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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Ridley’

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

    Chief Everything Officer – the changing role of the CIO

    March 18, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Chief Everything Officer – the changing role of the CIO

    The IT industry is changing faster than ever, thanks to trends such as the cloud, big data, and mobile applications. What does this mean for CIOs? How is their role changing? The changing landscape is forcing CIOs to re-examine their role and contribution....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NetApp regroups to take on Africa

    July 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on NetApp regroups to take on Africa

    “We’re not pulling out of Africa… quite the opposite.” Those were the words of NetApp Director MEEA (for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa), Konstantin Ebert, who, together with other senior executives of from the global flash memory and...