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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed companies to adapt to new government-mandated restrictions on workforce movement around the world. The immediate response has been a rapid adoption and integration of cloud services, particularly cloud-based tools such as Microsoft Office 365, Slack and other video conferencing platforms like Zoom. A new report by security firm McAfee shows […]
TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod is joined by Africa Data Centres CEO Stephane Duproz for a discussion on the company’s recent acquisition of Standard Bank’s Samrand data centre.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business, cloud and other solutions to its clients. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so […]
Teraco Data Environments plans to invest R4-billion in Africa to meet rising demand for data as the continent’s governments battle the coronavirus.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business and cloud solutions. “Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so naturally we are very […]
IBM has introduced a new range of services and solutions backed by a broad ecosystem of partners to help enterprises and telecommunications companies speed their transition to edge computing in the 5G era. This effort combines IBM’s experience and expertise in multicloud environments with Red Hat’s industry-leading open source technology, which became part of IBM […]
In the face of a rapid worldwide traffic explosion from private, public and government entities all across the world, there was some worry from experts that the increasing surge in bandwidth would be too much for the internet’s infrastructure to maintain. Now, with all indications hinting that there have been a few hot spots, the […]
Amazon Web Services (AWS) officially launched its Cape Town region today, 22 April 2020. According to Amazon, an AWS Region in Africa could enable businesses and government organisations, including those focused on fighting the effects of COVID-19, to build cloud applications and store their data locally, while reaching end-users across Africa with even lower latency. […]
Enterprise cloud computing company, Nutanix has appointed Keith Moran to Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas and Dave Gwyn to Worldwide Sales Chief Operating Officer, both effective May 1, 2020. The role of Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas was previously held by Chris Kaddaras, who was promoted to Executive Vice […]
Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) is fast becoming the preferred solution for contact centre operators across the globe, as it offers scalability as and when the operational needs of an enterprise change and provides several advantages over traditional on-premise contact centres. CCaaS is a cloud-based customer experience solution that allows companies to utilise a […]
The need to save on day-to-day operational expenses and minimise physical and carbon footprints are driving the move to virtual datacentres – even more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic. This shows that Africa’s cloud services space is evolving and that business leaders recognise the need to move their workloads to the cloud as on-premise […]
China’s major technology giants are amongst a group of organizations that have joined a national committee focused on creating standards for blockchain technology, reports CNBC. The move is part of a major push by the world’s second-largest economy, China, to become leaders in the burgeoning space of blockchain technology. This comes after Chinese President Xi […]
Africa Data Centres is acquiring Standard Bank’s giant data centre facility in Samrand, north of Johannesburg, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is subject to the approval of the competition authorities.
The current lockdown is testing the ability of businesses to adapt quickly to changing market conditions. Companies that have embraced more digital ways of working have been far less impacted. Several slower respondents are turning their focus away from only the cost benefits of cloud-based solutions to the agility and responsiveness that they now require. […]
Migrating to the cloud offers corporate organisations greater agility, enabling companies to create new services, update and roll out applications faster, and introduce alternative ways to communicate with customers. However, migrating to the cloud, and operating within this space, brings its own challenges. This is according to Ray Krug, solutions architect at NETSCOUT, a leading […]
As we head deeper into 2020, speculation, predictions and technology foresight are everywhere. But when it comes to cloud computing, no other technology has seen such rapid adoption across both the business and consumer sphere. Cloud has become so indiscernible from our everyday existence that’s why speaking about its future as a standalone technology doesn’t […]
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As societies around the globe shift to accommodate the changes in routines and behaviour caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the education systems of many countries creep to a halt to spare learners from infection, countries are left to decide how this time spent at home will be made up. In South Africa, the postponement […]
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks. The portfolio is for accelerating telecoms on the path to revenue growth with 5G and enables them to rapidly deploy 5G services to employees and customers. “5G has the potential to revolutionize our digital […]
The world of entertainment is changing rapidly. Increased access to fibre to the home, as well as a growing number of content creators and video-on-demand services, are forcing large entertainment companies to rethink their business strategies and innovate new and exciting ways to entertain their customers. That’s why, as part of its digital transformation journey, […]
The traditional approach to data management has always been a scale-up approach – when you run out of capacity you buy more. The trouble is that data is growing exponentially. In fact, according to Statista, data centre storage capacity worldwide will exceed 2000 exabytes in 2020. As the pace of data growth accelerates, the frequency […]
Nutanix, an enterprise cloud computing company, announced that it has appointed Sylvain Siou as VP of Systems Engineering for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Having formerly been Senior Director of Systems Engineering in the EMEA, Siou will now take a more strategic role in supporting Nutanix’s expansion in EMEA, whilst continuing to have overall […]
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Nutanix, a worldwide leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced the adoption of its software by UK-based Total Gas & Power, a gas and electricity supplier for industry, commercial and business sectors. Nutanix’s solution has placed the energy company on track to develop a single streamlined architecture, aiding it in reducing operational overheads as well as […]
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ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting for the Altron Group of companies as well as external customers across South Africa, announced on Thursday, 27 February 2019, that it has strengthened its partnership with VMware cloud Provider partner Routed. This partnership aims to enhance ACS’s current disaster recovery (DR) offering with a […]
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Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devices. Not only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, but we also increased the tolerance of […]
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing platform on Earth, has been planning to set up an Edge location in Kenya for some time now. However new developments in Nairobi between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and AWS execs have seen the signing of a strategic agreement between the Amazon service and Kenya’s largest mobile […]
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The oft-discussed game-streaming platform Google Stadia will be coming to Samsung, Asus and Razer phones as soon as 20 February, writes The Verge. Google announced today that Stadia will be working on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer. The Stadia, up until now, has only worked on Google’s Pixel phones. “Stadia is about […]
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Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption within the local enterprise space and recent investments made by global hyperscalers have served to boost foreign investor confidence, and positions South Africa favourably. The prevailing circumstances […]
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Microsoft’s Surface Neo, their upcoming foldable tablet, (which features Microsoft’s new Windows 10X OS) is implied to have a function as a gaming device, according to My Broadband via a new patent. The patent shows that the Surface Neo could come with an attachment that could function as a game controller. “…the input device #102 […]
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Microsoft, who has just recently announced a cloud gaming team-up with Samsung, has expanded its Project xCloud gaming service to iPhone as well, but the software colossus has had to abide by some of Apple’s stringent rules, meaning the service may not run or appear as it does on Android. The beta of xCloud has […]
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Samsung’s Unpacked event was not without gaming news as the Korean tech juggernaut revealed that they would be teaming up with Microsoft on the video game front, reports CNET. David Park, director of strategy at Samsung, speaking at the worldwide event, says that they are working with Xbox on a new “premium cloud-based game streaming […]
The future of gaming is… Now? According to several articles reviewing the latest and greatest Cloud Gaming device releases, such as the Nvidia Geforce Now and the highly publicized Google Stadia, the consensus is all very similar. The sentiment is usually summed up with “We’re not quite there yet”. It is a technological wonder at [&hellip
It is no mystery why the internet of things (IoT) is growing as readily as it is. Internet-integration with our practical and offline lives further facilitates our increasingly-electronic states of being. While you may think that a universal controller or Amazon’s “Alexa” Echo Plus Voice Controller is something you would want in your home, to [&hellip
Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics. Data has become a mission-critical business asset, which means that organisations need to be able to discover, protect and use it effectively and in a timely manner. This concept is known as being [&hellip
Google Cloud has announced that it has joined forces with Sabre — a software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry—to help digitally transform the traveller’s experience, and co-create the future of travel. Sabre, which launched in 1960, revolutionised the travel market with the industry’s first semi-automated flight reservation system. Since then, Sabre […]
Intel has bought Habana Labs, an Israeli start-up that develops chips for artificial intelligence applications, for about $2-billion to bolster its efforts in the fast-growing market for AI silicon.
Google announced plans to buy enterprise software firm CloudSimple, another sign the search giant isn’t letting a flurry of antitrust investigations interrupt its expansion strategy.
The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc.
Amazon.com has given notice that it will file a lawsuit challenging the US defence department’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $10-billion over a decade.
Amazon Web Services plans to invest more than R365-million in developing 100% black-owned small ICT businesses in South Africa as part of an “equity equivalence” programme.
Datatec, an international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, recently announced that its subsidiary, Logicalis, has acquired two businesses in Europe. Logicalis Group recently purchased a 70 per cent interest in Cilnet, a Cisco systems integrator and managed services business based in Portugal. This acquisition is said to increase Logicalis’ Cisco technical expertise for the [&hellip