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How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


South African companies ignore junior tech talent at their peril

It may be time for hiring managers to relook the qualifications they require when recruiting technical skill, according to OfferZen. Businesses that diversify their talent pipeline to include both university and bootcamp graduates stand a better chance of finding software engineers with scarce skills. It may be time for hiring managers to relook the qualifications […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


Uptime Institute report finds downtime costs and consequences worsening

Uptime Institute’s 2022 Outage Analysis has revealed that downtime costs and consequences are in fact worsening as industry efforts to curb outage frequency fall short. The research details latest digital infrastructure failure rates, increasing outage costs and impacts, top downtime causes and more. The digital infrastructure sector is struggling to achieve a measurable reduction in […]


The three IT questions CIOs should be able to answer . . . but probably can’t

Kevin Brown, SVP, EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, discusses how new disruptive technologies, hybrid and distributed IT architectures and the need for actionable data insights surrounding cybersecurity, energy efficiency and sustainability, is changing the role of the CIO – forcing them to adapt and utilise both new skillsets and tech to future-proof their […]


Think WiFi bridges digital divide with free Wi-Fi hotspot services

As Think WiFi continues to positively impact under-serviced communities through its focus on rolling out free Wi-Fi services in underserved communities across South Africa, the company wants to play are huge role in bridging the digital divide and helping the country to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company has been rolling out […]


Five SD-WAN trends in the post-Covid era

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, talks us through five SD-WAN trends emerging in the post-Covid era. As governments begin lifting restrictions, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on organizations. Many organizations have run out of business, some have survived, while […]


Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]


Netskope CISO on leading a successful security transformation with Security Service Edge (SSE)

In this interview with Intelligent CIO’s Jess Abell, Neil Thacker, EMEA and LATAM CISO for Netskope, highlights why traditional network security architecture is no longer fit for purpose, as well as why organisations should consider adopting a Security Service Edge (SSE) approach. Why is the traditional network security architecture not fit for purpose in the […]


Thinking about the possibility of a disaster

A Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident. A DRP is an essential part of a Business Continuity plan (BCP). It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure. A DRP aims to […]


Five reasons why Edge is an essential component to future-proof computing

Business leaders are constantly looking for tools which enable them to operate more innovatively, and with Edge Computing this is possible. Fred Lherault, Field CTO, EMEA, Pure Storage, draws attention to some of the key benefits of Edge Computing, such as Business Continuity and increased reliability, and why they should invest to avoid being left […]


Why CIOs need to prioritise data integration

Zahi Yaari, VP of EMEA at SnapLogic, discusses the importance and benefits of data integration and why the possibility of fragmented data requires CIOs to ensure that all departments are aligned and the data integration process is followed carefully. One of the ironies of Big Data is that it has made is more difficult to […]


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