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Inmarsat, Microsoft Azure IoT partner to deliver cloud services via satellite

February 25, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Inmarsat, Microsoft Azure IoT partner to deliver cloud services via satellite

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...

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Migration is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach

February 25, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Migration is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach

The cloud-first approach made popular in 2018 is no longer hailed as the answer to cloud domination. Instead, Christian Mahncke, Routed Enterprise Business Development,  says that migration in 2019 will be more carefully considered and measured. “A forced...

epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

February 25, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

epic ERP, a Southern African distributor for Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, hosted the Epicor Customer Summit 2019 where the highlight of the day was intense debate on how...

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

February 22, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

Optiva software, a provider of mission-critical, cloud-native monetization solutions to communication service providers (CSPs) globally, is cautioning CSPs that failure to move core, cloud-native applications to the public cloud will result in the loss of...

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

February 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

SAP Africa has appointed Cameron Beveridge as Regional Director for Southern Africa. Beveridge, a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology, had until recently led one of SAP Africa’s largest business units, with responsibility for SAP...

Organisation should consider security concerns in the cloud

Organisation should consider security concerns in the cloud

February 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Organisation should consider security concerns in the cloud

Organisations should pay closer attention to security concerns associated with storing data in the cloud as configuration errors together with cloud threats pose a significant and ever-increasing risk to enterprise data, says Nompumelelo Mdima, McAfee...

Tech is becoming a vital part of insurance

Tech is becoming a vital part of insurance

February 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tech is becoming a vital part of insurance

The evolving technology landscape provides insurers with unprecedented opportunities to grow their business. Ben Burger, Managing Executive at SilverBridge, believes 2019 will see the development of the ideal environment to integrate cloud, data analysis,...

Pineapple's journey on the cloud

Pineapple’s journey on the cloud

February 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Pineapple’s journey on the cloud

South Africa’s first peer-to-peer insurance company, Pineapple was established in a bid to address customers need for simplified and on-demand services and better returns of value. In 2018, Pineapple launched the world’s first decentralised insurance...

Lenovo announces Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise ITComments Off on Lenovo announces Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services

Lenovo has announced Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, a comprehensive as-a-Service offering. It is a subscription-based offering that allows customers to use and pay for data centre hardware and services – on-premise or at a customer-preferred...

Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

In 2018, Huawei announced plans to launch its first public cloud datacentre in Africa, however there was mention of location nor exact date of the launch. In a recent statement issued by Huawei, the company confirmed the launch to happen in March 2019 and...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

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...

The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

How cloud-based tools can save accountants time

February 5, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How cloud-based tools can save accountants time

A new study conducted by Xero in partnership with World Wide Worx, shows that 57 percent of accountants using cloud spend less than an hour a day on manual processes, such as entering data or sharing calendars. In contrast, 79% of accountants not using the...

How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

February 1, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How the shift to cloud impacts all IT markets

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age....

Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

January 31, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Cloud adoption in key African markets has grown phenomenally over the past few years. Organisations that want to remain relevant and interact economically will have to look at cloud computing in order to ensure interoperability, cost efficiency and high-end...

3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

January 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments Off on 3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

Legacy systems, like old habits, die hard. Should that necessarily be the case, however? Take your payroll and HR solution, for example. Yes, there are logistic reasons for using the one you’ve been using since time immemorial, but is it a smart business...

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

January 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business. Cloud-based communications have proven to be a...