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True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

November 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

No matter your industry sector or geographic location, all businesses today have one overriding thing in common: to be successful and sustainable you must be digital. While the rewards of moving a business towards digital are considerable, the initial transition can be challenging. Innovation requires the ability for businesses to collect, manage, analyse...

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Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Why some companies still fear the cloud

November 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve all experienced it before – one moment you’re dreaming peacefully and the next you’re plummeting through the air before ‘landing’ with a heart-stopping jolt back in bed. They say we often dream about falling when we feel overwhelmed or out...

How to master the multi-cloud landscape

How to master the multi-cloud landscape

November 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The artist John Constable once said that “we see nothing ‘til we truly understand it”. This is a timely adage and one that is increasingly applicable to business’ ongoing cloud odyssey. A compelling picture must be painted with great artistry, empathy...

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

November 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

For many business managers and owners, the cloud is no longer a new concept. A growing portion of them already depend on the cloud for services as diverse as customer relationship management, email, office productivity and accounting software, and understand...

Cloud 2.0 – the dawning of pragmatic cloud

Cloud 2.0 – The dawning of pragmatic cloud

November 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s cloud adoption rate is on the increase and we are rapidly moving from cloud-first to a cloud-only methodology. The trend, which is rampant globally, is picking up speed as IDC predicts that 60 percent of enterprise IT workloads will be off...

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Commvault and Google Cloud partnership to support multi-cloud strategies

November 13, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Commvault, an enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud company has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to help enterprises leverage the range of cloud services available on one of the industry’s fastest-growing cloud platforms, Google Cloud...

The short shift to cloud computing

The short shift to cloud computing

November 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

‘Lift-and-shift’ – the classic approach to cloud migration – means this: take all your existing IT structures, procedures and applications and transfer them to the cloud. On paper, such an approach seems sensible. Yet, while cloud migration may mean...

South Africa: Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links

South Africa: Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links

November 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, and Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town that the companies have...

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to cloud portfolio

November 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Rectron, a South Africa distributor of IT products, has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to its portfolio, enabling clients to drive their Microsoft cloud business. “In a business environment where companies,...

The cloud is remaking African business

The cloud is remaking African business

November 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The cloud is remaking African business

Africa is primed for a wave of digital innovation. Submarine communication cables now flank both of the continent’s edges, studding the African coastline with a number of fibre termination points. Wireless, copper and fibre last-mile connections are keeping...

Angola Cables becomes Microsoft ExpressRoute partner

Angola Cables becomes Microsoft ExpressRoute partner

November 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Angola Cables becomes Microsoft ExpressRoute partner

Angolan telecommunications multinational, Angola Cables, announced on 3 November 2017 that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner in an attempt to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations, who are migrating their business applications and IT...

Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

November 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

On Thursday 2 November 2017, Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner. This partnership will allow them to provide clients with a private network connection to...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro launches in South Africa

How AI phones can keep your data safe

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How AI phones can keep your data safe

Not too long ago, only two things were guaranteed – death and taxes. However, in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, businesses can almost be assured of a cyber-security breech in the near future. Just last week, South Africans received a wake-up...

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Using cloud for African insurance expansion

With many insurers looking at business expansion into Africa, the opportunity exists to embrace cloud-based solutions more fully to deliver solutions for these new markets. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group,...

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

Hitachi Vantara launches cloud enabled data recovery solution

October 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Hitachi Vantara launches cloud enabled data recovery solution

Hitachi Vantara, a company that offer data-driven solutions has introduced the latest version of its specialised data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernises IT environments and how data is protected....

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Report highlights organisations harnessing the cloud for innovation and success

October 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Report highlights organisations harnessing the cloud for innovation and success

A report spearheaded by HotTopics.ht and sponsored by application security and cloud company F5 Networks, has revealed the top fifty EMEA businesses innovating in the cloud. The Top 50 EMEA Cloud Climbers Report is the first study of its kind explicitly...