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Commvault expert: Generating value from your data

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Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European citizens. The definition of […]


A10 Networks makes predictions for cloud computing in 2018

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Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we’ve seen in recent years. A total of 79% of companies now run workloads in the cloud (split almost evenly between public and private clouds). With the cloud bar constantly being raised, Kamal Anand, VP of the A10 Networks Cloud Business […]


Wireless tech is an integral part of Africa’s telco development

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While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed. Comprehensive and well-intended rural rollout strategies still remain unaffordable […]


Five traits of the transformational Chief Information Officer

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Article by Niral Patel, MD and Technology Leader, Oracle South Africa The transformational Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the talk of the town – a captain of innovation, charting a course toward digital transformation for your business. With a view that stretches beyond the IT department, the transformational CIO is instigating a seismic shift in […]


Public cloud: only part of the strategy for MEA organisations

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Article by Yousuf Khan, CIO of Pure Storage For consumers and businesses alike, digital technology has proven disruptive. Consumers can, in theory, embrace or reject the trend as they see fit. But a reluctance to embrace digital technologies can leave organisations falling behind competitors. The good news is that enterprises in the Middle East and […]


Kickstarting business growth with smart software development

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Article by Gareth Hawkey, CEO of redPanda Software Choosing the right development approach is key to success in a fast-moving environment… In today’s digitally-driven business environment, it is critical that businesses are powered by enterprise software that is tailored to their specific needs. Indeed, every business – even if they sit within the same sector […]


Unpacking what the local data centre means for business in Africa

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Article by Amr Kamel, General Manager, Microsoft West, East and Central Africa Cloud is revolutionising the way companies in Africa do business. The announcement that Microsoft is building two new data centres on the continent will further help businesses in Africa connect to opportunities across the globe while taking full advantage of the benefits cloud […]


Retailers turning to digital, smarter stores to woo customers

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Article by Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, South African retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations, better understand and engage with their customers – using both off- and online channels – and set themselves apart […]


Sophos 2017 malware trends and predictions for the year ahead

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Article by Harish Chib, Vice President, Sophos, Middle East & Africa From online gaming to mobile apps and wearable tech, technology is used at almost every touch point in people’s day-to-day lives. However, the downside of living in this hyper-connected society means that people are also extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks. This year’s Malware Report from […]


Telcos must walk the digital transformation walk

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Article by Santiago Madruga, Head of EMEA Telco & ICT at Red Hat Many companies are exploring how they can take advantage of disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile and big data analytics to drive a new wave of end user experiences. Communications service providers (CSPs) find themselves at the heart of the digital value […]


Looking at the availability landscape for the upcoming year

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Article by Danny Allan, Vice President for Product Strategy, Veeam Cloud replication hits an up-turn Business continuity for digital services has been a significant focus for every executive over the past decade. Enterprises no longer just offer digital services, they ARE the digital services which they provide. Downtime is not acceptable. This recognition has led […]


Increasing regulations see a shift in data analytics

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An increasingly complex regulatory environment is putting the spotlight on organisations to be compliant. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager, and Angelique Strumpher, Administration Manager for Business Process Outsourcing at SilverBridge, explore how this impacts on the data analytic capabilities of a business. In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on […]


Could planned downtime be costing you business?

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Article by Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam Software One of the rarely spoken about aspects of technology is the level of compromise it requires. Most articles tend to focus on benefits; how whatever the innovation is will make life easier, faster or smarter. Instead of the fact that users will have […]


Securing your enterprise network with artificial intelligence

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Article by: Morten Illum, VP EMEA, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Artificial intelligence (AI), often throws up visions of a futuristic earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It’s clear that an AI future is already here, with chat bots and home […]


You’ve been digitally transforming for longer than you think

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Article by Heath Huxtable, Consulting and Integration at Vox Digital transformation as a concept is something we liken to the Y2K phenomenon, brought about by the IT industry as a way of creating and driving new business opportunities, but it isn’t actually something new. The reality is that businesses like ours, that deliver ERP solutions […]


Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence gains momentum in ZA

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Article by Nick Wonfor, Enterprise Account Manager at Commvault South Africa Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence is gaining traction among business IT departments wishing to enable digital transformation while under the constant pressure of increasingly tightening budgets. However, transitioning to converged infrastructure can be fraught with challenges, from implementing a strategy and execution plan, to planning […]


Two-factor authentication should be a staple for security today

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The tools for two-factor authentication have been available for about a decade and in an era of increasing cybercrime, fraud and identity theft, two layers of authentication at least should be a staple for security. But it is not. While some are already graduating to multi-factor authentication, an alarming number of companies rely exclusively on […]


Four character traits all successful CIOs share

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As the digital leaders of an organisation, the CIO needs to build solid relationships with other business leaders, go the extra mile to foster digital learning, know what they’re talking about and be open to teaching others. There’s no denying that the role of the CIO has changed, and continues to change as business and […]


Future-proofing organisations with zero-trust approach

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Article by Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data 2018 will see a vast change in internal security procedures moving towards what is called a zero-trust security model. IT departments of organisations are spending millions of dollars while witnessing successful breach of their defences. Increasingly, the consensus appears to be that the […]


Cloud-based archiving: an effortless way to centralise data management

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Data management and specifically data archiving is critical to businesses in their quest to gain better control over their IT environments. There are two distinct ways to do this: tape archiving or cloud archiving, and the latter is gaining more prominence says Redstor, an international data management and security specialist firm. The company defines data […]