Latest Africa publications

China Mobile selects Djibouti Data Center for African expansion

China Mobile International (CMI) has announced a new partnership with Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as it looks to expand its network services into the African continent. The agreement will see China Mobile International, a subsidiary of China Mobile Limited, establish its own colocation and undersea fibre cable access services in east Africa. According to the… Read More

How Africa is working to harmonise data privacy

Michael Mudd, managing partner at Asia Policy Partners, discusses his research into the changing attitudes to cybersecurity and privacy in Africa… I recently travelled to Africa for a Microsoft sponsored public sector cloud event. It was clear that the efficiency and scale enabled by cloud technologies are having a huge impact in lowering public sector IT… Read More

Oracle to add 1000 employees in EMEA cloud push

Oracle Corporation, in its continuing transformation to a ‘Cloud First’ provider, will add 1000 employees to expand cloud computing services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has posted openings for mid-level (2-6 years experience) employees with experience in sales and marketing, finance, management, human resources and recruiting to staff sales departments throughout the EMEA… Read More

How big data and cloud are supporting life-saving non-profit operations
Aaron Auld, CEO at EXASOL, discusses how big data analytics and cloud technologies are offering incredible new opportunities in the not-for-profit sector… Cloud, in every form, is a boon for non-profit. Out of necessity, charities in particular have very strong governance in place to scrutinise the value of any investment and have thin resources that... Read More

Probax launches South African data centre

Probax, an Australian provider of data backup and storage services, has announced that it will expand its international presence with the opening of a data center in South Africa. The new data center in Johannesburg will offer local cloud computing capabilities, an option that African Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have requested. It is intended to… Read More