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Africa needs an African cloud

For organisations in Africa to truly reap the benefits of cloud and shared data centre services, local data centres need to be developed and deployed. This will not only address the issue around data sovereignty, but also stimulate local economic development and improve the lives of citizens using by widely adopting this technology. This is the view of Mohamed Abdelrehim, Head of Solutions and Bus... »

Bloodhound Project

Bloodhound Project teams up with Oracle to smash the land speed record

The Bloodhound Project has teamed up with Oracle to smash the land speed record and inspire future generations of budding scientists and engineers. As Bloodhound’s new Cloud partner, Oracle will provide technology to help Bloodhound collect, analyse and broadcast data from more than 500 sensors installed on the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) to classrooms around the world. This information gives... »

digital transformation

Can data storage and recovery drive digital transformation?

Digital transformation is fast becoming an over-used term; the likely reason being that it is a catch-all phrase which means different things to different people, or organisations. For many, digital transformation can be summed up as any migration to Cloud solutions. However, for others it means leveraging any new or emerging technology to evolve one’s business. Yet, digital transformation can als... »

hybrid cloud computing

Beware the hype around hybrid cloud computing

Everything-as-a-Service is where cloud services seem to be going and one of the main drivers of this is the emerging hybrid cloud. But, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a neutral cloud provider, says that true hybrid cloud solutions have not yet been implemented in South Africa. He says this, after launching Routed, which is focused on building and developing secure, reliable and robust c... »

Cloud infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure reality is outperforming perception

Businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels, new research from Oracle has revealed.  While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, they are shown to be outdated myths, with those that have moved to IaaS proving the reality is far more positive. Two thirds (66%) of businesses... »

cloud computing

SA Government’s Cloud pledge: A huge step for citizen engagement

Government’s recent announcement to decisively embrace Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity (Office 365) tools will have a very positive impact on service delivery and governance. The CEO of the State IT Agency (SITA), Dr Setumo Mohapi, confirmed a Master Agreement with Microsoft, to standardise on Office 365 across all government departments and institutions. National Treasury Circular 11 defines the d... »

All-Cloud Network

CeBIT 2017: Huawei unveils All-Cloud Network Architecture

At CeBIT 2017, Huawei unveiled its All-Cloud Network architecture for enterprises. In a roundtable session held by the firm, it was revealed that the All-Cloud Network architecture will help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation by delivering, as stated by the company, the ultimate user experience with more agile service innovations and ubiquitous security protection. According to th... »

cloud computing

Top 4 reasons why small businesses should move to the cloud

Not too long ago, starting a business required setting up an office with landlines, desktops and hard drives. You also had to consider your office’s location carefully and base yourself near  your prospective customers. Cloud technology has revolutionised the business landscape, breaking down the constrictions of a bricks and mortar office. You and your staff can now access documents, tools, finan... »

manageengine

ManageEngine Unveils New Data Centers in Amsterdam and Dublin

ManageEngine has revealed the opening of its two new ISO 27001-certified data centers in the EU — one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and another in Dublin, Ireland. This announcement is a part of its efforts to help IT teams move operations to the cloud while adhering to the data privacy and security standards of the EU. With cloud adoption in Europe on a trend of high growth, software vendors are taki... »

telco

Telcos risk becoming single-digit-margin businesses if they don’t keep up

Over the past two decades, the telecommunications industry has been driven by new and faster technology, coupled with strong demand for connectivity—moving from the wireline arena to the mobile boom, and finally to the convergence of voice and data services.  While this period was largely characterised by fast growth and high margins, telecommunications operators (telcos) risk becoming single-digi... »

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