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Amazon Web Services (AWS) officially launched its Cape Town region today, 22 April 2020. According to Amazon, an AWS Region in Africa could enable businesses and government organisations, including those focused on fighting the effects of COVID-19, to build cloud applications and store their data locally, while reaching end-users...
Fundamentally, the power of computing is moving to the cloud. Powerful, bulky machines will be rendered unnecessary as data starts getting accessed through the even more powerful infrastructure built around the incredible processing power that now lives on the cloud. More and more companies are moving their data to...
"The development of the cloud over the last 15 years is one of the most significant convergences of computing and communications technologies in history," says Alain Sanchez, Senior Evangelist for Fortinet. "It provides unprecedented agility and scalability for organisations, immediate access to information and transactions for individuals and has...
BT has announced the launch of a new service to provide organisations with simple, direct access to Google Cloud Platform. BT Cloud Connect for Google Cloud gives customers direct connectivity with interface speeds varying from 50 Mb/s to 2Gb/s. A resilient pair of high-performance connections means access to Google Cloud...
End-to-end telecommunications and networking solutions provider Saicom has extended its offering with a fully managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) service. Saicom’s SD-WAN service is powered by VeloCloud. “SD-WAN is of particular interest to businesses that are moving their applications to the cloud and those with multiple branches that want...
Cloud computing is no longer considered a disruptive technology, but simply part and parcel of IT strategy today. In fact, it is almost expected that any IT approach, be it traditional or next-generation will contain some element of the cloud. Cloud strategy has, therefore, become a business imperative. Managing data...
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 of control, which is probably why it’s such...
IDC had forecasted that Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) will spend $564 billion on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, in 2016. This amount is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%, reaching $668 billion in 2020. Technologies such as the Cloud, digital...
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 operations across multiple cloud environments. SafeNet Virtual KeySecure integrates with leading cloud service providers and virtual...
Global travel technology company, Sabre announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that it is partnering with South African airlines, Kulula.com in a bid to reinvent the airport experience for Kulula customers thanks to the implementation of Sabre’s new 'Digital Workspace' solution. Digital Workspace, Sabre’s first completely cloud-based solution, hopes to...
Globetom’s has announced that their cloud service for electronic distribution and payment solution management is making a market entry into Nigeria. The announcement comes after Globetom’s GP3 platform received certification from the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System Plc as a Payment Terminal Service Provider. The initial rollout will take airtime Virtual...
By 2020, nine out of 10 organisations will utilise hybrid cloud infrastructure, according to Gartner. With cloud spending in this area rising faster than ever before and data centre outsourcing on the decline, 2017 is set to be a tipping point for IaaS adoption. Catalyst for cloud What is the catalyst...
Cybersecurity company, Kaspersky has introduced the beta version of its Anti-Cheat solution to combat in-game cheating. The cloud-based offering is said to ensure fair play in the eSports industry by providing real-time cheat detection and sharing automated reports with users. According to the company, in today's time, online gamers often...
Over the past few years, it's become a habit for organisations to collect and retain as much data as possible. The idea is a simple one: the more data you have, the more value you can get out of it (oh, and it might be useful in the future). However,...
Cloud-based services have become increasingly popular amongst large and small businesses.  This change in technology and regulation means that financial institutions are under pressure to source solutions that are flexible in meeting security risks. Banks need to meet consumer demands by offering secure access through a number of channels and...
When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches! “The desire to gain the many benefits related to the cloud, such as flexibility, cost savings...
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