Decrease business costs with the cloud

The Covid-19 pandemic and the 30% depreciation of the rand to the dollar this year has not only disrupted business planning but caused major concerns for decision-makers and the future of their organisations. Fortunately, the cloud provides the means to increase...

Get the most out of the new local AWS region

The launch of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) region in Cape Town has opened the door for new investments in cloud for South African businesses. Offering more services for companies to choose from, different pricing options, and an end to issues around data residency,...

Leveraging cloud helps scale security to remote workforces

The cloud can enable organisations to quickly scale out enhanced security to a suddenly remote workforce, as part of efforts to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. This is according to Patrick Grillo, senior director, solutions marketing at Fortinet,...

The business reasons for cloud migration

Even though 28% of spending in key IT segments will shift to the cloud by next year and global software as a service (SaaS) spend topped $100-billion in the first quarter of last year, it is still concerning that many organisations do not truly understand the business...

Is it time to reboot your cloud strategy?

With proven business benefits for adopting cloud computing, the prediction of the global marketing intelligence firm, International Data Corporation (IDC) that 90% of businesses will use multiple cloud services and platforms by 2020, comes as no surprise. By Pradeep...

The value of risk, business agility and how it impacts cloud costs

At a time when cost control has never been more important, Andrew Cruise, MD of Routed, says that many businesses continue to under-estimate the costs for owned infrastructure. He cites the main reasons to be the inability to apportion shared costs correctly as well...