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Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

Neutral cloud provider, Routed, has partnered with Veeam Software. Routed, which recently launched its vendor neutral cloud platform, is partnering with industry leaders to offer cloud platforms that are reliable, scalable and secure. Its partnership with Veeam certifies Routed as a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider (VCSP). Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, said that the company will focus ... »

digital transformation

South African companies need to adopt a ‘digital first’ mind-set

While business expectations of digital investment are higher than ever, few companies are able to translate their investments into enhanced financial performance and new business growth. This is according to Accenture’s Digital High Performance research, an analysis of more than 1,200 companies, which reveals that only a few companies worldwide are able to leverage their investments in digital cap... »


Apple second quarter results revealed

Apple has revealed its financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are prou... »

digital transformation

Avaya appoints Dean Baker to strengthen presence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Avaya has revealed that it has appointed Dean Baker as Strategic Services Sales Manager to drive services growth in South Africa and Sub-Saharan region. As companies across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region increase their focus on digital transformation initiatives, Baker will work closely with key channel partners and customers on their services strategies. Baker will focus ... »


South Africa: Sony unveils new and improved store at Vodaworld

Sony Mobile together with Vodacom World has revealed the re-opening of the new and improved Sony Mobile Store at Vodacom World Mall in Midrand, Johannesburg. According to Sony, customers can now look forward to new offerings and great customer experience. The store will not only stock the latest Sony Mobile devices, but it will also stock the latest accessories including phone covers and screen pr... »

vox telecom

South Africa: Vox Telecom commits R550m investment to bolster strategy

Integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox has revealed that its shareholders have approved R550m investment earmarked to enable the company to prioritise three key areas of the business. This investment is indicative of the level of trust that the shareholders have in Vox´s ability to execute on its business plan and priorities. According to Jacques du Toit, CEO of Vox, the investment will be ... »

Maersk Group

Maersk begins its digital journey

Riverbed Technology has revealed that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group, is using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks across the company. The five-year contract with Riverbed will support Maersk Line’s strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector. The Maersk Group is an ... »

bt appointment

BT appoints Kevin Hardy to lead expansion in Africa

BT has revealed that Kevin Hardy, currently BT’s head of sales for Africa, has been appointed to lead operations across the region as Managing Director with immediate effect.  Kevin replaces Oliver Fortuin, who will leave the business in February 2017. Kevin Taylor, BT President for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, said; “We have made huge progress over the last few years in developing our busin... »

Veeam Software

VeeamON Tour targeting Always-On needs of South African enterprises

Veeam Software will host its annual VeeamON Tour focused on addressing the challenges of availability in the modern enterprise on October 13 in Fourways, Johannesburg. The one-day event will be attended by top Veeam executives Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy and chief evangelist; Gregg Petersen, regional director for the Middle East and Africa and the South Asian Association for ... »

IT integration

Early IT engagement is vital to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to effectively manage IT as a key business goal. Without effective IT integration in the case of a merger or a holistic and sustainable joint IT model fo... »

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