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GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has announced two strategic Vice President appointments - Whitney Myrus, VP – Sales, to be based in GBI’s commercial office in Dubai, and Joris te...
Google Cloud and VMware have announced a new service that will allow organisations to run their VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple will leverage VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure software. "Customers increasingly want to run their mission-critical workloads, including those from VMware, in...
Technological advancements, new employee preferences, and an evolving workplace environment are creating a diversity of expectations across the workforce. Employees are increasingly demanding consumer-like technology experiences in the office, with greater flexibility for where and how they work. Additionally, a new generation of tech-native employees – the app generation –...
The 4th Amazon Web Service Summit took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The free, one-day event saw over 4000 attendees with over 40 presentations and more than 20 sponsoring partners. It provided Amazon Web Services with an opportunity to show off...
Not long ago, cloud was seen as a fad—something for start-ups to take a chance with, but hardly a serious choice for enterprise IT. Now, it’s increasingly the preferred method of accessing and delivering technology. This rapid rise has been driven by transformative benefits—faster innovation, greater agility and lower total...
Secucloud has created “Elastic Cloud Security System” (ECS2) a cloud-based security framewor. Secucloud will also integrate Kaspersky Lab's technologies in its solutions, to provide improved security for Secucloud customers. The current security modules such as multi-analyzer threat protection, SAND-SSL-Scan, and packet analyzer within Secucloud’s IABS engine have been combined to...
Nedbank has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide free cloud computing skills development and job training to unemployed youth through the AWS re/Start programme. AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week training programme, covering fundamental AWS Cloud and practical career skills. Through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, individuals...
While financial services institutions have been able to collect huge volumes of data on customers and their behaviours, they need to turn to new technologies and strategic partnerships to improve internal processes and customer experiences, in order to successfully monetise this information, according to Ron Raffensperger, CTO for Data...
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as enable the growth of this...
2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push...
Probax, a cloud backup provider, has announced its expansion to Africa by making cloud storage available for local Managed Service Providers. Probax will also offer monthly licences for Veeam and StorageCraft at a reduced rate. With the launch of the data centre the company aims to make cloud storage easily...
With technological innovations on the rise and hardware and software becoming more complex as a result, the tasks associated with the upkeep of IT operations have become more time-consuming as well. Rather than giving their IT department more resources to address these challenges, IT teams are finding themselves having to...
On 16 September 2019, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider announced the launch of its next-generation anti-DDoS platform equipped with 'intelligent' clustering techniques and a multi-tiered architecture to address the growth of sophisticated DDoS threats. WorldStream is a hosting provider with a 10 Tbps global network backbone and over 15,000 dedicated servers....
Cassava Technology's pan-African data centre group Africa Data Centres (ADC) has today announced a drawing of the first portion of its $300-million strategic investment made by the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The company says that this first $83 million is being applied towards expanding ADC's data centres...
Riaan Burger, CFA, FRM, a well-known investment performance consultant, has decided to rejoin StatPro, a global provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, on a full-time basis to serve as a Senior Analytics Consultant. Burger previously worked at StatPro South Africa as...
Over the last few years, the business world has lifted its eyes upwards and taken off into the Cloud in search of easier deployment and a decrease in the need for lengthy implementation processes. The focus is no longer solely on digital transformation, although this is still a priority...
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