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How cloud is bringing application and process users together

The cloud has evolved and no longer defined by an air of silence between those who implement cloud systems and their customers, who are mostly business users. Today, as offerings evolve into more bespoke solutions, cloud vendors must deal directly with operations and business leaders. This is according to Kevin Hall, National Sales Manager at […]

Opinion: DDoS in the cloud – who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is seeing a steady and undeniable growth in adoption across all types of industries. Growing just as progressively, however, is the extent to which it puts many corporate networks directly in cyber attackers’ line of fire – most specifically when it comes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The challenge with moving […]

Ekso Bionics aids patient recovery with Vodafone

Many people who suffer from a stroke or spinal cord injury face a long road to recovery lasting months or years, with a goal of restoring functionality and returning to their community. This can be devastating, not only for the person injured but also for their family and friends. Swifter recovery, along with quantified feedback […]

Equinix launches new Cloud Security Service to manage encryption keys

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has launched a new cloud security service to manage encryption keys. Equinix Smartkey simplifies data protection across any cloud or destination, with the service leveraging its globally interconnected platform of more than 190 International Business Exchange data centres on 48 markets. SmartKey is the industry’s first globally available […]

McAfee launches cloud security solution for Microsoft Azure

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has extended its Cloud Security Platform to consistently protect Microsoft Azure. It will deliver the industry’s most extensive solution to secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The solution addresses the most critical enterprise security requirements for Microsoft Azure and empowers customers to build applications on the Microsoft Azure […]

Opinion: The cloud could be the strongest business weapon yet

The snowball effect of cloud computing is the increasing manner in how businesses meet their IT needs, according to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at African value-added distributor Networks Unlimited. “Fundamental shifts due to cloud computing are thus not only happening in IT, but also throughout business as now Capex spend moves away from traditional in-house […]

Red Hat announces new management portfolio innovations

Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced new innovations in its management portfolio. Included is Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms, designed to simplify ongoing infrastructure management. IT infrastructure is increasingly complex with disparate systems across physical hardware, virtualised environments, private cloud deployments and public cloud instances. The […]

Velocity Group brings customers a focus on security with Check Point partnership

The Velocity Group is adding Check Point Software to a list of vendors. It means that the specialist South African ICT partner will be able to provide more than 400 mid-market customers access to a host of security solutions that specifically address changing security needs. “With its multi-level architecture approach to security, its focus on […]

Form and function: Key considerations for business analytics in 2018

In a time when data has been labelled ‘the new oil’, businesses are scrambling to implement effective forward-thinking data management strategies. Neil Herbert, Director for Business Analytics at SAP Africa, says they need to start the journey toward a cloud-based world of actionable business insights. Data modellers have become indispensable assets to enterprises wishing to […]

Country Focus: Cloud computing can be more efficient for everyone

Cloud computing has a huge potential for not only making life easier, but more efficient for everyone. Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, the Managing Director for Kenya Hub, covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle says Kenya is well positioned to ride the technological wave to transform businesses, governments and citizens. Not far from Oracle’s Nairobi […]

Redstor unveils unique archiving service to its data management platform

International SaaS specialist Redstor has unveiled a unique archiving service as the latest addition to its complete data management platform. It gives organisations dealing with multiple terabytes of data the ability to free up space on their costly primary storage by offloading rarely accessed data to the cloud. This offers significant savings, particularly to organisations […]

Sage streamlines compliance with new VAT rate for South African customers

Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, has updated its portfolio of enterprise management and accounting solutions to ensure its South African customers are compliant with the new VAT rate, which comes into effect on April 1. The rate will increase from 14 to 15% – the first time it has gone up […]

Cloud leader Elingo to raise the bar at MyBroadband Conference 2018

Leading ICT services provider Elingo has announced its bronze sponsorship at the MyBroadband 2018 Cloud Conference. The premier event, which will take place at Gallagher Estate on June 13, will focus on cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IOT), hosting, virtualisation, security and connectivity and is aimed at South Africa’s top cloud and hosting executives […]