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This week, global tech company, IBM announced that it has designed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud. The public cloud has been designed to help address the requirements of financial services institutions for regulatory compliance, security and resiliency.  It is the only industry-specific public cloud platform that can provide...
If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software. Yet...
On Thursday, 10 October 2019, Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Python support in Azure Functions for South Africans. As a result, developers can now build their serverless functions using Python 3.6, based on the open-source and cross-platform Functions 2.0 runtime, and publish to a Linux-based hosting platform in...
Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the value of cloud services in South Africa will reach $230m by the end of 2014, and judging by our experience we’re well on track to achieve...
2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack this, IT News Africa's Jenna Cook chatted to Quentin...
PaySpace, a cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management software solutions, announced that it has been selected as the preferred cloud service provider to former Sage Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East, Anton Van Heerden’s company, DNA HR and Payroll. “Anton is an industry specialist and leader with over...
Olebogeng Glad Dibetso, Managing Director: Dimension Data West Africa - relocated from Johannesburg to Lagos when he was appointed General Manager Sales: West Africa in May 2013. In the few months since the start of his tenure in the region, Glad’s presence and initiatives have had a significant and visible positive impact...
In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900MHz band. Following the launch of the first 5G trial in Africa, MTN SA and Huawei have now established a Joint Innovation Programme...
As data moves to the cloud, data volumes continue to explode and become increasingly fragmented across devices, locations and service providers. This exponential growth of data and information ushers in the increased burden of responsibility on organisations to strictly enforce data policies and governance that must be adhered to...
Earlier this week, IBM announced that it's introducing new capabilities to its public cloud. According to the global tech company, its public cloud uses the only commercially available state-of-art cryptographic technology. Thanks to encryption keys and cryptographic operations, users are protected and are the only ones who can control access...
Huawei Cloud released Kunpeng ECS (Elastic Cloud Server) cloud services and Partner Program 2.0 on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. The Kunpeng-powered cloud services will be made available to African customers by the end of December 2019 and aim to offer 15% faster multi-core computing power and a 30% higher...
As we reflect on the lessons learned through the big-data boom, of how organisations securely capture, store and retrieve data and how they can derive value from these huge data sets, we must begin to prepare for a yet another new wave of data. This data will come from millions...
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 regional operations. "MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to complete the design of the Oracle Cloud Applications....
The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries. This is due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the biggest demand on storage, and as the resolution of security cameras continues to increase, so too does the...
In the cloud-first, mobile-first era, companies in every industry around the globe are using cloud computing to power their transformation into digital businesses. Organisations are turning to the cloud due to the business benefits that the technology unlocks and enables including cost savings, greater business agility, reduced IT complexity and...
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020. The new AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will consist of three Availability Zones. Currently, AWS provides 55 Availability Zones across 19 infrastructure regions...
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