African start-ups are expanding into Europe and other parts of the world, betting on providing more affordable services with a growing tech talent pool.
Businesses are choosing newer providers instead of Oracle, the sector stalwart, as a result of changes across the enterprise IT landscape.
Business software giant Oracle has suspended all operations in Russia, while rival SAP has announced it will pause all sales in the country following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Teraco said on Monday that it will offer high-speed connectivity directly into US business software giant Oracle’s new data centre in Johannesburg.
Oracle opened a data centre in South Africa on Wednesday to provide local cloud services across Africa for the first time.
Oracle is in talks to buy electronic medical records company Cerner in a deal that could be valued at $30-billion, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Oracle said on Monday that it will build a data centre in Johannesburg, firming up plans first announced two years ago.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company’s bid to acquire the US assets of ByteDance’s TikTok was the “strangest thing” he’s ever worked on.
Google has appointed former Oracle South Africa MD Niral Patel as head of its cloud operations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has a net worth of more than $100-billion, making him the ninth person in the world to reach that lofty plateau.