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Centrify expert on being proactive in cybersecurity hygiene measures

Threat actors are relentlessly targeting end users for their credentials to penetrate corporate networks and businesses must be proactive in their cybersecurity hygiene measures. That is according to Kamel Heus, Regional Director, Northern, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Centrify. The recent Intersec 2019 held in Dubai had an interesting participant – an American company […]


Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Epicor expert says you can use data in order to make better decisions

Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI), Epicor Software, looks at the role data plays in the modern workplace. There are vast amounts of data being created, mined and managed every day – and, according to an executive summary by Cisco, global IP traffic will experience an almost threefold increase […]


How police forces can crack the case of unstructured data

New sources of information are creating massive volumes of data for police departments to analyse and managing this is one of the biggest challenges police forces are facing. Damian Wilk, Senior Regional Director Middle East,  Veritas, says an automated data classification approach will enable police officers to quickly access and analyse huge amounts of data […]


Nexign expert: Deploying data from IoT devices to pursue growth

With IoT creating unprecedented opportunities for organisations to transform their businesses, we asked Loukas Tzitzis, Chief Products and Marketing Officer, Nexign, how enterprises can deploy data from IoT devices to pursue growth. The deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in enterprises allows for significant optimisation of relevant business processes as well as the creation of […]


Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]


Top three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

Viresh Harduth, Vice-President, New Customer Acquisition (Startup and Small Businesses) for Sage Africa and Middle East, looks at the three opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019. 2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face […]


Cloud in 2019: The year of choice not compromise for UAE enterprises

Many of today’s enterprises feel they have to compromise in order to bridge the divide between on-premise and public cloud. However, James Petter, EMEA VP at Pure Storage, explains that storage providers want customers to have the flexibility to maximise benefits of multi cloud.  It’s hard to believe we’re now 15 years into ‘cloud’ – […]


ServiceNow Vice President on how to understand digital technology

While Digital Transformation is all the rage these days, Chris Pope, VP of Innovation at ServiceNow, says that understanding the subject is a prerequisite if firms are going to fully appreciate where new and emerging technology will have an impact. There are college degrees in computer science and software engineering that feature different programming languages […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]