Africa's digital hospitality transforms the guest experience

Africa’s digital hospitality transforms the guest experience

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace Digital Transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer? From guestroom automation to location-based interactions, mobile engagement, hyper personalisation, APIs and integration – the goal is excellent customer service. But is Africa ready for the ‘Digital Hotel’? EOH Infor Services recently launched…

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Multi-cloud – The offerings are endless for channel partners

Multi-cloud – The offerings are endless for channel partners

No-one knows exactly where the cloud is going to be in 12 months’ time. But as Ed Owen, EMEA Cloud Sales Manager at Zerto explains, the marketplace for services becomes more diverse and organisations are permitted greater freedom of choice which best suit their applications. Hybrid cloud was the first…

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Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Head and VP Sales, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain is now, decidedly, not a fad. It has reshaped several industries worldwide, including here in the Arab Gulf region. In Dubai alone, initiatives around Blockchain are proceeding…

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SAP Africa expert on the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology

SAP Africa expert on the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology

Darrel Orsmond, Financial Services Industry Head at SAP Africa, looks at the benefits in investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will enable financial transactions to take place quicker and provide an undisputed version of the truth for all parties to a transaction. This has fundamental consequences for the way the…

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Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Four strategic tips to avoid being the next data breach headline

Arcserve Southern Africa has urged South African businesses to take a proactive approach to Business Continuity and Data Recovery (BCDR) or risk becoming the next data breach headline. “In today’s digital world, the issues of data privacy and data security are sources of significant concern for organisations,” said Byron Horn-Botha,…

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F5 Networks on the threat of hidden malware

F5 Networks on the threat of hidden malware

Cybersecurity continues to climb the priority list for organisations of all sizes and, with things changing as quickly as they do and new threats being introduced daily, it’s difficult to keep up. The latest threat under debate is that of hidden malware. “It’s a sneaky one,” said Simon McCullough, F5…

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Demand for VSAT satellite services is growing in Africa

Demand for VSAT satellite services is growing in Africa

Thanks to the arrival of HTS (high-throughput satellite) in Africa, the demand for VSAT satellite services is on the increase and remains critical to unlocking connectivity on the continent where over 70% still remain unconnected. This sentiment was also evident at the Mobile World Congress 2019 where Intelsat made clear…

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Help AG CTO on the security challenges when embracing new technologies

Help AG CTO on the security challenges when embracing new technologies

Nicolai Solling, CTO at Help AG, on what the security challenges are when embracing new technologies. New technologies are a beautiful thing but of course come with a security price. Arguably, in the last 20 years, there is probably no area that has had a greater impact on our professional…

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Pure Storage expert on dispelling AI myths

Pure Storage expert on dispelling AI myths

Matthieu Brignone, Head of EMEA Channel and Alliances at Pure Storage, talks about how partners can help enterprises dispel some of the myths around Artificial Intelligence. Data is a catalyst for growth and innovation, with the power to transform the way a business operates and how it serves its customers.…

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Nutanix Channel Manager on security challenges when embracing new technologies

Nutanix Channel Manager on security challenges when embracing new technologies

What are the security challenges when embracing new technologies? By Bassam AlMasri, Sr. Manager Channel, Nutanix - Middle East It is a well-established fact an increasing number of enterprises across the globe are embracing cloud computing. Whether an enterprise is using a public, private or hybrid cloud model, cloud security…

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RBBi co-founder Amol Kadam on the digital and transformation trends for 2019

RBBi co-founder Amol Kadam on the digital and transformation trends for 2019

Amol Kadam, Co-Founder of RBBi, looks at this year's digital trends The discussion of ‘Digital Transformation' or ‘Technology Transformation' started more than a decade ago. But many believed that transformation purely revolves around technology, but 2018 showed that this trend would end at some point. If you think about technology…

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Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

Networks Unlimited MD on challenges and benefits of multi-cloud

The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits, according to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing mix that uses a combination of on-premises, private cloud and third party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads…

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The customer-centric channel: Redefining business models during Digital Transformation

The customer-centric channel: Redefining business models during Digital Transformation

Giovanni Di Filippo, Vice President Channels, EMEA, at Riverbed Technology, discusses the transformation the channel must undergo to be successful in the year ahead. Digital Transformation continues to be the phrase on everyone’s mind in the channel. Regardless of size or industry, organisations are reaping the rewards of shifting their…

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The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The channel market is changing. There is a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But companies are also demanding hyper-specialised businesses and application technology skills from vendors. And, according to Westcon and Ruckus Networks, this outlook…

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