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It takes more than just one skill to pay those bills

Creating a diverse cybersecurity workforce is challenging to say the least as the cyberskills gap is still so prominent within the industry. Bridget Kenyon, Global CISO, Thales, suggests how business leaders should consider a wider pool of potential employees in an attempt to plug the gap and create a more varied cybersecurity culture. 2019 was […]


Investment and innovation to drive digital hospitality in Africa

Across the globe, competitive organisations in all industries are transforming every aspect of their operations through a commitment to digitalisation. Transformation in the hospitality industry is proving to benefit the businesses, as well as the guests, as innovation drives superior guest experiences, greater profitability and enhanced property and asset management.   Infor, a global leader […]


Nutanix expert on how the Nigerian tech market is evolving

As the most populated country in Africa, Nigeria must ensure that it is at the cutting edge of technology. Rowen Grierson, Regional Director West, East and Central Africa at Nutanix, tells Intelligent CIO how the country is evolving and the work the company is doing there.   Can you explain the work that you do […]


South African companies are turning from the public cloud, according to Nutanix survey

What was once considered an integral part of any organisational strategy, the public cloud is no longer the darling of South African decision-makers. With many rushing their transition into this environment and making mistakes along the way, companies are now taking the learnings and refocusing on a hybrid approach. And according to Nutanix, it is […]


Why the tech sector needs to re-gear its approach to innovation

Global financial services company, Mastercard, is at the forefront of the payments industry and has implemented many new technologies. But that’s not to say it hasn’t come without its challenges. Gaurang Shah, the Senior Vice President for Digital Payments and Labs for Middle East and Africa at Mastercard, tells Intelligent CIO how it has used […]


Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey.  “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]


Thousands of users attacked by malware disguised as Billie Eilish in Nigeria

Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone […]


The coronavirus has reached the web, according to Kaspersky

Kaspersky detection technologies have found malicious files disguised as documents related to the newly discovered coronavirus – a virus disease which has been at the top of media headlines due to its dangerous nature.  The discovered malicious files were masked under the guise of pdf, mp4 and docx files about the coronavirus. The names of […]


Study shows 93% of attempted mobile transactions were fraudulent

A total of 93% of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019, according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The Invisible Digital Threat data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that that detects and […]


Real-time data access is critical for energy and utilities field workers

Zebra Technologies, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has announced study findings that indicate energy and utilities companies across the world will accelerate investments in mobile technologies to empower their front-line workers in the field. According to 85% of respondents to the Future of […]


Experts discuss how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation

CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion face challenges in continuing that impact because of weaknesses in their organisations. That’s according to research from ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people. […]


Genesys introduces experience as a service enabling organisations to deliver true personalisation

Genesys, a global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is changing the name of its flagship Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, PureCloud, to Genesys Cloud. This shift reflects the evolution of the company and marks the launch of Experience as a ServiceSM powered by Genesys Cloud, which enables organisations to achieve […]


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