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Riding the cloud wave helps Routed make the FT/Statista 2024 Africa's Fastest Growing Companies rankings for a second successive year.   Following the announcement of the third annual Financial Times' Africa's Fastest Growing Companies rankings, integrated cloud platform provider, Routed, is pleased to announce that it has once again made the list with its ranking of 98th in the overall ranking and 14th in the category of IT & Software Services.   The FT/Statista 2024 annual...

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The traditional sales model - sell them on the benefits, close the sale, deliver the product - is outdated in the digital world. Modern salespeople require different skills and far greater knowledge to sell the cloud, says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner.   There can be little doubt that cloud computing is one of the key...

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The importance of data sovereignty and security creates complexity in a world where sharing such information across borders generates huge social and economic benefits, says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner.   It is clear that in the digital age, data sovereignty is becoming more important, as data is increasingly generated and collected through a variety of...

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Businesses today are moving en masse to the cloud. However, before undertaking such a move, companies should understand the many hurdles they face, and how to overcome these, says Benjamin Coetzer, Director at local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner, Routed.   Most businesses today, if they have not already undertaken a cloud migration, are certainly in the process of planning such a move. The...

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While cloud uptake is increasing, many companies are still struggling with their strategies, because they get caught up in the hype, rather than crafting an effective strategy, says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner.   There can be little doubt that the cloud is the platform fuelling the digital transformation of enterprises. However, despite this fact, many...

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Business leaders would do well to understand that digitisation is an operational approach and tactic that can help improve or develop their strategy; it is not a strategy in and of itself, says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner.   The rapid pace of technology development has seen organisations across multiple industries racing to implement what they...

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Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing in Africa, with no slow-down in sight. World Wide Worx research indicates that 69% of companies in eight African countries plan to increase their cloud spend in 2023.   Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner, says this is due to a number of factors that started with the pandemic and the increase in...

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Finding the right cloud solution for your organisation’s needs has become an essential task in any modern business operation. But with so many service providers out there it can be an overwhelming decision. Many companies have hitched their ride to so-called hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, but it might not be the right decision for your business. In fact,...

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With over 200 days of load shedding in 2022, South African businesses had to put urgent contingency plans in place to protect themselves from the devastating effects of rolling power cuts. And, as this is likely to be the status quo for at least another two years, short-term solutions no longer suffice. As a result, cloud adoption has increased. Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a...

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Last year, Gartner identified the expanding attack surface due to remote work as one of the top concerning security trends. This leaves organisations more vulnerable to attacks and makes security more complex.   Following network security best practice is crucial in this ever-growing threat landscape, says Vernon Naidoo, Head of Networking at local cloud platform provider and VMware specialist, Routed. His top recommendation is to follow a...

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