In spite of uncertainty on many geo-political fronts, global IT spending is predicted to grow yet again in 2019, with digital business technology platforms (and digitalization) playing an increasingly large part.
Microsoft is not the only tech giant to be investing in African cloud infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) will do so as well, the upshot being significant potential rewards for local businesses.
With tech giants Microsoft and AWS opening local data centres soon, are we about to witness a substantial cloud transition among regional businesses?
According to Gartner, 28% of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to the cloud by 2022.
Many resellers offer a low number of cloud subscription services, meaning they're missing a trick in terms of cross-sell opportunities and deepening their customer relationships.
Vendors are restructuring their business and channel models to focus on software, cloud and annuity income, causing legacy hardware resellers angst in their business operations. Distribution platforms can help.
When a business like Microsoft describes digital transformation as a $4.5 trillion market opportunity, it's time to start paying attention.
A recent survey-based report by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) reveals that distributors are optimistic about the year ahead, and are forging inroads into new technology markets via updated services and solutions.
As the IT distribution industry undergoes various changes, a new software platform promises to shake things up further by integrating the sales, operations and financial functions of the various IT channel intermediaries, to the benefit of all parties.
A brief roundup of the latest cloud news from the tech industry.
Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31% in 2016
Gartner has revealed that the worldwide IaaS public cloud market totalled $22.1 billion in 2016, up from $16.8 billion in 20151. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba.