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Editor’s Question: How will technology adapt further to enhance remote working?

Mena Migally, Regional Vice President, META at Riverbed, explains the barriers to remote working and how to overcome them. The Riverbed Future of Work Global Survey paints a clear picture of where companies are, and where they intend to go and the technologies needed to get them there. Globally, businesses expect a nearly 50% increase […]

Editor’s Comment: How to ensure organisations are using AI and automation effectively

Sid Bhatia, Regional Director – Middle East, Dataiku, explains how to make sure that organisations are tailoring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation to their business in meaningful ways. Enterprise AI is the ability to embed AI methodology – which combines the human capacities for learning, perception and interaction, all at a level of complexity that […]

Top predictions for service provider networks for 2021

The pandemic has brought about many changes. Hasan Darwish, Regional Sales Manager for Gulf at A10 Networks, explains how these changes will have a lasting impact on how service providers will build out their networks. 2020 has been a challenging year for the entire world. We predict the pandemic response in 2020 will have a […]

Defining hybrid networks and how to secure them

IT teams have to deploy, manage and secure increasingly complex and hybrid networks. John Madisson, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, explains five essential security functions for hybrid networks. Organisations have distributed data and workloads across both cloud environments and on-premises data centres. As a result, IT teams have to deploy, manage and secure increasingly complex and […]

Upgrading multimode fibre local networks to meet the growing demand for bandwidth

Kevin Lengle, Product Line Manager with Cailabs, looks at how multimode fibre local networks can be upgraded to meet the growing demand for bandwidth. He brings his expertise in optics and telecommunications to the development of innovative optical solutions to fully exploit the potential of multimode optical fibres. Most local area networks (LAN) use multimode […]

Channel predictions: Leading businesses beyond recovery with 5G, the edge and hybrid cloud

Doug Woolley, Managing Director, Dell Technologies South Africa, explains how technology will play a key role on the path to economic recovery. Although 2020 might have been a year that no one could have predicted, shrouded with uncertainty, technology was the one constant. Helping businesses become more agile and connected with communities in different ways, […]

Editor’s Question: Why is a Professional Remote Support Solution a necessity for MSPs?

Shane Grennan, Channel Director Middle East, Fortinet, explains how remote working presents an opportunity for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). As businesses have transitioned to a new normal, the cultural impact of widespread remote work seems to be gaining momentum for the foreseeable future. Companies have expanded their remote work policies. For MSSPs, this presents an opportunity […]

Editor’s Question: Why is a Professional Remote Support Solution a necessity for MSPs?

Jim Darragh, CEO at Totalmobile, explains the importance of remote support. Since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago, any technology that helps to limit face-to-face contact has become a priority. Remote support comes in a variety of forms but, overall, the ability to provide assistance to colleagues or customers from a distance […]

Editor’s Question: Why is a Professional Remote Support Solution a necessity for MSPs?

Gregg Lalle, SVP International Sales and Strategy at ConnectWise, explains why a remote-viewing tool can help MSPs improve service delivery. As IT professionals and customers continue to work remotely, resolving service requests is becoming increasingly complicated. Last year, problems which could be solved with a quick site visit, might now require 10 emails, four Zoom […]

Productivity, employee experience and serendipity: 2021 future of work predictions

The pandemic has changed the way people work across the world with some of the changes here to stay. Kristine Dahl Steidel, Vice President EUC EMEA, VMware, explains how companies need to embrace these changes and build mutual trust with employees as they work from anywhere. She includes insights from Dr Carl Benedikt Frey, Director […]

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