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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 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 private cloud solutions, so that hybrid IT architectures—where information is...
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 to over $141 billion in 2019,...
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 centres. However, Riverbed’s Global Application Performance Survey 2015 shows that...
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 unprecedented disruption and threatening established players across all markets. Very often one finds that the...
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 secure their data. A data protection study conducted by EMC in 2014...
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 enable the growth of this...
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 mission is an advanced technology infrastructure. Konga.com is headquartered in...
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. Current network capabilities cannot fulfill present and future mobile connectivity requirements,...
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 price tag. Not only do cloud services...
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 that delivers cloud restore for Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Endpoint Backup. Available now...
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 demand across the continent. IBM...
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 backups in an effective manner. Mid and small tier firms depend on their...
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 again adoption is leading...
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 reveals that organizations must “think digital” to enhance...
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 the cloud. From a regional perspective, the report found that...
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