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[Column] Tim Kuria: How Google Cloud can help you achieve optimal cost-optimization

As the Cloud Sales Lead at Incentro Africa, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, I’ve had the privilege of engaging with numerous customers and gaining insights into their perspectives on current market trends. One notable trend that stands out is the increasing shift of businesses from a growth-focused approach to a more profit-oriented strategy. This shift…

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[South Africa] Software and cloud solutions provider SoftwareOne appoints Makhosini Dlamini as BDE for Africa

Software and cloud solutions provider, SoftwareOne, has announced the appointment of Makhosini Dlamini as Business Development Executive for South Africa and Africa. With over 16 years in ICT, Dlamini boasts an impressive track record, including 11 years at Microsoft where he held several positions with involvement in significant projects such as UNISA’s migration to Microsoft AD/Exchange and the…

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[South Africa] Optimum cloud adoption requires a considered approach, says PBT Group

Globally, companies are adopting cloud computing at an unprecedented rate with an aim to achieve scalability, cost savings, agility, availability, and security. While these benefits are tempting, the path to effective cloud migration is fraught with challenges, says Willem Conradie, CTO of PBT Group. “Despite the appeal of benefits like scalability, agility, and cost savings,…

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How cloud-native approaches are redefining business

[Column] Ronald Magondo: How cloud-native approaches are redefining business

Cloud-native approaches are rapidly redefining the business landscape, enabling forward-thinking businesses to realise new opportunities, deliver digital innovations and unleash their growth potential. So what is a cloud-native approach and how can it benefit your business? Today’s rapidly evolving digital ecosystem demands that businesses continuously seek out novel and innovative strategies in order to maintain…

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[Column] Christopher Saul: Turbulence between the clouds – The importance of a standard operating environment

The explosion of cloud-based computing in Kenya has forced IT professionals to rethink their infrastructure and software strategies. The country led the rest of the continent in cloud spending in 2022, and while that spending is forecast to decrease this year, benefits such as improved security and customer service, scalability, and business efficiency are driving many enterprises…

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The Future Lies in Cloud Printing Solutions

[Column] Mukesh Bector: The Future Lies in Cloud Printing Solutions

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate, and its impact has extended to the print industry as well. Cloud printing solutions have emerged as a game-changer, transforming traditional printing processes and offering a host of benefits to businesses and individuals alike. Statistics show that cloud-first organisations now outnumber on-premise organisations by a ratio of three-to-one….

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[Column] Andrew Cruise: Choosing a cloud provider that lifts your business

Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing in Africa, with no slow-down in sight. World Wide Worx research indicates that 69% of companies in eight African countries plan to increase their cloud spend in 2023. Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner, says this is due to a number of factors that…

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[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Journey to the centre of the cloud – Why Kenya should store data locally

Kenyan businesses are migrating to the cloud en masse. According to the Cloud in Africa 2023 report by World Wide Worx, 84% of organisations in the country increased their spending on cloud services in 2022. This increase was attributed to the increase of cloud platforms available in the country along with an uptick in the number…

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[Column] Christopher Sau: Ready to fly – A cloud migration roadmap for Kenyan enterprises

According to the Cloud in Africa 2023 report by World Wide Worx, 84% of Kenyan organisations increased their cloud service spending last year. This is fuelled by an increase in the number of local data centres and available cloud platforms. At the same time, the country’s public sector is undergoing the transition from traditional, analogue services to digital…

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[Column] Garry Ackerman: Embracing the cloud – Mitigating load shedding impacts on business operations

Load shedding poses significant challenges for businesses, disrupting operations, and hindering productivity. However, the cloud offers a viable solution to mitigate the impacts of power outages. By embracing cloud-based solutions for email and file sharing, productivity platforms, and data centres, companies can ensure uninterrupted access to essential services, enhance collaboration, and safeguard critical data.  As…

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