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Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

August 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud is still a major buzzword in South Africa

Cloud is still a buzzword, trending across South African enterprises and is top of mind for many executives looking to achieve their financial and operational goals. Cloud services have been promoted as the money saving, all-encompassing answer to any organisation’s IT and business needs, but many organisations are left disappointed as they discover that...

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Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

July 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and...

Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

June 9, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Beyond the cloud: What your business will look like in the future

After a slow start in South Africa, cloud adoption is picking up fast, following global trends in which spend on cloud services is rapidly doubling and even tripling. According to IDC, spend on public cloud services will grow from around $70 billion in 2015...

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Closing the growing cloud applications performance gap

June 7, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Closing the growing cloud applications performance gap

Reports show businesses of all sizes are making the move to the cloud. As well as improving cost effectiveness, mobility and scalability, cloud applications make it easier for IT departments to maintain all the systems and applications housed within data...

The Uber Era: Using Cloud Solutions to Avoid Disruption

May 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on The Uber Era: Using Cloud Solutions to Avoid Disruption

The advent of the ‘Uber era’ has traditional businesses running scared. While business disruption isn’t new, the world is now seeing a perfect storm of accelerated technology innovation and rapidly changing consumer expectations that’s bringing...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

April 21, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

Huge financial setbacks across Kenyan businesses caused by inadequate IT security and data loss have prompted Liquid Telecom Kenya to launch a backup and restore service, which has been dubbed “CrashPlan for Africa,” for businesses in Kenya to...

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New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

April 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as...

How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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CloudRAN: Reconstructing the Radio Network with Cloud

April 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on CloudRAN: Reconstructing the Radio Network with Cloud

During Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit 2016, Huawei shared its latest strategy for the radio access network: CloudRAN. Huawei CloudRAN embraces the benefits of Cloud to enable operators to transform their network to be better equipped in the digital age....

Top 5 IT headaches solved by the cloud

March 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 IT headaches solved by the cloud

Companies across Africa and the world are discovering that cloud computing is a pretty neat way to procure the services necessary to do business. Cost consistently comes up as the primary advantage of cloud solutions – but they have many benefits beyond the...

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Veeam Software Driving Hybrid Cloud Adoption for the Always-On Enterprise

March 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam Software Driving Hybrid Cloud Adoption for the Always-On Enterprise

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, available for preview as a FREE, pre-configured Azure appliance in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace...

IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

March 8, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

IBM has revealed that it is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to IBM, the new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and has been designed to support cloud adoption and customer...

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Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

March 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

Majority of large organizations follow specifically created plans to backup their databases. They have outlined efficient procedures, which includes periodic multiple copies of backup being stored remotely on a daily basis. Basically, they use SAN to organize...

Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

February 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Adopting the cloud – enabling everyone to grow

New ideas are often opposed before they are adopted. When new ideas are ultimately embraced, and lead to success, it’s always as if this opposition never existed at all. The growth of the cloud is happening in the same way. The opposition is fading away and...

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Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

January 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The ‘Great Enabler’ of Digital Transformation

EMC Corporation has revealed the results of a new study showing that IT and business executives agree that digital transformation and the use of hybrid clouds are key to competitive success in the digital age. Conducted by IDG Research Services, the study...

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Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

January 12, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) forecasts that Middle East and Africa (including South Africa) cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of all MEA data center traffic will come from...