It’s almost impractical these days to view
any development in the IT industry outside the lens of cloud computing. Just
about every facet of data technology is geared toward either getting on the
cloud or enhancing the experience for those already there.
According to a study by Cisco, global cloud computing traffic will have
increased twelve-fold by 2015. As you might assume, that growth is occurring in
tech-savvy metropolises like Silicon Valley, New York and London, but it’s also
being driven by the developing world, which includes Africa.
ICT sector in Africa is characterized by the very rapid
development of mobile networks. At the same time, however, African countries
are seeking solutions whereby they can catch up on the deployment of fixed
infrastructure and high-speed networks.
Against this background, African business
managers find themselves under ever-mounting pressure. The increasingly intense
and often unbalanced competition between African businesses and those in the
so-called developed world, coupled with the effects of successive global
crises, are forcing all businesses to redouble their efforts to reduce
operating costs, rationalize investments, boost productivity and foster
computing, considered by some to be the technological revolution of the
twenty-first century, could go a long way towards resolving such issues,
provided the corresponding technology is implemented on solid bases that
inspire confidence in users both domestic and foreign.
It is therefore no surprise that Africa is
on its way to realise massive technology growth and increased connectivity,
fuelled, in part, by the adoption and application of cloud solutions.
Experts say issues like security, cost of
investment and control over data have hampered Africa’s uptake of cloud
solutions up until now, but since the cloud reduces the upfront cost and
operational complexities of using information technology to grow a business,
this is changing rapidly.
I think South Africa has been pretty
reserved when it comes to cloud,” Grant Morgan, general manager of cloud for
Dimension Data Middle East & Africa said.
“I think what has been encouraging for us is that over the last six months’
adoption has really started to take off."
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