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  • How communications service providers can maximise revenue with cloud

    How communications service providers can maximise revenue with cloud

    April 26, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on How communications service providers can maximise revenue with cloud

    While cloud adoption among communications service providers (CSPs) in Africa is still at an early stage – with many regional operators only now beginning to implement concrete projects – Hassen Hamza, Pre-Sales & Business Development Manager,...

  • South African universities leverage Blackboard Learn in the Cloud

    March 1, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African universities leverage Blackboard Learn in the Cloud

    Blackboard has announced that the University of the Free State, the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria are now leveraging the Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Blackboard Learn, the company’s flagship Learning Management...

  • More organisations to adopt mobile-centric biometric authentication by 2022

    February 8, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on More organisations to adopt mobile-centric biometric authentication by 2022

    Gartner has predicted that by 2022, 70 per cent of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps, regardless of the endpoint device being used. In 2018, this figure was fewer than 5 per cent. Lower...

  • Managed Business Services hits the spot for South African companies

    January 3, 2019 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Managed Business Services hits the spot for South African companies

    We’ve been through the range of ‘as a service’ models: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Now we’re in the age of everything as a service (Xaas) – or, as we prefer to call it, Managed...

  • Q-KON offers banking options to African citizens via satellite connectivity

    Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution

    January 1, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution

    Network Resiliency is Key to Success We do no longer only speak about Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the trend now is XaaS (anything as a Service). With this in mind and the fact that...

  • The dangers of not upgrading ageing infrastructure

    Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    November 20, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    The dark, foreboding presence of shadow IT inspires fear in most IT departments, sneaking into businesses undetected as people download their own, unapproved applications, software and even devices. However, is shadow IT as ominous as it sounds? And, if so,...

  • Cloud evolution does not mean demise of IaaS

    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...

  • MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

    MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

    September 23, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

    The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will...

  • A 3 step approach to putting blockchain into practice

    Cloud can help transform IoT from individual components to integrated platform

    March 22, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud can help transform IoT from individual components to integrated platform

    Gartner’s technology predictions state that 2018 will be the year in which intelligent things proliferate, driving a shift from stand-alone things to a swarm of collaborative intelligent things, with the focus moving away from the sensors themselves, and...

  • Cloud skills impending cloud adoption in Africa

    What to consider before committing to cloud

    February 5, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on What to consider before committing to cloud

    Africa’s neutral cloud infrastructure business, Routed, says that while IDC predicts public cloud revenue to reach $236 billion by 2020, local companies are still making basic mistakes when investing in cloud infrastructure. “Cloud is more than a decade...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

    December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk

    Research conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that 35 percent of businesses globally admit that they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or on those of their cloud providers. This makes the safeguarding and...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    What does it take to be a Cloud Climber?

    December 13, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on What does it take to be a Cloud Climber?

    Being clever in the cloud is about transforming the way businesses deploy and manage applications. Firms that continually innovate and build a sustainable cloud strategy deliver significant value to customers and differentiate themselves in a crowded...

  • The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

    The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

    December 11, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

    The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a software as...

  • Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

    Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

    October 27, 2017 • SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited offers local clients hottest global tech in cloud computing

    “When it comes to IT innovation, the cloud certainly has shown itself to have the most precious lining,” states Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. And, the sparkling success of cloud computing is set to...

  • Leveraging technology to boost productivity

    Opinion: Brendan McAravey discusses the future of SD-WAN

    August 18, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Opinion: Brendan McAravey discusses the future of SD-WAN

    For those that haven’t been following the rapidly growing SD-WAN market, Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela may seem to have come out of the blue. After all, $610M is a hefty premium for a very young company with an estimated $30M in annual revenue. But for...

  • IoT will not reach full potential without consideration of maintenance and business insight

    AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

    July 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

    Eseye announced details of a new, fully integrated, enhanced global cellular connectivity service, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and featured on its new Internet of Things (IoT) category landing page. AnyNet Secure Cellular Connectivity...