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  • Will the cloud replace classic IT?

    September 21, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Will the cloud replace classic IT?

    The proliferation of cloud computing has seen some people happily floating on cloud nine and prophesy an inevitable paradigm shift in IT while others believe it is really just a rebottled and labelled version of an existing technology. Indeed, there are few...

  • Cloud and Virtualisation Summit Africa hits Joburg

    September 20, 2011 • EventsComments (1)

    Kinetic Events will bring Africa’s Cloud and Virtualisation Summit to the Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 – 6 October 2011. Industry indicators show an increase in IT spending with Cloud Computing and Virtualisation listed...

  • Q&A: Is cloud computing confusing CIOs?

    September 16, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: Is cloud computing confusing CIOs?

    IBM has opened new facilities, an IBM Cloud Data Centre and Cloud lab this week, to extend the company’s cloud delivery capabilities and to meet market demand in sub-Saharan Africa. IBM has deployed Cloud Data Centres in Singapore, Germany, Canada, the US...

  • IBM SA unveils smart cloud for enterprises

    September 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM SA unveils smart cloud for enterprises

    IBM SA announced a range of new cloud solutions during a media function held today at the Saxon, Johannesburg, South Africa. Werner Lindemann, IBM Sub-Saharan Africa Global Technology Services VP says the company’s strategy over the past few years has...

  • Didata accelerates Namibia’s ICT development

    September 13, 2011 • EventsComments Off on Didata accelerates Namibia’s ICT development

    Dimension Data, a global ICT services and solutions provider, is playing a key role as a platinum sponsor of the three-day Telecom Namibia ICT Summit 2011 being held in Windhoek from 12 to 14 September 2011 at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre. The...

  • GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    September 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    Governments across the world are under intense pressure to reduce costs and increase their operational efficiency, while also improving service delivery to their citizens. Their IT environments are under even more pressure to do more with less and as...

  • Q&A: Can cloud computing benefit Africa’s economy?

    September 1, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Cloud computing is forcing a major change in the global Information Technology industry and African enterprises are increasingly showing interest in cloud computing. ITNewsAfrica speaks to Raymond Deftereos, Gijima Chief Client Officer for Commercial Business...

  • Top 10 trends for a cloud PBX provider

    August 29, 2011 • Lists, OpinionComments Off on Top 10 trends for a cloud PBX provider

    Since the unbanning of voice over internet protocol (VOIP) in 2004 (Viva la Revolución!), it has grown from geeky pursuit to mainstream sensation; dodgy calls to carrier-class service. Recently, cheap, copious bandwidth further boosted VOIP, including cloud...

  • HP Extends converged storage range

    August 24, 2011 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on HP Extends converged storage range

    HP is expanding its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage software that enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualised and cloud computing environments. IDC estimates that by...

  • CA Southern Africa offers safer cloud services

    August 22, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on CA Southern Africa offers safer cloud services

    Business demand for rapid time to market and lower operational costs is driving cloud computing adoption and creating tremendous choice around cloud services available today. CA Technologies is helping simplify “cloud choice” with new and updated products...

  • Cloud computing gains traction in SA

    August 22, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing gains traction in SA

    Cloud computing is gaining ground in South Africa for a number of reasons. This includes vastly improved bandwidth capability, both in terms of quantity and quality, greater affordability of bandwidth and improved security technology that addresses many of...

  • Outsourcing is the first step towards IT services

    August 17, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Outsourcing is the first step towards IT services

    Cloud computing is the IT buzz phrase of the moment and if one cuts through the profusion of definitions of what Cloud computing actually is, it boils down to IT as a utility – a pay per use approach akin to other utilities such as electricity and...

  • Gijima focuses on cloud benefits

    July 25, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gijima focuses on cloud benefits

    Despite the company’s recent contractual dispute with the South African Home Affairs department, which resulted in a R373.9 million settlement and a decline in earnings before deductions (EBITDA) by a whooping 72,8%, Gijima, a technology solutions...

  • Dimension Data appoints Cloud Business CEO

    July 21, 2011 • PeopleComments Off on Dimension Data appoints Cloud Business CEO

    Dimension Data has appointed Steve Nola as the CEO for a newly formed Cloud Solutions business unit. Nola was CEO of Dimension Data in Australia from 2001. This follows the announcement last month that Dimension Data had acquired the Santa-Clara based...

  • Cloud computing places greater emphasis on the network

    July 21, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing places greater emphasis on the network

    Many CIOs view cloud computing as their salvation when tasked with doing more with less, as it promises to deliver IT services to subscribers at a lower cost. It also underscores the fact that the network has become a critical computing asset. Ask a pool of...

  • VMware to embed RSA Data Loss Prevention

    July 18, 2011 • EnterpriseComments Off on VMware to embed RSA Data Loss Prevention

    RSA, the Security Division of EMC, has announced that it is enabling VMware to embed RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) classification technology and policies into the VMware vShield 5 product family, further helping customers accelerate their journey to the...