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Report back from the ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit 2013
Business moves to cloud convergence
Organisational revolution under way
SA cloud adoption behind BRICSS
New business models drive cloud uptake
Hybrid cloud is best
Covert cloud spending on the rise
Cloud creates employment
Cloud democratises IT
 

Business moves to cloud convergenceBusiness moves to cloud convergence

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor
Johannesburg, 18 Jul 2013

Companies of all types, sizes and industries have adopted cloud convergence solutions, as the world moves from the PC era to the cloud era.

So said Sean Wainer, country manager for Citrix Systems, speaking yesterday at the ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit, in Bryanston.

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Organisational revolution under wayOrganisational revolution under way

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor
Johannesburg, 18 Jul 2013

As the world enters the information era, an organisational revolution is under way, spurred by the evolution of IT departments.

This was the word from Brett Dunn, team lead for enterprise system engineers at EMC Southern Africa, when addressing the ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit in Bryanston yesterday.

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SA cloud adoption behind BRICSSSA cloud adoption behind BRICSS

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor
Johannesburg, 17 Jul 2013

South Africa’s cloud computing adoption is behind that of its BRICSS counterparts.

This was revealed by Grant Morgan, GM for cloud at Dimension Data, when addressing the ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit in Bryanston this morning.

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New business models drive cloud uptakeNew business models drive cloud uptake

By Cathleen O'Grady
Johannesburg, 17 Jul 2013

The possibilities for new business models remain one of the most important drivers of cloud uptake.

So said Kenny Inggs, CTO and co-founder of 22seven, speaking during ITWeb’s Cloud Computing Summit yesterday. “This is the bit that got me, personally, over the initial hurdle of going into the cloud: it enables ideas and thinking of new businesses that we couldn’t build before.

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Hybrid cloud is bestHybrid cloud is best

By Cathleen O'Grady
Johannesburg, 17 Jul 2013

Hybrid cloud offers the best of both the private and public cloud worlds.

This was the word from Richard Vester, director of cloud services at EOH, who spoke at ITWeb’s Cloud Computing Summit in Johannesburg yesterday.

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Covert cloud spending on the riseCovert cloud spending on the rise

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb's portals deputy editor
Johannesburg, 17 Jul 2013

Covert cloud spend is a concern within organisations.

This spend occurs as employees turn to cloud computing services either out of frustration with the internal IT services, or to enhance their productivity.

So said Ian Jansen van Rensburg, systems engineering manager at VMware Southern Africa, while addressing the ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit this morning.

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Cloud creates employmentCloud creates employment

By Cathleen O'Grady
Johannesburg, 16 Jul 2013

Local studies show that cloud computing will have a positive impact on jobs and training in SA, according to Gareth Jane, Windows Azure platform strategy advisor at Microsoft SA.

“IT professionals have feared that jobs are going to be lost, but research shows us quite the contrary,” said Jane, speaking at ITWeb’s Cloud Computing Summit in Johannesburg this morning.

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Cloud democratises ITCloud democratises IT

By Cathleen O'Grady
Johannesburg, 16 Jul 2013

The democratisation of IT is one of the most amazing changes that will result from cloud computing, according to Gareth Jane, Windows Azure platform strategy advisor at Microsoft SA.

Speaking at ITWeb’s Cloud Computing Summit in Johannesburg this morning, Jane emphasised the effect cloud computing has on levelling the playing field between businesses of different sizes, with different resources.

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IN THE NEWS
Local solutions make cloud accessibleLocal solutions make cloud accessible
4 Jul 2013 -  South African businesses make the mistake of looking to cloud solutions built for international conditions.
There’s revenue in cloud for telcosThere’s revenue in cloud for telcos
4 Jul 2013 -  Telcos have several key advantages over IT service providers when it comes to cloud service provision, says Telkom Business.
The cloud gateway to AfricaThe cloud gateway to Africa
27 Jun 2013 -  The cloud offers a good platform for business to expand across Africa or to follow clients moving into Africa, says KPMG.
Cloud computing: look before you leapCloud computing: look before you leap
26 Jun 2013 - While South African enterprises are showing increased interest in the benefits of cloud computing, an effective move to the cloud requires a strategic approach.
Cloud conversation moves beyond architectureCloud conversation moves beyond architecture
25 Jun 2013 -  The cloud dialogue has moved to a business needs layer in SA, says EMC.
Navigating the cloud minefieldNavigating the cloud minefield
21 Jun 2013 -  Cloud computing can be a confusing entity to organisations that don’t specialise in it, says Altech Isis.
Systems administrators confronted with the complexity of migrating services to the cloud could learn a lot from the abstraction techniques used in programming, says Nico Coetzee, security specialist at First Rand Bank.SLAs crucial for cloud security
14 Jun 2013 - While enterprises are chiefly responsible for data security, careful selection of service providers can help to mitigate risks, says Dimension Data.
Systems administrators confronted with the complexity of migrating services to the cloud could learn a lot from the abstraction techniques used in programming, says Nico Coetzee, security specialist at First Rand Bank.Overcoming cloud migration complexity
12 Jun 2013 - Systems administrators confronted with the complexity of migrating services to the cloud could learn a lot from the abstraction techniques used in programming, says Nico Coetzee, security specialist at First Rand Bank.

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The ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit will address real-world issues, enterprise concerns, and the local realities of implementing and using cloud computing, says event programme director, Jon Tullett.De-hyping the cloud
5 Jun 2013 - The ITWeb Cloud Computing Summit will address real-world issues, enterprise concerns, and the local realities of implementing and using cloud computing, says event programme director, Jon Tullett.

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