• Sky high

    Sky high

    South Africa’s cloud infrastructure and professional services could potentially drive US$2.3 billion into the market over the next three years if the country’s data becomes cheaper and its connectivity more accessible.

    The growth momentum will also have to continue above 16% for cloud infrastructure and over 40% for professional services – the bulk of which will come from the private sector. Manufacturing has shown the highest demand for cloud services as these companies focus on their core business rather than run IT shops, according to a BusinessTech report.

    Kabelo Makwane, MD for Cloud First at Accenture sub-Saharan Africa, says companies across various industries are starting to migrate from traditional on-premise IT infrastructures to new orchestrated cloud platforms. This allows several cloud-based systems to be grouped, creating cost-effective, flexible and more automated solutions for an enterprise’s IT requirements.

    2 May 2017
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