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As a unified online platform for communication and collaboration, the cloud is now widely considered to be one of the most valuable resources we have at our disposal. It’s reported that by the end of 2020, 82% of workloads globally will reside on the cloud and more than 40...
As the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, South Africa’s small business leaders must now pick themselves up and begin to rebuild. For many businesses, working remotely and with reduced staff has been incredibly challenging, but technology has played a fundamental role in allowing work to continue. One positive...
BBD has announced that they have achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Partner Network (APN).  After meeting rigorous requirements, achieving this status comes in recognition of BBD’s proven track record in expertly architecting, building, migrating and managing client workloads in the cloud.  “Achieving this...
ByteDance is creating a new company called TikTok Global that will be responsible for providing all TikTok services to users in the United States and most of the users in the rest of the world. TikTok Global is expected to be majority-owned by American investors, including Oracle and Walmart (20%),...
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing. Yet as technology continues to drastically change how we conduct our...
The topic of cloud computing has been doing the rounds for quite some time now, and businesses have been flooded with information promoting and supporting the use of cloud technology. With so much information out there about ‘the cloud’, it may take some time to fully wrap our heads...
The Coronavirus pandemic has influenced us in a more global way than the Cold War, affecting the environment, industry, finance, healthcare, leisure and almost every other human endeavour. Some of the areas of influence are clear and obvious. For example, the acceleration of digital transformation, which changes how organisations operate...
The emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model for cybersecurity, which is now gaining traction, needs to extend beyond cloud delivery to meet future needs. This is according to Patrick Grillo, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at Fortinet, who was addressing the CNBC Africa Summit on The Future of...
Cloud computing solutions company, Nutanix has announced the general availability of Clusters on AWS. This roll-out hopes to extend the flexibility and ease of use of the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software, along with all Nutanix products and services, to bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on...
COVID-19 has altered industries across the globe highlighting just how dependant the world is on data. The Global Data Center Security Solutions Market is expected to grow by $5 billion during 2020-2024. The role of the data centre has never been more important during this pandemic, enabling business continuity with...
Cloud-computing annual subscriptions in South Africa will grow 29% annually, from $370 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion in 2024, according to research from market intelligence firm IDC. Spending on non-cloud software is also expected to decrease by 4% annually over the same period. Cloud computing is growing exponentially, the research...
The global impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but also on business, cannot be underestimated. It’s prudent to consider the impact such a global disruption of trade has on small and medium businesses. Anticipating and mitigating for the impact of unforeseen global events...
Six in ten (60%) organisations from South Africa experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year – including ransomware (25%), other malware (28%), exposed data (28%), compromised accounts (27%), and cryptojacking (26%) - according to The State of Cloud Security 2020 from Sophos. Globally, organisations running multi-cloud environments...
Vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco has welcomed cloud infrastructure provider, Routed to the African Cloud Exchange (ACX). Created to improve enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud performance through direct interconnection, Teraco’s ACX is said to provide secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of local and global cloud service providers. As Africa’s...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa has recently appointed Sandile Dube and Tumi Kgonare as its new Sales and Channel Manager and Distribution Manager respectively. These appointments are said to bolster HPE’s support in the local market whilst providing support to channel partners. Dube and Kgonare bring with them a...
Commvault and Microsoft have entered into a multi-year agreement that tightly integrates the go-to-market, engineering and sales of Commvault’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure – in the hopes of delivering ultimate scale and trusted security with simple SaaS management. Commvault and Microsoft are bringing together these...
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