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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 cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often...

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What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

December 8, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

Insights gathered from data have the power to completely transform the way businesses operate and reach their target markets. The value of this data, coupled with the regulatory requirements imposed on business to protect personal and financial information,...

Watch: Lenovo SA’s Country Manager discusses the company’s future plans

December 6, 2018 • Features, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Watch: Lenovo SA’s Country Manager discusses the company’s future plans

Jim Holland is the Country Manager for Data Center Group, Lenovo South Africa and the SADC Region. He is responsible for improving Lenovo’s channel coverage and focus. Positioning Lenovo Data Center Group’s solutions to the channel partners, distributors...

Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

The importance of a ‘declarative’ approach in scaling out data management systems

December 5, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The importance of a ‘declarative’ approach in scaling out data management systems

Companies in all industries are grappling with how to manage and effectively gain insights from the masses of data that is flowing through their various systems. In fact, data management has become a focal point for boardroom discussions these days, as data...

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

December 5, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

It’s that time of year – our planet has made its trip around the sun and as we close out 2018, we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019. And we’re closing in on the next decade of innovation that takes us into 2030, where we at Dell...

MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

The technologies that will shape the business landscape in 2019

December 4, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The technologies that will shape the business landscape in 2019

The past few years have seen the technology landscape alter tremendously, with both consumers and professionals benefitting from continued innovation in the areas of cloud, IoT, networking and virtual and augmented reality – to name but a few. However, it...

Interdependence the key to a vibrant telecommunications sector

December 1, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Interdependence the key to a vibrant telecommunications sector

We’re all familiar with the adage: change is the only constant. And it’s often how we respond and adapt to this inevitability that determines continued success and growth. This is true for individuals as well as businesses, institutions and even sectors....

The opportunity cost of doing business for SMEs in Africa

The opportunity cost of doing business for SMEs in Africa

November 30, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The opportunity cost of doing business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the largest economies gradually strengthen, the 2018/2019 performance should reach 4.1% according to the African Development...

Review: BlackBerry Key2

November 28, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Review: BlackBerry Key2

When BlackBerry launched the KeyOne last year, an Android smartphone with a physical keyboard, it played up nostalgia to win back BlackBerry fans of old. After test running its successor, the Blackberry KEY2, the brand has affirmed that physical keyboards...

Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

November 27, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

The smallest disruption to a business can have a long-lasting impact, from interrupted production to lost customers. It’s critical that businesses have a business continuity plan in place to not only minimise the impact and recover from any incident...

AfricaCom 2018

AfricaCom 2018 shows us that technology really is the key to African growth

November 26, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on AfricaCom 2018 shows us that technology really is the key to African growth

As Green, we were privileged to be the only Namibian ICT-company to be an exhibitor at AfricaCom 2018, just as we had been last year. We shared the booth with Submer whose Submer Smartpod is a green (environmentally green) solution for datacenter cooling,...

The changing world of data protection

Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

November 26, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

In May this year, the European Commission’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is a new data privacy and protection framework aimed at improving Europe’s data privacy laws, and which could be described as a...

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

November 24, 2018 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

A research report released by Ericsson has provided a perspective on how 5G can be realized in Africa. The ‘Making 5G a reality for Africa’ report, which was conducted in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...

Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

November 23, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

Chief Information Officers (CIOs), as we once knew them, are no longer. As technology has evolved and become more accessible and entrenched at all levels of business, so has the role of the CIO. While the “I” in CIO has depicted a focus on information...

“We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

November 22, 2018 • Features, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

Black Friday has quickly become a major retail campaign in South Africa, particularly for online stores. Last year, overall sales spiked by almost 2600% on the day. But online retailers in particular encountered major issues with website uptime or payment...

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

Watch: Phathizwe Malinga discusses Sqwidnet’s biggest highlight for 2018

November 19, 2018 • Features, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Watch: Phathizwe Malinga discusses Sqwidnet’s biggest highlight for 2018

As the Managing Director of SqwidNet, Phathizwe Malinga is responsible for building an IoT connectivity business in South Africa in partnership with International IoT giant SIGFOX. In addition to his Managing Director role, he will continue overlooking the...