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It is time to reboot your cloud strategy?

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 […]

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Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

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 […]

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AWS Partners with Vodacom to Improve Business and Cloud Solutions

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 […]

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IBM and Red Hat Introduce New Edge Computing Solutions

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 […]

Continue Reading Why COVID-19 Didn’t Break the Internet

Why COVID-19 Didn’t Break the Internet

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. […]

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AWS Data Centers Launch in South Africa

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 […]

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Nutanix Appoints New Sales VP and COO

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 […]

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CCaaS gaining traction among Kenyan SMEs

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 […]

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The Time for Automating Datacentres is Here

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 […]

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Huawei and Tencent Join Chinese National Group on Blockchain

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. […]

Continue Reading Moving to Cloud Could Be a Crucial Business Response to COVID-19

Moving to Cloud Could Be a Crucial Business Response to COVID-19

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 […]

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Does Cloud Migration offer greater Agility?

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 […]

Continue Reading 4 Reasons Why Cloud Technology Is Inseparable from Our Daily Lives

4 Reasons Why Cloud Technology Is Inseparable from Our Daily Lives

New Partner Programme Offers Local Partner the Ability to Upscale Offering To Clients With New Partner Status


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Aptronics awarded VMware Principal Partner Status

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 […]

Continue Reading Kenyan Education Ministry to Use Youtube, Education Cloud as Tools for Remote Learning

Kenyan Education Ministry to Use Youtube, Education Cloud as Tools for Remote Learning

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 […]

Continue Reading HPE Unveils Open 5G Portfolio to Speed Path of Telecoms to Revenue

HPE Unveils Open 5G Portfolio to Speed Path of Telecoms to Revenue

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, […]

Continue Reading Microsoft partners with MultiChoice to transform entertainment in Africa

Microsoft partners with MultiChoice to transform entertainment in Africa

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 […]

Continue Reading Modernising data management strategies is key in 2020 and beyond

Modernising data management strategies is key in 2020 and beyond

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 Appoints New VP of Systems Engineering

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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Nutanix Cloud Solutions, Digital transformation Modernises Ailing Infrastructure of UK Energy Company

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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ACS partners with Routed and VMware to Enchance Disaster Recovery Solution

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 […]

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Is the cloud really safe?

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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Safaricom Partners with Amazon in Bid to Bring More Cloud Services to East Africa

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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Google Stadia To Launch on Samsung, Other Android Smartphones

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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South Africans must turn tech talk into action to drive economic growth

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’s Upcoming Tablet Could Feature xCloud Game Controller

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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Microsoft’s xCloud Gaming Services Comes to iOS but Apple is Making the Rules

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 […]

Continue Reading Samsung and Xbox Tease Cloud Gaming Co-Op

Samsung and Xbox Tease Cloud Gaming Co-Op

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

Continue Reading 3 Reasons why Cloud Gaming Devices will fail, for now

3 Reasons why Cloud Gaming Devices will fail, for now

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

Continue Reading The Hidden Threats due to Growth of IoT

The Hidden Threats due to Growth of IoT

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

Continue Reading Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues

Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues

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 […]

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Google and Sabre team up to build the Future of Travel

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.

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Intel buys Israeli AI chip maker Habana Labs for $2-billion

Google makes another cloud acquisition during antitrust probe

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.

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Google makes another cloud acquisition during antitrust probe

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.

Continue Reading Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17% in 2020

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17% in 2020

Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

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.

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Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

Amazon Web Services to invest R365-million in black ICT firms

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.

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Continue Reading Amazon Web Services to invest R365-million in black ICT firms

Amazon Web Services to invest R365-million in black ICT firms

Microsoft has won the sought-after Jedi cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com, which had been the front-runner.

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Microsoft wins $10-billion US defence contract in huge blow to Amazon

Microsoft rose on Thursday as first quarter results topped estimates and boosted analyst confidence, with Jefferies writing that the software giant should be able “to weather any storm”.

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Microsoft rallies as results beat ‘virtually every metric’

Booming cloud business and Office products helped Microsoft deliver healthy quarterly financial results, while Xbox and Surface slowed down, the company has reported in its latest results.

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Cloud and Office drive Microsoft growth

Google lured billions of consumers to its digital services by offering copious free cloud storage. That’s beginning to change.

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Google is getting skimpy on free cloud storage

Amazon Web Services said on Wednesday that Old Mutual has struck a wide-ranging deal with the South African financial services group to shift a large portion of its IT workload to the cloud.

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Old Mutual to move to the cloud with Amazon Web Services

US enterprise software giant Oracle has listed South Africa as one of the countries where it plans to invest in cloud data centre facilities before the end of next year.

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Oracle to build cloud infrastructure region in South Africa

In IBM’s vision of cloud computing, Amazon.com and Microsoft will be allies rather than rivals.

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IBM sees Amazon and Microsoft as cloud allies, not rivals

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

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Datatec announces Logicalis expansion in Europe

There’s a threat looming on the horizon for cloud giants Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google, quite literally at the edge of the network.

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Cloud giants face threat from the edge

Google’s cloud computing unit unveiled an expanded partnership with software maker VMware, as the Alphabet division seeks to catch up to rivals that have similar deals.

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Google, VMware expand cloud partnership

Microsoft’s cloud-orientated productivity suite, Office 365, is now being delivered locally through the software giant’s new South African data centres.

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Office 365 now serving from Microsoft’s SA data centres

Microsoft topped quarterly sales and profit projections, fuelled by steady demand for cloud computing services and a surprisingly strong Windows business.

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Cloud is now Microsoft’s biggest business

SAP fell the most in nearly five years on signs that its $10-billion bet on cloud-based software faces headwinds, but the companies executives are adamant there is still room to grow.

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SAP executives come out fighting as shares slump on cloud worries