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  • Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa

    The four biggest misconceptions about cloud security

    September 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on The four biggest misconceptions about cloud security

    The widespread adoption of cloud solutions has been driven by the myriad of associated benefits offered, such as flexibility, scalability and remote access. At the same time, concerns have been raised regarding the security of these solutions when it comes to...

  • Why many customers fail with cloud

    Why many customers fail with cloud

    September 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Why many customers fail with cloud

    Becoming a cloud-first business is fantastic – and that’s putting it mildly. Companies that adopted a cloud-first business model recover 96 times faster from a disaster, spend less than half the time on security than their peers and are more than...

  • Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    Will your business survive equipment theft? The cloud could save you

    September 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Will your business survive equipment theft? The cloud could save you

    Today, data is the lifeblood of businesses, yet many individuals and businesses are clinging to outdated data security practices. Business owners therefore need to ask themselves the question ‘Will my business survive equipment theft?’ If the...

  • Mitigate WAN complexity with SD Branch

    SD-WAN: Answering the enterprise question

    August 30, 2018 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on SD-WAN: Answering the enterprise question

    According to the latest SD-WAN study by Dell-Oro Group, SD-WAN sales are predicted to reach $US2.2 billion by 2022, a 35% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) overall and a CAGR of 41% for SD-WAN software alone. The enterprise has become the most enthusiastic...

  • When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches!

    Data security in the cloud – whose responsibility is it really?

    August 23, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Data security in the cloud – whose responsibility is it really?

    When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches! “The desire to gain the many benefits...

  • Netshield assists clients with streamlining IoT environments

    Netshield announces new Intelligent IoT enabled environmental monitoring and control gateway

    August 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield announces new Intelligent IoT enabled environmental monitoring and control gateway

    Netshield South Africa is pleased to announce the latest iteration of its NVIROMON, the Netshield NVIROMON-ULTI-1S, an intelligent IoT enabled environmental monitoring and control gateway. The NVIROMON-ULTI-1S now provides users access to a device that offers...

  • Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.

    Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs

    August 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SponsoredComments Off on Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs

    The claim that cloud computing is radically transforming the way organisations (both big and small) do business, for better, agile and faster results, has become fact. However, there are still numerous scares denting the confidence of decision makers to shift...

  • Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

    IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

    August 22, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on IT governance: it’s more than just ticking boxes

    It’s a well-established fact that one of the greatest assets of business today is information. And while the value of data – in its various digital forms – cannot be disputed, it also presents organisations with the daunting task of having to...

  • Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

    Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

    August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

    Cloud has been punted as the panacea to virtually every digital transformation challenge, and it’s not uncommon for businesses to buy into this hype. Promises of cost reduction, improved productivity and automatic efficiency are attractive, adding to...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

    August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

    The recent improvements in computer networking technology coupled with highly efficient storage mechanisms have led to the rise of high-speed connectivity and given organisations and individuals the ability to move large amounts of data / information over the...

  • Technology enables law enforcement of the future

    Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

    August 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

    With a dominant position in the cloud and networks, hyperscalers are consequently becoming leaders in the services space. A study conducted by Cisco reveals that hyperscale data centres will represent 53 percent of all installed data centre servers by 2021....

  • Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

    Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

    August 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, RetailComments Off on Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

    Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, internet of things (IOT) and security, reports The...

  • Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

    Five SME’s that benefit most from the cloud

    August 9, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Five SME’s that benefit most from the cloud

    Globally, cloud services are on the rise and organisations large and small are either using the cloud or are planning to, according to Rightscale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report. Closer to home, the Cloud Africa 2018 Report had similar findings, with...

  • James Kiriamiti, marketing and partner manager for Europe, Russia and Africa

    Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

    August 7, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

    Siemon, a network infrastructure specialist, has annonounced that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a provider in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for...

  • eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

    eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

    August 6, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

    eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Hosting and Security Services Provider, today announced that it has acquired LiveRoute, a leading Cloud Solutions Provider in the Middle East. This acquisition is aligned with...

  • Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa

    Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

    August 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

    Businesses are fast adopting cloud, moving towards a multi cloud environment. With this shift, security becomes critical – and vastly more complex. Organisations don’t always have a full understanding of the threats and which cloud security...