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Posts Tagged ‘Saas’

  • Understanding  cloud terminology

    A short guide to cloud terminology

    May 22, 2014 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on A short guide to cloud terminology

    Many people who are considering taking their IT operations into the cloud find themselves overwhelmed by the new technology that they’re supposed to understand. Cloud providers rattle off terms like SaaS or PaaS like you should know what they mean, when...

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    Vodacom Business Nigeria means business on software

    December 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business Nigeria means business on software

    Vodacom Business Nigeria has introduced a SaaS solution designed to assist businesses to lower costs associated with running and maintaining software. The hosted information management solution is designed to empower business users, in operations of all...

  • Cloud makes technology accessible to small and medium business

    June 28, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Cloud makes technology accessible to small and medium business

    Software as a services (Saas) is gaining momentum in South Africa, especially in the small and medium business sector where companies can now afford the same business systems previously only available to large organisations with big IT budgets. The cloud is...

  • Simple and secure wins the BYOD race

    April 10, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Simple and secure wins the BYOD race

    Driven by the consumerisation of IT, user-owned devices are increasingly used for business purposes, forcing significant changes in organisations. Now, more than ever, businesses in South Africa need to consider bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies to...

  • The future business is ‘Everything as a Service

    October 13, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on The future business is ‘Everything as a Service

    It’s no secret that any successful company has the ability to respond quickly to changes in the business environment. While a significant portion of this agility comes down to effective management structures, an equally large segment can be attributed to...

  • Actnet launches next generation software

    July 8, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off on Actnet launches next generation software

    Actnet Print Concepts, a provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions to South African enterprises, has launched a next generation Edd (Enterprise Document Delivery) software that enables businesses to control both electronic and printed documents from...

  • Symantec partners IS to bring cloud based data security to Africa

    September 16, 2010 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Symantec partners IS to bring cloud based data security to Africa

    Symantec has announced a strategic partnership between Symantec Hosted Services and Internet Solutions to bring Symantec’s security SaaS services to African businesses. The partnership will see IS become Symantec Hosted Services primary route to market in...

  • Saas, a promise too far?

    June 14, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Saas, a promise too far?

    Software as a service (SaaS) will have a role in the future of IT, but not the dominant future that was first thought, according to Gartner, Inc. Organisations should carefully assess their software needs in light of the current promises delivered on by SaaS....

  • Practical guide: Internet-based data backup for SMEs

    May 19, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Practical guide: Internet-based data backup for SMEs

    The need to store and archive ever-increasing amounts of corporate data in the most cost-effective and secure manner is encouraging many companies to turn to solutions such as outsourced, Internet-driven Storage-as-a-Service (Staas) options. Fuelled by...

  • Panda Security launches cloud-based Internet protection

    April 21, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on Panda Security launches cloud-based Internet protection

    Global IT security vendor Panda Security today announced the launch of its cloud-based security solution for corporates, named Panda Cloud Internet Protection. The Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution was designed to protect business resources from botnets,...

  • Ghanaian mine adopts cloud based solution

    March 17, 2010 • SoftwareComments Off on Ghanaian mine adopts cloud based solution

    Gold Field Ghana, the Ghanaian operation of mining company Gold Fields Limited, has adopted Mimecast’s cloud-based email archiving solution to solve its e-mail availability and compliance challenges...

  • Vodacom Business extends private cloud network in Africa

    March 5, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Vodacom Business is further deploying its private cloud hosting solutions for businesses throughout Africa, expanding into Nigeria and Kenya and looking for partnerships in developing hosted business applications...

  • Outsourcing – know your options

    February 10, 2010 • OpinionComments (2)

    Dawie Bloomberg, Business Services Director at The Webcom Group, proposes different scenarios for IT outsourcing that might just give organizations better ideas than the cloud computing option...

  • SAP implements first CLM solution in Africa

    February 3, 2010 • SoftwareComments (1)

    SAP Africa today announced the successful implementation of the SAP Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution on the African continent, for transport company Transnet...

  • Companies realise SaaS could loosen the purse strings

    August 28, 2009 • SoftwareComments Off on Companies realise SaaS could loosen the purse strings

    Hubert Wentzel, Divisional Director, EOH Consulting, says there is no doubt that the current economic climate has changed customer behaviour. Cash is tight and, as a result, many IT projects, although budgeted for, are in limbo...

  • SaaS: It’s time to shake off the misconceptions

    July 6, 2009 • SoftwareComments (2)

    With the advent of increased bandwidth, customer demands and competitive pressures, many software vendors are looking at alternative delivery models for their packaged products. As such, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model has garnered a lot of...