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Mitigating the risk of cyberthreats in the era of COVID-19

Ephrem Tesfai, Sales Engineering Manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Genetec, explains how companies can help employees mitigate the risks of cyberattacks. Since the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic changed our lives on a global scale in an unprecedented way, as it disrupted how individuals interact, communicate and work in a fundamental way. Within […]

Veeam chooses 50 top EMEA partners for new Accredited Service Partner Distinction

A new two-year exclusive programme rewards the most qualified and strategic partners which will provide high-level Veeam-based Professional Services and help drive Cloud Data Management across the EMEA region. Veeam Software, a leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, has announced its top 50 Veeam Accredited Service Partners (VASP) as well as additional […]

Beyond the new normal – Creating sustainable change in the channel

Now that the dust has settled and businesses have pivoted, what’s next? Making agility the ‘new norm’ and making it sustainable. Bradley Pulford, Executive Director and General Manager of Channel and Distribution for Dell Technologies South Africa, explains. As the world continues to face the most challenging moment in recent human history due to COVID-19, […]

Ukheshe announce two key appointments as demand for cashless services increase in Africa

Digital banking platform provider, Ukheshe, has announced the appointment of Victor Ndlovu as Vice President of Ukheshe Africa and Paul Opie as Head of Issuing, Ukheshe Africa. Both appointments come as the fintech innovator continues to branch out from its South African roots into Africa. According to the most recent Banking in Africa report, African […]

ProLabs enables campus network upgrades to facilitate online learning at universities

A number of key South African universities have reported good progress with online learning for their students since the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the country’s lockdown situation. This is encouraging, as it means the wheels of learning are able to continue turning, but it also brings serious issues around data and bandwidth provision. So says […]

Credence Security partners with ZeroFOX to protect organisations’ digital estates

ZeroFOX’s market leading digital risk protection solutions add critical capabilities to Credence Security’s cybersecurity and digital forensics portfolio. As organisations across the region pivot to digital engagement models, social media has become the primary channel for organisations to interact with their customers. Recognising the need for organisations to assess and address the risks posed by […]

Sophos recognises top performing partners in the Middle East and Africa

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced its fiscal year 2020 awards for top performing channel partners in the Middle East and Africa. The annual awards recognise partners for their significant sales achievements, initiatives that grow their own and Sophos’ business and a commitment to Adding Value to customers. “As cyberthreats increase in […]

The people principle in security

In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client. It’s a hard lesson in how important it is to embed security, not just into the technology and the devices of a company, but into its people. Anna Collard, SVP […]

Digital provides flexibility for post-pandemic operations

Rakesh Parbhoo, CEO at Westcon-Comstor, Sub-Saharan Africa explains how businesses can remain flexible during the pandemic. The current pandemic has had a massive negative impact on the world’s economy. The World Bank has forecast a 5.2% contraction in global GDP this year. Meanwhile in South Africa, statistics released on September 8 show the country’s GDP […]

COVID-19 requires a different app approach

Lorna Hardie, Regional Director at VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, explains how businesses can remain flexible during the pandemic. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic gave impetus to the rapid deployment of digital solutions to enable remote working, many organisations are struggling with the lack of face-to-face engagement. This highlights how it is not simply a matter of […]

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