World’s most popular games thrive in Azure

Azure and Azure Storage can handle multiple data types, like the hugely popular Rainbow Six Siege from Ubisoft. Thanks to Azure, Ubisoft has the elastic scalability to deliver play to 3-million players a day engaged in hundreds of thousands of concurrent games....

How Africans do business set to change in 2020

With the World Bank forecasting economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa at 3.6% for 2019-20, some of the world’s most fast-growing economies are in Africa. By Pieter Bensch, executive vice-president at Sage Africa & Middle East Rapid urbanisaiton, business friendly...

SA’s five-year goal for IoT

In five years, the world will have more than 40-billion devices. Locally, IoT specialist, Eseye, says that South African CIOs are recognising IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) technologies as strategic imperatives, but the journey is still in its...

Christmas is a merry time for counterfeiters too …

Modern shoppers have retained a primal trait – hunting and the hunting season gathers pace every year on Black Friday easing towards Christmas. In an indoorsy environment of the safe suburbs, shoppers follow the scent of a sale and hunt for deals and discounts. Some...

How Azure helps Reckitt Benckiser unlock the power of data

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) makes a wide range of popular consumer health, hygiene, and home products. To empower its staff to make data-based decisions, RB replaced its existing business intelligence (BI) solution with Microsoft Power BI and Azure. RB is a global consumer...

Azure Blob Storage for unstructured data

Azure Blob Storage is massively scalable object storage designed specifically for unstructured data. With scalable, cost-effective cloud storage, you pay only for what you use, and save money compared with on-premises storage options. In addition, organisations can...

Azure Blob Storage provides a solid media platform

Avid Technology is a technology and multimedia company specialising in audio and video, whose products are used in the television and video industry. Avid provides content editing, content management, newsroom graphics, and news production solutions for media...

Move to IaaS will squeeze SA channel

South African enterprises are beginning to accelerate their move to the cloud, as international cloud providers start to go live with their local data centres. This trend is likely to bring profound disruption to the South African service provider and IT integrator...

SD-WAN and SDx – the time is now

The importance of the connected business in a digital world has resulted in organisations reprioritising how they view and manage data. By Binesh George, CEO of Redvine Networks Fundamental to this is how companies link their systems to that of the cloud provider or...

Insurance and risk in an age of social media

With over 16-million Facebook users alone in South Africa, social interaction increasingly involves the conscious – and also unconscious – exchange of personal information online. Apart from the obvious security risks, “social media users often don’t realise...

Short run to the future …

Labelexpo 2019 billed itself as “the world’s largest label and package printing trade show” – and it lived up to the hype. The event drew 600 exhibitors from around the world, showcasing the very latest in label and package printing technologies. By Manny da Silva,...

Insurance distribution channels evolving

Thanks to the increased technological sophistication of end-users, insurers must find more innovative ways to engage with their customers. Additionally, the growth of insurtechs has created a new market dynamic where incumbents must adapt or lose their relevance....