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How CIOs and IT teams can properly prepare for life on the Edge

With the earning potential of Edge computing making itself clear, Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise, explains why delivering on it will inevitably mean the C-suite spending progressively greater amounts of time truly understanding the IT capabilities being delivered. IT teams have been under pressure to introduce […]


ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces.  “All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres,  smart […]


Why FTTO networks are driving sustainability and transformation

With Digital Transformation increasingly becoming mainstream, Arafat Yousef, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa, Nexans Cabling Solutions, draws attention to how FTTO network architectures are better suited for scale, agility and for varied use cases. With the arrival of 5G, Smart Cities and connected cars – large scale, intelligent networks promise to dominate country, […]


Scale Computing expert on VDI and Edge Computing as the IT dream team

Alan Conboy, Office of the CTO at Scale Computing, discusses why Edge Computing and VDI have emerged as a perfect pairing, and what this could mean for businesses. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has peaked and troughed in popularity since it came into existence in 2006. But it is a technology reaching new heights of growth […]


CommScope expert on future-proofing the data centre

As more and more organisations look to implement edge computing strategies, it’s important that they ensure their infrastructure is future-proofed for the technology. Olivier Alquier, Head of Enterprise, Europe, at CommScope, talks us through five points that service providers ought to consider before moving to the edge. Currently sitting at the peak of Gartner’s hype […]


CNet Training: Educating workforces to futureproof infrastructure

Even though the successful installation of network cable infrastructure is vital for the effective operation of critical organisations, Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training, says its importance is not fully recognised.  He tells us about the vital role of training to ensure customers can feel totally confident about the quality of installation. Can you […]


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 […]


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 […]


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