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Cybersecurity Should Be a Top Priority for Africa’s Digital Transformation

Sourced from Travellers Cloud adoption in South Africa and many other African countries is accelerating, helped along by the COVID-19 workplace disruption, and the need to reduce costs, manage risk and scale, and become more competitive. There are many drivers behind digital transformation strategies and many decisions that need to be made, such as which public cloud to consume. However, this should be less urgent than addressing security concerns. As we continue to work with organisations in different industries spread across our diverse continent, cybersecurity and cyber risk are increasingly important considerations for the C-suite. Against the backdrop of high-profile security breaches and ransomware, addressing security weaknesses are a key part of the success of digital transformatio...

ProLabs: Edge Data Centres Are All About Location, Speed and Connectivity

Sourced from Shutterstock Data centre operators need more storage, computing power and higher bandwidth to connect more devices. On top of these needs, they have a requirement to reduce the time it takes to get data to and from their customers. This is according to ProLabs, a global leader in optical networking infrastructure. ProLabs is distributed in sub-Saharan Africa by Networks Unlimited. ProLabs notes that the result of these forces outlined above is the development of the edge data centre, also known as edge computing. To some degree, data centre operators have reached the limits of what can be done in large, centralised locations. Therefore, operators are creating new architectures for their data centres, and edge data centres are the result. Minimising latency ...