It’s no secret that organisations have been slow to warm up to the idea of cloud – and with good reason. Where digital data security was once as simple and straightforward as ring-fencing a network perimeter with a single physical gateway to control access, the cloud has changed everything.
Whether they improve your employees’ ability to do their job, extend your reach, enable new business services or enhance customer experience, apps offer an efficient, cost-effective method for driving business outcomes, or at least they should.
With several South African companies affected, including top-tier organisations such as Telkom, the recent global panic around the WannaCry ransomware attack has opened many South Africans’ eyes to the very real risks of global cybercrime on businesses anywhere, anytime, and of any size.
Sunny Desai delves into the world of technology trends and explains why choosing the right technology partner is essential.
Enterprises have begun exploring cloud-based infrastructure, but SMEs stand to benefit the most from this transition. In 2014, World Wide Worx found that 22% of SMEs in South Africa were using cloud services, which equates to a 13% increase from two years earlier. More and more Aptronics clients from the SME space are enquiring about the benefits a move to cloud infrastructure could offer their business.
Complex disruptive technologies have drastically changed the IT needs of customers. Aptronics’s Sales Director Richard Blewitt takes a look at how technology companies can change their sales selling approaches to adapt.
Networking is often the last thing to be considered when upgrading an entire environment, but, with the growth in virtualization, this is a potential pitfall, as networks today now have to contend with the far greater demands being placed upon them.
More often than not, when it comes to upgrading an IT environment the network component is the last thing companies look at. With the advent of storage, server and other forms of virtualisation that’s potentially a major pitfall as networks today can’t keep up with the demand put on them by new technologies.
Bring Your Own Device. It’s strange how four simple words can embody such a divisive topic. Although they may appear relatively innocent, championing consumer preference with a view towards boosting productivity, they also introduce the threat of corporate data leakage and compromised internal security into the corporate domain.
Aptronics scooped the VMware Solution Provider of the Year trophy for the third year in succession, at the VMware Partner Exchange event held in Johannesburg on 12 June 2013. This follows on the recognition the company received at the VMware Partner event in Las Vegas in 2012, where it received the Global Partner of the Year Award for Emerging Markets.