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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 […]


How can vendors and end-users get the best out of their partnerships?

One of the challenges that modern CISOs face is knowing where to channel investment. And given that are many vendors, often offering similar services, choosing a provider or product can be difficult. A good vendor-end-user relationship based on trust and long-term partnerships is crucial. We asked three industry experts how vendors and end-users can get […]


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 […]


Expert discusses security trends which come as a result of modern technological development

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox, echoes some of the risks channel operators are discussing in the current state of security. He talks about how to manage modern technology such as AI, cloud and IoT to prepare for security challenges. Gartner has predicted that cybercrime will cost the world US$6 trillion […]


Citrix expert draws attention to data security issues the channel should be aware of

In the current data economy, organisations need to reevaluate the state of their information security processes, tools and roles, according to Taj El-Khayat, Regional Director MENA, Citrix. He believes enterprises in the Middle East should be taking a closer look at their information security processes to remain competitive in the channel. In an age when […]


Optimal IdM and Precise Technologies partner to address IAM Market

Optimal IdM, a leading global provider of Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions, has partnered with Precise Technologies who will be the exclusive value-added distributor (VAD) of The OptimalCloud in the META market – Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The OptimalCloud is a scalable and customisable IAM solution that deploys easily and provides seamless and secure […]


Business leaders explore future of AI and digitisation at Huawei Day Lebanon 2019

Public and private sector entities join ICT ecosystem to exchange ideas on the industry’s future, emerging 5G landscape and an increasingly digitalised Lebanon Prominent government leaders and business executives from across the region came together at the Huawei Day Lebanon 2019 held at the Seaside Pavilion in Beirut to identify ways of accelerating the country’s […]


Nutanix releases Enterprise Cloud Index results for manufacturing sector

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds […]


Schneider Electric white paper tackles edge computing challenges

In an increasingly digitised and data-driven world, the challenge of providing high levels of compute power, connectivity and availability to where it is needed most, requires a hybrid architecture of edge data centres. To support IT professionals in developing a strategy to deploy IT at the edge, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of […]


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