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CIO discusses factors driving global co-location data centre market

Chris Fielding, CIO, Sungard Availability Services, talks about the predicted evolution of the data centre landscape and the benefits of colocation. For many organisations, it’s just not feasible to fund, build and staff a state-of-the-art data centre facility, complete with heating, cooling, power and network connectivity. For one, a data centre needs to be as […]


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 […]


Increased cloud adoption highlights need for improved cyber resilience

Microsoft’s announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centres in Africa – one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg – has been a cause for celebration among South Africa’s business sector. And as Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast South Africa explains, as we hurtle into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, access to cloud […]


Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Four problems to avoid in order to have a successful AIOps integration

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, says you need to avoid four common problems in order to have a successful AIOps integration. The explosion in operational data and Machine Learning compute capacity is finally enabling AIOps – Artificial Intelligence for Operations. But like many other technologies, AIOps fits within a larger organisational […]


PBT Group expert discusses why data clouds are gathering

While the march to the cloud continues, business decision-makers are recognising that such a complex migration cannot happen overnight. Here, Julian Thomas, Principle Consultant at South Africa-based data solutions specialist, the PBT Group, talks to us about some of the influencing factors to a more slow-paced transition. The tech industry has seen a whirlwind of […]


eHosting DataFort expert on managing outdated equipment in the data centre

Ganesh Bhat, Head of Data Centres, eHosting DataFort, discusses what best practice approach data centre managers should take to managing outdated equipment. Any industrial plant that runs for years lowers the efficiency. Data centres are the IT industry’s power house which is expected to run most efficiently. Data centres support an organisation’s mission critical infrastructure […]


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