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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 […]


How partners can lessen cyber-risk for SMB customers offering digital experiences

With 82% of SMBs already undergoing Digital Transformation, Jon Bove, Vice President, Channel Sales at Fortinet, tells us that in terms of digital investment key focus areas should include cloud, mobility and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).  He says: “Partners can play a key role in enabling SMB customers to modernise their networks while simultaneously reducing […]


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 […]


Telecom Egypt and Juniper Networks to build network for residential and businesses

Companies building fast, secure and reliable network for residential and businesses across fixed and mobile services.  Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, and Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, have a signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Cairo cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt. This MoU […]


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 […]


Insight into the career of VMware Cloud Provider Manager Dave Funnell

For Dave Funnell, Manager: Cloud Provider at VMware, there are seven types of leadership style, and he falls into the strategic leadership segment. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? I manage the VMware Cloud provider business for Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a rapidly growing business where Cloud Service Providers […]


Help AG’s CTO talks about the importance of data security in the cloud

There is no doubt that the cloud is challenging many of the traditional ways we have been thinking about and addressing cybersecurity. In the cloud, the perimeter is not defined in the same way as in a traditional data model and so it is more complex for customers to protect the major asset they bring […]


Insight into the career of the Inflobox ME and Africa Channel Manager

Regional Channel Chief profile feature: Feras Masoud, Regional Channel Manager (META) at Infoblox. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? My current job role is Regional Channel Manager for Middle East and Africa at Infoblox. The main challenges in this role is the size of the region which covers around […]


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 to move between private and […]


IDC expert looks reviews Digital Transformation in South Africa in 2018

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for Digital Transformation. With more than 90% of organisations already embarking on a Digital Transformation strategy at the beginning of the year, […]


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