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Lenovo announces Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise ITComments (0)

Lenovo has announced Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, a comprehensive as-a-Service offering. It is a subscription-based offering that allows customers to use and pay for data centre hardware and services – on-premise or at a customer-preferred location – without having to purchase the equipment. Today’s businesses and CIOs require data centre...

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Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

In 2018, Huawei announced plans to launch its first public cloud datacentre in Africa, however there was mention of location nor exact date of the launch. In a recent statement issued by Huawei, the company confirmed the launch to happen in March 2019 and...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformations across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and...

The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

How cloud-based tools can save accountants time

February 5, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

A new study conducted by Xero in partnership with World Wide Worx, shows that 57 percent of accountants using cloud spend less than an hour a day on manual processes, such as entering data or sharing calendars. In contrast, 79% of accountants not using the...

How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

February 1, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age....

Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

January 31, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Cloud adoption in key African markets has grown phenomenally over the past few years. Organisations that want to remain relevant and interact economically will have to look at cloud computing in order to ensure interoperability, cost efficiency and high-end...

3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

January 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments Off on 3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

Legacy systems, like old habits, die hard. Should that necessarily be the case, however? Take your payroll and HR solution, for example. Yes, there are logistic reasons for using the one you’ve been using since time immemorial, but is it a smart business...

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

January 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business. Cloud-based communications have proven to be a...

Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

January 16, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

A cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times, Passport 360 allows for visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. This results in a safer and more...

The customer’s journey to the cloud

January 14, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The customer’s journey to the cloud

Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premise environment can be done much more efficiently than before. Even attitudes towards this strategic shift have changed. Going...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

Aspen Mesh Beta now available for microservice infrastructures

January 13, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Aspen Mesh Beta now available for microservice infrastructures

F5 Networks has announced the launch of Aspen Mesh, an open public beta of its fully supported service mesh built on Istio. As companies move to a model where applications are continuously developed and deployed, they are leveraging microservices to...

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

January 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

In May 2017, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft...

Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

January 6, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

Over the last few years, the business world has lifted its eyes upwards and taken off into the Cloud in search of easier deployment and a decrease in the need for lengthy implementation processes. The focus is no longer solely on digital transformation,...

Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

January 6, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

The cloud argument has been settled and there is no doubt on the minds of the CIO and IT in general that the cloud is now just an extension of one’s infrastructure. The current debate on the table is the adoption of a multi- or dispersed-cloud approach –...

The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

December 27, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

Over the past few years, it’s become a habit for organisations to collect and retain as much data as possible. The idea is a simple one: the more data you have, the more value you can get out of it (oh, and it might be useful in the future). However,...

Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

December 20, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a term that inevitably comes up when people are talking about the cloud. However, it`s important to understand what HCI is, its role, the impact on cloud computing and hybrid infrastructures and how to apply this...