling success of cloud computing is set to...

SD WANs to hit the mainstream in SA’s telecom market

SD WAN to hit South Africa’s telecom market

October 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on SD WAN to hit South Africa’s telecom market

The concept of virtualisation is coming to the wide area network (WAN), promising to give enterprises a more agile, cost-effective and resilient approach to managing their network infrastructure. SEACOM is seeing the concept of the software-defined WAN (SD...

Cybersecurity - mind the (skills) gap

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

Cybersecurity threats continue to spiral out of control, putting more companies across the globe at risk of falling victim to data theft and enduring reputational damage that could be the death stroke of the business itself. We are seeing cyber threats like...

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

October 18, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task. While analysts, business leaders and policymakers have certainly made wise predictions,...