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Westcon-Comstor expert on how to prepare for Blockchain technology

How can organisations investing in Blockchain solutions prepare their security team for the impact of the technology? By Andrew Potgieter, Director Security Solutions at Westcon-Comstor Although Blockchain technology has great promise, the technology today is still in infancy and very immature. The technology tends to be offered as a solution in search of a problem and […]


Fortinet expert on how security teams can prepare for Blockchain technology

How can organisations investing in Blockchain solutions prepare their security team for the impact of the technology? By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director (Southern Africa) at security specialist Fortinet As organisations like the FBI and Interpol work harder to track and arrest cyberattackers, criminals are being forced to look for new ways to avoid detection, […]


Telecoms giant Nokia continues to invest in Algerian market

Since its independence, Algeria has made major strides in Information Technology, with telecommunications operators investing significantly in modernising their networks to allow for the adoption of new technologies. We spoke to Pierre Chaume, Market Unit Head for Nokia Africa, to ask him his thoughts about how technology is on the rise in the North African […]


Oracle expert on how to prepare for Blockchain technology

How can organisations investing in Blockchain solutions prepare their security team for the impact of the technology? Craig Nel, Mobile and Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. While Blockchain is widely seen as one of today’s most disruptive emerging technologies, there is still a limited understanding about it, with business […]


Get to Know: Grant Bennett, Country Manager, SUSE South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I remember this as if it was just yesterday – at a former company, I was the first executive to […]


Young coders lead the way in Tunisia thanks to academy programme

While on an exchange programme in the USA, a Tunisian software engineer became inspired to build something that would make a real difference in her home country. Faten Ghriss subsequently set up the Young Tunisian Coders Academy and her passion prompted recognition by the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme. Intelligent CIO spoke to her about […]


Vox expert on what companies should do to minimise phishing attacks

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? By Mayleen Bywater, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Security Solutions, Vox. Cybersecurity as a landscape and as a priority is changing constantly from little focus to being in the limelight and being rated as a key strategy for most CIOs. The various attacks on several […]


Forcepoint Regional Manager on when cybercriminals go to work

What procedures should companies have in place to minimise phishing attacks? Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa Phishing, spear phishing and ransomware represent serious threats to any organisation. They can be used to steal money, extort ransom payments, exfiltrate intellectual property, disrupt business operations and, in extreme cases, actually put a company out […]


Networks Unlimited Africa MD on how to prevent phishing attacks

Employees have become key role players in the defence against phishing, and organisations can no longer rely only on IT support and technology applications only. That is according to Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited Africa. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending e-mails, supposedly from a trustworthy source, to entice individuals to reveal personal and […]


EIB support to help unlock Great North Road’s potential for Zambians

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €110 million (ZMK 1.27 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance in support of the Great North Road (T2), which will be followed by the signature of an EU grant of €72.45m that will complement EIB financing. Support for a regional project The overall project, […]


Give your business the technical edge to beat cybersecurity skills gap

Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa at SANS, says training can be the most efficient and thorough way to rapidly ramp up technical skills. Business today is dominated by the Digital Transformation; therefore, the more technically sound IT staff are, the more value they can bring to their organisation. This is true of […]


Get to Know: Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It is quite difficult for me to pinpoint my most memorable achievement as there are two key achievements that have led me to where I am today. The first is having the opportunity to travel. It might not sound like an achievement in itself, but long […]


Redstor expert on what firms should have to safeguard their data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Heidi Weyers, General manager for Sales at Redstor in SA. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing threat of sophisticated cyberattacks, there is absolutely no doubt that a secure backup is essential to any credible data management strategy. Backup is required to […]


AppCentrix expert on importance of safeguarding your data

What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Omar Sati, Executive Board Member at AppCentrix International When thinking about their data, organisations primarily concern themselves with data management and processing, but the scope extends well beyond this and should now include specific requirements such as data security and transparency. Especially considering […]


Oracle expert on importance of privacy of data and how to protect it

Article by Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle.  Privacy of data remains one of the most vulnerable resources and the requirement to protect personal data is only intensifying with the likes of the GDPR and PoPI Act coming into effect. We are likely to see steep fines being imposed during the second half […]


SAP Africa expert on what you need when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Akesh Lalla – SAP Africa Cloud Solutions Lead. Businesses are constantly challenged to improve their operations and transform their business to keep pace with the digital economy, whether by executing excessive growth strategies, usually through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or continuous introduction of […]


BeyondTrust expert on how to have an effective incident response

Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer at BeyondTrust, looks at what companies can have in place so they are fully prepared for any disasters. As a security professional, I have seen a wide variety of best practices for incident response. The methodologies vary greatly based on the sensitivity of the data and requirements to notify law […]


Oracle expert on what you should have when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Itayi WP Mandonga, Oracle PaaS Cloud Champion (South Africa) Cloud computing is now broadly accepted as an economical way to share a pool of configurable computing resources. No one solution works for every business. Flexibility is great, but with so many choices, […]


PBT Group expert: Security should underpin a cloud strategy

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Yolanda Smit, Regional Director (Gauteng) at PBT Group. Cloud remains a topic, which is continually debated among business. While it can be complex to move or integrate completely into the cloud, the possibilities that the cloud can open for a business, means it […]


SUSE expert on what strategies you need when adopting the public cloud

What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Matthew Lee, Regional Manager for Africa at SUSE African attitudes towards the cloud over the years have changed drastically with companies moving at least some of their processes to a hosted environment, the migration is bringing with it a realisation of business […]