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Channel Chiefs

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 […]


Acronis appoints Paul Maritz as Chairman of the Board

Acronis, a maker of cybersecurity and data protection solutions, has announced that Paul Maritz has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective September 21st, 2021. Maritz will be responsible for the governance and leadership of Acronis as it strengthens its position in the service provider market preparing for significant growth in […]


Lenovo appoints new general manager for MEA

Lenovo has announced the appointment of Alaa Bawab as the new general manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) within Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). As the head of Lenovo’s ISG for the region, Alaa will be responsible for developing the business vision and strategy, and overseeing execution and delivery on sales plans. Bawab will […]


Channel Chief: Babatunde Abagun, Channel Sales Manager, WECA, Nutanix

Babatunde Abagun, Channel Sales Manager, West, East and Central Africa at Nutanix, a global provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing solutions. Abagun talks about his current job role and how Nutanix is recruiting partners, working with the channel and developing it business across the African continent. Describe your current job role and the parts that are […]


Mindware to bring Business Continuity into the spotlight at GITEX 2021

Mindware, a regional IT value-added distributor (VAD) in Middle East and Africa, has announced it will be at GITEX Technology Week taking place from October 17th to 21st October 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The VAD’s participation will this year center on the theme of ‘Business Continuity’ with the aim of helping partners […]


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 […]


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