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[Column] Baljeet Nagi: Four important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain
13-02-2020 | 05:16:00
Also referred to as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is synonymous with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more
[South Africa] Kathea and BuzzBox collaborate to meet growing UC requirements as 5G edges closer
12-02-2020 | 09:23:00
Local UC provider, BuzzBox, has announced a collaboration with Kathea, a leading value-added distributor of voice and video.
[Column] Andrew Cruise: Mastering the complexity of multicloud in 2020
12-02-2020 | 04:50:00
As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work best for their applications.
Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending, SANS 2020 report
12-02-2020 | 04:33:00
The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases.
[South Africa] iOCO joins Google cloud partner programme
08-02-2020 | 11:35:00
South African integrator iOCO has become a Google Cloud Distributor Authorised Reseller (DAR), in partnership with Google Cloud’s distributor in sub-Saharan Africa, Digicloud Africa.
Layer3 partners with Loriot to introduce IoT solutions in Nigeria
08-02-2020 | 09:10:00
Nigeria-based company Layer3 and the global IoT company LORIOT have announced their partnership aimed at introducing new Internet of Things solutions in Nigeria.
[Column] Johan Scheeper: Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues
06-02-2020 | 12:17:00
Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics.
Microsoft and Genesys partner to provide enterprises with new cloud services
05-02-2020 | 06:07:02
Microsoft is teaming up with Genesys to provide organisations around the globe with new cloud services for contact centres that will enable them to deliver superior interactions for customers.
[Kenya] Microsoft reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s financial services industry
05-02-2020 | 05:08:00
The financial services industry has been at an inflection point. Regulatory requirements have been on the climb, consumers have begun expecting highly personalised experiences while security threats remain dynamic.
[Column] Stephane Duproz: The rise of data centres in Africa
30-01-2020 | 13:05:14
Data centre market in Africa is poised on the brink of hugely accelerated growth, driven by several factors, including a soaring demand for cloud services.
41 billion missing IoT devices: The biggest prediction miss in the history of IT?
29-01-2020 | 10:59:46
41 billion IoT connected devices have failed to materialise, potentially representing the biggest missed prediction in the history of IT, Eseye a leader in ubiquitous global IoT connectivity, has uncovered.
[South Africa] Skynamo receives $30million investment from Five Elms Capital to scale operations
29-01-2020 | 08:08:00
Software investor, Five Elms Capital, is investing $30m in Skynamo, field sales app and management platform provider.
[Column] Gomedi Makhongoana: How cloud can help educational institutions
29-01-2020 | 07:53:00
With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, paired with worrying skills shortages, the pressure is on universities and other tertiary education institutions in South Africa to admit more students.
Hybrid cloud future bright with businesses picking it as their ideal IT operating model, report
29-01-2020 | 07:43:00
Nutanix, Inc. a player in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report,
[Column] Andy Papastefanou: Standardising eSignatures to drive adoption
23-01-2020 | 12:51:01
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.
[Column] Andy Papastefanou: Standardising eSignatures to drive adoption
23-01-2020 | 12:50:18
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.
[South Africa] Teraco welcomes VMware cloud
22-01-2020 | 11:55:00
Teraco has announced that VMware Cloud is now available via VMWare Cloud Verified service providers in the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities.
CMC Networks and Neutrona Networks to provide cloud network services in Africa, Middle East and Latin America
22-01-2020 | 07:32:46
CMC Networks and Neutrona Networks, have reached an exclusive agreement to bring the benefits of additional scale and capabilities for customers doing business in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
[Rwanda] Bank of Kigali deploying Oracle's cloud solutions
16-01-2020 | 09:46:00
Bank of Kigali, Plc the largest bank in Rwanda has deployed Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud; enhancing customer experience, automating their workforce and driving innovation throughout the financial institution.
[Column] Grant Phillips: Becoming digitally empowered
16-01-2020 | 05:18:00
Digital transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised.
Kaspersky named as Strong Performer in evaluation of cloud security solutions
15-01-2020 | 12:47:00
Kaspersky has been named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Workload Security (CWS), Q4 2019.
Proliferation of hybrid computing models among 2020 data center trends identified by Vertiv Experts
15-01-2020 | 08:41:26
As the world charges into 2020, organizations increasingly will forego the enterprise-or-cloud debate that dominated C-level conversations in recent years.
[Column] Nick Durrant: New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020
15-01-2020 | 05:49:00
Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020.
Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility
14-01-2020 | 10:32:00
Nutanix has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds.
[South Africa] Swipe iX announces shift to cloud based digital solutions
10-01-2020 | 12:18:00
South Africa software development company Swipe iX has announced that is shifting its focus towards cloud-based digital solutions.
[Kenya] KCB picks Actifio to provide data backup and application development support
09-01-2020 | 06:21:00
Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, has been chosen to provide comprehensive data backup and application development support for KCB Group.
[South Africa] G-Core Labs launches point of presence in Johannesburg
23-12-2019 | 07:57:00
Cloud service provider G-Core Labs has opened a new point of presence for its network infrastructure in Johannesburg, South Africa.
[Column] Sandra Crous: Securing payroll data in the cloud
20-12-2019 | 04:28:00
As with the majority of business software, HR and payroll solutions are increasingly available through the cloud as a pay-as-you-use model and are today, considered as mainstream as any other business application.
[Column] Garsen Naidu: Scaling collaboration cloud service in the workplace
13-12-2019 | 12:05:00
When it comes to scaling a cloud service (and more specifically) a collaboration cloud service - what must-haves comes to mind?
[South Africa] Impression signed into the GlobalSign Certified Regional Partner Programme
12-12-2019 | 12:34:20
GMO GlobalSign today announced that South Africa-based Impression has become a GlobalSign Certified Regional Partner (CRP).
[Column] Kurt Goodall: Extending security to the cloud
12-12-2019 | 05:42:34
Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances or as cloud services to protect the outer perimeter security in branch offices.
[South Africa] Telkom forces customers to move to the cloud
11-12-2019 | 10:10:00
Telkom is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud.
[Kenya] Internet Solutions partners with icolo.io to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering
11-12-2019 | 05:30:00
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to their clients.
[Column] Ryan Trost: What Can we Expect? 2020 Cyber Predictions
05-12-2019 | 06:52:00
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.
[South Africa] Vox launches cloud-based call logging and recording
05-12-2019 | 06:50:00
Vox has announced the launch of Atmos, a service that provides South African businesses with a cloud-based call recording solution.
[South Africa] Troye announces new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
04-12-2019 | 09:07:00
Managed IT services provider Troye has announced new backup solutions for Microsoft Cloud Platforms that will provide users with additional data protection, scalability, and enhanced control of their cloud-based data.
[Egypt] ENPO selects Temenos to power its digital transformation, promote governmental initiative for financial inclusion
04-12-2019 | 07:57:00
Temenos announced that Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) has choosen its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact and Temenos Infinity to consolidate over 20 disparate systems into one single digital platform.
[South Africa] Britehouse goes live with SAP S/4 HANA Public Cloud deployment
04-12-2019 | 07:37:38
Long-standing SAP partner Britehouse becomes first African organisation to go live with SAP S/4 HANA Public Cloud deployment, paving way for greater adoption among African enterprises.
Gemalto and Eseye launch World's first IoT 'device-to-cloud' solution
04-12-2019 | 05:27:00
Gemalto and Eseye have launched the world's first IoT 'device-to-cloud' solution to simplify the process of onboarding an IoT device into AWS IoT Core securely
Cloud offers 20% saving on IT spend
28-11-2019 | 08:53:00
To realise the full benefit of cloud migration, business leaders must understand the real business benefits for moving an application to the cloud.
[South Africa] Local partner role is critical to cloud success in Africa
27-11-2019 | 08:25:00
While cloud technology presents a significant opportunity for enterprises to innovate as if they were potentially start-ups, the time and approach some are taking to make this decision could ultimately cost them
[Column] Sandra Crous: Making the right decision to benefit from true Cloud applications
27-11-2019 | 05:53:00
Many people often confuse the similarities and differences surrounding both web hosting and cloud computing. While many believe that cloud and hosted services are the same, this is not the case.
CloudHop and Nasdaq Governance Solutions Announce Reseller Partnership in East Africa
20-11-2019 | 08:55:00
CloudHop, has announced a new partnership with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage.
[Kenya] CloudHop inks deal with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide clients with solution that enhances corporate governance
20-11-2019 | 07:40:00
Cloud solutions provider in Kenya, CloudHop, has partnered with Nasdaq Governance Solutions, a business of Nasdaq Inc. to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage®.
[South Africa] Bluegrass Digital invests in cloud provider Veeva Systems
20-11-2019 | 02:59:00
Bluegrass Digital has announced that it will continue to invest in its Veeva Systems partnership, the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.
[Column] Jason Penton: Offshore platform development growing as South Africa looks to play cloud catch-up
20-11-2019 | 02:47:00
As cloud entered its teen years in 2019, South Africa remains a late adopter of what is globally an established technology
Companies worldwide struggle to manage and protect multi-cloud compute infrastructures, survey
19-11-2019 | 07:58:01
A majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for digital transformation but face challenges in managing the complexities of these new application.
Huawei Cloud launches Elastic Cloud Server services across Africa
15-11-2019 | 13:33:00
Huawei Cloud has released Kunpeng ECS (Elastic Cloud Server) cloud services and Partner Program 2.0. The Kunpeng-powered cloud services will be made available to African customers by the end of December 2019.
[Kenya] KETRACTO digitizes procurement processes with SAP Ariba Cloud
15-11-2019 | 09:13:04
In a bid to improve its operations and in compliance with presidential directive and government requirements, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO, has digitized its procurement processes.
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom extends collaboration with Microsoft as a connectivity partner in Africa
14-11-2019 | 08:54:00
Liquid Telecom is working with Microsoft to launch new enterprise cloud services - designed to improve business collaboration, increase productivity and drive business growth in Africa
[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions
13-11-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta
[South Africa] Nokia showcases 5G, AI potential at AfricaCom 2019
13-11-2019 | 08:38:29
Nokia will showcase the enormous potential of the latest technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with interesting demonstrations at AfricaCom.
[South Africa] 2020 pivotal for deeper cloud adoption
13-11-2019 | 03:57:00
In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel and predict the journey of the African cloud.
[Column] David Bunei: Next-generation cloud eliminates pain points for Kenyan business
07-11-2019 | 08:40:19
The recent Oracle Modern Cloud Day in Nairobi had the opportunity to experience the full potential unlocked by cloud-embedded technology.
[Column] Syed Asad Abbas: We need to embrace the Cloud
06-11-2019 | 08:31:45
There’s a lot of hype about the Cloud, however what comes to mind when you hear that your software will sit in the cloud, it sounds positively intangible and like a cloud it can fall apart anytime.
[South Africa] Routed achieves Africa’s first VMware Cloud verified status
06-11-2019 | 06:02:00
South Africa's Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider has announced that it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status.
[Kenya] Oracle showcases its Cloud and Artificial Intelligence technology solutions
06-11-2019 | 05:47:00
Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi.
Workonline launches Remote Cloud Connect services in Africa
30-10-2019 | 11:03:01
Workonline Communications, has launched Remote Cloud Connect, facilitating access to cloud services for Workonline customers over a dedicated Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service.
[Column] Toney Wabela: Technological disruption looming for Africa’s data network market
30-10-2019 | 06:05:00
For, as the world creates data, there’s an equal demand for resources to store, process and make sense from this data to drive business value.
DR Congo government partners with New Cloud Technologies to boost cloud infrastructure
29-10-2019 | 09:03:23
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Russian company New Cloud Technologies has entered into a partnership.
[Nigeria] MainOne, Zenlayer partner to expand connections in and out of West Africa
29-10-2019 | 08:23:00
Zenlayer and MainOne have partnered to greatly expand connectivity between international companies and West Africa.
[Column] Sandra Crous: Cloud is the future of payroll
23-10-2019 | 05:11:00
Cloud technologies are becoming more popular than ever before, with research from RightScale revealing that some 94% of organisations are using the cloud in some capacity within their businesses.
Centrify poll reveals regional enterprises not taking action to secure privileged access to cloud
23-10-2019 | 05:03:00
Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced results of an onsite poll conducted during GITEX 2019.
[South Africa] Old Mutual picks Amazon Web Services as cloud provider
17-10-2019 | 06:15:00
Africa’s largest and oldest financial services group leverages Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) proven infrastructure and unmatched set of cloud services to speed up innovation and improve the customer experience.
Microsoft officially makes Python on Azure available in South Africa
17-10-2019 | 05:56:00
Microsoft South Africa announced the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions for production workloads locally.
[Column] Flora Kangethe: Customer service to backend - How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business
17-10-2019 | 05:35:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations
[South Africa] Routed appoints Cheslynne Britz its cloud-focused engagement manager
16-10-2019 | 05:21:59
After 20 years in distribution, Cheslynne Britz has joined leading neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, as the company’s first engagement manager.
Westcon-Comstor unveils CloudCall to boost business operations
15-10-2019 | 13:27:47
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the availability of CloudCall, which integrates the communication and collaboration features of Microsoft Teams with the advanced voice processing of AudioCodes.
OmniClouds implements Nokia’s solution to improve cloud connectivity for businesses in EMEA
11-10-2019 | 06:11:00
Nokia has announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds to improve and optimize cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
[South Africa] Infor names Kevin Samuelson as new CEO
10-10-2019 | 13:45:00
Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud has named Kevin Samuelson, who has served as Infor’s CFO, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Organizations worldwide failing to adequately protect sensitive data in the cloud, Thales study
09-10-2019 | 11:26:09
A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organization’s approach to cloud security.
Global building analytics market to reach $12.6 Billion by 2025, Zion Market Research
04-10-2019 | 11:05:15
Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Building Analytics Market By Component.
[Egypt] American University in Cairo moves to Ellucian cloud to drive innovation and digital transformation
03-10-2019 | 11:39:36
Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education has announced that the American University in Cairo has to move its Ellucian Banner student information systems (SIS) to the cloud.
[South Africa] Fairmont Zimbali Resort embraces revintel business intelligence solution to accelerate hotel growth
02-10-2019 | 08:30:00
Cloud software and services provider for the hospitality industry Cendyn, has announced that Fairmont Zimbali Resort has selected Rainmaker’s comprehensive business intelligence solution, revintel®, to help them accelerate hotel growth.
[Column] Benjamin Coetzer: 2020 - the year containerisation dominates PaaS
02-10-2019 | 05:26:50
How will infrastructure evolve and provide the sourcing, migration and delivery of services for today’s digital migration?
Cloud IT infrastructure revenues decline amid a slowdown in overall spending, IDC
01-10-2019 | 12:18:00
vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, declined 10.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2019.
Oracle to expand cloud infrastructure globally
18-09-2019 | 14:26:00
Technology company Oracle has announced plans to expand quickly its cloud infrastructure around the world for hosting customer applications.
[South Africa ] Cloud ERP solutions provider One Channel launches new ERP
18-09-2019 | 08:58:00
One Channel, Africa's leading cloud ERP solutions provider and Acumatica partner, has announced the Acumatica 2019 R2 release with more than 100 improvements, enhancements and new features.
[Nigeria] Oracle launches cloud centre of excellence in Lagos
17-09-2019 | 08:23:00
Oracle, in collaboration with Redington, a leading value added distributor operating across East, West, French West Africa and Middle East, today launched a Cloud Center of Excellence in Lagos
[South Africa] Accenture migrates Exxaro to cloud boosting revenue
16-09-2019 | 11:05:00
Accenture has collaborated with Exxaro, one of South Africa's coal producers, to help digitally transform its business and unlock new revenue streams by managing the migration of its SAP solutions.
[South Africa] SilverBridge bets on cloud to bolster insurance uptake and experience
12-09-2019 | 08:49:00
With more than two decades’ experience in the insurance market, SilverBridge has continually evolved to deliver on market requirements.
Atlancis Technologies to use open-source computers to build cloud for Kenyan HR system
06-09-2019 | 08:37:03
Atlancis Technologies has been lauded by US-based Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) for its adoption of non-proprietary open-source computing and cloud infrastructure to provide cloud services in Kenya.
[South Africa] Poor data management costs companies millions each year
04-09-2019 | 12:07:38
Companies are failing to meet user demand for uninterrupted access to applications and data and it is costing them millions each year according to the 2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report.
[Column] Bernard Ford: Managing fixed assets efficiently is an art
04-09-2019 | 06:58:00
Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today's businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes.
[Column] Keith Mullan: Aging business systems fail to meet today's business demands
29-08-2019 | 11:40:29
Businesses need to adapt quickly as aging business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today's business demands. To survive, business leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses.
Kenyan cloud services company Atlancis Technologies becomes the first to adopt OCP in Africa
28-08-2019 | 09:38:12
Atlancis Technologies, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the first ICT services provider in Africa to embrace OCP.
[Column] Simon McCullough: Multi-cloud is redefining app development
23-08-2019 | 13:35:42
Let's take a look at how multi-cloud is changing the app development game and bringing previously siloed teams closer together.
SEACOM invests in fibre capacity to support cloud computing
21-08-2019 | 13:09:23
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.
[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa
21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.
[Column] Harish Chib: Seven best practices for securing the public cloud
07-08-2019 | 09:00:05
The rapid growth of cloud usage has resulted in a fractured distribution of data, with workloads spread across disparate instances and, for some organizations, platforms.
[Column] Kree Govender: Why Cloud hasn't had a big impact on Business Intelligence
07-08-2019 | 04:54:00
Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s, yet, almost two decades later, South Africa still lags in its adoption.
[Column] Trent Odgers: Maximizing data availability using a multi-cloud approach
06-08-2019 | 12:53:14
The ways businesses leverage cloud to manage and maximize the value of their data continues to evolve.
[Column] Andrew Cruise: Two years until Infrastructure as a Service boom hits South Africa
31-07-2019 | 08:33:33
Routed, a leading vendor neutral provider of cloud infrastructure, says that the predicted growth of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is in line with the increasing growth forecasts for cloud computing.
[Nigeria] Nokia showcases 5G potential, reiterates commitment to supporting operators and enterprises
31-07-2019 | 04:19:54
Nokia hosted a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria.
African cloud market takes off buoyed by demand from public and private sectors, report
25-07-2019 | 11:06:00
The African cloud has arrived. While the cloud services sector is in its early stages of development, the impact of cloud services is already far-reaching according to a new report by Research and Markets.
[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Managing the autonomous evolution
25-07-2019 | 08:42:00
Humans are now generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day, with more data being created in the past two years than in all of human history.
SqwidNet’s IoT Entrepreneurship Program serves up smart solutions to South African challenges
24-07-2019 | 05:43:42
SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted its second IoT Entrepreneurship Program (IoT)E pitch day.
Increased digitization, investment in cloud-based services drive growth of Africa data center market, report
23-07-2019 | 06:10:00
The Africa data center market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 14 per cent during the period 2018 – 2024 according to a recent report by Research and Markets.
[Column] Hans van Linschoten: AfCFTA and what it means for cloud in Africa
19-07-2019 | 08:58:00
After years of waiting, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement finally came into force. The objective of AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments.
Oracle Appoints David Bunei as Managing Director for Kenya
18-07-2019 | 14:16:54
Oracle today has appointment David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.