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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 […]


Unifying data centre management with a digital twin

There is a continued focus on reducing the carbon footprint of data centres. But how can data centre teams identify the tools they need in order to boost efficiencies and save energy? Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Global SVP & CTO, for Data Center Business Unit of Huawei, tells us how data centre managers can use technology […]


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 […]


Mergers and acquisitions: Why IT teams should quickly consolidate

When it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, IT departments and the way consolidation is handled can make or break an efficient transition. Mike Weaver, Technical Product Manager at Quest, specialising in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tell us why IT teams need to be at the centre of driving the change at an organisational […]


In pursuit of carbon-neutrality: Building low carbon energy-saving data centres

With the digital economy booming, data centres will play an important role in powering the digital enterprises of the future. And as all industries are actively engaged in implementing carbon neutrality goals, building greener and more energy efficient data centres is a major target for the data centre industry. Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Global SVP & […]


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