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Six reasons why COVID-19 will accelerate the rush to cloud

Andrew Brinded, Vice President and Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix, says cloud provides the enabling deployment model for the times in which we live and its impact is set to grow. In 1991, the renowned technology journalist Stewart Alsop made a famously wrong forecast. “I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March […]


The role of the CDO in humanising data analytics

Helena Schwenk, Market Intelligence Lead, Exasol, explains why being able to process and use data can make a big difference to improving business performance. More than three quarters (77%) of respondents in a recent survey of 1,000 IT Directors ranked data as their organisation’s number one most valuable asset. Working for a company that provides […]


CommScope expert on why 2020 will be a year of critical decisions for wireless operators

The era of 5G has arrived in the MENA region, with 2020 set to be the launchpad to a ‘more connected’ future. Femi Oshiga, VP Sales, Service Providers, MEA, CommScope, tells Intelligent CIO’s Jess Phillips why wireless operators will need to make some critical decisions during the year ahead, as well as how CommScope is […]


Companies need to prepare for 5G

By 2035, 5G will support the production of up to £9.3 trillion worth of goods and services according to Qualcomm. Andreas Sila, Market Manager Data Centre at HUBER+SUHNER, said Communication Service Providers must invest in their 5G infrastructure to deliver a faster, more reliable network. Unprecedented levels of productivity, cost savings and new experiences are […]


Making the move to the cloud: the five-step process any business can follow

Making the move to the cloud can be daunting but it is worth the effort for many businesses. Kevin Kline, Principal Programme Manager at SentryOne, talks through a five-step process to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. The cloud is no longer a new concept – it has gained so much popularity […]


CNet Training: The importance of addressing people risk

CNet Training’s CEO Andrew Stevens discusses how human risk is still one of the main causes of data centre downtime and the challenges associated with addressing and reducing people risk. For many years now, the outage figures attributed to human error have remained static, costing companies thousands per minute. This lack of change proves that […]


Altron Karabina expert on the impact of cloud service in South Africa

It is now nearly a year since Microsoft launched its two Azure data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Ryan Jamieson, Solutions and Innovation Officer at Altron Karabina, tells us that, in a perfect world, these would have resulted in an instantaneous uptake of the cloud, but these things do take time. Much of the […]


‘It’s better to move to the cloud, says Head of IaaS at Vox

Barry Kemp, Head of IaaS at Vox, believes South African businesses need to move to the cloud rather than storing data on-premise. We believe that it is better to move to the cloud than being on-premise. Any business in South Africa that is not looking at moving to the cloud is making a big mistake […]


Gartner predicts the future of IT operations

Mark Cleary, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner, supports the idea of turning digital disruption into infrastructure-led disruption as this leads to business value. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a unique opportunity in deciding what role they will play when Digital Transformation takes place within the context of technology disruption: Move to the forefront of infrastructure-led […]


Experts discuss the benefits of moving public apps to an on-premise environment

The global findings of Nutanix’s second global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report found that 84% of respondents in South Africa (compared to 73% globally and 71% across EMEA) are either moving public apps back to on-premise environments or planning to do so. Industry experts discuss these results in more detail. Ian Jansen […]


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