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NU Africa and Indegy discuss threats to industrial control systems

Cybercriminals have proven that they are more than ready to strike critical infrastructure, with potential examples of cyberattacks ranging from power facilities, transport systems and manufacturing plants, to water treatment facilities and defence systems, coming to the fore. It is clear that the chances of a cyber-related operational breakdown are higher than ever before, meaning […]

Driving African skills development to unleash the power of data

Digital businesses require more than just innovative technology and services to be competitive; they need a workforce capable of extracting value out of the data, systems and processes at their disposal. Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says this also extends to the partner ecosystem where an over-reliance on technology can negatively impact […]

Customer success is ‘the formula for exponential growth’

In the era of Digital Transformation and the subscription economy, Michelle Bisset, Vice President, Customers for Life at Sage Africa & Middle East, says that technology companies can only succeed when their customers do. The rapid shift towards cloud computing and software as-a-service purchasing models is freeing technology buyers from vendor lock-in, upfront payments, long […]

Being a channel-focused business is key for Ruckus Networks

Keeping up with customer demand for Wi-Fi connectivity can be exhausting, but Ruckus Networks’ is built on ensuring that customers have a seamless experience. And as two of their expects tell us, being a channel-focused business is key. Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, offers Wi-Fi switching, cloud and software products to mobile carriers, broadband service […]

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 the Infor Hospitality suite of […]

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 real instance where we saw […]

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 at a heady pace. In […]

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 financial services industry operates. However, […]

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, Arcserve Southern Africa, Lead: Channel […]

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 Networks’ Major Channel Account Manager. […]

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