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  • Mark Ridley, regional director for Africa, NetApp. (Image source: NetApp)

    Making sense of the major cloud inhibitors

    February 13, 2014 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Making sense of the major cloud inhibitors

    It is easy to see why there is so much interest among companies to learn more about how they can benefit from cloud. The advent of cloud brings great promise for IT organisations to meet increasingly demanding business and operational objectives.  A...

  • Abe Thomas, IBM South Africa Country General Manager (image: IBM)

    Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    January 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    IBM today announced the results of a new study entitled ‘Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies’, which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such...

  • Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM Global Technology Services (image: IBM)

    IBM to expand cloud footprint

    January 19, 2014 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to expand cloud footprint

    Technology giant IBM announced has announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centres designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over...

  • Martin Walshaw, Senior Systems Engineer at F5 Networks

    Cloud and mobile will dominate the IT landscape

    January 7, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Cloud and mobile will dominate the IT landscape

    As an organisation that tracks developments in enterprise IT and assists thousands of companies around the world in tackling the challenges that these present, it is our business to be ahead of the game. In light of this, here are the trends that we believe...

  • Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer at NetApp (image: NetApp)

    Predictions for 2014 and trends that will impact the industry

    December 12, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Predictions for 2014 and trends that will impact the industry

    With the year wrapping up and companies looking toward 2014, Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer and senior vice president at NetApp, gives his predictions for 2014 and the trends that will impact the industry including flash, cloud, and software-defined. He...

  • Paul Fick, Chief Technology Officer at Jasco (image: Jasco)

    Consider this before you move into the cloud

    December 9, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Consider this before you move into the cloud

    Cloud computing has revolutionised the IT space, offering companies of all sizes easy access to technology over their existing network and allowing many services to be offered on a ‘pay per use’ basis instead of requiring large capital investment....

  • Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, in partnership with sponsor and global enterprise software company, Software AG, extends an invitation to the Africa’s ICT sector to to attend its forthcoming Innovation Dinner in Kenya, themed Big Data, Cloud and Accelerating Growth in the Enterprise. (Image source: Flickr/itnewsafrica.com)

    Kenya looking to Big Data, Cloud to stay ahead

    December 5, 2013 • Big Data, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya looking to Big Data, Cloud to stay ahead

    Recent research conducted by IDG Connect suggests that there is a definite move towards big data projects in Kenya and Nigeria. According to this research, 64% of respondents are at planning, pilot scheme or live stage of Projects. It is indicative of the...

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    Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    November 28, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    Cloud computing uptake is about to explode in Africa’s major economies as businesses gain confidence in both the security and reliability of the Cloud. This was the key finding of the Cloud in Africa: Reality Check 2013 research study, released today...

  • Mark Ridley, regional director for Africa, NetApp. (Image source: NetApp)

    Preparing private cloud services with a hybrid cloud future in mind

    November 5, 2013 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Preparing private cloud services with a hybrid cloud future in mind

    The value of hybrid cloud environments continues to grow for enterprises as services are becoming more and more refined.  While perceived risks still remain, new management tools are quickly closing the gap allowing for data and applications to be managed...

  • Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: ContinuitySA)

    Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    October 30, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    “Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity...

  • Phil Lotter, CEO of Piilo Software. (Image source: Piilo Software)

    Skills development enhanced by new technologies

    October 25, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Skills development enhanced by new technologies

    New technologies based on cloud computing and mobility are making skills development a richer and more engaging experience for both employees and employers. Skills development is enhanced by the use of multiple devices while allowing employers real-time...

  • Ashton Steyn, CTO and Cloud Ambassador, HP Enterprise Services, South Africa. (Image source: HP Enterprise Services, SA)

    Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    October 22, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    Over the past 24 months there has been a veritable tempest surrounding the rise of the cloud. From cloud-lovers to cloud-haters, the debate has rumbled back and forth on the likes of security, sovereignty and sustainability. In truth, all advancements in...

  • Richard Edet Regional MD, West Africa at SAP Africa (image: SAP)

    Five ways CIOs in Africa can tackle the Cloud

    October 14, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Five ways CIOs in Africa can tackle the Cloud

    Across emerging African countries International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the 2011–2016 CAGR for Hosting Infrastructure Services (HIS) to be 26.8%. However, due to a low base, cloud adoption is estimated to continue in double digits. “This presents...

  • Leon Wright, CTO, Cisco South Africa. (Image source: Cisco)

    IT skills shortage, yes, but…

    October 11, 2013 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IT skills shortage, yes, but…

    Opportunity is rife and innovation is everywhere. The refreshing aspect is that this innovation is not only changing businesses … it is transforming people and society. Today the Cloud and Internet of Everything represent milestones that demonstrate why...

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    Citrix invests $2.4-million in systems integrators

    October 3, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Citrix invests $2.4-million in systems integrators

    Citrix today announces a $2.4-million (R25-million) investment initiative to train key channel partners and systems integrators in South Africa. There are already over 100 sales professionals and systems engineers undergoing training with more expected to...

  • 1Stream director Bruce von Maltitz (image: Contact Center World)

    Cloud is about more than cost-cutting

    September 16, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Cloud is about more than cost-cutting

    Analysts such as Gartner have long said that the cloud isn’t about recession-busting or cutting costs any more – but perhaps it never was, says 1Stream director, Bruce von Maltitz. “I think there has always been massive confusion about the cloud and...