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How to ensure your digital clutter doesn’t cloud data security practices

The growth of data, and the expectation for it to always be available, combined with a startling number of global cybersecurity breaches have helped refocus efforts around data management. Not having an effective business continuity plan in place to safeguard data from loss, theft, or corruption could see an organisation suffer significant financial and reputational […]


Why you should use a backup solution to protect your cloud data

Many organisations believe that, once their data is in the cloud, their worries are over. Simon Hwang, APAC President from Synology, however gives convincing reasons for organisations to invest in a cloud backup solution to create a fool-proof situation around their data. As a region, the Middle East has its own set of compliances and […]


Storex offers disruptive ICT Infrastructure lifecycle extension services

Storex, specialists in multi-vendor infrastructure lifecycle extension management, says that on average, most displaced OEM estates have not even reached 40% of the potential capacity before being replaced. Jan Beukes, CEO and founder, says that throughout the Middle East and Africa, many organisations have a surplus of infrastructure capacity that is not being optimised properly. […]


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 […]


Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange offers direct connection to leading global cloud services

Cloud investment into Africa has increased sharply as the continent sees the establishment of its first cloud regions. Through extensive investment by multiple international operators, cloud strategies are now becoming a key element within every enterprise’s infrastructure investment. Teraco, Africa’s largest and most interconnected vendor neutral data centre, says its African cloud exchange, located in […]


The role of data protection in a multi-cloud strategy

Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager for Southern Africa at Veeam, looks at the role of data protection in  a multi-cloud strategy.  For all its benefits, adopting a multi-cloud approach in the digital business landscape does not come without risks. Given the importance of safeguarding data amidst evolving regulatory requirements, companies can ill afford not […]


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 […]


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 […]


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