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Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud has been punted as the panacea to virtually every digital transformation challenge, and it’s not uncommon for businesses to buy into this hype. Promises of cost reduction, improved productivity and automatic efficiency are attractive, adding to cloud’s appeal. While it’s true that the cloud certainly can accelerate digital...

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The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local resellers and systems integrators.

Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

August 20, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local...

Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

Cloud computing – embrace the trend, but know the risks

August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The recent improvements in computer networking technology coupled with highly efficient storage mechanisms have led to the rise of high-speed connectivity and given organisations and individuals the ability to move large amounts of data / information over the...

Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

Hyperscalers disrupting the cloud space in Africa

August 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

With a dominant position in the cloud and networks, hyperscalers are consequently becoming leaders in the services space. A study conducted by Cisco reveals that hyperscale data centres will represent 53 percent of all installed data centre servers by 2021....

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

August 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

One of today’s biggest boardroom frustrations goes something like this: ‘we have all this data about our customers and our business, but we can’t seem to get it into a usable structure… we just can’t seem to draw out valuable insights’ Many IT...

Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

Alibaba cloud unveils 9 products to support global digital transformation

August 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, RetailComments (0)

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, internet of things (IOT) and security, reports The...

Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

Five SME’s that benefit most from the cloud

August 9, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Globally, cloud services are on the rise and organisations large and small are either using the cloud or are planning to, according to Rightscale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report. Closer to home, the Cloud Africa 2018 Report had similar findings, with...

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

August 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Gemalto announced a next-generation key management solution, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, for simpler and stronger cloud security. Companies can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and centralize encryption and key management...

James Kiriamiti, marketing and partner manager for Europe, Russia and Africa

Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

August 7, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Siemon, a network infrastructure specialist, has annonounced that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a provider in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

Public cloud – what’s holding SA back

August 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The 2018 Right Scale State of the Cloud report says that 81% of all surveyed enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. It also predicts that 66% of cloud users intend on growing their cloud spend by 20% of more, this year. But what of the local market, where...

eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

August 6, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on eHosting DataFort builds Microsoft Cloud Competency through LiveRoute acquisition

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Hosting and Security Services Provider, today announced that it has acquired LiveRoute, a leading Cloud Solutions Provider in the Middle East. This acquisition is aligned with...

Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa

Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

August 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

Businesses are fast adopting cloud, moving towards a multi cloud environment. With this shift, security becomes critical – and vastly more complex. Organisations don’t always have a full understanding of the threats and which cloud security...

How secure is data in the cloud?

How secure is data in the cloud?

July 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on How secure is data in the cloud?

Many small business owners are more concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud, but don’t worry about taking their unencrypted laptops to a local coffee shop. Having a ‘secure’ password doesn’t mean one’s data is protected. This is...

PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

July 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on PoPI makes choosing a cloud provider more difficult

The spectre of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) looms ever closer, and while some companies will see the new regulation as something of a headache as they work to get their data management procedures in order, the threat of serious sanctions...

Oracle first previewed its Blockchain Cloud Service at OpenWorld in October

Oracle rolls out Blockchain Cloud service

July 17, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle rolls out Blockchain Cloud service

Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. Blockchain has the power to fundamentally transform how every industry does business by making interactions...

This program adds to the existing Ruckus Partner Specialisation programs, including Smart Cities, Large Public Venue and Education programs.

Ruckus launches Cloud-Ready specialisation program

July 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Ruckus launches Cloud-Ready specialisation program

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the addition of its new Cloud-Ready Specialisation Program for channel partners. Designed specifically to help Ruckus channel partners expand into new, fast-growing market segments and gain renewable revenue...