Data protection and its role in a multi-cloud strategy

For all its benefits, adopting a multi-cloud approach in the digital business landscape does not come without risks. Given the importance of safeguarding data amidst evolving regulatory requirements, companies can ill afford not to integrate data protection in their...

Design a business continuity plan that works

According to research conducted by the Business Continuity Institute in 2019, 71% of organisations activated their response plans at least once over the past year. “This finding is consistent with the previous year’s survey, and indicates just how important it is to...

Pick the right hyperscale cloud partner …

A wave of big data from a slew of ubiquitously networked devices, sensors and the Internet of things, is flooding organisations across the board, and putting pressure on data centres to deliver and perform at their peak. Moreover, the need for instant, ‘from anywhere’...

Industrial Revolution: Where messaging meets agility

The only thing with less impact than a delegate reading a PowerPoint presentation to an audience at a conference is a looping in-store video. Industrial Revolution, a long-time provider of quality IT and related solutions to local business, is set to change the...

Make sure you hire the best person for the job

One of the debates that often surfaces in the diversity debate is that we should simply hire “the best person for the job”. By Anna Curzon, chief product and partner officer at Xero I’ve been reflecting on how we might consider this phrase. It’s not a new argument and...

What hyperscale data centres mean for SA business

Recently, Microsoft officially launched two Azure data centres in the country, one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. This will fundamentally change the cloud landscape in South Africa, and indeed, the telecoms landscape. By Colin Thornton, MD of Turrito To the...

SA set to embrace the public cloud

Cloud computing received a major boost over the last few weeks, with two of the world’s largest public cloud providers officially opening data centres in South Africa. Within days of one another, Huawei and Microsoft both opened their local data centres, offering...

Online basics for small businesses

In a time when most people make purchasing decisions while browsing their smartphones, business owners cannot afford to not be online. Whether a small family-run restaurant or a start-up with big ambitions, all small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) stand to benefit...

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

The very benefits that makes the IIoT so compelling, makes it equally capable of damaging infrastructure operations and processes through bad actors. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution in the mid 1700s, the manufacturing industry has undergone several...

Drive success through innovative technologies

The modern IT industry is undergoing significant and exciting changes. As sophisticated emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) or augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) make headway in the commercial, corporate and private...

Adobe Creative Cloud and the reseller opportunity

Adobe was the first major software company to completely move its product into the cloud, a bold move that many of its contemporaries are still hesitating over. For Adobe, the decision has paid off: the company is enjoying record revenues and a high level of repeat...

Microsoft’s Azure Datacentres drive reseller opportunity

Microsoft has officially launched two Azure cloud data centres in South Africa, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, which is a gamechanger for Azure resellers, who can now offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance with local data residency. First Distribution,...

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