Category Archives: South Africa News
The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa’s first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. Owned and operated by Africa’s largest and only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell features over 24 MW of power and 6000m² of technical deployment space and is the largest commercial data centre in operation in Africa. The record-breaking build brings with it much anticipation as the continent sees more and more technology giants choosing to colocate to Africa.
Ahead of the ANC elective conference later this week, South Africans will be looking for a positive ending to a year marred by political and economic fallout. As the country watches and waits, speculation is rife about what the outcome will be, but according to Retail Capital CEO, Karl Westvig, stability and certainty is the silver bullet for the SME sector.
The saying “don’t put your eggs in one basket” should be every investor’s mantra. Anyone who has felt the pain of investing in a single stock or sector just before it crashed knows the danger of ignoring this advice all too well.
Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we have cognitive limitations, social preferences, or, dare it be said, big problems with self-control.
Africa is grappling with the challenge of achieving inclusive economic growth raising the need for quality urbanization that can be harnessed to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth
The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey calls for more rapid transformation and empowerment as well as recognition of the ICT sector’s value as an economic contributor
As South Africa grapples with the ongoing drought and increasing water demand from the burgeoning urban population, the development and maintenance of water infrastructure is expected to move higher up on the agenda. With government budgets already under pressure, the private sector could play a meaningful role in the financing, development and management of water and sanitation infrastructure.
Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft’s recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and according to Brent Cary, regional sales manager, Genetec Inc., a leading innovator of open architecture, IP-based security systems, this trend will continue through sub-Saharan Africa. He says that the physical security industry will see an increased demand for video surveillance as a result of the local cloud storage options. This high demand for cloud-based storage, he says, is largely related to an increase in enterprise data and this trend will propel the sector as a whole forward for another five years.
In South Africa, Black Friday is still in its infancy and, it does not seem to be slowing down.