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Mindware and EC-Council sign agreement in MENA to develop cybersecurity skills

With digital threats on the rise, Mindware, one of the leading value-added distributors (VADs) in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced that it had signed a partnership with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council). EC-Council is the owner and developer of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) programme as well as multiple […]

OutSystems adds Atlassian VP and former Microsoft leader to Board of Directors

OutSystems, a global provider of modern application development solutions, has announced it has appointed Anu Bharadwaj, Vice President of Product at Atlassian, to its Board of Directors. Bharadwaj joins the OutSystems board with nearly 20 years of experience driving product strategy for businesses in various stages of growth, including leading Atlassian’s transition to the cloud […]

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 […]

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 […]

Egnyte appoints Stan Hansen as chief revenue officer

Cloud content security and governance solutions provider Egnyte, has announced the appointment of Stan Hansen as chief revenue officer (CRO). Hansen will be responsible for all sales functions globally. In the first half of 2021, Egnyte has added 128 net new hires, bringing its total employee count to 789 and opened its first office in […]

ServiceNow names Jacqui Canney as new chief people officer

ServiceNow, a digital workflow company has named Jacqui Canney as the new chief people officer, leading all aspects of talent strategy, including employee experience, rewards, attraction, retention, development and diversity, inclusion and belonging for ServiceNow’s rapidly growing global workforce of more than 14,000 employees. “For three decades, Jacqui has been at the forefront of solving […]

Fotech appoints new CTO to scale up business

Fotech, a bp Launchpad company and global provider of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology, has appointed Steve Cammish as chief technology officer. With more than 25 years’ experience in leading teams to develop new technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and data management across a range of industries, Cammish joins Fotech at […]

Linode names William Charnock as CTO

Linode, one of the world’s largest independent cloud computing infrastructure provider, has appointed Will Charnock as vice president and chief technology officer. Charnock will lead Linode’s engineering and development team, guiding the company’s technical roadmap and accelerating product and service innovation as Linode further expands its cloud platform. The company’s goal with this move is […]

Ping Identity acquires SecuredTouch to accelerate identity fraud capabilities

Intelligent identity solutions vendor Ping Identity Holding Corp, has announced that it has acquired SecuredTouch, a fraud and bot detection and mitigation company. SecuredTouch said by leveraging behavioural biometrics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Deep Learning, it will provide identity, risk and fraud teams unparalleled early visibility into potential malicious activity happening across digital […]

ASBIS Middle East targets 20% growth in 2021

Regional value-added distributor ASBIS Middle East, has announced that it is targeting 20% growth this year with its Middle East business. The announcement comes as the regional VAD continues to witness its channel business start to pick up as lockdown restrictions begin to ease across the region. Hesham Tantawi, Vice President, ASBIS Middle East and […]

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE appointed to IFS Board

Global enterprise applications company IFS, has announced that Jacqueline de Rojas has joined its Board as a non-executive director. Following three years of successive double-digit growth, the appointment of de Rojas adds strength and depth to the IFS Board, providing direction, governance, and support to management during this phase of expansion. The appointment is effective […]

Forcepoint appoints global channel leader to transform partner ecosystem

Data-first cybersecurity solutions vendor Forcepoint, has appointed Parag Patel as Senior Vice-President, Global Channel Sales to lead the company’s next-generation partner ecosystem. Under Patel’s leadership, Forcepoint will make strategic investments in its partner ecosystem that accelerate the channel’s transformation into an expert deployment and support arm of the company’s comprehensive data-first SASE platform. “We are […]

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