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Why smart MSPs are poised to deliver better returns for investors

The demand for IT services is only going to increase as businesses continue to embrace digital transformation, making MSPs an attractive investment opportunity says Martin Ford at POPX. For those institutional investors, owners, and operators of Managed Service Providers, MSPs wondering whether the managed services model is still viable, the answer is a resounding yes. […]

CO2 reduction in data centres and networks requires more than commitment

High demand for bandwidth globally and the need to achieve sustainability targets have led to increased discussions on the carbon footprint of networks writes Oene-Wim Stallinga at Nexans. Global demand for bandwidth has never been greater. At the same time the pressure to achieve sustainability and climate targets is increasing. As a result, the carbon […]

Managing vendor relationships to sustain projects during slowdowns

Businesses are committed to spending on digital transformation in 2023 and ahead but must review and negotiate commercial terms with vendors says Ranjith Kaippada at Cloud Box. As we move into 2023, digital transformation leads need to anticipate the possibility of market and revenue slowdown impacting their annual purchase decisions and ahead. A Gartner survey […]

Critical security controls against ransomware

Enterprises can rely on tested measures to defend against ransomware, many of which do not require significant human or financial resources says Ned Baltagi at SANS Institute. Today, ransomware stands as a significant money-maker for nefarious individuals, and is no longer just an attack that seeks to encrypt important files. Instead, it has evolved to […]

Migrating to the cloud, integrating data structures

Enterprises are struggling to digitally transform, migrate to cloud, and build unified data structures, which represents an opportunity for channel partners explains Vlad Postelnicu from Software AG. Legacy applications are a big burden on the IT framework of any organisation with its huge operational costs. Most organisations currently will have a legacy system of some […]

Mindware’s transformation journey and why VADs need to stay relevant

Philippe Jarre shares how Mindware Group has digitally transformed its value-added distribution structure and traditional business model to remain relevant for channel partners and end customers. The traditional responsibilities of IT distributors are changing rapidly. Digital transformation is becoming a key driver of growth in the industry. Businesses are increasingly turning to digital technologies to […]

Opportunities for MSP partners around Zero Trust Network Access

Peter Newton at Fortinet explains how partners can help customers implement zero-trust architectures that converge security and networking using Fortinet Security Fabric. Managed service providers, MSPs and managed security service providers, MSSPs face an increasingly crowded marketplace. To differentiate themselves, they need to build an agile workforce and invest in the right technology. Partners need integrated […]

Why digital experience is the way forward to build customer loyalty

This year, businesses will have to dig deep to deliver the tripod of better CX, lower costs, and more efficient operations says Sandie Overtveld at Freshworks. The past few years, while littered with planet-scale challenges – a pandemic, a recession, a supply-chain crisis, and now inflation – have served as an impressive case study for […]

When everyone is responsible, no one is responsible

Getting to Zero Trust security is now a mandate for many companies, as the traditional security model is no longer enough to protect against today’s threats says John Engates at Cloudflare. Over the last few years the topic of cyber security has moved from the IT department to the board room. The current climate of […]

Data in motion can assist fraud detection, anti money laundering

Fraud is, regrettably, on the rise. UAE authorities seized $691 million in assets and confiscated assets worth $596 million in the 12 months to the end of July 2022 as part of a renewed push in anti-money-laundering, AML and countering the financing of terrorism, CFT. This is a phenomenal leap forward from the five-year period […]

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