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Open-source at the forefront of next-generation ICT infrastructure management

Muggie van Staden, CEO, Obsidian Systems, discusses the influence of open-source technology as businesses prioritise adapting to the technological environment. The demands placed on businesses to automate and streamline ICT infrastructure management has placed open-source technology under the microscope and highlighted a range of benefits.   A leading open-source technology solutions provider, Obsidian Systems, said that […]


Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business´┐╝

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


Struggling to find software developers? This is what has changed since the pandemic

Stephen van der Heijden, VP of Growth, OfferZen, tells us how companies can adjust to the shortage of software developers. Software developers with specific skills and languages were in short supply before the pandemic and continue to be in short supply in South Africa. How can companies adjust to the new realities after the pandemic? […]


Why channel and industry partners must bridge the gap between anywhere working, security and user experience

Ossama Eldeeb, Senior Director, Partner Organisation, VMware, South EMEA, explains why building a hybrid working future and translating the plans into action require the help of IT teams and, the support and expertise of trusted partners. The last two years have been an unexpected evolution in the way that we work. In the face of […]


Take a proactive approach to ransomware protection

Ransomware remains one of the top cybersecurity challenges for all organisations – often severely disrupting Business Continuity. Hielke Veltman, Channel Alliances Manager at NetWitness, guides us through the NetWitness Professional Services approach to ransomware protection and highlights why proactive thinking provides peace of mind for understaffed security teams.  It’s a terrifying thought: at any moment […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


NetWitness expert on taking a proactive approach to ransomware protection

Ransomware remains one of the top cybersecurity challenges for all organisations – often severely disrupting Business Continuity. Hielke Veltman, Channel Alliances Manager at NetWitness, guides us through the NetWitness Professional Services approach to ransomware protection and highlights why proactive thinking provides peace of mind for understaffed security teams.   It’s a terrifying thought: at any […]


A distributor’s role in lifecycle management

As software-driven solutions take priority with companies embracing the cloud to introduce more agility into their business environments, Rentia Booysen, Business Unit Manager at South Africa-based value-added distributor Westcon-Comstor, tells us here the role a distributor is expected to play in lifecycle management. Prior to the pandemic, technology lifecycle management generally referred to upgrading or […]


How industrial channel partners can be a catalyst for cloud innovation

Cloud computing solutions enable enterprises across verticals to power their Digital Transformation journeys. Living in a pandemic has made every business realise the need to be digitally agile, robust, reliable, and secure. Deploying the cloud for business is the fastest and surest way to achieve this. Every other Digital Transformation solution can be bolted on […]


Cloud services under attack: Closing the virtual open doors to cybercrime

With the new hybrid-working model the industry is seeing organisations increasingly moving more of their workload settings to the cloud. While this transformation offers great agility and scalability benefits, it comes with inherent and increased risks to security and compliance. A simple configuration error can result in an entire organisation being exposed to threat actors […]


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