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Hybrid cloud to continue dominating the South African landscape

[Column] Hybrid cloud to continue dominating the South African landscape

While globally, 80% of organisations are predicted to migrate toward cloud , hosting and colocation services by 2025, Sean Hackett, managing director, The Tech Company,...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Koch Industries Completes Close To $13B Acquisition of Infor

Koch Industries announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining portion of Infor from Golden Gate Capital. Details about the purchase price...

[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...

Andela Partners with Microsoft To Launch Azure Training For African Developers

Andela through its Andela Learning Community has partnered with Microsoft 4Afrika to launch the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 in Kenya and Nigeria. The training will...
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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)...

[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...

#Covid-19: Airtel Uganda and Avaya Partner To Enable Remote Work And Learning

Airtel Uganda has partnered with Avaya to enable organizations in the country to implement remote working and learning initiatives. This is in response to...

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...

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...

Staying connected in a crisis: How emerging technology and data can reduce the impact...

The world is facing a once in a generation crisis, its scale matched only by the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Citizens...

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...

Coronavirus: Only connected businesses will succeed

The disrupted business environment, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has made it essential to provide everyone in the organisation with anytime,...

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...

[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...

South Africa’s Cloud platform builder Jini Guru partners with Azilen to build fintech solutions...

South Africa's cloud platform builder, Jini Guru is partnering with Azilen Technologies, a product engineering company, to build innovative fintech solutions for emerging markets. According...

Safaricom Becomes Amazon Web Services Reseller In Kenya and EA

Safaricom has today announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services, which will see the telco resell AWS services in Kenya and throughout East Africa....

[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...

[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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New Mobile App Trends That Will Help Businesses Succeed In 2020

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020....

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...

[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...
Internet Solutions completes Ksh.280 million fibre access network upgrade

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

[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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Sophos 2020 Threat Report: Cyber criminals are exploiting malicious Android apps, misconfigured cloud platforms...

Sophos 2020 Threat Report shows how cyber attackers are raising the stakes in ransomware, increasing stealth in malicious Android apps, exploiting misconfiguration in the...

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] 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...

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] 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...

#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...

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...

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...

AI not a key focus for marketers, Episerver survey

Artificial intelligence (AI) will not find mainstream use among marketers until at least 2021. This is according to a new Marketing Foresight research report...

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...

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...

LG TwinWash With ThinQ is Setting New Standard For Laundry Convenience

LG East Africa officially launched its Award-winning and revolutionary TwinWash washing machine in the country in April last year.  The TwinWash washing machine comes...

[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...

[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] 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...

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...

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] 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...
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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...

Oracle Appoints David Bunei as Managing Director for Kenya

Oracle has today announced the appointment of David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan...

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...

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 Banned in German Schools

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 has been banned from being used in German schools as it doesn't comply with the set European Union...

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....

West African Tech Giant Vatebra Limited Unveils Innovative Software Solutions for the Kenyan &...

West African software and technology firm Vatebra Limited recently unveiled its presence and by extension her software solutions offerings to the East African market....

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...

[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...

[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...
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...

[Column] Autonomous IT, empowering business to be its best

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. In Kenya, cloud is no longer just a possibility, it is the fundamental...

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...
[Column] Data Security; embracing autonomy and intelligent machines

[Column] Data Security; embracing autonomy and intelligent machines

By Christine Ambetsa, Regional Applications Sales Leader - East Africa at Oracle CIOs are operating in a state of heightened awareness. Their mission-critical systems are...
Liquid Telecom is making Microsoft Azure Stack available for East African businesses

Liquid Telecom is making Microsoft Azure Stack available for East African businesses from its...

Liquid Telecom Kenya is bringing Microsoft's Azure Stack service to East Africa. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s modern hybrid cloud solution, combining public Azure intelligence,...
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”,...
Nazih Moufarrej, Dell EMC Regional Senior Director (right) and Ken Kagota, Clients Solutions Specialist, Dell Kenya showcase various Dell products to Jerome Ochieng, Principal Secretary, Ministry of ICT during the Dell technologies regional conference held at Kempinski Hotel Nairobi.

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...
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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...

Microsoft opens its Africa’s first data centres in South Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape...
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[Column] Building the Intelligent Telco Enterprise – Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018, thanks in part to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT)...

Utimaco and Astel sign distribution partnership for HSMs in the Africa region

Astel, a leading provider for IT infrastructure and office automation solutions on the African continent, and Utimaco, the global number two in Hardware Security Modules...
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Sophos Central Management Platform Now Features All Next-Gen Cybersecurity Protection from Sophos

Addition of Sophos XG Firewall provides advanced Synchronized Security capabilities for accelerated response to cyberattacks from a single cloud-based management console

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...

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,...

Five essential steps to close the cloud skills gap in Kenya

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle The ability to find and retain cloud-savvy, IT staff...

Cloud computing can improve local realities in Kenya

Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle Kenya has distinguished itself as a hotbed of technological innovation...

DDoS in the cloud: who’s watching your back?

Cloud computing is seeing a steady and undeniable  growth in adoption across all types of industries. Growing just as progressively, however, is the extent to...

Nokia opens Cloud Collaboration Hubs to strengthen its cloud and data center services

Nokia has opened a Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore to strengthen its cloud and data center services. The company also plans to open...

Opinion: Cloud computing evolves, becomes enterprise cloud-as-a-service

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically, as new data centre and networking technologies came to...

Business success and nimbleness accumulated in cloud gets serious

The outstanding business value delivered by cloud technology has seen numerous small businesses boom into global giants. “Cloud computing is the not-so-secret key to a...

Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018

By Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE There are some big things set to come in 2018. In fact, we are seeing numerous significant developments...
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Sophos expands its partner program to enables partners to secure Cloud platforms

Sophos is expanding its Partner Program for its channel partners to now training, certification and financial incentives that will help them support customers using...

Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East

Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems has today announced new products and features for Africa and...

Microsoft and Liquid Telecom partner to provide cloud services across Africa

Microsoft East Africa has joined hands with Liquid Telecom to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services across Africa. The joint project according...

CIO East Africa to Host Premier Africa Cloud Summit in Nairobi

CIO East Africa is set to host the Africa Cloud Summit in Nairobi Kenya. The two-day event will run from 15th - 16th March...

What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business...

#CIO100AwardsEA: CIOs urged to lead Digital Innovation in their Organisations

CIOs in East Africa have been urged to work closely with their boards to invest in technology that will enable their organisations to thrive...
Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa

Accounting meets Tech: The Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Small and Medium Businesses

Sound bookkeeping is essential for a business’s financial well-being, which is why cloud accounting solutions have an invaluable role to play in helping Nigerian...

Kaspersky Lab announces new business solution to empower SMBs

Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security. Known as Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud,...

Oracle and KCB to hold a developers forum to help drive Cloud Adoption in...

In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa, Oracle , has partnered with Kenya Commercial Bank to together to...
BT Compute for Microsoft Azure will make it possible for BT customers to order Microsoft Azure alongside BT’s own cloud services

British Telecommunications (BT) Joins Forces with Microsoft to Simplify Hybrid Cloud

British Telecommunications (BT) has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new service that will allow BT customers to build hybrid cloud infrastructure with a...
The new facility in Norway is IBM's 48th global cloud data center and It is part of the company's growing global data center network.

IBM Opens Industry’s First Cloud Data Center in Norway

Customers throughout Fetsund, Norway will now have local access to a complete portfolio of IBM cloud services after IBM opened a new cloud data...
Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa

Opinion: How Cloud Software can help Kenya’s Accounting Practices

There is a growing market for accounting practices in Kenya. Economic growth has improved significantly  in the past decade, internet adoption is increasing (39%)...
Janusz Naklicki, Oracle Vice President of the Russia, Africa and Central Europe region, welcomed customers to the 2-day Oracle Africa Innovation Summit in Mauritius this week

Oracle Continues to Drive Cloud Adoption in Africa

Exchange of best practices and gaining expert insights from top cloud strategists was the key focus for Oracle  customers who took part in Oracle’s...

”We were lucky to get into the Techstars incubator” – Bamba Group

In February this year, prominent US accelerator Techstars selected Kenyan Startup Bamba Group  as the first East African company, they would invest in. The...

How Moving to the cloud can help your business stay secure from cyber threats

A few weeks I got the chance to attend the East African Cloud Summit organized by the University of Nairobi’s C4DLab in collaboration with...

IBM Unveils its New Cloud Data Center in South Africa

IBM is expanding its cloud data infrastructure in Africa. The company has announced that it is opening a new Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg,...

Interactive Intelligence wins Zimbabwe service excellence award

Interactive Intelligence has been named the winner of one of the excellence awards at the fourth annual Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe (CCAZ) Service...

Oracle Cloud Day: CEOs should help drive business transformation

Oracle Kenya last week held its annual Cloud Day event at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The event attracted customers; partners, stakeholders and government...

Orange and Gemalto Partner to provide customers with highly secure access to cloud-based applications

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Gemalto, the world leader in digital security has unveiled a new partnership with Orange Business Services that will see the integration...

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