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The future of databases is maximally available invisible infrastructure

Paulo Pereira, Senior Director, Systems Engineering – METI at Nutanix, talks about the future of databases, integrated database management software, automation and how IT leaders across the region can simplify management, enjoy one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning, lifecycle and copy data management. A data-driven culture is needed if a business wants to […]


Maximising the power of partnerships

As organisations around the globe are getting a glimpse of the future, they are coming to realise that IT is much more than just a department. Rola Dagher, Global Channel Chief, Dell Technologies, tells us here why she is excited about the technology road ahead and grateful to be part of an amazing community of […]


From recovery to reality: How technology is driving sustainable economic growth

The recently held COP26 presented a major moment for international co-operation to think strategically and work together to respond to global climate challenges. After 18 months of crisis navigation and laying the groundwork to build back better, more resilient societies – the global economy is now well-positioned to transition from designs of recovery to an […]


FinTech’s power lies in solving problems not just in delivering shiny apps

Andy Jury, Chief Executive Officers, Mukuru, explains pioneering effects of FinTech in Africa and why all too often, companies or entrepreneurs in the FinTech space find themselves in a mindset of ‘building something that shines’ and then expect that associated demand, commercialisation and scale will automatically happen. FinTech is poised to continue disrupting financial services […]


Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing or red teaming: which is right for your enterprise?

Red teaming is a service focused on the assessment of a company’s operational security capabilities via conducting a sophisticated attack simulation exercise and evaluating detection and response reaction of defending SOC specialists (blue team). Alexander Zaytsev, Head, Security Assessment, Kaspersky, explains the difference between red teaming and other services including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. […]


Channel trust and unlocking the cybersecurity challenge

To gain the competitive advantage in the zettabyte era, as the pace of the technology revolution picks up, customers need the confidence to innovate and trusted cybersecurity strategies are a foundational pillar. Vangelis Lagousakos, General Manager – Channel Sales, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey (MERAT) – Dell Technologies, outlines how channel partners have a […]


Helping businesses navigate the biggest challenges of the hybrid work era

Many modern organisations are now operating with a hybrid workplace model. While there are many benefits to this approach, there are also challenges – particularly when it comes to providing a positive employee experience. We hear from Nerys Mutlow, Evangelist, Chief Innovation Office, ServiceNow, about the company’s latest innovations and how it is delivering on […]


The democratisation of the workplace through Edge Computing

Edge Computing is critical to ensuring a seamless transition from the traditional workplace setting to the future of work. It is here now, and it’s hybrid. To realise its full potential, businesses must focus on the outcome rather than the implementation of the technology. Rick Vanover, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam, tells us how the […]


The key to cloud choice is consistency, not complexity

Cloud options available to businesses have expanded rapidly as the use of modern applications – which rely on the hybridity and flexibility that multi-cloud environments provide – has exploded. Lee Syse, Cloud Tech Lead, VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the challenge facing businesses today, particularly their IT teams and how they can find that perfect balance […]


Refocusing the channel on solution lifecycle management

Louise Taute, Marketing Director, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, talks to us about refocusing lifecycle management on a solution that will deliver a customers desired business outcome consistently throughout its lifetime. Today’s software-driven economy has significantly disrupted the traditional IT channel. No longer dependent on selling hardware with built-in software and maintenance contracts, the environment is now […]


How can healthcare organisations overcome a COVID-19 data overload?

As we enter the second year of a global pandemic, it’s clear that COVID-19 makes no exemptions in its attack, our economies have been hit hard and almost every sector across the world has faced disruption, with many pushed to breaking point. This is especially true of the healthcare sector. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – […]


The age of distributed IT: A channel partner’s playbook

Across the entire channel ecosystem, from alliance partners to distributors and systems integrators, channel companies must prepare themselves and their business models, for a new technological landscape and the need to keep their offerings relevant within it. With this in mind, Sherifa Hady, EMEA Channel Sales Director, HPE Aruba, shares three key technology demands that […]


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