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CNet Training expert on how distance learning offers flexible study

CNet Training is proving that the learning experience doesn’t have to be conventional or classroom-based. Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, tells us how the company’s distance learning programs – which include training up to Master’s level – enable learners to study anywhere, at any time and at their own pace.  Why does CNet Training offer […]


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 […]


Why every organisation should truly ‘own’ their data centre to gain competitive advantage

Change as a result of Digital Transformation is inevitable in the current digital era and companies should be scaling their network infrastructure correctly and utilising the most appropriate data centre solutions. JR Rivers, Co-founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks, talks about the importance of a modernised approach to IT and improving operational efficiency. Digital Transformation means […]


Are you taking data protection seriously enough?

Mark Jow, EMEA VP Technical Services at Commvault, offers some best practice advice for the secure management of data so that every element of the channel can pass on the benefits of this strategy to end users.  In order for organisations to succeed, they need to rethink how they analyse and interact with the data […]


Why sovereign public cloud is a game changer for the UK public sector and its citizens

Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President, EMEA and India at Sungard AS, tells us how public cloud is creating new opportunities for digitisation due to the amount of data the public sector holds within the UK. The effects could be extremely positive on society if the data is exercised to its full potential. Spending £100 million […]


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 […]


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 […]


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