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Synergy of business and information technology will be key to harnessing Africa’s full potential

What is needed is for the data strategy to align with business strategy, and for it to be able to evolve in line with changing internal and external environmental factors The African continent is poised for economic growth, rapid urbanisation and increasing incomes with its population expected to reach about 1.7-billion people by 2030, making […]

The datacentre revolution in Africa, deploying technology for tomorrow

With the rapid growth of digital transformation in the continent, datacentres play a pivotal role in ensuring that data is safely stored and made accessible for users Africa is rapidly emerging as a major player in the global datacentre market, with a number of countries investing heavily in the development of datacentres. This growth is […]

Cybersecurity defences in energy and mining need to be strengthened in Africa

While traditional cybersecurity solutions focus on data-oriented businesses, ICS protection is geared towards OT security where it is all about cyber-physical companies Throughout 2022, 40% of industrial control system computers globally were attacked with malware. In Africa, the figure sits at 47% according to Kaspersky. For countries monitored on the African continent, the three countries […]

What cybersecurity dangers lurk behind ChatGPT

ChatGPT, is a chatbot that uses deep learning techniques to generate text and conversations that can convince anyone that it was written by a real person. Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa. It is now possible to use a publicly available artificial chatbot to generate a complete infection chain, possibly beginning with […]

Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]

Reaping the benefits of Smart City technology in Africa

As Smart Cities emerge across the globe, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in Africa to embrace and evolve towards this concept. This is the view of Mahmoud El-Banna, Head of Digital Industries Sales for China, India and MEA at Nokia. He talks us through some of the existing and new initiatives in the region, as […]

What are AI architects and what do they do?

Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions and take action. Arun Chandrasekaran, VP Analyst, Gartner, discusses what AI architects are and what they do. Enterprise leaders can create the role to help build a robust enterprise-wide architecture for AI.In short, the growing diversity […]

SD-WAN: Five top benefits

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated Digital Transformation initiatives to offer an improved customer experience and personalised services, all while tackling increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats. More than ever, organisations need flexibility to keep pace with business change, but they are often hindered by a sluggish and rigid network infrastructure. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, […]

Finding the connection in customer conversations key to success for Egyptian telcos

The wave of Digital Transformation sweeping across Egypt is rapidly advancing the maturity and competitiveness of the businesses in the country. At the epicentre of this evolution has been the country’s telecom operators, serving as custodians of this change by providing the infrastructure that makes possible the delivery of mobile and internet services to millions […]

SD-WAN: The bridge to a 5G future

Research conducted by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the enterprise 5G market is expected to grow from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$10.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 31.8%. In the short term, the task at hand for service providers involves enabling IoT communications, fixed wireless access, edge analytics and enhanced mobile broadband. To achieve […]

Five reasons why organisations need a Zero Trust architecture

The realities of 21st-century enterprise networking required a new paradigm and in 2010, John Kindervag, an analyst at Forrester Research, wrote a paper that popularised the idea of the Zero Trust architecture. Over the next few years, as enterprise computing evolved to embrace cloud computing and the problems with perimeter security became more pressing, the […]

AI in insurance: Building on the customer-first approach

The emergence and fast-growing adoption of digital platforms, mobile apps, and big data have resulted in customers demanding quicker and more effective service than ever before. Today consumers have high expectations of an enhanced level of service from the moment they buy a policy until the settlement of a claim. These changing paradigms have strengthened […]

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