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Today’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown in complexity and now employ a combination of volumetric, TCP-state exhaustion and application-layer attack vectors. Without the right protection in place, an advanced, high-volume DDoS attack could bring your business to a grinding halt by interrupting access to your applications and...
Mobile satellite connectivity, Inmarsat has announced a partnership with Microsoft which will enable Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through their Industrial IoT solutions to the Microsoft Azure IoT Central platform. Under the agreement, Microsoft Azure customers will also be able to access Inmarsat’s global satellite communications network, enabling them...
  There are many use cases for moving to the cloud from next generation workspaces (BYOD, VDI, Collaboration tools) to services such as SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. But, when it comes to Cloud Transformation (data centre consolidation, virtualisation and automation), then there are some key things companies need to consider...
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...
Westcon-Comstor’s new Microsoft Fast Start programme makes it easier for technology resellers to build lucrative, thriving cloud computing businesses. Customisable assessment and migration tools, training courses, personalised assistance and activation support enable Microsoft cloud service providers (CSPs) of all experience levels to tackle even the most complex deployments with...
In-order help empower and build start-ups Microsoft South Africa has launched a support program that boosts tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the platform on which to build their products and services. Head Start is a...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the...
It seems as though each day brings another article about IoT, big data analytics and cloud architectures talking about the unlimited potential for companies trying to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly digital world. Early adopters, who are a bit further along the road to digital transformation, are...
HID Global has announced the availability of the new HID Authentication Service, which is part of its cloud identity platform, designed to deliver a suite of trusted identity solutions. These services make it easy to manage and use identities through a secure cloud delivery model. This multi-tenant cloud authentication...
There’s no doubt that, to progress their digital transformation, enterprises are going to need to deploy multi-cloud environments. According to research by Dell EMC, companies that aggressively adopt hybrid cloud are three times more likely than non-adopters to be approaching their digital business and infrastructure readiness goals. This is because...
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...
Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has introduced a comprehensive IT Advisory portfolio to assist medium-to large-sized businesses review current IT strategies or set new ones, particularly making the shift from on-premise to the cloud. The IT Alignment Audit is a dynamic assessment that provides companies with a 360-degree view...
‘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 the benefit of eliminating physical hardware infrastructure on the IaaS layer,...
As adoption and use of public cloud services accelerates, carrier-neutral service providers have moved quickly to create new offerings that benefit hybrid cloud scenarios, says James Thomason, chief technology officer of HyperGrid, the enterprise cloud service company that provides public-cloud services on-premises through HyperCloud. “Typically, these offerings provide a direct...
The value of data and the rising tide of cybercrime has driven home the importance of securely backing up data for businesses and having access to those backups at any time. Despite the proliferation of value-added cloud-based storage solutions available, many businesses are still leveraging outdated technology to do...
The fact that machine learning (ML) services are now available through AWS has led to a shift in the capabilities that developers can offer their clients with regards to natural language processing (NLP) and the cloud services they inform. Machine learning is an area of artificial intelligence (AI) built on...
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