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With the tough economic climate, businesses need to consider ways to optimise operations and cut costs in order to survive and thrive in a highly competitive market environment. For most companies, regardless of size, computer programmes and software are central to business operations. And depending on a company’s industry...
Mellanox, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, will be playing a critical role in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ (ECMWF) next-generation supercomputer.  Mellanox recently announced that the ECMWF has selected the 200 GB HDR InfiniBand to accelerate its new...
Digital transformation has quickly become one of the most talked-about disruptors across the world. In fact, Gartner reports that globally 90% of organizations are making it a priority. This means that now, more than ever before, businesses are on the lookout for innovative solutions to outdated issues.  As technology evolves,...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the...
Automated customer support features are no longer subjects of future speculation. Rather, a huge number of businesses already employ tools like chatbots to assist their customer service teams. And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that consumers value chatbots themselves. Indeed, 62% of consumers like interacting with new companies...
South Africa is facing a double dilemma right now in terms of unemployment and skills. Firstly, we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, but secondly, we also rank poorly in terms of skills. The net effect is that despite this high unemployment level, companies still...
The traditional approach to data management has always been a scale-up approach – when you run out of capacity you buy more. The trouble is that data is growing exponentially. In fact, according to Statista, data centre storage capacity worldwide will exceed 2000 exabytes in 2020. As the pace...
Ransomware made headlines in 2019 with several high-profile attacks causing significant service disruption. Some of the most notable ransomware attacks which caused lengthy outages at City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg City Power. The main takeaway from this is that ransomware is on the rise and big businesses are all...
ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting for the Altron Group of companies as well as external customers across South Africa, announced on Thursday, 27 February 2019, that it has strengthened its partnership with VMware cloud Provider partner Routed. This partnership aims to enhance ACS's current disaster...
Remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) require complex infrastructure as they generally involve rural locations and distances, often with patchy connectivity, which can be problematic for the digitally transforming organisation that wants its satellite offices to be cloud-based.  Fortunately, though, the evolution of satellite, SD-WAN, 4G, hyper-converged infrastructure and backup technology is...
Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption within the local enterprise space and recent investments made by global hyperscalers have served to boost foreign investor confidence, and positions South...
Outsourcing is a global trend and cybersecurity is no exception. According to Gartner, the managed security service market grew by 6.7% in 2018, reaching $10.7 billion in revenue and is expected to grow further. Both service providers and vendors contribute to this market by offering their customers expertise, intelligence...
ProLabs, a global leader in optical networking infrastructure, is completely invested in the quality of its networking components. To this end, the company’s testbed investment demonstrates its dedication to ensuring that its network components work seamlessly and according to industry specifications. This is according to Marcel Fouché, networking and storage...
One of the most common misconceptions about digital transformation is that it’s about the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and IT systems that optimise operational processes. While technology plays an important part, it doesn’t give us the full picture. Many companies implement new digital tools and platforms only to find that...
The year 2020 promises to bring many compelling events — from the Olympic Games in Japan and a mission to Mars to a total solar eclipse (not to be missed on December 14). But, back on Earth, there are lots of interesting developments set to affect the business world...
Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has recently announced a partnership with Dell Technologies to continue moving the arenas of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies forward. Mellanox solutions are distributed in Africa by value-added...

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