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Taking data centres from power hungry to energy efficient

With the African data centre market expected to top US$3 billion by 2025 and considering the mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions around the world, Craig Blankers, Regional Director, WSP in Africa, addresses whether it’s possible to build net zero data centres across the continent. The acceleration of technologies including cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) […]


Barracuda Research finds one in five HTML email attachments found to be malicious

New research conducted by Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has found that HTML attachments are by far the most used by cybercriminals for malicious purposes. The company’s analysis of millions of email attachments over the past month revealed that  one in five HTML attachments were malicious. By comparison, a meagre 0.03% […]


SAS recognised as the winner of 2022 Microsoft Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year

SAS has announced it has won Microsoft’s Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) 2022 Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “Two years ago, we formed the SAS and Microsoft strategic partnership with a […]


Five things to look for in a payments provider

By taking advantage of online shopping, more people are building websites to sell goods online – but do they know which payments partner to choose? Joshua Shimkin, Head of SME Growth & Marketing at Peach Payments, shares his insights. There can be no doubt that e-commerce is on the rise, initially spurred on by people […]


How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


South African companies ignore junior tech talent at their peril

It may be time for hiring managers to relook the qualifications they require when recruiting technical skill, according to OfferZen. Businesses that diversify their talent pipeline to include both university and bootcamp graduates stand a better chance of finding software engineers with scarce skills. It may be time for hiring managers to relook the qualifications […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


Uptime Institute report finds downtime costs and consequences worsening

Uptime Institute’s 2022 Outage Analysis has revealed that downtime costs and consequences are in fact worsening as industry efforts to curb outage frequency fall short. The research details latest digital infrastructure failure rates, increasing outage costs and impacts, top downtime causes and more. The digital infrastructure sector is struggling to achieve a measurable reduction in […]


The three IT questions CIOs should be able to answer . . . but probably can’t

Kevin Brown, SVP, EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, discusses how new disruptive technologies, hybrid and distributed IT architectures and the need for actionable data insights surrounding cybersecurity, energy efficiency and sustainability, is changing the role of the CIO – forcing them to adapt and utilise both new skillsets and tech to future-proof their […]


Think WiFi bridges digital divide with free Wi-Fi hotspot services

As Think WiFi continues to positively impact under-serviced communities through its focus on rolling out free Wi-Fi services in underserved communities across South Africa, the company wants to play are huge role in bridging the digital divide and helping the country to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company has been rolling out […]


Five SD-WAN trends in the post-Covid era

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, talks us through five SD-WAN trends emerging in the post-Covid era. As governments begin lifting restrictions, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on organizations. Many organizations have run out of business, some have survived, while […]


Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]


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