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?
In needing to demonstrate a billing and provisioning infrastructure as part of the new CSP direct bill requirements, partners are feeling the hand of Microsoft nudging them down the road of digital transformation.
When a business like Microsoft describes digital transformation as a $4.5 trillion market opportunity, it's time to start paying attention.
New partner programme targets the company's most capable Azure MSPs.
An ever-widening array of cloud services and provider models is driving growth in Microsoft's premier cloud programme, with knock-on benefits for both existing and potential participants.
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.