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The CISO in 2021: Coping with the not-so-calm after the storm

Keith Bird, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Proofpoint, sheds light on understanding who in an organisation is now most vulnerable to attack, the types of attack they are likely to face – and how everyone, from the CISO to the HR team, has a part to play in keeping those attacks at bay. In the aftermath […]


Refocusing the channel on solution lifecycle management

Louise Taute, Marketing Director, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, talks to us about refocusing lifecycle management on a solution that will deliver a customers desired business outcome consistently throughout its lifetime. Today’s software-driven economy has significantly disrupted the traditional IT channel. No longer dependent on selling hardware with built-in software and maintenance contracts, the environment is now […]


Five key trends driving A10 Networks’ channel growth in 2021

Despite the disruption of the last year and a half, A10 Networks’ business has continued to evolve and the company’s channel has continued to grow as a result of five key trends. Chris Martin, Channel Leader, EMEA and APAC at A10 Networks elaborates on these trends. Last year was an extraordinary year and, if nothing […]


The age of distributed IT: A channel partner’s playbook

Across the entire channel ecosystem, from alliance partners to distributors and systems integrators, channel companies must prepare themselves and their business models, for a new technological landscape and the need to keep their offerings relevant within it. With this in mind, Sherifa Hady, EMEA Channel Sales Director, HPE Aruba, shares three key technology demands that […]


How the pandemic is challenging your IT Network

While convergence of networking systems has been taking place, the benefits of a single and agile network to manage everything has been accelerated, explains Arafat Yousef, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa (MEA), Nexans Data Network Solutions. The pandemic of 2020 has made the concept of remote teams and remote work collaboration a reality. […]


SMS firewalls are the golden standard gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging

Rachel Njiru, Director OP Africa, Infobip, on why mobile network operators (MNOs), must primarily implement SMS firewall systems to secure their networks and customers. Despite the influx of over the top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, application-to- person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely used channel by businesses across the African region. SMS […]


Channel consultancy

Looking to expand its management consultancy and advisory services to the IT channel, Australia-based Levels Ventures is looking to cement its footprint in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Maury G, Managing Partner, Levels Ventures, tells Intelligent Tech Channels how the company is engaging with the channel partners and why it’s extending its presence to […]


Upgrade your work from home setup with secure Wi-Fi 6

Amanulla Khan, Managing Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Linksys, on work from home trends and how people have been inspired to re-evaluate their home network security. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our attitude towards technology, including inspiring people to re-evaluate their home network security. With more people spending a lot more time […]


Oracle Support Rewards programme helps customers accelerate cloud migrations

Oracle recently announced a new Oracle Support Rewards programme to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs.  Customers that buy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services can earn rewards to reduce or eliminate their on-premises technology licensing support bills. The Oracle Support Rewards initiative gives customers an easy way […]


Data storage infrastructure will play a crucial role in business recovery

Ken Claffey, Senior Vice President, Seagate, explains why data storage is so critical to the future success of the UK businesses and how the right storage infrastructure can set UK plc on the path to pandemic recovery. Across the UK, business leaders are asking: “what comes next?” British companies are entering a period of uncertainty, […]


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