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Decision Inc experts on working towards a better data management

Big data is seeing organisations becoming more mindful of aligning their data management practices with newer paradigms such as data lakes, elastic and cluster computing, and real-time data. Stefan Kruger and Peter Gaertner, senior data architects at Decision Inc, say that the cloud provides an environment capable of managing the volume and scale required to […]


Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

The cloud, IoT and even hyperconverged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the data centre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections, which is why Netshield South Africa is offering businesses an alternative, to […]


Local Azure data centres to drive cloud growth

Earlier this year saw the launch of Microsoft data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, this world-class cloud infrastructure that will power emerging cloud, AI and edge computing innovations across the continent. Azure is the first of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services to be delivered from the new data centres, with  Office […]


Consider the security implications for payroll when adopting cloud solutions

The recent launch of two multinational data centres in South Africa has placed renewed focus on the benefits that the cloud can provide businesses. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR at payroll specialists CRS Technologies South Africa, believes that when it comes to sensitive payroll data, there are caveats to be aware of when migrating […]


It’s time to move to the cloud with Azure, says Bluegrass Digital CEO

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner Bluegrass Digital believes the new Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will reshape the cloud environment in Africa and will now provide the necessary infrastructure for rapid cloud adoption. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help businesses compete on a global stage. It offers the freedom […]


Why network breaches are making CIOs/CISOs positions more challenging

CIOs and CISOs across industries are regularly moving between positions and companies because of network breaches. Gamal Emara, Country Manager – UAE at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us how to avoid this. It’s your worst possible nightmare. A hacker has breached the company’s network and shut down its operations. Millions in revenue is […]


Oracle’s Derek Bose on realising the full value of IT innovation

By better aligning the goals and strategies of business and technology, Derek Bose, Applications Country Leader, Oracle SA & SADC, says CIOs and their decision-making counterparts can realise the full value of IT innovation. Over the past year, some of the technology news dominating the headlines in South Africa relates to the rise in adoption […]


Redstor says World Backup Day was a reminder to liberate your backup

Redstor, a global data management SaaS specialist, says there was a good reason why World Backup Day was on March 31 – to emphasise that, if you don’t get it right on that date, you risk being made to look a fool when the time comes to recover data on April 1. “Monitoring and managing […]


Pinnacle Dell EMC expert on how HCI is causing a stir in the enterprise

Ricky Pereira, Dell Enterprise Business Unit Manager at Pinnacle ICT, looks at the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and what VxRail brings to the market. Aligning IT with business objectives has been top of the CIO’s agenda for many years, and in an era of disruption, HCI has become more crucial than ever. In today’s […]


Veeam expert on creating an integrated data management strategy

Businesses are progressively embracing a multi-cloud strategy to drive increased innovation, speed to market and to optimise cost. However, Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager for Southern Africa at Veeam, says the new challenge for organisations is creating an integrated data management strategy. The cloud is being used as a second home for data, as […]


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