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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 […]

How Wi-Fi 6 introduces a new era of outdoor wireless access

Osama Al-Zoubi, CTO, Cisco Middle East and Africa, discusses some of the challenges that customers face when trying to obtain an instant wireless connection in outdoor or crowded settings and highlights how Wi-Fi 6 solves these challenges, by delivering an efficient connection for people anywhere in a safe and secure manner. Cisco prides itself on […]

How the pandemic is challenging your IT Network

While convergence of networking systems has been taking place, the benefits of a single and agile network to manage everything has been accelerated, explains Arafat Yousef, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa (MEA), Nexans Data Network Solutions. The pandemic of 2020 has made the concept of remote teams and remote work collaboration a reality. […]

SMS firewalls are the golden standard gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging

Rachel Njiru, Director OP Africa, Infobip, on why mobile network operators (MNOs), must primarily implement SMS firewall systems to secure their networks and customers. Despite the influx of over the top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, application-to- person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely used channel by businesses across the African region. SMS […]

Upgrade your work from home setup with secure Wi-Fi 6

Amanulla Khan, Managing Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Linksys, on work from home trends and how people have been inspired to re-evaluate their home network security. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our attitude towards technology, including inspiring people to re-evaluate their home network security. With more people spending a lot more time […]

Mergers and acquisitions: Why IT teams should quickly consolidate

When it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, IT departments and the way consolidation is handled can make or break an efficient transition. Mike Weaver, Technical Product Manager at Quest, specialising in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tell us why IT teams need to be at the centre of driving the change at an organisational […]

Reaping the benefits of more intelligent campus networks

A campus network is a proprietary local area network (LAN) or set of interconnected LANs serving a corporation, government agency, university or similar organisation. In this context, a typical campus encompasses a set of buildings in close proximity. The end users in a campus network may be dispersed more widely (in a geographical sense) than […]

CR2 market insight: African banking and payments trends

A quick snapshot of banking and payment trends in Africa offers encouraging news for banks on the continent and opportunities for growth. Across Africa, all banking and payment channels are showing positive growth – from ATM usage through to mobile wallets. The key challenge for banks is to equip themselves so that they can provide […]

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