Cloud-to-things integration with OpenFog standard

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical...

Improved switch market bodes well for year ahead

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $6,29-billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), a healthy increase of 10.9% year over year, while routers saw $3,31-billion in revenue in 1Q18, a 1,4% decrease. These rates are according to...

SSD gains in popularity, grows shipments

The market for solid state drives (SSD) expected to gain traction over the coming years. This is due mainly to the benefits that SSD has over hard drives (HDD) such as high reliability and performance efficiency which are seeing the take-up of SSD in the data centre...

Warning signs that it is time to replace your SSD

While solid state drives (SSD) are more stable than hard drives, age can eventually cause them to fail. It is therefore important to know what signs to keep an eye out for, which could signal an impending failure. According to Tony Yu, South African country manager at...

Enterprise storage shipments, revenue up

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 13,7% year over year to just under $13,6-billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. ...

How to modernise your organisation

There is no question that companies need to transform their technology stacks, both to improve their competitiveness and to remain relevant in the market. Studies confirm that digitally transformed companies are able to bring new products to market 44 times faster and...

Digital disruption and its impact on ICT companies

As a technology company, we spend a vast amount of our energy on advising our clients, in various sectors, on the ways that they can smartly adopt new technologies, business models and mindsets in order to survive the onslaught of digital disruption. By Mpumi Nhlapo,...

Experiences that match expectations

It’s all about the experience. From bootstrapped start-ups to the largest enterprises, companies across digital commerce are seeking to gain a competitive edge through a better customer experience. By Nick Durrant, MD of Bluegrass Digital But, as fast as companies can...

It’s business as usual at KDZA … except where it isn’t

At Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa (KDZA), it’s business as usual on steroids. Ex-GM, Wayne Holborn, left in March 2018 and new GM, Werner Engelbrecht, took over the day-to-day running of the business. “Business as usual” in this sense means that KDZA is still...

Deep Throat: Altron transformation continues apace

Interesting to watch the transformation of Altron under the leadership of former Microsoft SA and MTN SA supremo Mteto Nyati. Having disposed of some of the company’s more traditional business entities such as Powertech Transformers, CBI Telecom Cables and Altech UEC,...

Digitalisation: the road ahead for the channel

Companies across the board are looking to digitalisation as the new way of doing business. Digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are being touted as the way forward for successful companies. While the IT industry is selling the concepts and tools...

Why tech companies are changing their workspaces

Technology businesses are some of the most successful of our age. They have created products and services that shape our lives and benefitted from the resulting business growth. By Martijn Roordink, co-founder and chief executive of Spaces Technology organisations...

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