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Cloud app platform, Parse to shut down completely next year

Cloud app platform, Parse to shut down completely next year

Parse, a cloud-based platform that provides scalable cross-platform services and tools for developers, has announced the shutting down of the service. This announcement was made by Parse’s co-founder, Kevin Lacker on January 28, 2016 in a blogpost. “We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we

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Cloud services provider, Node Africa officially launches in Nairobi

Node Africa, a Kenya-based cloud infrastructure services provider which aims to become Africa’s largest network of validated cloud services, has officially launched today in Nairobi. The launch sees Node Africa join the growing list of firms such as DataBank and others that aim to provide cloud and infrastructure business in Kenya. Node Africa, whose maxim

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Seagate launches 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD for Cloud-Based Data Centres

Seagate, a world leader in storage solutions, has announced the launch of its first 10TB (terabytes) enterprise capacity hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for cloud-based data centres. The 10TB HDD merges high capacity with the industry’s lowest power and weight available to meet the growing storage requirements for private and public cloud-based data centres. The

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C5 Accelerate Limited Launches Cloud Accelerator For Middle East and African Startups

C5 Accelerate Limited, a London and Bahrain-based technology investment specialist has announced the launch of a Cloud Accelerator focused on startups in the Middle East and Africa with businesses in the manufacturing, financial services and technology sector. The Cloud Accelerator, which will located in Bahrain, aims to drive growth in the local and regional business

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South Africa’s Nomanini launches eLula, to drive efficiency for enterprise prepaid distributors

Nomanini, a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider has announced the launch of eLula, its second generation product designed for informal markets. The eLula provides enterprise prepaid distributors with more sophisticated business insights via an enhanced cloud platform, and merchants with the means to sell different types of services electronically. The new eLula platform comes

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Alcatel-Lucent To Provide Government of Burkina Faso With Cloud Technology

Alcatel-Lucent, a French global telecommunications equipment company has announced it is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology, thereby enabling it develop new digital public services such as e-learning, e-health and e-government. Burkina Faso will be supplied with Alcatel-Lucent’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), Cloudband and IP platforms, which will be integrated

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Businesses Should Adopt Data Centre Colocation And Enterprise Cloud Solutions, says MainOne Cable Company

MainOne Cable Company, an African-owned communications services company has called on businesses in Nigeria and emerging markets to adopt data centre colocation and enterprise cloud solutions to be able to surmount the current economic challenges facing businesses. This call was made at the MainOne/Microsoft Enterprise Seminar on “Innovative Business Models: Achieving Improved Efficiency with Data

Microsoft is cutting down OneDrive storage plans, drops unlimited option

Microsoft has announced that it’s reducing the massive and unlimited OneDrive storage space it earlier allocated users of its various bundles to something better suited for just productivity and collaboration. It’ll now offer users a a monthly 50GB plan priced at $2, cutting down users on the 15GB plan to 5GB (removing the 15GB media

Dropbox now integrates well with Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC for better PDF editing

Cloud storage provider Dropbox is now making it easier for users to edit PDF files on the go in a recent update to its client app. By simply connecting your Dropbox account with a suitable Adobe app, you’ve already bettered your document workflow, as you can now easily access them from the cloud without switching

MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-i launches cloud-based service

MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i, today announced the launch of its new cloud-based service offering. The solution, which is built on Microsoft Azure’s enterprise grade infrastructure, provides flexible, highly available and fully secure private computing environments to companies on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. As the first Cloud offering MDX-i is launching in partnership with Microsoft, MDX-i

MTN Business South Africa partners Microsoft to launch Cloud Services

MTN Business will be providing its customers with pan-African Cloud computing services from its data centres as a result of a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The Microsoft technology-powered cloud computing services will be built on MTN’s existing Global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network which is present in 23 points across the globe. According to Alpha

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Kenya’s solar-powered internet service provider, Mawingu Networks receives US$4million from OPIC

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s finance institution, is investing in Kenya’s Mawingu Networks in a reported US$4 million deal. The move is to help Mawingu, which means ‘cloud’ in Swahili, connect millions of Kenyans to the internet for the first time, and to further expand its use of TV White Spaces

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Ghana’s Cloud-Based Freight Tracking Startup, Vestracker Moves To Europe

Vestracker, a cloud-based software that allows freight forwarders to easily track consignments has launched offices in Uppsula, Sweden and Accra, Ghana. “These offices allow Vestracker to be closely aligned with the major shipping centers of the world,” says Osam Sarsah, the company’s co-founder and CEO. The MEST-backed startup provides freight forwarders with unique features to

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EMC To Hold Annual Forum in Lagos on November 25

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. To this end, the EMC corporation is holding a forum in an effort to catalyze the growth and development of Nigeria’s IT sector. This follows the successful edition which held last year. Aimed

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IBM Earnings Show How Difficult Transformation To Cloud Really Is

Last week, it was reported that IBM’s most recent quarterly update was as bad as the former. This, unfortunately, for IBM is the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, representative that maybe something’s not quite right. IBM’s earnings perhaps illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves into a cloud-centric company. This is perhaps a deep

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