"There’s never been a more exciting time to be working in this field," - SAP Africa expert

“There’s never been a more exciting time to be working in this field,” – SAP Africa expert

We talk to Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor, SAP Africa about his journey into IT, the highs and lows of the industry and how he deals with stress. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? As the SAP Africa Chief Technology Advisor – and a 24-year…

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SPECTRAMI adds Robust Endpoint Protection to portfolio with CrowdStrike

SPECTRAMI adds Robust Endpoint Protection to portfolio with CrowdStrike

Regional value-added distributor SPECTRAMI has partnered with CrowdStrike to provide leading-edge endpoint security technology to customers in addition to the existing security portfolio offered in the Middle East. With the ever-changing nature of threats in the enterprise space, it is crucial for companies to leverage the most up-to-date solution available…

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Dell EMC and SecureTech celebrate 10 years of successful partnership

Dell EMC and SecureTech celebrate 10 years of successful partnership

Dell EMC and SecureTech have celebrated 10 years of fruitful association. The 10 years of strategic and innovative partnership between Dell EMC, and SecureTech LLC, outlines a joint strategy for continued focus on Large Enterprise IT and OEM enabled solutions. SecureTech carries a decade of experience and excellence deploying DellEMC…

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Malwarebytes expert on reducing the risk of ransomware

Malwarebytes expert on reducing the risk of ransomware

High-profile ransomware attacks have hit the headlines in recent years; in part due to the devastating consequences they have had on the critical systems of global organisations. It’s important that businesses are protected against these kinds of attacks, with vendors and their channel partners playing a crucial role in the…

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StarLink expands presence at GITEX Technology Week 2018

StarLink expands presence at GITEX Technology Week 2018

StarLink, the fastest growing ‘True’ Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, has announced a bigger presence at GITEX 2018 with global vendors to showcase the most advanced and innovative cutting-edge technologies. StarLink (Stand SR-J2) located in Sheikh Rashid hall will host 18 strategic vendors namely…

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Nexign to establish Middle East and Africa headquarters in UAE

Nexign to establish Middle East and Africa headquarters in UAE

Company appoints 30-year telecom industry veteran as Regional Director for MEA to lead expansion efforts. Nexign (formerly Peter-Service), a leading business support system (BSS) provider for communications service providers (CSPs), has announced plans to open the company’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) headquarters in Dubai. As part of its expansion…

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How channels partners can mitigate risk for SMB customers

How channels partners can mitigate risk for SMB customers

With SMBs targeted by cybercriminals,  Zacky Vaz, Regional Channel Manager, Fortinet, tells us how channel partners can reduce the risk. Digital Transformation is occurring across all industries as organisations adapt to meet changing consumer demands and the need for a more mobile workforce. While this trend is largely associated with…

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Bridging the skills gap in the channel

Bridging the skills gap in the channel

K.S Parag, Managing Director, FVC, looks at the IT skills gaps in the region from a channel perspective. For years, organisations in the Middle East have struggled to close the sizable gap between the talent needed to help keep businesses growing, and the skills available in the market. While the…

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StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Country Manager: Sub-Sahara, West and South Africa at StarLink, on her memorable achievements and what drives her on.  Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? Within StarLink, I currently have the privilege of taking on the role of a Country Manager for the…

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Arcserve set for expansion with launch of Arcserve Southern Africa

Arcserve set for expansion with launch of Arcserve Southern Africa

Arcserve – the data backup and availability pioneer - has announced the opening of Arcserve Southern Africa in a move that hails a new era in the company’s relationship with African markets. Arcserve solutions and services have a long and highly successful history in the South and sub-Saharan African region…

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Vendor support in a vertical world: The challenge of being cross-sector

Vendor support in a vertical world: The challenge of being cross-sector

Red Hat expert Frank Basinski says partners can benefit from an industry-centric approach and better cater for their end-users, helping them through their Digital Transformation process. Increased vertical focus has been happening for a while at the channel’s cutting edge. Channel organisations are restructuring to create vertically focused customer-facing sales…

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StarLink announces distribution partnership with Fidelis Cybersecurity

StarLink announces distribution partnership with Fidelis Cybersecurity

StarLink, the fastest growing ‘true’ Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), has announced signing of a distribution partnership with Fidelis Cybersecurity to become the main distributor for Fidelis’s deception solutions across META. Fidelis joins StarLink’s channel network of IT security and specialised partners to offer intelligent…

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Arrow ECS to boost Tenable's cyber exposure regional go to market 

Arrow ECS to boost Tenable’s cyber exposure regional go to market 

Cyber exposure solutions vendor, Tenable has appointed Arrow Electronics as its regional value-added distributor. This is part of its global approach of appointing select value added distributors to manage multiple countries, rather than increasing the number of its value-added distributors. Globally, Tenable also engages with Ingram Micro and Westcon, in…

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Brother launches multi-function inkjet series printers for Middle East and Africa

Brother launches multi-function inkjet series printers for Middle East and Africa

Imaging and printing solutions provider, Brother, has expanded its product offering for Middle East and Africa office automation market with the unveiling of its latest series of inkjet printers. Dubbed Inkjet Multi-Function Centres, the new range of office and home printers comes in four exciting models, which include the DCP-T310…

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