Local IT icon David Kan has died

By Mark Davison – One of the original founders of the South African IT channel and one of its most respected and revered executives, David Kan, CEO of JSE-listed Mustek, has died. Kan founded Mustek in 1987, a company that has grown to a listed entity comprising...

IBM unveils practical quantum computing roadmap

IBM has announced the expansion of its roadmap for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. The roadmap details plans for new modular architectures and networking that will allow IBM quantum systems to have larger qubit-counts – up to hundreds of thousands...

Reimagining the IT infrastructure of the cloud operating model

Research by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 49% of CIOs across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (MEA) believe that the cloud has the potential to play a significant role in driving innovation, creating new digital products, transforming...

A cyber pandemic: cause for concern or crazy conspiracy?

The global Covid-19 pandemic shook our economies and societies to their very core, and made us acutely aware of how vulnerable we are to biological threats. However, in the digital world, similar risks are being overlooked as we speak. By Matthew Campbell, head of SME...

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Cloud infrastructure spending surges

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker: Buyer and Cloud Deployment, spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud infrastructure, including dedicated and shared environments, increased 13,5% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21) to $21,1-billion.

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