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PRESS RELEASE – 27 NOVEMBER 2019   While cloud technology presents a significant opportunity for enterprises to innovate as if they were potentially start-ups, the time and approach some are taking to make this decision could ultimately cost them. This is according to Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, who was a keynote speaker at Hype, vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed’s recent event series.   In his sessions...

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Migration is no longer about adopting a cloud-first approach   The cloud first approach made popular in 2018 is no longer hailed as the answer to cloud domination.  Instead, Christian Mahncke, Routed Enterprise Business Development, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that migration in 2019 will be more carefully considered and measured.   “A forced approach towards cloud is not ideal. While insight into cloud has improved...

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IoT to gain traction as the edge comes closer Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that disruption will continue to dominate the technology landscape as 2019 approaches. Supporting Gartner’s predictions, Mahncke says that computing will extend well beyond centralised facilities to the “edge” of the network where data can be stored, processed and displayed. “This will bring an...

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Microsoft plans to hike Azure cloud computing service pricing in South Africa by a massive 23.1% next month following a sharp fall in the value of the rand.   In an e-mail to customers seen by TechCentral, Microsoft said it will hike prices for Azure pay-as-you-go customers effective from 16 October 2018.   “Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing of products and services to ensure there...

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Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.  Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that thanks to the cloud and a growing base of market disruptors, innovation and technology are becoming more critical to the survival of today’s financial institutions.   “Traditionally, this sector has been slow in its cloud adoption and...

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