10 drivers of cloud computing for SA businesses

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While Cloud computing remains a rather fluffy concept for many South African business people, local businesses are increasingly using Cloud-based applications – many without realising that they are “in the Cloud” at all.
Andre Joubert, GM of MWEB Business (image: MWEB)
So says Andre Joubert, GM of MWEB Business, who notes that one of the most frequently cited reasons offered by businesses for adopting a Cloud application is that it delivers when-you-need-it, where-you-need-it data and applications – without the need for any major investment in IT infrastructure and skills.
“However, our experience at MWEB Business, is that businesses are taking a step-by-step approach into the Cloud – adopting one or two Cloud-based applications or services initially, before moving on to try others,” he adds.
According to Joubert, the top 10 Cloud applications or services that appear to be driving Cloud adoption in South Africa are:

While cloud computing remains a rather fluffy concept for many South African
business people, local businesses are increasingly using cloud-based applications – many without realising that they are "in the cloud" at all.

So says Andre Joubert, GM of MWEB Business, who notes that one of the most frequently cited reasons offered by businesses for adopting a cloud application is that it delivers when-you-need-it, where-you-need-it data and applications – without the need for any major investment in IT infrastructure and skills.

"However, our experience at MWEB Business, is that businesses are taking a step-by-step approach into the cloud – adopting one or two cloud-based applications or services initially, before moving on to try others," he adds.

According to Joubert, the top 10 cloud applications or services that appear to be driving cloud adoption in South Africa are:

Read more at IT News Africa.

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