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Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

October 6, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

Organisations across the globe are focusing their energies on digital transformation in order to stay relevant in ever-changing market conditions. The Zambian market is no different and, if organisations want to survive disruption and adapt to the needs of a changing client base, they will have to invest in technology that will improve their agility...

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Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

October 5, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Avaya unvails simplified cloud platform

Avaya announced a complete network lifecycle management solution for enterprise and mid-size businesses, that aims to simplify and accelerate deployment and management of networks. The Avaya Cloud Networking Platform delivers a unified, powerful solution for...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

VeeamON Tour targeting Always-On needs of South African enterprises

October 3, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on VeeamON Tour targeting Always-On needs of South African enterprises

Veeam Software will host its annual VeeamON Tour focused on addressing the challenges of availability in the modern enterprise, on October 13 in Fourways, Johannesburg. The one-day event will be attended by top Veeam executives Doug Hazelman, vice president...

The impact of cloud backups on data

October 3, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of cloud backups on data

In the connected society, cloud adoption is increasing at a phenomenal rate. Linked to this growth is the fact that cloud backup has been absorbed into the disaster recovery plans of many organisations. But even though much has been written about its...

FreeConferenceCall.com launches free conference calling services in Malawi.

Huawei Kathea Partnership Set to Change VC Landscape

September 29, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Kathea Partnership Set to Change VC Landscape

Kathea and Huawei have aligned to form a strategic partnership which will see Kathea become a specialised distributor of Huawei video conferencing (VC) and unified communications (UC) products. This will be the first time in 20 years that Kathea will adopt a...

CES 2018: Dell recycles e-waste into new computer motherboards

Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

Dell EMC has announced the expansion of Dell EMC OEM Solutions in Africa, with dedicated local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specialists available to help OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers take...

Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the horizon, the World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of the most important workplace skills will change in the next five years. One of the most important and tough tasks educators are faced with is...

Impacts of BYOD on work and home life

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, GeneralComments Off on Impacts of BYOD on work and home life

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes – whether officially or unofficially – have slowly but surely been adopted by firms globally. Doubts about security and privacy, when it comes to accessing both corporate and personal data via the cloud, have largely...

Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, HealthcareComments Off on Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance....

Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

Oracle announced that MoneyGram International Inc. has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed...

IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

IBM announced that  Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker  to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The...

“Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on “Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

According to Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone...

Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

September 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the...

Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom| Business Connexion launch SAP HANA Enterprise

In line with growing market demands, Telkom| Business Connexion in partnership with SAP Africa has launched its SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (SAP HEC) service out of its carrier-neutral, Tier IV certified data centre. Enabled by SAP’s groundbreaking in-memory...

Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 17 Per Cent

According to Gartner Inc, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 per cent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

September 16, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on How ‘the rise of the machines’ is being driven by Cloud

From robotics to artificial intelligence, businesses view the cloud as a blank canvas upon which to build their innovation strategies. The technologies defining the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, are being...