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Businesses turn to cloud computing to cut IT costs.

This is an article on cloud computing in Kenya that was featured in today’s Smart Company Magazine in the Daily Nation in which I was quoted. You can read it here>

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3 Comments

  1. Sagar Shah
    October 19, 2010 at 6:47 am — Reply

    been a while since I been to this site.
    Like the new design. Very modern and clean.

    As for cloud computing it’s nice to see companies going cloud.
    I’m not a big fan of cloud computing though but I guess its a good option for bigger companies to go that way. Smaller companies I think might find it worthwhile as well touse it although they may find costs adding up after a while to actually make it worth their while.

    At the end of the day I guess the scenario its used in makes the difference as to whether its worth their while.

  2. October 19, 2010 at 6:56 am — Reply

    Unfortunately 9 out of 10 people who talk about cloud have no idea what it really is – i.e. how it differentiates itself from a regular “hosted” solution, or grid-computing.

  3. Jonas
    October 19, 2010 at 11:55 am — Reply

    One big problem with cloud computing in East Africa is the amount of bandwidth required. With bandwidth prices still ridiculously expensive (and often with very limited support) I doubt there is a lot of saving to be done at the moment.

    Putting business critical applications in the cloud means that the Internet connection must always work so basically two Internet connections would be required.

    That would be around 1,200USD a month for a reliable dedicated 1Mbps connection (600 + 600). 1Mbps is nothing for bandwidth intense applications among 5-10 users.

    Would love to see some calculations on how it would actually save money in Kenya instead of the usual hype considering server admin salaries here.

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