[Column] How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations. It is also a highly...

[Column] Stay ahead of those data security woes

The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local...
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Growth in edge computing could generate new revenue opportunities for telecom operators, report

Growth in edge computing could generate new revenue opportunities for telecom operators. This is according to a new report by Digital infrastructure and continuity...

Strangers Might Have Downloaded Your Private Videos On Google Photos, Google Warns

Cloud storage services are a must have service in this time and age. Many people rely on these services to store their files including...

Opportunities abound for edge computing, but security concerns remain

From less than $1.5 billion in 2017 to an anticipated $9 billion by 2024, the worldwide edge computing market is set to show significant growth...
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Amazon’s First African AWS Region Opened In Cape Town, South Africa

Amazon Web Services, commonly referred to as AWS, has opened its first-ever AWS Region in Africa.  The new AWS Africa Region is based in...

Africa Data Centres Becomes PCI DSS Certified in Kenya

Africa Data Centres Nairobi (formally known as East Africa Data Centre) has become the first neutral data centre to be certified PCI DSS in...

Cloud service provider afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in 2020

Pan-African connectivity provider, BringCom has partnered with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology to launch afriQloud....
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Dell is banking on Multi Cloud, AI, IoT to build digital solutions for Kenyan...

Dell Technologies is now banking on Multi-Cloud Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things to provide enterprises with enhanced solutions as Kenya gets into...

IBM expanding its AI and Cloud Technology for Agriculture to Africa and other markets

IBM is expanding its Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture to Africa and other markets around the world. The Platform taps AI, cloud technology, weather...

SEACOM launches its direct-to-corporate connectivity and cloud services in Uganda

Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has extended its corporate market offering into the East African region, under its SEACOM Business brand. The company has unveiled...

Telkom South Africa shuts down its ADSL copper network, forces customers to move to...

Telkom South Africa is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud. This according...

SEACOM is doubling its data capacity to connect more African businesses to cloud

SEACOM wants to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes. The move according to an...

Cloud, an essential component for every African business

Cloud computing has been in existence for almost two decades now helping businesses stay secure from cyber threats. The technology points to business efficiencies,...

[Column] 5 key considerations for your journey to cloud

According to the IDC’s Kenya Enterprise ICT Market 2019 Outlook, 1,9 million USD is predicted to be spent on ICT in Kenya this year alone. The...
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NSO Group’s Malware Now Capable of Spying on Data Stored in iCloud, Reports

The NSO Group, a famous Israel security firm has reportedly developed tools which can be able to scrape data from cloud services. This could...

South Africa to lead cloud adoption race in the continent

As the battle between international cloud providers intensifies, Africa’s cloud market is starting to gain traction with many enterprise customers seeking access to the...
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Zoho’s software applications now available at a fixed Kenyan Shilling price

Zoho Corporation, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm has announced that all its 45+ business software applications are now available at a fixed Kenyan Shilling (KES)...

Sophos Cloud Optix to provide cloud security vulnerabilities to Amazon Web Services Customers

Sophos today announced the availability of Sophos Cloud Optix on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. As a new agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Cloud Optix automatically discovers...

[Column] 5G security is all-important for governments

The 5G revolution is about to flip us from a society that “uses networks” to one that “runs on networks”. 5G will connect everyone...

#OOW19: Oracle to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020

Oracle has announced that it plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle...

[Column] Technological disruption looming for Africa’s data network market

Sometimes a disruptive technology can loiter for a while, before it changes everything. Yet change it will bring, because nothing and no one can...
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Apple Drops Plans To Encrypt iCloud Backups After FBI Complained – Report

Apple has put itself in a unique spot in the industry, continuously selling its brand as privacy-focused. In most cases, that is true, but...

[Column] Cloud is the future of payroll

Cloud technologies are becoming more popular than ever before, with research from RightScale revealing that some 94% of organisations are using the cloud in...

Oracle OpenWorld: Oracle Ups the Ante in Cloud with World’s First Autonomous Operating System

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Autonomous Linux. The service along with the new Oracle OS Management Service is the first and only...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom...
Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

Cybercriminals Attack Cloud Server Honeypot Within 52 Seconds of going live, Sophos Report

Cybercriminals attacked one of the cloud server honeypots within 52 seconds of the honeypot going live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is according to...

[Column] Data sovereignty in Africa, why you should care

African businesses are currently making massive investments in things like machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and are using cloud and virtualized infrastructure to...

Alibaba Pledges To Invest $28 Billion In Cloud Computing Over The Next Three Years

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has promised to invest 200 billion yuan (approx. $28 billion) in its cloud computing business to help improve the infrastructure...
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

Kenya among African countries set to benefit from Microsoft’s Cloud Accelerator Programme

Microsoft has announced it is extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya. The Cloud Accelerator Programme is an immersive...
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Microsoft and Oracle link up their Cloud services to take on AWS Cloud

Microsoft Cloud and Oracle Cloud have on June 5th signed a new deal that will see the two companies collaborate on their cloud services....

Affects of Service Oriented Architectures and Web2.0 Phenomenon

Wikipedia/O'Reiley characterizes Web 2.0 as the "second era of Internet-based administrations" and keeping in mind that it is right, it does little to convey...
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[Column] Never Normal is the New Normal: A supply chain perspective

Disruptions can come in many sizes. From those smaller, everyday disruptions of machines going down, unexpected orders, suppliers missing, or shorting shipments – issues businesses...

[Column] Why Cloud Hasn’t Had a Big Impact on Business Intelligence

Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s. Yet, almost two...

[Column] Mastering the complexity of multicloud in 2020

As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work...
Telkom Kenya's new cloud-based fixed voice service will enable SMEs and corporates outsource for robust and secure cutting-edge technology.

Telkom Launches Cloud-based Voice Services for Enterprise Customers

Telkom has introduced a new cloud-based fixed voice service that will allow SMEs and corporates to outsource for robust and secure cutting-edge technology. Dubbed “Omniconnect”,...
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Gaming rivals, Microsoft and Sony collaborate on cloud services

Microsoft has announced their partnership with their long-term rival Sony on gaming cloud services. Despite their differences, Sony and Microsoft still have managed to...

Developers to make API calls with SophosLabs Intelix, a Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence Platform

SophosLabs Intelix, a cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform enables developers to build more secure applications. Developers will be able to make API calls...

Cloud offers 20% saving on IT spend, report

Cloud migration is typically driven by business demand, cost-savings and IT efficiency. However, to realise the full benefit of cloud migration, business leaders must...

[Column] Seven Best Practices for Securing the Public Cloud

The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have led more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure,...

[Column] The huge opportunity for consolidation and cloud in Africa

It is only 100 days since I took up the post of VP for Africa at Oracle, but already it is clear why the...

Worley and AVEVA to Deliver First Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Management Solution for EPC Market

Worley has selected AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred  materials management platform. The partnership combines Worley’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) knowledge...

[Column] The new revolution every business should talk about

Just as telephones and cars changed how we work and play, 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ushering in a new age that shouldn’t be...

Windows 10 Will Soon Allow Fresh Installation From The Cloud

Microsoft Windows for ages has been lacking a way to let users perform a fresh installation of Windows from the cloud. This is, of...

Cloud uptake shifts in South African enterprise sector, Says Routed MD

While there is an increase in cloud adoption within the enterprises in South Africa, there is a shift in how these organisations are choosing...

[Column] 2020 pivotal for deeper cloud adoption

In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel...
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Internet Solutions partners with icolo.io to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering

Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to...

Oracle showcases its latest cloud solutions in Nairobi

Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi. This was...

[Column] Extending security to the cloud

Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances...

Column: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Africa is a continent pulsating with energy and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry,...

Angola Cables Launches Its Cloud Service Platform To The African Market

Following the recent inauguration of their advanced Tier III AngoNAP data center facility in Fortaleza, Brazil, Angola Cables has announced that it has launched Angola Cables Cloud Service...
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Top business tools for effective remote working

With social distancing measures likely to remain strictly in place for the foreseeable future as we seek to contain the spread of Covid-19, remote...

Teraco is building a second data centre facility in Cape Town

Teraco today formally confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company's recent 60MW...

[Column] The value of risk and business agility and how it impacts cloud costs

At a time when cost control has never been more important, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, says that many businesses continue to under-estimate the...

Local partner role is critical to cloud success in Africa

While cloud technology presents a significant opportunity for enterprises to innovate as if they were potentially start-ups, the time and approach some are taking...
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Microsoft drives digital transformation through cloud adoption in Kenya

In an effort to create awareness around its Azure offering as well as drive cloud migration, Microsoft yesterday hosted an event in Nairobi aimed...
Cisco's NetAcad program commits to train 1M African students by 2025

Cisco’s cloud-native security platform Cisco SecureX now available globally

Cisco has announced the general global availability of its cloud-native security platform Cisco SecureX. Cisco launched this platform in February as a way of...

South Africa’s insurance provider SilverBridge bets on cloud to bolster insurance uptake and experience

With more than two decades’ experience in the insurance market, South Africa's insurance provider SilverBridge has continually evolved to deliver on market requirements. With...

Sophos upgrades its Cloud Optix to simplify cloud security

Endpoint security leader Sophos has unveiled advancements to its Cloud Optix that automate and simplify the detection and response of cloud security vulnerabilities and...

[Column] Making the right decision to benefit from true Cloud applications

Many people often confuse the similarities and differences surrounding both web hosting and cloud computing. While many believe that cloud and hosted services are...
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VMware cloud partner, Routed, appointed as Africa’s first global DRaaS provider

South Africa's Routed, has been listed as one of ten global providers of VMware's Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). As the only South African...

[Column] A resilient, cloud-based digital future

Digital transformation should come with one, well highlighted, disclaimer: one size does not fit all. The technology chosen for digital transformation needs to align...

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