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Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

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Article by Neil Herbert, Director: Business Analytics at SAP Africa With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked […]


73% of MEA businesses committed to being ‘information-based’, but face workload dilemma

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Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced the results of ‘Evolution 2017′, a groundbreaking independent global research survey that explores the ways businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and across the globe are balancing infrastructure and applications, today and beyond. The global research, which […]


South Africa climbs the cloud curve and leapfrogs to IaaS

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Andrew Cruise, Managing Director, Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud hosting platform provider, says that almost all South African businesses now have a cloud strategy. While the adoption curve remains at the beginning stages, especially for internal apps, he says that South Africa’s late adoption has led to a leapfrogging of sorts. “While websites have always been […]


Arbor releases new version of DDoS defence as automation becomes critical

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As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise dramatically in size, frequency and complexity, it has become clear that automation is now increasingly critical in protecting the network against these attacks. This is according to Arbor Network’s Territory Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman, who says, “Arbor has recently released a new version […]


Expanding security beyond the virtual machine: security in the age of cloud and BYOD

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It’s no secret that organisations have been slow to warm up to the idea of cloud – and with good reason. Where digital data security was once as simple and straightforward as ring-fencing a network perimeter with a single physical gateway to control access, the cloud has changed everything. Businesses’ precious data is now very […]


Strategic partnerships can simplify a multi-cloud strategy

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Article by Rajan Padayachee, Head of Solutions, Design, Projects and Portfolio at T-Systems South Africa Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving […]


Epicor to showcase suite of cloud-ready, vertical-focused ERP solutions at GITEX 2017

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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced its participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center, 8-12 October, 2017. The company will use GITEX as a platform to showcase its range of global enterprise resource planning […]


Hitachi accelerates hybrid cloud initiatives with enhanced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform

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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and VMware Global Innovation OEM Partner of the Year, has announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, a fully integrated, software-defined data centre (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™. Hitachi UCP RS enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time […]


CaseWare Africa launches CloudTax – powerful new solution for tax practitioners

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CaseWare Africa, a division of Adapt IT, has launched CloudTax, a powerful new product aimed at small, medium and large tax practices. CloudTax provides tax practitioners with a central place to manage their entire practice which integrates seamlessly with SARS eFiling, says Katharine Janisch, Head of Sales and Marketing at CaseWare Africa. “Initially, we have […]


Service delivery in IT is paramount to organisational success

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Improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations, enhancing security and compliance, a proactive approach to maintenance, return on investment and costs savings, and freeing up IT employees to work on strategic projects, are some of the top factors driving clients to service providers. This is according to the CompTIA 4th Annual Managed Services Trends […]


ISYX Technologies unveils next generation Managed Services

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Building on the success of its existing traditional model, ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation Managed Services initiative. As part of its new Managed Services offering, the company has also invested in building state of the art network and security operation centres […]


The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey

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Article by Cameron Beveridge, Director: Cloud at SAP Africa Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is either an opportunity or a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation while finding a balance between maintaining a […]


Nokia to drive agility in cloud services and advance operators to digitalisation

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Nokia is applying the agility, scalability, programmability and reliability of the cloud to a new online portal that will enable the development of compelling digital applications using Nokia AirGile cloud-native core products. The Nokia Developer Portal will provide secure access to products using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), enabling third party developers to build and test […]


Broadband is the foundation for cloud services in southern Africa

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Huawei South Africa has urged ICT policy makers to consider broadband connectivity not just for Internet access, but as an enabler of cloud services, which will leapfrog digitisation of Southern African economies. Huawei is attending the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ICT Ministers Meeting, taking place at Zimbali outside Durban. The event is being attended […]


Huawei cloud and Microsoft apps embark on new strategic cooperation

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At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei and Microsoft signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cloud service under which Microsoft applications will be released on Huawei cloud. The two companies will initiate in-depth cooperation on the public cloud to provide the optimal experience of cloud services for enterprises and help enterprises implement digital transformation. Huawei […]


Rubrik’s Alta release delivers instant application availability for any app, anywhere

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Rubrik, the cloud data management company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at Networks Unlimited, an authorised distributor of Rubrik in Africa, notes: “As enterprises migrate applications to the cloud, the need for a […]


Red Hat and Microsoft help enterprises accelerate to the hybrid cloud

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Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. have announced an expansion of the two companies’ alliance with plans for new initiatives aimed at enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers. This includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise […]


Redstor drives backups at The Scientific Group

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Redstor’s cloud backup and disaster recovery services have provided The Scientific Group with a convenient and reliable offering to meet its backup and business continuity requirements. Medical supply business The Scientific Group has been relying on Redstor Backup Pro to ensure the security and integrity of its data for several years. About The Scientific Group […]


DocFusion® 365 integrates with Power BI for enhanced reporting

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Users of DocFusion® 365 cloud-based document composition and automation engine can now benefit from added value with the integration of Power BI. Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualisations with self-service business intelligence capabilities. This, when teamed with DocFusion® 365, a dynamic cloud-based document composition and automation engine, […]


Paratus Telecom introduces the next level of cloud services

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Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned pan-African telecoms operator, is taking cloud services to a next level by offering additional resilience solutions to its customers. At a closed event in Windhoek, Paratus Namibia Managing Director John D’Aton pointed to the term ‘cloud’ as all-encompassing and comprising various services. “It is clear that the key drivers […]