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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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[Column] Takalane Khashane: What companies need to know about prioritising information security in the cloud age

Every business today needs to manage, retain and secure an exponentially growing volume of data. And in an age where the cloud and connected devices allow people to connect with each other and business resources – data, documents, databases, networks and systems – that they need from anywhere and at any time, cloud services bring significant…

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Navigating Budget Constraints with Google Cloud

[Column] Ruth Njihia: Cloud Economics Demystified – Navigating Budget Constraints with Google Cloud

In today’s economic climate, it’s tough for businesses in Kenya and across Africa to maintain operations while keeping costs under control. But don’t worry, there’s a solution that can help you optimize for shrinking budgets: cloud computing, and specifically Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Moving to the cloud can be a game-changer for businesses, allowing them…

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[Kenya] Huawei targets Cloud Storage and AI systems with new cyber security service

Huawei Technologies has launched its latest cyber security service targeting the Kenyan private and public sectors deepening the use of cloud storage solutions and artificial intelligence systems amid escalating cyberattacks. Known as Ransomware Protection 2.0 the new service has been designed to address emerging technologies including cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)…

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[Kenya] 10,000 university students to benefit from AWS cloud training

The Kenyan government through the ICT Authority has announced a partnership with Amazon that will see 10,000 university students receive training on cloud using AWS Academy. AWS Academy is an AWS program that empowers higher education institutions to prepare students for industry-recognized certifications and careers in the cloud.  Beginning in June, students can enroll in ready-to-teach cloud…

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