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Sophos announces completion of acquisition by Thoma Bravo

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced the completion of its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. This occurred in a cash transaction that values Sophos at approximately US$3.9 billion. The acquisition offer was announced on October 14 2019. Under the terms […]


Extreme Networks doubles its investments in the Middle East

Extreme Networks has set its sights on the Middle East to help partners and customers on their path to the autonomous enterprise with its cloud-driven, end-to-end networking solutions. Extreme Networks, a leader in cloud-driven networking, has announced the expansion of its operations and investments in the Middle East. Following the recent appointment of Maan Al-Shakarchi […]


SecureLink signs distribution agreement with security platform ShiftLeft.

SecureLink, a risk advisory firm based in Dubai and part of the StarLink group, the region’s ‘True’ Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), has announced the signing of a distribution partnership with ShiftLeft for GCC and Egypt. ShiftLeft is the fastest and most accurate application security testing product in the industry. It integrates directly into DevOps pipelines via pull […]


What the channel can do to attract young people?

There has never been a better time to enter into IT. However, acquiring and keeping young people at your organisation can prove a challenge. Industry experts have therefore looked at what the Channel can do to attract young people and have shared their thoughts to Intelligent Tech Channels. Kerry De Mendonca, Talent Acquisition Lead at […]


Focusing on your partners – channel’s biggest need

Lara O’Brien Williams, Senior Director of Worldwide Partnerships at Cumulus Networks, tells us how vendors should think about their partners’ needs and ensure they are happy. As we start the new year, with renewed budgets and projects to look forward to, we mustn’t forget our partners. Just as we will be planning for the next […]


Altron Karabina expert on how channel companies can ensure they deliver the right customer experience

James Hickman, Chief Customer Officer at Altron Karabina, looks at how channel companies can ensure they deliver the right customer experience. Few businesses enter into a partnership expecting it is going to be a bad experience. In fact, customers do not consciously think about their experiences with a channel partner; they anticipate that they are […]


How the channel can help deliver the true digital employee experience

The need for companies to put their people first has never been greater. The ‘experience’ organisations can now offer their employees – in terms of giving them access to the right digital technologies, applications, culture and support – can now directly impact business growth and attracting and retaining talent. Andy Philp, EMEA Solutions Marketing, VMware, […]


Nutanix and International Systems Engineering sign MoU in KSA

Companies to support development of IT market in Saudi by helping enterprises transition to the cloud. Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Systems Engineering (ISE), a leading systems integrator based in Saudi Arabia. The two companies plan to work together to […]


Tenable appoints new vice president of operational technology security

Longest-serving director of ICS-CERT joins Tenable following its acquisition of industrial security leader Indegy. Tenable, the cyber exposure company, has announced the appointment of Marty Edwards, a globally recognised expert in cybersecurity for industrial control systems and operational technology (OT) as Vice President of OT Security. “OT is part of the modern attack surface and […]


Alhakbani appointed CEO at TAWAL

TAWAL’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Eng. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Alhakbani as CEO. Amin bin Fahad Al-Shadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAWAL, a subsidiary of the stc Group, expressed his confidence in the appointment because of Eng. Muhammad Al-Haqbani’s managerial and professional experience in the telecommunications and information technology […]


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