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MTN and  Huawei demonstrate the first NB- IoT in Africa at AfricaCom in Cape Town.

MTN and Huawei Launch the First NB-IoT Spectrum Sharing Solution

May 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900MHz band. Following the launch of the first 5G trial in Africa, MTN SA and Huawei have now established a Joint Innovation Programme in 2017 to research and [&hellip...

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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 joins a portfolio of solutions that are developed in collaboration with customers, partners and open source communities

SUSE unveils OpenStack Cloud 8 platform

May 14, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

SUSE has unveiled SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8, its latest enterprise-ready OpenStack Cloud platform. Based on OpenStack Pike, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 is the first release to integrate the best of SUSE OpenStack Cloud and HPE OpenStack technology, which was acquired...

Acumatica Cloud ERP Ranked Highest

Nucleus research ranks Acumatica Cloud ERP highly in ERP

May 12, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Cloud ERP provider Acumatica has been recognised as the leader in the ERP Technology Value Matrix by Nucleus Research, an annual ranking of ERP companies and their product offerings. Acumatica continued to dominate the highly competitive, fast-growing Cloud...

Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

May 11, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Data centres by nature consume a lot of energy and demand for power will continue to grow as the volumes of digital information that companies store and process continue to grow. With this come increasing energy costs and cooling requirements. According to...

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9° East, covering the whole of Africa in C and Ku band connectivity.

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

May 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

VSAT services provider SatADSL, Global Telesat – providers of telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa....

How safe is “safe” when it comes to the cloud?

How safe is “safe” when it comes to the cloud?

May 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Let’s address the invisible elephant in the room – cloud, and the safety debate that goes hand-in-hand with any mention of this new-age concept at the office water cooler. The fear, felt by many, as a result of placing confidential business information...

Acumatica Cloud ERP Ranked Highest

Jasco and Avaya to deliver cloud-based communications solutions to SMB customers in East Africa

May 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments (0)

Jasco announced it is working with Avaya, a global business communications company, to market and sell cloud-based communications solutions powered by Avaya to businesses in Africa, focusing strongly on the Kenyan market. Jasco is an end-to-end ICT provider...

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Understanding the Cloud’s value for South Africa

May 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cloud technologies are enabling African companies to compete faster and better, for much less cost. It is the business game-changer of the 21st century. So how can businesses start taking advantage of the cloud? Africa is ready to unleash sharp growth. This...

7 ways South African enterprise cloud projects fail

7 ways South African enterprise cloud projects fail

May 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African organisations are really beginning to board the cloud train but they’re running into a number of issues and it’s causing them frustration, costing them time, and resulting in undue expense. Being aware of seven of the most common issues can...

Companies are left with little or no control over the location of their data once it is taken outside their enterprise firewalls.

The cloud is nice, but local is “lekker”

May 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on The cloud is nice, but local is “lekker”

Companies are buckling under the strain of ever-burgeoning enterprise data volumes. Cloud based storage trumps traditional storage infrastructure because it enables companies to accommodate expanding data volumes without buying new servers, scrounging for...

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

May 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on African businesses increase cloud budgets to scale operations

Cloud computing is reaching ubiquitous adoption among enterprises in Africa. Shrinking IT budgets and increasing pressure to ‘do more with less’ is making cloud computing an attractive option for businesses that want to scale their operations and...

Vox partners Veeam to launch cloud backup solution

Vox partners Veeam to launch cloud backup solution

May 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox partners Veeam to launch cloud backup solution

Integrated ICT and communications company Vox, has collaborated with Veeam in a bid to help South African business protect their information. As companies digitise more of their operations, the data collected and stored becomes increasingly valuable to...

Acumatica Cloud ERP Ranked Highest

Changing the calculus of containers in the cloud

May 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Changing the calculus of containers in the cloud

The rapid embrace of containers in the past four years is the result of blending old technology (containers) with a new toolchain and workflow (i.e., Docker), and the cloud. In our industry, four years is a long time, but I think we’ve only just started...

The implementation of GDPR and its potential impact on local businesses

Top four factors shaping the cloud computing landscape

April 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top four factors shaping the cloud computing landscape

The past few years have seen many businesses migrating to the cloud because of the virtual platform’s exceptional benefits. From shrinking IT budgets to improved data security, it’s no exaggeration to say that the cloud serves as a foundation for the...

Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

April 30, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

Migration of data to the cloud is the process of moving business processes, business elements, data and applications, from an on-site, premises to a cloud environment. Similar to any migration process, transitioning an IT environment from onsite environment...

5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

April 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on 5 ways to enable the smart city thanks to the cloud

While smart cities have held a great deal of promise for many years, they are only beginning to come to fruition now. This is due to the fact that we now have the network connectivity and the backend storage and compute infrastructure to unleash their full...