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The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

September 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Many South African businesses are excited by the potential of advanced Cloud services – opening the doors for everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to advanced analytics, connected sensors, real-time customer insights, and much more. But, even with the imminent launch of hyper-scale Cloud datacentres on the African continent, there...

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How employees can adapt to technological change

How employees can adapt to technological change

September 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite change in the workplace being a common occurrence, the pace of it has escalated significantly in recent months given the importance of digital transformation in business. How then can employees successfully adapt to it while still maintaining focus on...

Sage appoint new executive vice-president for African region

Sage appoints new executive vice-president for African region

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Sage announced on Monday 18 September 2017 that Pieter Bensch has been appointed as the company’s new executive vice-president for Africa and Middle East. Bensch, an ICT veteran, will be responsible for leading the growth of Sage’s business across the...

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving more and more...

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Managing hybrid, multi-cloud environments

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The vast majority of companies have moved at least parts of their business to the cloud. The benefits in terms of cost savings, improved operations and similar are too great to ignore. Some have gone either a public or private cloud route, but most have a...

The benefits of cloud accounting software.

The benefits of cloud accounting software

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments (0)

If you’re running an ambitious accounting business, then our advice is straightforward: move your business to the cloud. Xero research reveals that cloud-based accounting firms have five times more clients on their books than traditional firms. On average,...

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How retailers can make use of cloud technologies

September 15, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

The steps in plotting the customer journey to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

According to market research firm Gartner, in its Predicts 2017: Cloud Computing Enters Its Second Decade report, published in December 2016, organisations are increasingly moving beyond just experimenting with cloud, to now seeking strategic relationships...

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Here’s how to uncomplicate the move to the cloud

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

No longer a buzzword, the Cloud has become a hot commodity, and virtually every software vendor is bringing a cloud offering to market if they haven’t yet done so already. Organisations are leaping at the chance to migrate to the cloud based on the many...

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

Huawei Launches the First All-Cloud, Network-wide Smart Video Cloud Solution

September 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At Huawei Connect 2017, Huawei launched the industry’s first all-cloud, network-wide smart video cloud solution, together with industry partners including Yitu, SenseTime, NetPosa, Harzone, MIMOS, and Qognify. The open cloud platform benefits from a...

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

September 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations, enhancing security and compliance, a proactive approach to maintenance, return on investment and costs savings, and freeing up IT employees to work on strategic projects, are some of the top factors...

The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

September 8, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity or a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation...

How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

September 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

Fundamental to the digital transformation process and becoming an always-on enterprise is access to data, be it mission-critical, business-critical, or other. This requirement underpins every aspect of business as companies cannot be competitive without...

Top 3 steps to move your start up to the cloud

Top 3 steps to move your start up to the cloud

September 6, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Top 3 steps to move your start up to the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming the way companies interact with their customers, with 93 percent of South African companies currently either implementing or planning the initial phase of their cloud strategy. Whether we know it or not, we are already reliant...

Instant application availability for any app, anywhere

Instant application availability for any app anywhere with Rubrik Alta

September 5, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on Instant application availability for any app anywhere with Rubrik Alta

Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Anton Jacobsz, managing director...

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

Rectron partners with Intel and OnApp to strengthen cloud solutions

September 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Rectron partners with Intel and OnApp to strengthen cloud solutions

Rectron, a South African distributor of IT products, has teamed up with Intel and OnApp to provide resellers with a turnkey, hyper-converged cloud solution. The tri-partite relationship will leverage off of existing partnerships between Rectron and Intel....