Exciting times: Data center developments in South Africa

Posted by Videsh Juggernarth on 10 Jul 2019 1:35:00 PM

Local data centre developments in South Africa

Proper infrastructure and increased connectivity has given rise to local data centres. What are the benefits of having data centres on home ground and how will this change business in South Africa, and the continent as a whole? In this blog  we explore the development and impact of local data centres in South Africa. 

When we talk about data centres we also need to talk about the cloud. Data centres are physical servers that reside in specific locations, while the cloud relies on these data centres to operate. Data centres provide the necessary infrastructure for high-speed connectivity and are therefore the heartbeat of any cloud service. Globally, data centres have provided business solutions that not only save time but also money. So why has it taken so long for local data centres to be implemented in South Africa?

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Ask the expert: Why should I have an integrated, cloud-based presentation system? [UPDATE]

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 08 May 2019 11:00:00 AM

Integrating your presentation system in your boardroom and taking it to the cloud is the future of the mobile boardroom. We chatted to our expert Andrew Fouche to explain what makes ThinkHub an industry favorite

In a country like South Africa where the petrol price keeps rising, it’s becoming more difficult for businesses to justify the expense of having a meeting with everyone in the same room. Luckily, with the advancement in cloud-based communications, it’s becoming easier for teams to collaborate from across the country.

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Topics: Integration

The future is now: How 5G will change the cloud communication landscape

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 27 Mar 2019 11:00:00 AM

5G technology has the potential to radically change the way we communicate with one another and with the increasingly Interconnected environment around us.

5G, is a name that is commonly used to describe the 5th generation of wireless mobile technologies and has been the topic of various discussions over the past few months. This technology, coupled with the advances we have made in Artificial Intelligence as well as Cloud Computing and Communication, marks a major turning point in our society as we begin to move forward into the uncharted waters that we commonly refer to as the 4th industrial revolution. And so, as society moves on and embraces its new digital future, it is important that we take a closer look at this technology and understand what 5G is as well as the impact that it will have on our ever-changing communication landscape and our everyday lives.

 

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Topics: Integration

Busting the myths: the truth about moving to the cloud

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 16 Jan 2019 11:00:00 AM

Despite the continuous evolution of the cloud and increased adoption, cloud myths still persist. We take a look at the misconceptions around cloud services and offer insight into what you need to know.

The cloud has become a buzzword, but with good reason. Cloud-based software like Microsoft is secure, reliable, scalable, and can be accessed from anywhere via any authorised device. It is also not dependant on any on-premise infrastructure. Yet despite the development and advancement in cloud services that continue to improve, cloud myths still persist. We debunk them here:

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Topics: Integration

17 ways an integrated communications system can save you money

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 05 Dec 2018 11:00:00 AM

There is a myriad of ways in which enterprises of all sizes can save on costs by having an integrated communication system. Here’s our advice.

Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) have been designed to allow different communications protocols or interfaces, such as digital telephony, traditional analogue telephony and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), to interconnect and interact seamlessly with one another, as well as with the applications used in a company.

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