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On 19 August 2019, Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkSystem  SR635 and SR655 server platforms, which Lenovo claims are "two of the industry's most powerful single-socket servers." These new Lenovo solutions aim to provide the performance of a dual-socket server at the price of a single-socket server. These new servers are...
Microsoft Office 365 is indisputably known by many as being one of the top productivity tools for assisting organisations and workers globally. Not everyone realises, however, that Office 365’s native capabilities may not be enough to protect your organisation from accidental and malicious data loss. Hannes Rheeder, General Manager: Enterprise...
On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider - meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms, core insurance applications, and product administration systems will migrate to the cloud. The...
Cloud computing has taken off dramatically across Africa’s major markets, but its benefits are experienced very differently in each region – as are its budget allocations. These were some of the key findings of Cloud Africa 2018, a research project conducted by World Wide Worx for global networking application company...
On 5 September 2019, Commvault, a cloud and on-premises data software company, has announced that it has acquired Hedvig, a software-defined storage company. The acquisition is said to have cost $225 million, which includes ongoing employee retention and the purchase price. "Multi-cloud data management is a hard problem for customers...
MTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services. The company today announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele. Customers can use Azure ExpressRoute as a value added service, to enable a security-enhanced, SLA-backed network connection to Microsoft Azure. Azure ExpressRoute...
In May 2017, 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 are expected to deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to Africa, with initial...
At the Amazon Web Service Summit which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 12 July 2018, the company announced the launch of a new Amazon CloudFront edge location in Cape Town. According to AWS, the benefits offered by CloudFront can be enjoyed by companies of...
Sage, multinational enterprise software company in cloud business management solutions released “Building a Competitive, Ethical AI Economy,” a position paper that uncovers the important and unanswered questions surrounding AI. The paper by Sage, which serves 3 million businesses in 23 countries, was compiled with participation from global businesses and government...
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 cloud computing has proven that it is a better option than in-house servers,...
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 from many of South Africa’s...
At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The deal announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, aims to...
Commvault, a recognised global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, recently announced full integration between Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Software and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) StoreOnce systems, including integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst. This joint solution allows Commvault to manage the full...
T-Systems South Africa announced on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at their InTouch 2017 event that they will be partnering with Microsoft to offer Azure services to enterprise customers in the South African market. T-Systems, already a global partner of Microsoft, will be focusing on complementing their existing solutions with...
Mobile phones differ in screen sizes, operating systems, and attributes. To develop mobile apps that can run on multiple mobile devices is not an easy task. Developers will need cross-platforms with capabilities that can help them create such apps. This will make more apps available to users with more...
Global communications company, Avaya took to the GITEX Technology Week stage to announce that it plans on bringing contact centre services to the cloud thanks to its new partnership with Microsoft. The new Avaya IX-CC offering will be available on Azure, hosted in Microsoft’s cloud data centers in Abu Dhabi...
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