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CNet Training expert on getting to grips with the CDCEP qualification

Do you want to become an expert in data centre energy management? Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, outlines the Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP) program. This is an increasingly popular program as data centre managers and professionals are looking for innovative ways to cut carbon emissions and reduce the energy use within their data […]


Decision Inc expert on making the move to the cloud

It has been several months since the launch of the two Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa. And as expected, this has resulted in many organisations looking for ways to move their on-premise data environments to the cloud. Reghard van Jaarsveld, Engagement Manager, Decision Inc, looks at what has changed to see this influx […]


Hyve Managed Hosting expert on four steps to successful cloud adoption

Cloud adoption is increasing rapidly, with cloud-specific spending expected to grow at more than six times the rate of general IT spending by 2020. However, a recent report revealed that 35% of cloud spending is wasted. With this in mind, Jon Lucas, Co-Director of Hyve Managed Hosting, gives his four steps to attaining successful cloud […]


Node4 expert on the five steps needed to break your Digital Transformation paralysis

When you think of words that often creep into business meetings without much context or substance, Digital Transformation is probably top of the pile. Here, Tom Needs, COO, Node4, demystifies Digital Transformation and explains what yours might actually look like, as well as how to find the right path for your business. The words ‘what’s […]


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 […]


Veeam expert on the criticality of cloud data management

As cloud providers ramp up their presence in the Middle East, organisations are looking to utilise multi cloud models for business benefits. But this presents new challenges. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager, Middle East at Veeam tells us why organisations should act now to enable a strong digital foundation, ensuring data is backed up and always […]


A new South African cloud market emerging

Thanks to the arrival of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa, it is expected that more born-in-the-cloud organisations will start taking root here. And with smaller companies now finding it easier to migrate to an online environment, Dana Cinman, Product Specialist at Obsidian Systems, says these are exciting times for solution providers. Previously, businesses […]


Datacentrix expert on what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider

Mark Chadwick, Head of Cloud Services, Datacentrix, looks at what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider. The term ‘Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)’ has become practically synonymous with ‘cloud’. The difference? Cloud can be looked at as a location and on-demand consumption model, while IaaS delivers the actual cloud computing infrastructure, facilitating […]


CNet Training CEO on creating the data centre designers of the future

CNet Training delivers classroom-based technical education programs led by expert instructors in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are. In addition, the company also delivers distance learning programs. One example is the Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) program which is helping learners […]


Seven myths about network management and security in a digital world

An organisation’s network is one of its most valuable assets, says Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox. He talks us through seven myths about network management and security in the modern digital world. In today’s digitally driven, 24/7 world, how well you thrive as a business depends, more than ever, on […]


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