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Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

January 6, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Beyond the cloud and into a new, intelligent world order

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 for many. Instead, the focus is [&hellip...

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Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

January 6, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

The cloud argument has been settled and there is no doubt on the minds of the CIO and IT in general that the cloud is now just an extension of one’s infrastructure. The current debate on the table is the adoption of a multi- or dispersed-cloud approach –...

The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

December 27, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

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,...

Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

December 20, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a term that inevitably comes up when people are talking about the cloud. However, it`s important to understand what HCI is, its role, the impact on cloud computing and hybrid infrastructures and how to apply this...

How SD-WAN is transforming the cloud

How SD-WAN is disrupting the networking space

December 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on How SD-WAN is disrupting the networking space

While enabling digital and cloud transformation for networks of all sizes, SD-WAN also offers organisations a new way to deploy, manage, and operate their WAN infrastructure. It is beneficial to enterprise customers who demand more flexible, open, and...

STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

December 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on STC rolls out IPv6 infrastructure and cloud services to clients

Smart Technology Centre (STC) is one of the first Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa to roll out a full production Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity to its client’s infrastructure and cloud services. “In essence, an...

SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud,...

Top 5 IT trends that will redefine businesses in 2019

Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately...

Cloud implementations growing but strategies lack security

December 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud implementations growing but strategies lack security

Private, public and hybrid clouds are growing in popularity as lift and shift cloud apps are making migration easier for businesses. Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that while...

Growth in Africa drives channel market says Westcon and Ruckus Networks

December 3, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Growth in Africa drives channel market says Westcon and Ruckus Networks

The channel market is changing. Not only are we seeing a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But we are also seeing that new lines of business today...

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

As businesses in Nigeria continue to find more effective ways to drive down their running costs, whilst improving profitability, Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco have collaborated to deliver the Azure Stack solution. This is an innovative hybrid cloud...

Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

IoT disrupts the cloud

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT disrupts the cloud

It is no longer enough to simply offer a cloud solution as emerging technologies start to not only dominate, but provide much needed competitive advantage to business. Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional Head, Eseye, says that the growth of the Internet of Things...

Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

November 30, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Data backups need to be accessible at anytime

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,...

Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

November 28, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

The use of multi-cloud is significantly on the rise, bringing with it new challenges but, more importantly, considerable benefits.  Move over hybrid cloud; multi-cloud has arrived. This is according to Anton Jacobsz, managing director at leading value-added...

Continuing on the path toward digital peace

Service providers need to embrace digital business touch points – Gartner

November 27, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Service providers need to embrace digital business touch points – Gartner

Digital business initiatives are forcing infrastructure service providers to expand their offerings beyond edge computing technologies in order to deliver digital touchpoint services, according to Gartner, Inc. A digital touchpoint can be any kind of...