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Posts Tagged ‘cloud computing’

  • New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

    New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

    January 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

    Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business. Cloud-based communications have proven to be a...

  • Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

    Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

    January 6, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Security challenges facing the multi-cloud

    The cloud argument has been settled and there is no doubt on the minds of the CIO and IT in general that the cloud is now just an extension of one’s infrastructure. The current debate on the table is the adoption of a multi- or dispersed-cloud approach –...

  • Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

    Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

    December 20, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Demystifying Hyper Converged Infrastructure – understanding the benefits to business

    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a term that inevitably comes up when people are talking about the cloud. However, it`s important to understand what HCI is, its role, the impact on cloud computing and hybrid infrastructures and how to apply this...

  • Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

    Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

    December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

    In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud,...

  • Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

    Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

    November 3, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

    In the era of Big Data where industry sectors are caught in a vortex of ‘information overload’, there is a need for businesses to rise to the challenge and become digital, which means embracing platform-based business models. Change is definitely...

  • The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

    The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

    November 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Digital TransformationComments Off on The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

    The shift from on-device installations of Microsoft software – the likes of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other familiar tools – into Cloud-hosted applications is far more than just a change in the way software is delivered to users. This is the...

  • The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively.

    Make the move to the cloud safe

    November 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Make the move to the cloud safe

    The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively. While cloud-based...

  • 5 Steps to securing cloud data

    5 Steps to securing cloud data

    November 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on 5 Steps to securing cloud data

    Leadership is essential when it comes to ensuring the security of data stored in the cloud. Cloud adoption in key African markets has grown phenomenally over the past five years. According to a recent study by World Wide Worx, it is pervasive in the key...

  • IBM To acquire Red Hat

    IBM to acquire Red Hat

    October 29, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to acquire Red Hat

    IBM and Red Hat, provider of open source cloud software, has announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a...

  • Will we really only have three clouds?

    Will we really only have three clouds?

    October 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Will we really only have three clouds?

      Currently, there are three large global cloud solution providers: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.   “Assuming two more providers invest heavily into this market, we may have five large cloud providers,” explains Peter Scheffel,...

  • The new solution from Commvault and HPE includes support for low bandwidth mode (source-side) deduplication that reduces redundant data, minimises automated movement of data to lower cost storage as data ages based on user-defined policies, and includes support for synthetic, full backups using Catalyst Clone.

    Commvault, Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner on seamless cloud backup and recovery

    October 19, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Commvault, Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner on seamless cloud backup and recovery

    Commvault, a recognised global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, recently announced full integration between Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Software and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)...

  • In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

    In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

    October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

    Leading ICT services provider, In2IT Technologies, has launched SimplifyHR, a SAP Qualified Partner-Package Solution during the recent SAP Now event, at the Sandton convention Centre on the 30th to the 31st of August. SimplifyHR neatly combines SAP’s...

  • Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

    With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Cloud computing: Understanding future tech today

    October 8, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud computing: Understanding future tech today

    Cloud computing is a powerful enabler of growth and innovation. It provides access to the advanced infrastructure needed to run sophisticated applications, and the flexibility of increasing or decreasing capacity to meet a business’ demands. In conjunction...

  • Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

    Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

    October 1, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

    Reducing energy consumption in South Africa is a national imperative. Hyperscalers currently investing in South Africa, and those planning on doing so in the future will have to take this into consideration when designing their facilities. Historically, major...

  • Gold rush for Managed Service providers

    October 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Gold rush for Managed Service providers

    Cloud computing is the underlying platform for successful digital transformation and is both an opportunity and challenge for Managed Service providers, explains Yasser Zeineldin, CEO from eHosting DataFort, provider of Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure...