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Public cloud presents unique challenges, says Securicom

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South African businesses are increasingly shifting applications, services and infrastructure to the cloud where they are more accessible and available. However, Securicom says companies are discovering that the public cloud presents some unique challenges. “South African businesses switching to the public cloud need to consider that their data could be located anywhere on the globe,” […]


Huawei expert on what will drive Africa’s digital economy

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Article by Dr. Mohamed Madkour, Vice President of Huawei Global Wireless Network Marketing Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life. Universal access to Internet connectivity is even being punted as a basic human right. Huawei’s recently released GIV (Global Industry Vision) predicts […]


Troye partners with Pure Storage to introduce hot new technology

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Troye, a managed IT services provider, is to introduce hot new technology to the local market, driving faster, smarter and more innovative business. The company has partnered with Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform offers a simpler, more effective and more […]


Innovation leader Cloudian expands growth in EMEA

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, accelerated growth in EMEA by doubling the sales and marketing team, adding new reseller partners, opening a new EMEA headquarters and gaining 28 new customers, all during the last six months. This growth highlights the rapidly expanding demand for scale-out storage solutions across EMEA. New Global […]


Data integration is a ‘must-have’ for cloud-focused enterprises

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Cloud integration is rapidly becoming one of 2018’s top software trends. Andrea Tucker, Business Applications Head at e4, says that developing data integration is proving to be a ‘must-have’ for cloud-focused enterprises and service providers. There is a universal understanding that the more a software system is integrated, the better it functions and it is […]


Huawei’s CloudCampus solution unveiled at Huawei rethink IP event

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Huawei South Africa has announced the availability of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its enterprise customers at the Huawei Rethink IP event that took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The CloudCampus solution adopts the ‘intelligent, simplified, converged, secure and open’ design concepts and leverages cloud management technology to implement centralised multi-tenant management and […]


South Africa needs specialists to fully realise cloud technology

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The race to the cloud continues as South Africa is slowly transforming into a digital economy. Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider, says that South Africa’s cloud maturity levels are still lower than other countries, but the market looks promising. “From a data centre perspective, we have seen the market double in the […]


‘AI is redefining connectivity and a new cycle of economic growth’

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving a paradigm shift in how nations prepare for the digital economy and could almost double the value of the global digital economy to US$23 trillion by 2025 from $12.9 trillion in 2017 when it accounted for 17.1% of global GDP. However, a scarcity of AI talent worldwide threatens this growth, […]


Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neutral networks

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While a number of cities are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, Kameshwar Rao Sorda, Solutions Director at Huawei Enterprise Southern Africa, says the future lies in harnessing artificial neural networks to automate and continually improve many of these operations. […]


Elingo confirms gold sponsorship at G-Summit Johannesburg 2018

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Leading ICT and cloud solutions provider Elingo has confirmed its gold sponsorship of the forthcoming G-Summit Johannesburg 2018, the flagship African digital transformation event for all Genesys customers and partners in South East Africa. G-Summit Johannesburg 2018 is scheduled for July 17 at The Forum, Bryanston. The event will provide thought leaders, partners and industry […]


SAP Africa expert on what you need when adopting the public cloud

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What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Akesh Lalla – SAP Africa Cloud Solutions Lead. Businesses are constantly challenged to improve their operations and transform their business to keep pace with the digital economy, whether by executing excessive growth strategies, usually through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or continuous introduction of […]


‘Casting shadows in the cloud’. Opinion piece by T-Systems SA expert

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Sonja Weber, Lead Delivery Solution Manager at T-Systems SA, says that, with the right cloud partner, firms can establish sound governance and unify their cloud strategies to derive maximum value. The ease and speed with which businesses can adopt new cloud-based infrastructure, applications and services has been a tremendous boon in the drive to digitise […]


Pure Storage announces AIRI™ Mini that is powered by NVIDIA

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Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI […]


SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 to accelerate infrastructure deployments

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SUSE has unveiled SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8, its latest enterprise-ready OpenStack Cloud platform. Based on OpenStack Pike, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 is the first release to integrate the best of SUSE OpenStack Cloud and HPE OpenStack technology, which was acquired by SUSE last year. In addition to accelerating the deployment of software-defined infrastructure, it delivers […]


Epicor to accelerate cloud ERP adoption via Microsoft Azure

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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver Epicor enterprise-class solutions globally on the Microsoft Azure platform. Epicor will initially standardise cloud deployment of its Epicor ERP and Epicor® Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites on Microsoft Azure, […]


ERP in cloud and big data to create US$1.1bn to tech market in SA

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Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Fintech and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa. As a result, telecommunications providers will use innovation as the springboard to offer mobile application-based services such as mCommerce, mAgriculture, connected services, mLearning, mHealth and […]


Oracle expert on what you should have when adopting the public cloud

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What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Itayi WP Mandonga, Oracle PaaS Cloud Champion (South Africa) Cloud computing is now broadly accepted as an economical way to share a pool of configurable computing resources. No one solution works for every business. Flexibility is great, but with so many choices, […]


PBT Group expert: Security should underpin a cloud strategy

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What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Yolanda Smit, Regional Director (Gauteng) at PBT Group. Cloud remains a topic, which is continually debated among business. While it can be complex to move or integrate completely into the cloud, the possibilities that the cloud can open for a business, means it […]


Microsoft CSP to be provided to customers in the Indian Ocean islands

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Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced that partners of Westcon Africa (Mauritius) Ltd in the Indian Ocean Islands are now able to procure and deliver the full spectrum of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) solution, through its digital logistics platform BlueSky. “The Microsoft CSP programme enables Westcon-Comstor partners to own the end-to-end engagement of their […]


SqwidNet expert on adopting Internet of Things solutions

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Organisations across the African continent are increasingly looking at adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable their digital transformation. Markets are rapidly evolving because of emerging technologies and, according to acting SqwidNet CEO Phatizwe Malinga, so too must brands if they want to remain relevant and fresh. SqwidNet has announced the launch of its […]