Tag: Cloud Computing

Cloud Security

Security Needn’t Be a Concern for Businesses Looking to Adopt Cloud Computing

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If a company suffers a data breach they’re liable for it, regardless of where the breach occurred; they will be responsible for paying any regulatory fines or compensation to their customers and it is their brand that will suffer.
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Taking The Best Approach to Cloud

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IT procurement has historically been a long and complex process. Just setting requirements, conducting supplier reviews and doing proof of concepts could take months and even years. And that's before there is any visibility of the business outcome. The cloud changes that.
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What do you Learn If you Study IT in College?

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There is much demand for Information Technology (IT) courses right now, as job prospects in IT are relatively good. If you are interested in...
Phares Kariuki Node Africa

Exclusive: Interview with Node Africa’s Phares Kaboro – Life Goes on

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In  September, we sat down for an interview with the then Angani CEO Phares Kariuki.  Phares outlined ambitious plans for his then startup which...

Former Angani Co-founders launch Cloud Infrastructure Startup Node Africa

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One of the highlights of Kenya's tech startup scene was the Angani story. The CEO and CTO left the company in unclear circumstances with...

How Does DataBank fair Against Local Competitors

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Cloud computing has been growing exponentially in Kenya and the African continent in general. Most people think of cloud as solution deployed for enterprise...

Databank and the Role of Cloud Computing for Kenyan Businesses

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In its Fourth Quarter report on the state of ICT in Kenya, the Communications Authority of Kenya stated that Kenya has 29.6 million internet...

How to build Cloud Services Business in Africa; Interview with Angani’s Phares

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The mention of cloud computing to a normal user invokes thoughts of a futuristic 21st century solution that is complex and difficult to decipher....
Dropbox Hacked

Dropbox Hacked! Claims Of 7 Million Accounts Compromised

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It would be a great idea right about now to head on to your Dropbox account and change your password before the exact details...
Cloud uptime

3 Ways To Minimize Cloud Service Downtime

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Many SMBs and large enterprises are turning towards the cloud due to the benefits it offers in terms of effectiveness, remote store, price and...

SaaS Remains Dominant Cloud Model into 2018 at $5.3bn

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Enterprise SaaS business attracted $23.2bn in revenue for year 2013 and Juniper Research forecasts a 59% increase of these moneys by 2018. This has...

Microsoft, Varsity Bods – Silicon Savannah Has Head in Clouds, IaaS Preferred Cloud Solution

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What is the status of cloud computing in Kenya? The University of Nairobi interviewed 54 organizations to establish issues surrounding cloud computing in the...

Cloud Uptake Set to Explode Across Africa

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A study by Cisco and World Wide Worx shows that organization across Africa are posed to make considerable investments in cloud services come 2014....

Oracle, equipping Kenya for Big Data, Cloud and Social

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Oracle, ICT, Big Data, Cloud, Social
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Rock Solid Data Storage is Here

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Have you ever felt the fear? Maybe it was when your laptop went through an airport scanner, or that time you spilled coffee and...
Cloud as a service

The Basics of Cloud Technology

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Use the internet for anything more than reading emails and you will have heard the term ‘cloud computing’ or something similar. In simple terms,...
Galaxy Camera microSD

Cloud versus local storage for the Galaxy Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Camera is one device that is still unique in it's category. Mainly that it can do most of what a professional camera...
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Cloud Computing – A savior for SMEs in a Shark infested market

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In whatever industry you can think of, competition for market-share is cut-throat. Blue-chip companies are hounding the smaller fish out of the market place...

Free DIY Storage Cloud Recipe from Oracle

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Instead of creating the ultimate cloud solution for everybody, Oracle has a better idea. Build your own domestic cloud storage rig and the company...

The Weirdness of Cloud Marketing

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Cloud vendors have put a lot of effort into marketing their products. Some of the results of these efforts are quite remarkable with Microsoft...
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Don’t delete that email – it might be evidence

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Today most of the information that is stored is electronic, and anyone involved in a lawsuit must by law disclose any relevant  electronic documents....
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Cloud Computing and Security options to consider

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Cloud computing will soon encompass more and more of business and personal internet use. The almost instantaneous communication occurring between computers has led to developers...

Google Compute Engine now with Lower Pricing and More Features

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The Compute Engine is Google's initiative to offer infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The product will be competing with Amazon Web Services which has...

IBM To Make Its Cloud Services and Software Open Sourced-based

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IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator is a project based on the OpenStack Platform. With the new software IBM hopes to push towards industry-wide open standards in...

Highlights of AITEC East Africa Summit – Security Panel Discussion

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There were two parts to this discussion. The first: How does cloud computing influence information security and how should we embrace it regionally? Part...

Types of Cloud Storage As a Service (SaaS)

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Ask any a CIO to explain SaaS today and he or she will have a lot in mind to talk about. What if you...

Oracle Unveils Expanded Cloud Services Portfolio

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Oracle Corporation cloud services portfolio include a number of services offered on subscription. The company is adding seven new products to their services. The...

What is your cloud provider transparency?

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There are some components that make the cloud. They include SaaS, AaS PaS, Storage As a service and these days I here unconfirmed forgotten...
Cloud Computing

The Era of Cloud Storage Services

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If you are able to read this post chances are that you have been an online slave to the unending prevalence of the big buzz...

Windows Server 8 beta released on Leap Day

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Microsoft made the most of this year’s “extra day,” releasing the long-awaited beta of Windows Server 8 on Leap Day. The company also made the...
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Access Kenya upgrades Data centres, installs underground cooling

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Access Kenya, one of Kenya's major ISPs recently completed a data centre upgrade that has cost them something in the regions of Kshs 30...
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How secure is your data on Mobile devices?

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If an unsecure enterprise mobile device is lost or stolen, its owner can do nothing to ensure the safety of the data stored on...

iPad Active Directory management options yet to meet expected standards

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Active Directory has limited value when it comes to iPad management, because the two just aren’t equipped to work closely with each other. Apple designed the...

USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen into an Android Station

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Think of powerful portable cellphones and tablets are the future of mobile computing?, how about a small usb-stick sized computing powerhouse with dual-core 1.2-GHz...

Occupy HTML Movement pleading to its users

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This could be the Web uprising that may define the future web standards. After the creation of the Occupy Flash, here come ups the...

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