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BeyondTrust expert on cyber-security: Why there’s always room for improvement

We asked industry experts what message they would send to business leaders who have no intention of improving cyber-defences. Here’s the response from Morey Haber, VP, Technology at BeyondTrust: The role of any leader in an organisation is to ensure business continuity and limit risk to the organisation, customers, employees and mission. Any disruption to the […]


Argility expert: Adopt AI and avoid the fate of the dodo

Marko Salic, CEO of the Argility Technology Group, one of South Africa’s leading technology development corporations, tells us about the impact artificial intelligence has on our everday lives. It can pose a small dilemma knowing where to begin a discussion around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and all it brings with it – but having thought about […]


Red Hat unveils next generation decision management offering

Red Hat Decision Manager 7 helps organisations automate business decisions for more efficient operations and accurate outcomes. Red Hat, Inc, a leading provider of open source solutions, has introduced Red Hat Decision Manager 7, a decision management platform that simplifies the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is […]


Egyptian business recognised by Aruba for its sales performance

An Egyptian business has been recognised by Aruba for their sales performance. To motivate and recognise the accomplishments of the sales teams of its small and medium business (SMB) channel partners, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has initiated the ‘Aruba Sales Champion’ programme. The company awards and celebrates top sales performers from the SMB partner […]


Technology distributor equips homeless children in South Africa to go to school

Westcon-Comstor, a value-added technology distributor of security, networking and data centre solutions, has been working with Kids Haven to equip homeless children to go to school. Westcon-Comstor’s Comstor business unit through its CSI initiative, Comstor Cares, has fully kitted out 10 children and in South Africa’s Ekurhuleni region for their first year of school. “There […]


Argility announces significant acquisition of Indaba Mobile

Argility, a leading innovator of enterprise software solutions, has announced its latest acquisition following on the heels of its formation of the Argility Technology Group late last year. The acquisition of Indaba Mobile from Capital Eye Investments, concluded at the end of January 2018, brings the number of companies in the newly formed group to […]


Demand accelerates for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam Software, the ‘Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.’ innovator, has announced that it has experienced strong and accelerating demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product’s initial release. Over 25,000 organisations have downloaded the software, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, […]


Gartner survey shows EMEA lags behind other regions in data and analytics maturity

A worldwide survey of 196 organisations by Gartner, Inc. showed that 91% of organisations have not yet reached a ‘transformational’ level of maturity in data and analytics, despite this area being a number one investment priority for CIOs in recent years. “Most organisations should be doing better with data and analytics, given the potential benefits,” […]


Veeam expert: 2018 is the year of the ‘always-on cloud’

Paul Mattes, VP of Global Cloud Group, Veeam, tells us how availability has become key to the efficiency of cloud computing. He says enterprises that are let down by a lack of cloud availability will find it easy to switch to a competitor.   Cloud computing was really born just over 10 years ago, after […]


How deception technology can be a positive for your business

Deception is usually frowned on by most societies and can carry negative connotations. But can deception ever be a positive? Cybersecurity company Attivo Networks believes that it can be. Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited, an African value-added technology distributor of Attivo Networks, said: “Companies are recognising more and more that a new approach […]


Infoblox report finds security professionals seek better way to exchange cyber-threat intelligence

Infoblox Inc., the network control company, has released the results of its third annual study on the state of threat intelligence exchange conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The report titled Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way found that while security professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of threat intelligence, the […]


BeyondTrust introduces solution to protect against privilege-based attacks

BeyondTrust, a leading cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced a first-of-its kind privilege management solution for network, IoT, ICS, and SCADA devices. PowerBroker for Networks rounds out BeyondTrust’s privilege management support, which includes privilege management for Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux endpoints, servers, applications, and now any […]


Mimecast commits to GDPR compliance for customers

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced its commitment to helping customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European privacy regulation due to take effect on May 25 this year. As part of this commitment, Mimecast recently announced that Marc French has joined the leadership team as […]


HID Global supports facial recognition with HID Approve mobile authentication platform

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that its HID Approve two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing […]


Dell EMC expands server capabilities for the modern data centre

Dell EMC has announced three new servers designed for software-defined environments, edge and high-performance computing (HPC). The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 expand the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio with new capabilities to address the demanding workload requirements of today’s modern data centre. All three rack servers with the […]


Sophos survey finds enterprises in South Africa hit by repeated ransomware attacks

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its survey, The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized businesses in 10 […]


Digital Guardian expert: How enterprises can prevent data loss

Thomas Fischer, Global Security Advocate, Digital Guardian, tells Intelligent CIO how a successful Data-Centric Security Strategy can be achieved to allow enterprises to protect their precious data. As businesses continue to go ‘digital’ we find ourselves in a perimeter-less world, constant information flow is the lifeblood of the business ecosystem. Data is distributed and disbursed […]


Commvault expert: Generating value from your data

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European citizens. The definition of […]


Network control company Infoblox appoints Brad Bell as CIO

Infoblox Inc, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that it has appointed Brad Bell as chief information officer (CIO) of Infoblox. Bell will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. […]


Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]