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South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

While there is little doubt over the hype attached to cloud computing and services, the reality is that South Africa businesses are embracing cloud, especially solutions that are being used to strengthen contact centres and enhance customer engagement. This is according to Paul McIntyre, CX Executive at Elingo, a Johannesburg-based ICT and cloud solutions...

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South Africa: AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on AWS launches innovative Pop Up Loft in Johannesburg

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a Pop Up Loft in Sandton, Johannesburg in March. The Pop Up Loft is a space created for customers and enterprises to learn more about emerging innovation around cloud computing. The Pop Up Loft will offer a variety of...

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

March 14, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Liquid Telecom and Microsoft Gold Partner announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network, approaching 70,000km and stretching via a direct terrestrial high-speed fibre link across the continent. Liquid Telecom brings...

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

March 13, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

The latest report conducted by Veritas reveals that 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud services. However, the adoption of cloud is hindered by contradicting views on cost. The research was conducted independently by Coleman Parkes,...

Cloud evolution does not mean demise of IaaS

Cloud evolution does not mean demise of IaaS

March 8, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud evolution does not mean demise of IaaS

The evolution of cloud technology has awakened a desire by businesses to fast-track the development of platforms in order to capitalise on Customer Experience (CX). There is widespread opportunity to up the level of traditional customer engagement and many...

Microsoft cloud data centres to attract foreign investment

Launch of Microsoft cloud data centres to attract foreign investment

March 8, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Launch of Microsoft cloud data centres to attract foreign investment

Microsoft’s opening of its first cloud data centres in South Africa on March 7, marked a historic milestone for South Africa and the continent as it will allow for faster, more agile business operations and provide access to next-generation...

Microsoft opens data centres in Africa with intelligent cloud services

March 6, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft opens data centres in Africa with intelligent cloud services

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first data centres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This makes Microsoft the first global provider to deliver cloud services...

Huawei finally opens data centres in Africa

March 6, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Huawei finally opens data centres in Africa

Stepping away from its usual practice of working with partners to provide cloud services, Huawei Cloud, has started offering commercial services in South Africa, boosting digitisation in the country and the region. This makes Huawei the world’s first...

South African Rugby announce Microsoft as cloud partner

March 1, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on South African Rugby announce Microsoft as cloud partner

Microsoft South Africa has just announced that it is the official cloud partner of the South African Rugby Union (SARU). The partnership aims to transform the world of rugby by using cloud capabilities to unlock new opportunities for SARU in this...

MTN's new partnership to deliver globally connected IoT cloud solution

MTN’s new partnership to deliver globally connected IoT cloud solution

February 28, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN’s new partnership to deliver globally connected IoT cloud solution

Eseye, MTN and have partnered with the AnyNet Federation, a new association of MNOs established specifically to meet the complex management and enhanced resilience requirements of the rapidly expanding global M2M IoT customer base. The AnyNet Federation will...

Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

Gemini joins the BT Radianz cloud community

February 27, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Gemini joins the BT Radianz cloud community

BT has announced that cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust LLC (Gemini), a New York-based trust company, has joined the BT Radianz Cloud. The move provides Gemini access to one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud...

Inmarsat, Microsoft Azure IoT partner to deliver cloud services via satellite

February 25, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Inmarsat, Microsoft Azure IoT partner to deliver cloud services via satellite

Mobile satellite connectivity, Inmarsat has announced a partnership with Microsoft which will enable Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through their Industrial IoT solutions to the Microsoft Azure IoT Central platform. Under the agreement,...

A business case for cloud and why finance needs a seat at the table

Migration is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach

February 25, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Migration is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach

The cloud-first approach made popular in 2018 is no longer hailed as the answer to cloud domination. Instead, Christian Mahncke, Routed Enterprise Business Development,  says that migration in 2019 will be more carefully considered and measured. “A forced...

epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

February 25, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on epic ERP encourages industries to embrace disruptive technology

epic ERP, a Southern African distributor for Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, hosted the Epicor Customer Summit 2019 where the highlight of the day was intense debate on how...

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

February 22, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

Optiva software, a provider of mission-critical, cloud-native monetization solutions to communication service providers (CSPs) globally, is cautioning CSPs that failure to move core, cloud-native applications to the public cloud will result in the loss of...

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

February 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

SAP Africa has appointed Cameron Beveridge as Regional Director for Southern Africa. Beveridge, a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology, had until recently led one of SAP Africa’s largest business units, with responsibility for SAP...