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Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

January 16, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud-based solution enhances compliance and risk management

A cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times, Passport 360 allows for visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. This results in a safer and more productive workplace. In addition, it allows for greater participation from all stakeholders. The main aim...

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The customer’s journey to the cloud

January 14, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The customer’s journey to the cloud

Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premise environment can be done much more efficiently than before. Even attitudes towards this strategic shift have changed. Going...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

Aspen Mesh Beta now available for microservice infrastructures

January 13, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Aspen Mesh Beta now available for microservice infrastructures

F5 Networks has announced the launch of Aspen Mesh, an open public beta of its fully supported service mesh built on Istio. As companies move to a model where applications are continuously developed and deployed, they are leveraging microservices to...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

January 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

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...

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,...

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 launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

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...